Insider Article – Building Community Through Volleyball

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Insider Article – Building Community Through Volleyball

June 22nd, 2022

Check out a great article published through Insider about Gotham Volleyball as we represent one of the largest LGBTQ+ sports organizations with pride. Read the full article at insider.com.

What’s Pride to You?

June 22nd, 2022

For our first Pride month since coming back to the court, let’s remind each other what makes us proud.

Fill out our survey and you’ll see how your pride blends with the rest of our community as we celebrate this weekend in the New York area.

March with Gotham for Pride

June 14th, 2022

Join Gotham Volleyball as we participate in the 2022 NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 26. Be one of the first 60 members registered to showcase our community on the route.

Sign up using the button below. See you at The March!

Deadlines

May 3rd, 2022

Gotham Spring End of Season Election Nominations

All nominations for the spring elections are due by May 5th.

Spring Fling XII Registration

Registration for the Spring Fling XII is closing soon, sign up now!

End of Season Elections – Important Dates!

April 20th, 2022

Interested in helping shape what Gotham will look like in the future? Interested in using your skills to give back to the Gotham Community? If the answer is “yes” then remember the key dates for Spring EOS Elections:

     •    Thurs. April 21st – Nominations Open
     •    Wed. April 27th – Gotham Leadership Info Session
     •    Thurs. May 5th – Nominations Close
     •    Mon. May 9th – Spring EOS Election Voting Opens
     •    Thurs. May 12th – Voting Closes

For the EOS Spring Election, Members will be voting on the below positions:
Board of Directors:
     o    President 
     o    Secretary 
     o    Treasurer
     o    Director-At-Large 
Division Play:
     o    Spring 2022 All Stars
     o    Fall 2022 Captains  

During the nomination period you can also apply for positions on the below Leadership Groups and Board Committees:
     •    Activities & Outreach
     •    Tournaments & Open Play 
     •    Grievance
     •    Governance
     •    Diversity & Inclusion
     •    Elections & Nominations
     •    Communications
 

If you are unsure on which leadership group/committee/position is the best fit for you, or just want to learn more about the elections & nominations process, we will be holding a Virtual Info Session on Wed, April 27th @ 7pm, where you will get to talk with current Gotham Leaders to get a feel for what they do in their current roles. You can also reach out to [email protected] with any general questions about joining Gotham Leadership, or how the elections process works.

Updated Covid-19 Policies

March 23rd, 2022

As things continue to evolve and we continue to learn more about Covid-19, we are adjusting our policy to the below:

  • If 3 or more people test positive at or around the same time, those affected would be required to play masked in all Gotham programming for a week (vs. our protocol from the Fall Season which would have cancelled play for that division/class the following week).
  • If you receive communication that you have been exposed to some one who has tested positive, we still recommend getting tested during the 3 – 5 day window post exposure.
  • Revised guidelines are in-line with quarantine and exposure guidelines of the CDC.
  • Outside of scenarios where positive cases exist, masks are still optional, but any player who would like to play masked is free to do so. 
  • At this time, outside spectators are still not allowed at Gotham Events.

We will continue to revisit this policy throughout the season.

Volunteer Coaches Wanted

March 8th, 2022

One of the things that makes Gotham unique and special is our volunteer coaches. Most teams that play on Saturdays have at least one volunteer coach working with them. Our volunteer coaches add a layer of skill development and a crucial pair of eyes that a captain needs, as well as an important element of moral support. Coaching is rewarding, fun, and a great way to give back to the Gotham Volleyball community.

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach this Spring 2022 Season or are a captain looking for a coach, please reach out to [email protected]

Mask Update – March 8th

March 8th, 2022

As many of you may know, the mask mandate has been lifted by the New York City Department of Education at our host schools. Consistent with the policy of our host schools, Gotham will no longer be requiring masks, and mask-wearing during play will now be optional. All members are required to fill out the DOE Health Screening Form for each day they participate in a Gotham Activity and should be prepared to provide Proof of Vaccination if requested. Gotham Volleyball activities continue to remain closed to spectators/non-participants.

Wearing a mask while indoors is optional. As with all optional precautions, please remember to respect the decisions of your fellow Gotham members regarding whether or not to wear a mask while in our host schools.

Spring 2022 Tryouts

December 31st, 2021

♫♫♫♫♫♫ IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ♫♫♫♫♫♫

No, I’m not talking about “the Holidays”, I’m talking about Registration for the Spring 2022 Season and Tryouts. Registration for Division Play will open on Friday, December 31st @ Midnight

Like the Fall Season, we are trying to limit the amount of people in the gym due to the recent Covid surges, so if you are a long-time member of your division (3+ seasons), or are not trying to move to a higher division please do not attend tryouts.

Like the Fall Season, registration for tryouts for each division will close approximately 24 hours prior to that Division’s Tryout so that we can preassign tryout times to limit the amount of people at the gym. That being said, please initially register for ALL DIVISIONS that you are interested in playing in, and pay special attention when indicating which tryouts you are available to attend.  Keep an eye on your email inbox later this week for the finalized tryouts schedule.

Registration for the Power Training Programs and PowerPlay will go live in the coming weeks.

Updated Schedule as of January 10th

Divisions 1, 2 – January 22nd
Divisions 3, 4, 5 – January 23rd
Divisions 6, 7, 8 – January 29th
Divisions 9, 10, 11 – January 30th

Power W – January 25th
Power A, B, C, D, E – February 6th
PowerPlay – February 9th (Online registration/no tryout)
TeamPower (all) – February 14th

Editor’s Note: Due to the recent explosion of Covid Cases related to the Omicron Variant, the schedule for all of our host schools is subject to change as they learn more/adjust their policies. We will do everything in our power to effectively communicate any changes to Gotham’s Scheduling as soon as we are made aware. With that being said, please note that dates for the Spring season could be impacted due to safety concerns and facility availability.

Spring 2022 Captain Elections

December 20th, 2021

Voting for Spring 2022 Captains and Fall 2021 All Stars has closed and the votes are being tabulated.  Our Training and Division Play Leadership Groups have also been hard at work organizing the Tryout and Games Schedule for the Spring 2022 Season. Stay tuned to the newsletter in the coming weeks for all this info and more leading into next season! 

In the meantime, we are also looking for members who would be interested as serving as Division 10 Rep, as these roles are vacant following our elections earlier in the season

If you have any questions about the Spring Captains, or any of the open Div Rep Roles, feel free to email [email protected]

 
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