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Fall 2019 Registration is Now Open! Here are the details and tryout schedule!

July 27th, 2019

Registration now open, Tryouts begin 8/22

Our Fall season is almost here! Be sure to REGISTER FOR OUR FALL SEASON TODAY. You can click this link for information on how to register.

In this post, you can also see the schedule for all tryouts for Fall 2019 and highlights of some changes this season. Returning Members: Please review the schedule, there are changes this year that move several divisions’ tryouts earlier than they have been held in the past!

What’s new in Fall 2019?  We are committed to ensuring that Gotham remains an open, inclusive and welcoming place to play volleyball and build community and that our members have a fufilling experience.  To help meet this commitment, we have expanded the number of Divisions available and have adjusted our schedule for Division Play and Power to 10 weeks in order to reduce the number of cancellations and allow for any potential rescheduling we have to make.  We’ve also reduced the dues for each program, with Division Play now costing $145, and Power A-E, W costing $230.  PowerPlay will remain $195 per season, and will have two orientation/training classes before the 10-week season of competitive play starts. Tryouts will no longer be necessary for PowerPlay, and instead selection will be available to the first 80 players who register and pay once registration opens in September.  

Fall Tryout Schedule

August 12, 2019 – Registration Opens 

August 22, 2019 – Divisions 1 & 2 Tryouts 

August 24, 2019 – Divisions 3, 4, 5 Tryouts 

August 25, 2019 – Divisions 6, 7, 8 Tryouts 

September 7, 2019 – Divisions 9, 10 and 11 Tryouts 

September 15, 2019 – Power A-E Tryouts  

PowerPlay sign-ups will be through online registration, tentatively beginning September 18, 2019. 

September 17, 2019 – Power W Tryouts 

September 23, 2019 – Team Power A, B1, B2 Tryouts 

September 24, 2019 – Team Power BB Tryouts 

Registration and Tryout FAQs

December 23rd, 2018

FALL 2019 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Here’s more information on how to register:

How to Register

(1) Log into the website by entering your user name and password on the upper right-hand corner of the site. Returning members, use the same log in from last season. New members need to create an account by clicking “SIGN UP” in the upper right-hand corner of this screen.

(2) Once you log in, you will be taken to the “My Account” Page. If not, click on the “Account” link where the log in box used to be, on the upper right-hand corner of the website. Once on the “My Account” page, you will see a section that says “My Current Tryouts.” In that section of the page you will find a button that says “Register Now.” Click on the “Register Now” button.

If you do not see “My Current Tryouts”, then the registration is not currently open. Please read subscribe to our newsletter and watch our Facebook page for information on when registraiton opens.

(3) That will take you into our registration system. The first page is all information, scroll down to the bottom and click on the continue button and fill out the next few forms.

(4) Once you have filled out all the forms and completed the registration process, you will get an e-mail to confirm your registration. You will also be given a tryout number(s). Write those down and bring your confirmation e-mail with you to tryouts.

If you have any questions, click on Read More to see the Frequently Asked Questions, e-mail [email protected]., message us on Facebook (Gotham Volleyball) or Twitter (@gothamvb).

Click “read more” for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

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Call for Volunteer Coaches

December 15th, 2018

Gotham members volunteering to coach teams in lower divisions is one of the things that helps make Gotham Volleyball great.  Most teams that play on Saturdays, and some weekday teams, have a volunteer coach working with the team.  Our volunteer coaches not only add a layer of skill development and a crucial pair of eyes that a captain needs, but also an important element of moral support.  Coaches push a player to try harder and, when the player tries and fails, offer encouragement and support.  Coaches are volunteers in Gotham, and the level of involvement with the team depends a lot on the preferences of the team captain.

Once a coach is paired with a captain, the details of the role could be helping to create a line-up, devising and implementing pre-game drills and warm-ups, in-game coaching (calling time-outs and giving feedback to players), and possibly post-game encouragement.  A coach should help players identify the skills needing focus and development.  A coach should also be able to monitor team dynamics (before, during and, possibly even, after play) and take action to remedy situations that occur during a match.  In many respects, the captain is the leader of the team; however, a good coach makes it possible for a captain to succeed.

Click on the link below to sign up to be a coach:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fa18Coaching

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach this Fall, please fill out the form using the link above.  For those interested in coaching, we will make every effort to pair you with a team at the level of your interest.  If you have any questions, e-mail [email protected].