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Spring 2019 Elections – Captains Results

December 14th, 2018

We are pleased to announce the results of the election for Spring 2019 Captains for Divisions 1-10. Thank you to all who are interested in serving as Gotham Leaders, as well as those who served as Team Captains this past season.  Congratulations to those who won!

View election results here.

Spring 2019 Captains Signups now OPEN

November 19th, 2018

We will be holding elections shortly for team captains for the Spring 2019 season in Divisions 1-10. Sign-ups for people interested in running for Team Captain will open Monday, November 26th and run through Friday, December 7th at 5 PM.

Team Captains select teams for the Spring 2019 season and are responsible for organizing their teams, providing information, and being knowledgeable about Gotham’s rules and procedures. You may only run for Captain in the Division you are currently playing in in Fall 2018.

If you are interested in running for Captain, click here to sign up.  All nominations must be received by 5 PM on December 7.

Each candidate will have a profile and candidate statement published on our website for this election, so you will also be asked when you fill out the form to create a candidate profile and provide an optional photo for your profile on our candidate profile page.

In addition, to the Captain election participants in Divisions 1-10 will vote for Team All Star for their team. The election will be held beginning Sunday, December 9 at noon through Wednesday, December 12 at 5 PM.

Team All-Star elections for PowerPlay will be held later in December. Participants in PowerPlay will receive further information from their coaches and PowerPlay Representative.

Call for Volunteer Coaches

August 1st, 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].

Get Involved — Gotham Wants Your Help!

July 7th, 2018

Want to give back to Gotham? We are looking for members interested in serving on Working Groups created to focus on improving Gotham:

Strategic Growth – Expand Gotham by helping secure additional gyms and voice your thoughts on what programming should fill these new spaces.

Sexual Harassment – Help ensure Gotham remains a safe space and positive social environment for its members.

Diversity and Inclusion – Develop ways to increase the diversity of Gotham and better support all parts of the LGBTQIA community.

It’s also never too early to start thinking about Fall! We’re starting to collect interest for volunteers for tryouts in August and September.

If you are interested in volunteering for a Working Group or Fall Tryouts.

To sign up to help out in any of these areas, fill out this form.

Want to help in other areas? Reach out to [email protected] and let us know what you’re interested in. The more support from our members, the better Gotham will be!