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Fire Island Tournament Registration Opens June 14 at Noon

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Fire Island Tournament Registration Opens June 14 at Noon

June 13th, 2019

Get your teams ready!

We’re excited to open registration for the Fire Island Tournament this Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 12 PM Eastern. Here’s what you’ll need to know before registration launches:

  • Your Roster: When you register you’ll need to add all of your teammates to your roster. You can use their name or Gotham email address to find them in the directory
  • Designate a player for Friday Net Set-Up: This year teams will designate one player to be responsible for helping with net setup on Friday evening. You will not be able to complete the registration without completing this step. Teams that are unable to pitch in with net set up will be given an alternate assignment from the tournament directors
  • Captains will be required to pay for their full team at registration in order to secure their spot. The cost is $50 per player.

All other information including eligibility requirements can be found on the Fire Island Tournament page at https://www.gothamvolleyball.org/info-fire-island-tournament/

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].