Our programs

At a glance

ProgramTypeSeasonalityTryoutsRegistration
Division PlayLeagueFall, Spring, SummerYesIndividual
Individual PowerTrainingFall, SpringYesIndividual
Team PowerTrainingFall, SpringYesTeam
PowerPlayTraining/LeagueFall, SpringNoIndividual
ClinicsTrainingYear-roundNoIndividual
Open PlayPick-upYear-roundNoIndividual
TournamentsTournamentYear-roundNoTeam

Our seasons don’t have fixed start dates but are typically as follows:

  • Fall season: Aug-Dec
  • Spring season: Jan-May
  • Summer season: Jun-Jul

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Division Play

Division Play is our organized league play program.

During our 10-week Fall and Spring we offer all levels, Division 1 through Division 11. Each Division plays on a consistent weekly schedule. The season typically concludes with a one-day End of Season Tournament and a Gotham-wide End of Season Party.

DivisionsSchedule
Divisions 1, 2Thursdays 7-11PM
Divisions 3, 4Wednesdays 7-11PM
Divisions 5, 6, 9Saturdays 1-5PM
Divisions 7, 8, 10Saturdays 5-9PM
Division 11Saturday 10AM-1PM

Each Division has 6-8 teams, each with 8-10 players. All players register individually and teams are formed with a tryout and draft system. That means that captains are elected among previous season players; captains, in turn, select their teams for the upcoming season by watching players at a tryout session.

During the Summer, Gotham offers a shorter season with fewer Divisions, aimed at those who played Divisions 7-11 in the Spring.

Training

Gotham has a rich Training offering at all levels, where you can improve your volleyball skills as an individual or bring a team!

Power ClassRegistrationScheduleNet height
Power A, BIndividualSaturday morningsMen’s
Power C, D, EIndividualSundays eveningsMen’s
Power WIndividualTuesdays eveningsWomen’s
PowerPlayIndividualSunday afternoonsMen’s
Team PowerTeamMonday eveningsMen’s
ClinicsIndividualVariesBoth

Individual Power features weekly, coached 3-hour sessions. Each session covers warm-up, stretching, and drills of increasing complexity that culminate in volleyball scrimmage. Over the 10-week season, classes progress by including more skills as players solidify the basics.

Team Power is a similar offering, with the fundamental difference that you register and practice with your own team for the season. It is aimed at teams who participate in competitions, e.g., NAGVA tournaments.

PowerPlay is our special program for those new to the sport. It combines the coaching style of Individual Power with the experience of being in a league. The first 2-3 weeks are an introduction to the fundamentals of volleyball, after which players are divided into teams. Each subsequent class starts with coaching and drills before moving on to league matches.

Clinics are one-off training sessions, usually targeted at specific volleyball positions. They are offered year-round.

Open Play

Open Play events are the easiest way to experience Gotham: you register, pay, and come play. They are also a great way to start playing with us if you found us mid-season.

Tournaments

Gotham offers various tournament formats throughout the year.

Friendship Tournaments are half-day events you can register your team for. They consist of round robin play, with no brackets or elimination. It’s just for fun!

For those looking for more competition, Gotham runs up to 5 yearly tournaments.

TournamentDescriptionTiming
Big AppleNAGVA sanctionedFall
Golden AppleNAGVA sanctioned mastersSpring
Green AppleFor beginnersFall
Spring FlingFor beginnersSpring
Fire IslandBeachSummer
 
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