UTC DeKoevend Park
2:00 P.M. until Dark
We will meet at DeKoevend Park, in Centennial. Look for our "Yellow and Black" Park & Sun net and the Up The Creek cardboard sign.
EVENT COORDINATOR: Kevin Trinkus - If you are lost, call on my cell phone 303-829-2135.
We will locate on the West side of the field just a tad North of the kids playground. The easiest place to park is at the South Suburban Sports Center, where you can take the West entrance into the park which is about a half block down the hill and then a quick left to our playing area. We will be setting up in our usual spot near the large shade trees or along the creek. This is directly across the field from the pavilion where some of the UTC Holiday Parties were held. Look for our "Yellow and Black" Park & Sun Net and our Up The Creek Cardboard sign.
A "Volleyball Ho Down" is brewing on the banks of the Highline Canal. So come catch all the drama and excitement!!! Just as a heads up, we will be grilling brats and dogs, and some people bring other misc food items so the BBQ is on. Participating in the BBQ is optional, but if you do partake please bring a food item or slip a few bucks to the main food contributors. We should have 1-2 grills present for the BBQ.
Remember, if you want to catch a swim before the V-Ball, the Franklin Pool is just a few blocks west of the park.
As a general rule of thumb, we usually play if the temperatures are above 55 degrees and the grounds are dry. Should the forecast show possible rain showers, the organizers will show up regardless and we will wait out the showers for an hour or two, if need be. In the Summer Months, the grounds dry up very fast from rain showers. Should the weather become unplayable, we will communicate a cancellation via the UTC MeetUp Site.
We always welcome all ability levels and all age groups and never charge a fee. However, we do require the desire to play 3 Hit Volleyball Skills as explained below. The organizers of this event bring several nets to help satisfy all ability levels. However, if you bring your own net you are welcomed to dictate the level of play that you are interested in playing and you may choose your own players as you desire. We are a very friendly social group and want everybody to fit in to their ability level and have a pleasant experience. We will help new players as best we can to help them develop 3 Hit Volleyball Skills on a specific net if feasible. If you are new to this group, please introduce yourself to the organizers, and we will do our best to help you fit into our group.
Highly recommended items to bring are a lawn chair, ball cap, suntan lotion, and bottled water.
Remember, this is 3 hit volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) as oppose to Jungleball. We will train newcomers if they are not familiar with these skills..
Our goal is to satisfy all ability levels and get all interested players who show up involved in the action. If the turnout is light, of course it is okay to mix all types of ability levels on the same net. Like last year we would like to continue multiple nets for different ability levels. With 3 nets, we should be able to accommodate all ability levels assuming the turnout is large enough and varied as such:
ADVANCED NET - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) at all times. This net would encompass those with proficient skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen. This net can consist of player teams ranging from 2 X 2, 3 X 3, and 4 X 4. Advanced players who have been playing for years are looking for this type of volleyball.
INTERMEDIATE NET - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) recommended. This net would encompass those with average skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen.
BEGINNER NET - 3 Hit Volleyball ( Bump, Set, Spike ) recommended. This net would encompass those learning the skills. Players in this category need to take the initiative to setup this net and make it happen.
Call the score before each serve so that all players can hear.
After each play is over roll the ball back to the server on the ground gently.
If you interfere with the net by touching it with your body please say that you "netted" and the play will be dead and serve will go to the other team.
Kicking the ball over the net is allowed as long as it is a soft attempt out of desperation.
Net serves are only good when playing 4 X 4 or greater.
Come out to an awesome venue where the sights are plentiful and awesome V-Ball games await your participation!!! Most importantly, bring your Ferrets since they deserve open space and clean city air.
Let’s continue this great UTC Tradition!!! This has always been a lot of fun for Creekers and Guests over the years and we look forward to seeing you guys out on the green grassy knoll real soon for some "Good Ole Urban Fun" !!!