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Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Prepares for 2016 Season


Preparations for the Summer 2016 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League are underway.  Patty Moule will again lead her troops into battle and try to top last year's very successful campaign.  Each year the first order of business is to find out which teams will be returning and which will not.  Last year, 10 divisions of different playing levels were fielded with a record-setting 76 teams.  There are no expansion plans this year and that total will remain the same for '16.  The entry fee for 2016 will once again remain at $750 per team and covers all expenses (referees, park fees, insurance, equipment, etc.)  To streamline the collection of money and rosters, we will hold only one meeting this spring.  That has worked well the last couple of years so there is no need to change it up.  All team captains are required to attend our first and only pre-season meeting of the year on Thursday, 4/7 at 7:30 PM.  The meeting will take place in one of our sponsorís venues Ė Jamesonís Pub at 421 Beach 129th St. (718- 474-9364).  click here to continue



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RBVL Crowns 10 Champions

By Joe McGivney                                                                                           8/14/15

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestantís fought for the fabled winnerís sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs.  The weather was an ideal 84 degrees, sunny and virtually windless and the quality of play seemed to match the quality of the playing conditions.  Ten different division champions were crowned by dayís end and the mood was both festive and bittersweet as the 2015 season ended and the joy of another terrific year was offset by the sadness that many friends would go their separate ways over the next 10 months, not seeing each other quite as regularly anymore.  More than a few people were weepy!  Nets were available at 9:30 AM and a Rockaway miracle occurred Ė everyone showed up on time and set up the courts promptly, for the fifth year in a row.  At 10:30 AM, players were bumping, setting and spiking (and flubbing, fanning and whiffing) in heated playoff action.  People anticipate each and every Wednesday evening when they could put aside real life for a few hours of volleyball, a couple of cold beverages and an hour or two on the dance floor. Saturdayís tournament took that spirit to the highest level.  The people lucky enough to be in the RBVL know it doesnít get any better than that.  Commissioner Patty Moule outdid herself again although she selflessly deflected credit to her committee of veterans Rocky, Steve, John and Joe, Colleen, Mike, Liz and Theresa for a job well done.  (And donít forget retiree Denise still helping behind the scenes.)  Thank you all for making the season a great success and making Saturday one of the RBVL's most spectacular playoff days ever.  Your camaraderie and friendship elevate the league to heights no other league enjoys.  As always, the exciting games, food (Kudos for the delicious sandwiches and wraps) and music help but you are what make the day so special.  continue

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