Spring has Sprung. Get out and bump!
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.
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).
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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.
Final 2015 standings
Visit the Archive page
Funny RBVL Stuff:
Ref - Player interaction video, click here
message from most interesting man alive, and history of league picture
League mulling changes, click here
League mulling changes, click here
new roster form: 2015 roster-waiver form.pdf
Got a complement? see the RBVL Committee Members
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