If you are an individual looking for a team, or a team looking for one or two more players, pay a visit to our Free Agent Registry. Search for a team (or player) or post an ad listing your background, what you're looking for and what nights or locations are best for you. Remember, the more flexible you are, the better the chance of matching you up. From time to time, we'll try to put together a team of individuals. One suggestion: Be honest about your experience and skill level. You don't want to end up being in a situation out at a league where you and your potential teammates are not comfortable. Other players are going to figure out your level within about two contacts of the ball while you warm up playing pepper, so don't try to sell yourself too high (or too low).
Most of you know how volleyball works: not too many people are going to ask you to play sight unseen. Your best bet is to get yourself seen. Get out there and play on Friday nights at Wilcox. Take a volleyball class. For those of you in the north bay and on the peninsula, call Phil Coyle who teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced volleyball classes at Burgess Gym for the City of Menlo Park. You can reach Phil during the daytime at (408)296-0100. Tom Jack's Volleyball World Wide web site is also an excellent resource for finding volleyball events here in the Bay Area.
Whether you are interested in taking a class or not, it's a great way to network with people. You have to figure if someone is playing on Friday nights at Wilcox or taking a class, that the volleyball bug has bitten them and there's a good chance they are playing another night in a league somewhere. That's how you get invited to play on a team.
Again, don't set your sights too high. I know of one young lady who moved into this area about two years ago and called us up. We got her in touch with a recreational coed team who needed an occasional fill-in substitute and by the end of that one season, she had made enough contacts to be asked to play on one of the top women's teams as well as one of the upper level coed teams that she is still playing on today.
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