Being the first Saturday of the month, tomorrow MCVG will run its First Frenzy tournament. That means we’ll separate into skill divisions then randomly select teams within each division for a quads “speed” tournament. Everyone will be on a men’s height net, but there may be one or two all-female teams if that’s how the cards fall. After the tournament, we usually stick around for pick-up games. If the Wuttke family lemonade stand isn’t sufficient to cool you off, I offer my backyard swimming pool as a place to chill (literally) and relax afterwards… I love an impromptu cookout!
Meritorious Service Award
I don’t like to toot my own horn, but on August 3 the Bayou Regional Volleyball Association honored me (Peter Hickman) with a Meritorious Service Award. Stew Sheng was honored posthumously for his contributions toward the development of boys volleyball in our region. The award reads “for contributing outstanding participation, motivation and other services in the promotion of volleyball.” This is my fifteenth year of organizing leagues and tournaments in New Orleans, and I must admit I do it because of the joy it gives me to bring people together to play volleyball. Many of you have become great friends, and if I may speak for Stew, we not only couldn’t have done it without you, we wouldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to your diversity and unity both.
MCYV Early Fall Junior League starts this Sat
Children will once again be playing in the morning (9:30am-11:30am) before adults arrive tomorrow. Mid-City Youth Volleyball will be starting up its first of two six-week fall leagues this Saturday. So far we have just ten kids registered for the Sept 6 – Oct 11 session, so please help us spread the word. Details of the league and on-line registration are available at www.midcityyouthvolleyball.org. Please refrain from bringing alcohol to the bayou until all the children have left. Thanks.
High school and college indoor volleyball is underway. Remember to check the www.midcityvolleyball.org website for the combined schedules of six New Orleans colleges. You can find schedules for your favorite local high school by checking out the links in the Gulf Coast Volleyball yahoo group that Lenny Vasbinder and I created back in 2002, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GulfCoastVolleyball/info. This weekend Dillard, Loyola, UNO and Xavier have home matches, and later in the week both SUNO and Tulane will play in town including Tulane’s home opener on September 11. I personally will be at Xavier’s match this evening helping to keep statistics for the visiting team. You can learn a lot by watching high-level athletes play this game!