Division Re-Alignment

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The ESSC strives to provide the best experience possible for all of its players; part of going above and beyond is ensuring evenly distributed leagues that are both fun and competitive. One way we try and accomplish this is through Division Re-Alignment. Now some of you may know what I am speaking of, but for those of you who are unclear on what Division Re-Alignment is and how it plays a role in providing the best possible experience for all of our players, this is your go-to guide.

Back to the Basics – Packing for Fall Beach Volleyball

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Playing an outdoor sport anytime in Alberta can be a challenge; do you pack shorts, or your parka? It can be a tough decision, especially when you have to scrape your car before work and could be working on your tan at lunch time.

Like mom always said ‘pack your bag the night before’, but why not go one step further and pack yourself a volleyball bag! Here are some quick tips of what to pack in your volleyball bag to help you come prepared to play at the beach this fall.

Play Outdoors and Save $$ with our NEW Tiered Pricing Structure

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We know. It feels like Summer just started and here you are reading a Headline about Fall sports. I’m no debbie-downer, but I am what you call a realist; Summer is going to come and go before you know it and soon the leaves will start falling, forcing you to dig the flannel and combat boots back out from the closet you threw them in. Wipe away those tears and stay with me here, because I know 3 little words that will help you out in the sad state I have you in…


3’s and 4's Specific Rules Explained

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You know that feeling when you’re playing 3’s or 4’s Beach Volleyball and the other team breaks a 3’s/4’s specific rule but everyone awkwardly keeps playing until you or someone on your team finally says something like, “Was that maybe a tip?” or “I think that might have been a side set.” This can be uncomfortable, especially if the other team is unaware of these specific rules:

1. No Open Handed Tipping:

Oh Dios mio! Another Net/Line Violation?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hola! Buenos Dais! Ever have trouble drawing the line? Well I’m here to help you cross (or not cross) that barrier with a dose of common net and line violations in our Beach Volleyball Leagues!

What is a Net Violation?

Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play is a net violation.

Players are allowed to touch the posts, ropes or any other object outside the antennae or court lines as long as it does not interfere with the play. Players are not allowed to touch the part of the antennae that is above the top of the net.

From Indoor to the Beach – Strategies for Success in the Sand!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ahhh… the sun, sand, a cold sports drink in your hand. Life is a beach, but you may be asking yourself: how will I adjust to playing on a beach court after months of indoor volleyball? It’s time to talk strategies!

Strategy #1 – Adjust what you pack – for cooler or windy days bring warm and/or waterproof athletic apparel, mittens, and extra socks. On the beautiful sun-shiny days pack a hat, some shades, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Big Brother is Watching … Lady Bing Awareness!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Above all else, the ESSC is a Recreational Sports League! Our goal is to encourage as many people as possible to throw their running shoes on and to enjoy themselves no matter what their skill level may be. If you didn’t already know, our motto actually is “fun-first, winning-second” and it’s a slogan we strongly believe in. We’re very dedicated to running leagues with positive sportsmanship. Although we follow-up with teams that are not meeting that expectation, we also keep an eye out for the teams that proudly represent it.  


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