We play hard, but we work even harder to make your Beach Volleyball experience the best EVER in good ol’ Alberta! Below is a list of improvements our staff have been busy with this year and how that benefits YOU:
Which way to the beach? The answer to that question has always been South Edmonton, but no more. The ESSC is proud to present the Woodcroft beach volleyball courts at the Woodcroft Community League (13915 115 Ave) located in North West Edmonton! This is a brand new four court facility built in partnership with the Woodcroft Community League.
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:
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.
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.
Edmonton is not exactly a city that comes to mind when someone mentions the word beach. However, Alberta is a resourceful and ingenious province and we Albertans are go-getters and risk takers. So, we brought the beach to Edmonton!
In 2011, the ESSC approached Lendrum Athletic Park about creating a premier space in Edmonton for Beach Volleyball. Following the model that the Calgary Sport & Social Club had used when building their courts, the ESSC quickly constructed 4 brand new beach courts at Lendrum. These courts will always be the home of ESSC Beach Volleyball.
If you haven’t played ESSC Beach Volleyball or have little experience playing in our leagues, you may be asking yourself which format you should register for; 4’s or 6’s. In Standard 6’s, teams must have 6 players, with at least 2 females on the court at all times. In Standard 4’s, teams must have 4 players, with at least 1 female on the court at all times.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing which format is best for you or your team: