Guide for newcomers
We decided to prepare this short guide for people that plan to attend at our sport meetings and eventually join the club. They might find answers to most common questions and have better view on our main activities.
When and where sport meetings take place?
Swimming sessions are organized each Saturday from 5 PM to 6:30 PM at the pool at 6 Konwiktorska Str. in Warsaw (read more).
- Table tennis
Badminton meetings are organized each Friday from 8 PM to 10 PM at the sport facility at 32 Trzech Budrysów Str. in Warsaw (read more).
Volleyball meetings are organized each Monday and Wednesday from 8 PM to 10 PM at the sport facility at 1 Braci Załuskich Str. in Warsaw (read more). Group for beginners plays every Wednesday. More advanced groups play every Monday and Wednesday.
Do participants need to register for the meetings?
For all activities participants should register using the online form available on each subpage of the specific sport. It is recommended for newcomers to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook fanpage before their first session.
What is the cost of participation?
First training is for free in case of badminton and volleyball (with exception of volleyball course for beginners).
Cost of single participation is 25 PLN.
Cost of single participation is 20 PLN with exception of volleyball course for beginners, which is 25 PLN per meeting.
Cost of single participation is 25 PLN what covers the fee for the entrance to the pool, the instructor and insurance.
- Table tennis
How to prepare for training?
Participants must have sport clothes (or swimming costume) whatever discipline is considered. Locker rooms, toilets and showers are available in the sport facility. All kind of jewelry must be left in the locker room before entering the courts or the pool. Sport equipment is provided by the club – in case of volleyball those are nets and balls; in case of badminton those are rackets, shuttles and nets; in case of table tennis those are tables, bats and balls.
We recommend to newcomers to visit their doctor before coming to the training, especially if someone is not certain about their health condition, have some constant health issues or recently got through some serious illness.
What are the levels of game during the meetings?
Participants of swimming sessions are divided between 3 levels of skills based on instructor’s decision.
- Table tennis
Badminton meetings are organized in mixed group without dividing participants into separate levels. Coordinator of the group is also dedicated to help participants with less experience to improve their skills.
Participants of volleyball meetings are divided into 3 separate groups based on their skills: level A/B+ (the highest), level B-/C (medium) and level C- (volleyball for beginners – read more).
How to verify your own level of playing?
- Swimming, Table tennis and Badminton
see the section above
Descriptions below aim to help newcomers to find for themselves proper level to play in:
- level C- (volleyball course for beginners) – group dedicated to people that did not play volleyball in the past and need improvement in most basics elements of the game, such as setting, receiving serving and spiking. Only when those elements are well controlled by the player, that person is allowed to join group from higher level.
- level B-/C (medium) – group dedicated to those who play volleyball regularly as amateurs and basics elements of the game are well controlled by them. Players from this level know also all the rules of volleyball, can properly move on the court during the action and they actively participate in the game from the beginning till the end of the meeting.
- level A/B+ (the highest) – group dedicated to those who practiced playing volleyball for longer period of time in the past and their skills visibly outstand majority of the other players. Participants from the level A/B+ should be versatile players capable of playing as setter, outsider, opposite or libero. They should also regularly play in the tournaments or amateur leagues with respectively level of competition.
If the descriptions above are not enough to find for yourself proper level to play in, we encourage newcomers to take part in the volleyball meeting when one of the coordinator will help to make that decision.
If you don’t find answer to your question in the guide above, please contact us directly.