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KOG's Frequently Asked Questions

This list will grow over time. We try to post all the most common questions we are asked so our players, spectators, and sponsors can plan accordingly.

  1. Are we allowed to bring our dog to the tournaments?
  2. Do I need a partner for a King & Queen of the Beach/Grass format tourney?
  3. Is parking close to the Tournament playing field?
  4. What is the difference between OPEN, AA/A, and BB/B?
  5. If I'm in college and play on a sports team, will I win anything?
  6. If I'm in high school, can I play in KOG Volleyball Tournament?
  7. Why should I pre-register?

1. Are we allowed to bring our dog to the tournaments?
Harford Community College - No, no pets are permitted at any time, unless you are disabled and your pet is aiding you. This is not a KOG rule, as we are pet owners, this is HCC's rule and we must enforce it. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. At MLK in Beltsville, dogs are welcomed and should be kept on a leash at all times.

2. Do I need a partner for a King & Queen of the Beach/Grass format tourney?
NO! This is the beauty of this format. You register yourself for the division you wish to play and you will play many different people throughout the day, while keeping track of your individual win/loss record. This is also double pool play, so if you are on 2 nets with 5 people on each net, you will play with 8 different people through pool play! We do this format once each year in July.

3. Is parking close to the Tournament playing field?
Harford Community College - YES! There is ample parking around the field of play. MLK allows us to drive up the access driveway to drop off and load up, then you have to move to the parking lot 120 yards away.

4. What is the difference between OPEN, AA/A, and BB/B?
This is open to interpretation, but based on our experience and the number of players we know at all levels, here is OUR definition.
OPEN: Open players have excellent ball control skills. Passing, setting, hitting, digging, and even jump serving are very natural and virtually effortless at this level. Now the players playing this division will say its far from effortless, to the lower skilled players they make it LOOK effortless.
AA/A: This division of players still have great ball control skills. You know the game, and you may be a great hitter, but the rest of your game isn't quite there yet when you compare it to the OPEN level players. If you are trying to rate yourself here's a suggestion: 90% of your float serves should be in, your passing should be better then 50%, you should be able to hand set with very minimal ball rotation, and you should be able to hit the ball down and in at least 80% of the time.
BB/B: This division is for everyone else that knows how to play organized volleyball. Even though this is the lower level, these people still know the rules of the game and play on a regular basis, or have played on a regular basis at some point in their life. If you are the once or twice a year player that plays at your backyard family reunion, then you should consider being a spectator first and looking into your local parks & rec leagues to become familiar with real volleyball.

5. If I'm in college and play on a sports team, will I win anything?
If you are in college and playing on a college team, you are technically unable to accept cash or prizes. If you play with a partner that is NOT in college, your partner will receive their share (50%) of the cash payout. There will be NO exceptions, we will not aide to the moral decay of our youth.

6. If I'm in high school, can I play in KOG Volleyball Tournament?
Yes, if you are in high school you can play in a KOG Volleyball Tournament with parental consent. Please be advised that every high school has their own unique set of rules; it is recommended that players consult with their Athletics Director before registering. It is also a good rule of thumb to avoid playing the OPEN Division due to the cash payout.

7. Why should I pre-register?
Pre-registering has many benefits and affects you directly. It helps us to start our tournaments on time; the earlier we start, the sooner we are done. This way "light" is not a factor at the end of the day. Also, we base the amount of FREE food and drinks to bring based off of pre-registered players. If you don't pre-register, you affect EVERYONE negatively.

 

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