As far as enjoyment at a church function goes, it would be hard to beat co-ed volleyball. It features a lot more cheering than sacrament meeting and a lot less swearing than High Priest Group meeting. OK, that last part was a joke, but it really is fun. The games have just the right level of competitiveness.
A co-ed team consists of three women and three men, and the rules are almost identical to the men's game. The one exception is that if your team hits it more than once, at least one of the hits needs to be by a woman. The nets are at the men's height.
The key to our team's success is consistency. We are all about the same skill level, which means we don't have any weak links that the other team can hit to and our setter has multiple options. We all go to almost all the games, which means we rarely forfeit and we have plenty of practice playing together.
Tonight we played the first two rounds of the region tournament. Alec went with me and served as cheerleader and team photographer.
We won both games, despite only having five players (three women and two men). Tomorrow we play in the semi-finals.