With the fall weather comes the season for indoor volleyball. If you pulled your equipment out to set up your net this year and discovered that the system is damaged or worn out, it's likely time to invest in a new one. Before you just order another of the same exact thing you already had, here are a few things that you can consider to ensure that you get the right system for your needs:
What Style System Are You Using?
Whether you're using a portable volleyball system, a unit that suspends from the ceiling, a sleeve-mounted design, or an above-ground unit, it's important that you take time to determine if the style you have right now still fits your needs. If it doesn't, it may be worth considering something different.
If you're investing in a replacement for a sleeve-mounted system, you'll need to make sure you know the diameter of the sleeves, otherwise, the post of the new system might not fit in the existing sleeve. Of course, this isn't a concern if you're replacing the sleeves as well, but the sleeves usually last much longer than the volleyball system, so this is unlikely.
What Is The System Used For?
If you initially purchased a volleyball system but have recently been using it for competition as well as the local tennis club, you may want to consider investing in a multi-sport system instead of the standard competition volleyball net. If your facility is exclusively used for volleyball games and tournaments, consider a telescoping volleyball system instead, as you won't need the flexibility for other types of games.
Are There Weight And Mobility Concerns?
When you're running a junior volleyball league and you have your players set up the system, you'll need to consider that carefully before you choose the new system. If you choose something that's too heavy or too hard for the kids to move, it will be difficult for them to set it up. You may even risk injury if they try to lift something too heavy or a post falls over.
Instead of the standard steel posts that weigh a lot, you may want to consider aluminum posts instead. If you're worried about the rigidity of aluminum, look for reinforced posts so that you have extra support without much-added weight. These will be easier for younger players to maneuver, so they can still have the satisfaction of setting up the system themselves.
Contact a company like Cobra Sports International for more information and assistance.