Looking for a partner for a single tournament? Multiple tournaments? Partner injured or sick and need another? Traveling to a tournament outside of your area? We started Partner Up to allow you to easily find partners and communicate with other dedicated junior players from your area.
Find a possible partner? Want to communicate with them? It needs to be simple. So we did an exhaustive search for the best tool to allow players to easily connect. That led us to the Slack app. You can easily join our Slack channels using the Slack App from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or even the Microsoft Windows Phones.. Once you are in our Slack channels, you can follow just your age group opportunities or more channels. Let’s get into the details.
What is Slack?
Slack is a free app that allows instant messaging and collaboration. Slack’s channels enable you to separate messages, discussions and notifications by purpose or category. We chose it because you can easily select what you want to receive. Only interested in U14 messages? Just follow our U14 channel. Interested in U14 and “playing up” as a U16 from time to time? Follow the U16 channel too! When you need to send a message to one person instead of a group, Slack provides traditional instant messaging functionality for you to do so. It’s all there without having to reinvent the wheel. And by the way, the Slack feeds do not clog your email.
How to Join Slack
To use this service, first download the app from your phone’s app store. Upon registration as a member of BeachBallers, you should have received an email (using the email that you provided in registration) inviting you to the BeachBallers Slack channel. When you open the email, you should see the screen below. Click the green “join now” button.
After you click the join now button, you will see the page to insert your first name, last name, username, and password. For your username, please use the same username that you use for your BeachBallers membership. Using the same username as your BeachBallers membership will allow other members to contact you easily and check your profile on BeachBallers’ website.
Next, you will see the page that requires you to agree to the user terms of service. Click “I Agree” in order to proceed.
You’re Almost Done!
As a member of the BeachBallers Slack group, you have the option invite your beach volleyball friends as well. You can either invite them by entering their emails, or you can skip this step entirely. It’s up to you!
You’re done! You should see the welcome page. To use it, there is a tutorial on Slack. If you have issues, you can refer to the tutorial that we have made that will cover how to sign up and how to use Slack at the bottom of this page.
Our current Slack Channels are as follows:
By default, you will be added to every channel. For younger age groups, you will probably want to opt out of those feeds.