BTS with FTS

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You play ZogSports to make new friends, keep playing your favorite sports, give back, and experience a highlight every week.  Now it’s time to meet the people that help deliver those highlights.  Let’s go Behind the Scenes with Field Team Supervisors:

Meet Alex!

Alex Salazar

Alex is a Field Team Supervisor for NYC Volleyball.

Z: How long have you been with ZogSports?

A: Playing since 2007, reffing since fall of 2010

Z: Why do you love working for ZogSports?

A: I love working for ZogSports, because it’s such a cool organization that brings people together from all walks of life.  I’ve made some great friends thanks to Zog.  And the fact that teams play for charity puts us a step over the competition out there that just plays for sport only.

Z: What’s the best team name you’ve come across while working for ZogSports?

A: “Mas Serve Aces” or “Cunning Stunts & Spicy Meats”

Z: Do you have advice for the best pickup line to use at a ZogSports happy hour?

A: Guy to girl: Sorry I spiked the ball in your face.  Can I buy you a drink?

Girl to guy: Sorry not sorry that I blocked your spike.  Now you owe me a drink.

Z: What has been your ZogSports highlight?

A: Having met my fiancé thanks to ZogSports!

Z: Next time you see Alex, ask him to tell you about the time…

A: I had an impacted tooth removed.

If you want to join the ZogSports team, apply to be a referee here.

If you want to experience the highlight of your week, join a ZogSports league here.

Why I Zog – Shafiq’s Story

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We know that ZogSports is the best way to meet new people in New York City, but we love to hear the evidence from first-time Zoggers!  Here’s Shafiq’s story:

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“I moved to NYC a few months back, and my roommate at the time highly recommended ZogSports to me (He also wore many cool colored ZogSports’ t-shirts around the apartment). So being the kind of person who loves to hang out, play sports, and meet new people, I decided to check out the Zog website. Fortunately for me, I found the perfect Sport (Volleyball), on the perfect day (Sunday), in the perfect location (Brooklyn Bridge Park)! Pretty much signed up on the spot.

The first meet was pretty awesome as I got to meet most of the team! We weren’t totally on the same page yet, but going to a happy hour (recommended spot by Zog) after week 1 got us talking and helped create a strong camaraderie. What was really cool is that we started doing all sorts of events around game time from week to week including brunches, sticking around to play more volleyball, and even exploring Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg together! Many of us also hung out together and watched the 4th of July fireworks together thanks to a warm invitation from a teammate! From there we got better every week and learned to communicate on court more effectively!  We even started having some inside jokes (whose got middle?).

This was a phenomenal first time experience, and I made some awesome friends along the way! I plan on trying other Zog sports as well as keeping in touch with current teammates to see what other sports they will be participating in, as well as what they are up to around NYC!

We got playoffs coming up this weekend and hoping to win it all! Go “Orange is the new BLOCK”!”

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Your new best friends are waiting for you!  Meet them now at ZogSports.com.

Highlight of the Week – New Team, New Fun

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“This summer my regular Zog Team decided to take the season off, but I still wanted to play.  So I helped recruit a new squad – Go Dig or Go Home.  This new team was a mix of players who I’ve met throughout my time playing & reffing with Zog.  While everyone is a good player, we wanted to form a team that put the emphasis on FUN rather than wins and losses. We’re having a blast getting to know each other and learning how to play well together, including experimenting with new formations and plays.  While I still love my other team, this has been a really great experience… you can see how much fun we’re having in all of the pictures!”

-Jennifer, Go Dig or Go Home, ZogSports New Jersey

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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New Kids on the Block Party

Who's Got Spirit?

Who’s Got Spirit?

Unbreakable Bonds

Unbreakable Bonds

Charity Check

Charity Check

The

The “Eye Test”

Highlight of the Week – New Kids on the Block Party

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

There’s a beauty to the Block Party team,
You might recognize it from a distant memory, a dream,
Something you have felt before,
Or read about in ancient lore,
But, believe me, this is something more.

We all registered solo,
And ended up together like Marco Polo,
Fate is what we attribute it to,
More than Zog, more than Mercury, the stars they knew,
To compile this volleyball crew.

What makes us so special you may ask,
To list our exemplary qualities would be an arduous task,
So I will give you a taste,
In case you are in haste,
A little quip of where our love is based.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes,
We refined our strategy to gain Ws from the clashes,
Afterwards, there was never a rarity,
Where we flipped and ponged a few drinks for charity,
Building upon our skills of popularity, dexterity and vulgarity.

You’ve seen us in orange, green and now blue,
Dancing and cheering to our custom mixes is part of the view,
From blocks to digs, we know the drill,
And seeing each other week after week is still a thrill,
We even meet in between, just to chill.

It has worked for us, for many seasons,
And we continue to play together for many reasons,
Know you are welcome to partake on this Zog parade,
If you don’t, you will wish you’d have stayed,
For this magical world of friendship and competition I have conveyed.“

-Jacqueline, Block Party, ZogSports NYC

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Who's Got Spirit?

Who’s Got Spirit?

Unbreakable Bonds

Unbreakable Bonds

Charity Check

Charity Check

The

The “Eye Test”

Other Side Of The Whistle

Other Side Of The Whistle

Highlight Of The Week – Other Side Of The Whistle

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“I actually started out with Zog as a referee and this was the first season I finally got all of my friends to play. It was SO much fun to actually play against (and beat!) the people I have been refereeing for the past few seasons!”

-Sam, Sammi’s Interracial Siblings, ZogSports San Francisco

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


A Highlight Two Hours Away

A Highlight Two Hours Away

Flying Balls

Flying Balls

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Refs Have Highlights Too

Refs Have Highlights Too

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Meet The Girl

Highlight Of The Week - New Friendships

New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Refs Have Highlights Too

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“One night when refereeing volleyball, a team got completely blown out in all three games that they had that night so they were done playing in about 25 minutes.  Zog allots 45 minutes for the matches, so they were a little bummed and feeling very defeated since their games were over so soon.  To make sure they had some fun that night, I let them use the court for the rest of the time and kept refereeing so they could keep playing.  The teams really enjoyed themselves and ended up mixing up the teams, getting to know each other, and having a lot of fun.”

-Claire, Volleyball Referee, ZogSports DC

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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Highlight Of The Week – Meet The Girl

Highlight Of The Week - New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week – New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week – Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week – MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week – 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

Highlight Of The Week – Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week – Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week – Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Highlight Of The Week – Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed

Highlight Of The Week – New Friendships

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“Each week our free agent team comes together and plays volleyball, each week our teamwork improves, our scores get better, and we all become better friends. I love seeing the improvements we make as teammates, while growing new friendships, all in such a short period of time! Can’t wait to play future seasons together!”

-Jeremy, Sand Shrews, ZogSports Atlanta

Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week – Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week – MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week – 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

Highlight Of The Week – Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week – Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week – Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Highlight Of The Week – Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed