Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Team Sizes - Team Selection
When do you play pickup? When do you play teams? Do you have a team night/day or allocate part of a Saturday or Sunday to team games? All the time or the week before a tourney?
What team sizes do you play? 3 on 3 always? 2 on 2 when there's not many people or on smaller courts? What about more when: your'e court's bigger or there's more people who want to play?
How do you figure out who plays after the current game? First 6 to throw in, or players line up (like coins on a pool table)
In Melbourne we play 3 on 3 and 4 on 4 (our court is big and crowds are growing) We never play fixed teams and we havn't had a tournament (yet)
Personal opinion here: 4 on 4 leads to a scarppier game with people crowding the ball, 3 on 3 leads to more interesting gameplay and better team work. 4 on 4 leads to larger gaps in between games (more tired people) I remember in Vancouver there was barely 30 seconds between one game ending and another starting up.
What happens in YOUR city?