Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center - Volleyball

We, the proud residents of Town of Oyster Bay have been up until late pleased with the Hicksville Athletic Center. Our tax dollars went to the development of this facility and until 2013, we have been able to enjoy Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, among other programs, at no charge. These free programs were created solely for the residents of Town of Oyster Bay. In January 2013, volleyball registration was assigned a $60 fee in order to participate, whereas other such programs were not. True to our support of the town and our facility, we, the residents paid to participate even though our hard earned tax dollars had paid for the facility. Since enforcing the fee, the program has become overrun, with far too many registrants to play. The program is poorly run with more than double the players needed to play. This breeds no continuity of play and it has produced a low level of competition. We, the participants are extremely dissatisfied. To be forced to watch other play more than we each individually get to, while paying is intolerable, and a far different result than we were told at registration. We were told the fees would lessen participation, thereby increasing the quality of the game. This was a direct mistruth, and nothing has been done to correct it. In actuality, on 2/5/13, several weeks after the registration period had ended, the secretary to the head of the facility was still accepting new registrants paying cash, with a complete disregard to the enjoyment and satisfaction of all us residents who had respected the registration deadlines. When questioned by several different individuals she became defensive and disrespectful. Due to the extreme poor execution of volleyball, we request collective refunds to all registrants for the remainder of the season. What we have received is far less than what was stated. We request an immediate halt to further registrants. The program can in future be competitive and fruitful if a cap of 32 is placed to registration.

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