You are not blackballed, but let me explain how this grumpy old guy club works.
There is a "core" of players that have first right of refusal. Their window to register starts 9am on Thursdays until noon on Fridays. After that time, the Commissioner can fill the open spots. We take only 16. We have about 20 players on the "core" group and it can take months even years to be a part of this. It took me over a year of being on call before I got added. Someone has to die or move away to get an open spot, and even then, it goes to a vote from the core list of who get's in.
The core group votes when we have an open "core" spot to whom they wish to be added. The last vote was about a year ago.
Because of Covid, we have had a lot of open spots and many were able to play regularly, but that won't be the norm. Keep in mind, there are 5 or 6 other friends of this core group who also want to be part of this rotation and trying to get a permanent spot.
If you are interested in renting some gym time and creating your own basketball group. Let us know and we would be happy to help and even send you some players!
ON CALL PLAYER LIST:
For purposes of historical reference, the Saturday Hoops game started in 1991 and in those days we played at the St Pete Beach gym. The cost was $20 dollars. We only had about 16 guys total on the list and players were removed from the list after a third no show, with no Statute of Limitations. 30+ years of playing using the 2 teams and 3 games to 50 format. It's as close to true basketball for pickup anywhere. This is invite only and someone has to move away or die to be added to the "CORE" list.
GEEZER HOOPS: "Game Never Gets Old"