Industrial Volleyball League, Inc. organizes indoor volleyball competition in the southern San Francisco peninsula and San Jose area. We offer five levels of play in the coed, ranging from recreational play to open competition. There are four levels in the reverse coed, four in the women's and three in the men's (when offered). For more information on the levels, go to League Format.
Our seasons run approximately eight to nine weeks with playoffs. Each league meets once per week and usually consists of six or nine teams (depending upon the number of courts at their facility). Each night, three teams play a 6 game round-robin on one court (team A x team B, team A x team C, team B x team C).
While two teams play, the third team officiates. Each team is required to provide a referee, an umpire and two line judges. Referees are certified by taking a written test prior to their first experience as officials. The IVL provides paid referees and umpires during the playoffs.
You have a team looking for a player? You a player looking for a team? Click on "Free Agent" at the website and check it out. The listings get refreshed approximately every 30 days.
New referees can now take our new online referee test. Take the test, have it corrected online, then bring the printed out results to your league supervisor for certification. See Referee's page for details.
Leagues start the week of January 8.
League Fee: $570/team, payable to IVL, Inc.
Send in your application (fax, mail, WWW as soon as possible).
Sign up and payment deadline is
Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Checks can be brought to Peterson on Dec. 11 or 12 between 7:00 and 8:00pm.
(Checks will not be deposited until after the first night of league play in January.)
Note: Teams reserving court time at the practice nights are expected to bring 5, if not 6 players, please.
NEW REVERSE COED TEAMS
should reserve court time for
Monday, Dec. 11
(Returning reverse coed teams may also request court time but preference will be given to new teams.)
NEW WOMEN'S AND NEW COED TEAMS
should reserve court time for
Tuesday, Dec. 12
(Returning women's and coed teams may also request court time but priority will be given to new teams.)
Use the check box on the application. Peterson is at 1380 Rosalia Ave. in Sunnyvale.
E-mail confirmations will be sent within 24 hours of receiving your application. If you haven't received a personal reply within 24 hours of sending your application, please contact us. We will e-mail official letters of acceptance (with details of starting time, location, etc.) by noon on Jan. 5.
League schedules will be available at the web site at the end of the first week of play.
7 or 8 league nights (28-32 games) + 1 playoff night.
More than half of the teams advance to playoffs.
Most leagues also have consolation playoffs.
Starting time at most gyms is usually 7:20. Peterson is 7:05. Gyms generally close at 10:00.
It costs $3 to park at Foothill.
Thursday Women's A
Thursday Women's BB Gold at the Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Upper Sterling at Peterson or Wilcox.
Thursday Women's BB Lower Sterling at Wilcox.
Thursday Women's BB Silver at Academy.
Monday Reverse Coed A
Monday Reverse Coed BB Gold at Foothill.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Upper Sterling at Peterson or Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Lower Sterling at Peterson or Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Silver at the Academy or Wilcox.
Wednesday Coed A at the Academy.
Tuesday Coed BB at Wilcox.
Wednesday Coed BB at Wilcox.
Monday Coed B
Recreational and Returning B (combined league) at Wilcox.
Tuesday Coed B
Recreational B at Peterson.
Returning B at Academy.
Returning B (Jen's league) at Wilcox.
Wednesday Coed B
Returning B at Wilcox.
Thursday Coed B
Recreational B at Wilcox.
Returning B at Peterson.
Wilcox is in Santa Clara; Peterson is in Sunnyvale; the Academy is in Mountain View; and Foothill College is in Los Altos.
The IVL sponsors an open play night for individuals and teams on Friday evenings from 7:00-10pm at Wilcox High School. $6/person. Weekly updates at twitter.com/ivlinc. First Friday of each month is half price night, $3/person.