Industrial Volleyball League, Inc.

Industrial Volleyball League, Inc.

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42 years of serving your volleyball needs

Industrial Volleyball League, Inc. organizes indoor volleyball competition in the southern San Francisco peninsula and San Jose area. The actual IVL playing area encompasses San Jose, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos and Menlo Park. The IVL sets the standard for excellence in organizing leagues that are designed to provide the most rewarding recreational experience possible for its players.

Playing facilities

Colleges, high schools and private institutions are used as evening playing sites Monday through Thursday. There are 5 levels of play and 8 different playing facilities to choose from. Wood floors and the modern, sink-down volleyball standards are in use at virtually all of the gymnasiums.

Season format

The IVL offers four main seasons a year: Winter (early January start), Spring (mid-March), Summer (mid-June) and Fall (mid-September). Each season generally runs for 8-9 weeks. There is also a mini-season in late November and early December. Team captains and company representatives can sign up at the web site 3-4 weeks before the start of each season.

Who can play?

The IVL welcomes any kind of team; from beginner/novice (what we call our Recreational B) to the very best players who would compete in our league. Twice, our champion has gone on to win the U.S. national coed championship. With six different levels to choose from, we can pretty much guarantee you'll be placed in a league where you'll have some fun.

How do we sign up?

Read "How to sign up" and then fill out the application. For more details on how many games you play and how the leagues operate, read "League Format." See Index for a complete listing of all the available information.

Volleyball Resources

The IVL purchases its t-shirts and volleyballs from Sprocket's. 55 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Los Gatos. (408)354-5450. Open 7 days a week. Or shop online at

Just Volleyball also sells volleyball equipment. (408)738-4500 or


This is an application form that you can fill out to register your team for the upcoming season.

Teams that make the playoffs in their respective leagues compete for great prizes like these.

Captain's Do's and Don'ts
This page contains suggestions for team captains to help their team have more fun in the IVL and to keep them informed about IVL events.

This page lists the results of the last playoff match in each league last season.

From time to time during the year, the IVL sponsors some adult volleyball clinics. Both individuals and teams can sign up. Take a look at our photo album from past clinics.

Drop-In Volleyball
The IVL organizes an informal open gym on Friday evenings.

Free Agent Registry
The IVL offers a free agent registry in which players can find teams, and where teams can find new members.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about the IVL.

Directions to gymnasiums.

Hand Signals
This is a reference guide to referee hand signals.

This is a brief history of the IVL.

How to Sign Up
Here are details on the upcoming season, and instructions to sign your team up in a league.

What to do if you are an individual looking for a team, or a team that needs one or two players.

League Format
This page describes the format of each IVL league.

League Schedules
This page links to the printed schedules for all of the leagues in the current season.

Photo Album
Photographs of facilities, participants, and prizes.

Private Leagues
The IVL can help you organize private tournaments and leagues.

Referee Tips
Good referees keep the game fun for everyone. Here are some tips for referees to improve their skills.

Rules specific to the IVL, and David Hirose's supplement. These supplement the current USA Volleyball rules for IVL tournaments.

Why is the IVL So Popular?
Comments from our participants, explaining why they enjoy participating in our leagues.

Who Runs the IVL?
A short biography of the president of the IVL.

Administrative functions are available to selected parties.

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Contact Information

Industrial Volleyball League, Inc.
Kirk Anderson, Director
947 Emerald Hill Road
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-365-2666 9am-5pm M-F
650-367-0881 (fax)

The IVL Home Page is provided by Paul Sander