How to Sign Up

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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.

GETTING REFS CERTIFIED (each team needs at least two certified refs)

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.

Spring IVL

Leagues start the week of April 1.

League Fee: $590/team, payable to IVL, Inc.

How to Participate in the Upcoming Spring Season

Send in your application (fax, mail, WWW as soon as possible).

Sign up and payment deadline is Tuesday, March 26.

Checks can be brought between 7:00 and 8:00pm to Wilcox on Monday, March 25 or Peterson on Tuesday, March 26.
(Checks will not be deposited until after the first night of league play.)

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, March 25 at the Wilcox aux. gym, 7:00 pm.
(Returning reverse coed teams may also request court time but preference will be given to new teams.)

NEW WOMEN'S TEAMS & NEW COED TEAMS should reserve court time for Tuesday, March 26 at Peterson, 7:00 pm.
(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. Wilcox is at 3250 Monroe St. in Santa Clara, Peterson is at 1380 Rosalia Ave. in Sunnyvale.

Confirmation of Entry

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 March 29.

League schedules will be available at the web site at the end of the first week of play.

Gyms, Gyms, Gyms

Rules Update

Format During the Spring Season

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.

Where the leagues will probably be:

Thursday Women's A will be at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Gold at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Upper Sterling at Academy or Peterson.
Thursday Women's BB Lower Sterling (Ashley's League) at Wilcox.
Thursday Women's BB Silver (Smitha's League) at Academy.

Monday Reverse Coed A at Foothill and Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Gold at Foothill and Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Upper Sterling at Peterson.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Lower Sterling at Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Silver at Academy.

Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads at Wilcox. ($320 team fee. Men hit behind the 10 foot line. Female Touch rule.)

Tuesday Men's B/BB at Wilcox or Peterson.

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 or Wilcox.
Returning B (May's league) at Academy.
Returning B (Smitha/Jen's league) at Wilcox.

Wednesday Coed B
Returning B at Wilcox.

Thursday Coed B
Recreational B at Wilcox.
Returning B at Peterson.

Where are these gyms?

Wilcox is in Santa Clara; Peterson is in Sunnyvale; the Academy is in Mountain View; and Foothill College is in Los Altos.

Drop-In Volleyball

The IVL sponsors an open play night for individuals and teams on Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm at Wilcox High School. $6/person. Weekly updates at First Friday of each month is half price night, $3/person.

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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)
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