How to Sign Up

41 years of serving your volleyball needs . . .

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.

Winter IVL 2023

Leagues start the week of January 9.
Most playoffs the weeks of March 6 and March 13.

League Fee: $680/team, payable to IVL, Inc.

Payment format:
$680 team fee if:

  1. You mail a personal check so it's received by Dec. 14.
    (Checks won't be deposited until after your first league night. Checks can also be dropped off at the Academy on Dec. 13 or Dec. 14, 7:00-8:00pm.)
  2. You use Zelle (
  3. You use online bill pay through your bank (that takes 4-5 days so allow time).

$700 team fee if:
You use Paypay (
(Their weekly limits do not allow us to use Venmo, sorry.)

How to Participate in the Upcoming Winter Season

Send in your application (fax, mail, WWW as soon as possible).
New teams: Tell us a little about your team in the comment section.
Payment deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 14.

If you wish to reserve court time on a practice night and you will be bringing at least 5, preferably 6 players:

NEW COED TEAMS should reserve court time for Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Academy, 7:00pm.

NEW REVERSE COED AND NEW WOMEN'STEAMS should reserve court time for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Academy, 7:00pm.

**Use the check box on the Application to reserve court time.**
The Academy is at 360 So. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View.

(Returning teams may also request court time but preference given to new teams.)

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 Friday, Jan. 6.

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 Winter 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. Monday and Wednesday Wilcox aux. gym is 8:00pm. Gyms generally close at 10:00. Gyms starting at 8:00 close at 10:30.

Where the leagues will probably be:

Thursday Women's A at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Gold at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Upper Sterling at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Lower Sterling at Peterson. (7:05 first serve).
Thursday Women's BB Silver at Peterson (7:05 first serve).

Monday Reverse Coed A Menlo College.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Gold Menlo College.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Upper Sterling at Foothill.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Friendly Lower Sterling at Peterson (7:05 first serve).
Monday Reverse Coed BB Less Friendly Lower Sterling at Cubberley and Wilcox (8:00).
Monday Reverse Coed BB Silver at Peterson (7:05 first serve).

Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads (lower) Cubberley (8:00 first serve).
Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads (upper) the Academy.
($444 team fee. Men hit behind the 10 foot line. Female Touch rule.)

Tuesday Men's B at Peterson (7:05 first serve).
Tuesday Men's BB at Foothill main gym.

Wednesday Coed A Sometime in the future.

Tuesday Coed BB Sometime in the future.

Wednesday Coed BB at Foothill.

Monday Coed B
Recreational and Returning B (combined league) at Academy.

Tuesday Coed B
Recreational B at Peterson (7:05 first serve).
Returning B at Academy.

Wednesday Coed B
Returning B at Wilcox (8:00pm first serve).

Thursday Coed B
Recreational B at Academy.

Where are these gyms?

The Academy is in Mountain View, Cubberley in Palo Alto, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Menlo College in Atherton, Peterson in Sunnyvale and Wilcox in Santa Clara.

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. $10/person. Signup info at (along with a link to the Reclub App).

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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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