How to Sign Up

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. 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.

Summer 2024

Summer Season starts the week of June 24.
Most playoffs will be the weeks of Aug. 19 and 26.

League Fee: $798/team, payable to IVL, Inc.

Payment format:
$798 team fee if:

  1. You mail a personal check so it's received by Tuesday, June 18.
    (Checks won't be deposited until after your first league night. Checks can also be dropped off Tuesday, June 18 at Cubberley, 7:00-8:30pm.)
  2. You use Zelle (
  3. You use online bill pay through your bank (that takes 4-5 days so allow time).

$828 team fee if:
You use Paypal (
(Their weekly limits do not allow us to use Venmo, sorry.)

How to Participate in the Upcoming Summer Season

Send in your application as soon as possible).
New teams: Tell us a little about your team in the comment section.
Payment deadline is Tuesday, June 18.

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, June 18 at Cubberley, 7:30.

NEW REVERSE COED TEAMS should reserve court time for:
Monday, June 17 at Cubberley, 7:30

NEW REVERSE COED QUADS TEAMS should reserve court time for:
Wednesday, June 12 at Cubberley, 7:30.

NEW WOMEN'S TEAMS should reserve court time for:
Thursday, June 13 at the Cubberley, 7:30.

NEW MEN'S TEAMS should reserve court time for:
Tuesday, June 11 at Cubberley, 7:30.

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

**Use the check box on the Application to reserve court time.**

Cubberley is at 4000 Middlefield Rd. in Palo Alto. Games are in the Pavillion.

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, June 21.

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 Summer 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.
Foothill is 7:05. Wilcox aux. gym will be 8:00.
Gyms generally close at 10:00.
Gyms starting at 8:00 close at 10:30.

Where the leagues will probably be:

Thursday Women's Gold/A at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Upper Sterling at Foothill.
Thursday Women's BB Lower Sterling at the Academy.
Thursday Women's BB Silver at Cubberley and Foothill.

Monday Reverse Coed BB Upper Sterling at Foothill main gym.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Less Friendly Lower Sterling at Foothill aux. gym.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Friendly Lower Sterling at Cubberley.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Silver at Menlo College and Academy.

Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads (upper) at the Academy or Foothill aux. gym.
Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads (lower) at Cubberley and Foothill aux. gym.
($532 team fee. Men hit behind the 10 foot line. Female Touch rule.)

Tuesday Men's A at Foothill main gym.
Tuesday Men's BB at Foothill aux. gym.
Tuesday Men's B at MacDonald HS in San Jose.

Wednesday Coed A at Foothill aux. gym or the Academy.

Monday Coed B
Recreational and Returning B (combined league) at Wilcox aux. gym (8:00).

Tuesday Coed B
Green Recreational B (Lower) at Wilcox aux. gym.
Red Recreational B (Upper) at Cubberley.
Returning B at Academy.

Wednesday Coed B
Returning B at Wilcox aux. gym (8:00).

Thursday Coed B
Recreational B at Wilcox aux. gym (8:00).

Where are these gyms?

MacDonald is in San Jose, Wilcox in Santa Clara, Academy is in Mountain View, Cubberley in Palo Alto, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and Menlo College in Atherton.

Drop-In Volleyball

The IVL sponsors an open play night for individuals and teams on Friday evenings from 7:30-10:00pm at Wilcox High School, usually in the main gym, $14/person. Signup info through the online 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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