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
(RC Lower Sterling will start June 25, Men's open will start July 12.)
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, June 12.
Checks can be brought to Wilcox on June 12 between 7:00 and 8:00pm.
(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
Tuesday, June 12
(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
Wednesday, June 13
(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.
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 June 15.
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 Wilcox.
Thursday Women's BB Lower Sterling at Wilcox.
Thursday Women's BB Silver at Academy or Wilcox.
Thursday Men's Open at Arrillaga. (Starts July 12.)
Monday Reverse Coed A
Monday Reverse Coed BB Gold at Foothill and Wilcox.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Upper Sterling at City Beach.
Monday Reverse Coed BB Lower Sterling at Wilcox. (Starts June 25.)
Monday Reverse Coed BB Silver at the Academy or Wilcox.
Wednesday Reverse Coed Quads
($240 team fee. Men hit behind the 10 foot line. Female Touch rule.)
Wednesday Coed A will return in the Fall.
Tuesday Coed BB at City Beach or Wilcox.
Wednesday Coed BB at Academy or Wilcox.
Monday Coed B
Recreational and Returning B (combined league) at Academy or Wilcox.
Tuesday Coed B
Recreational B at City Beach.
Returning B (May's league) at Academy.
Returning B (Jen's league) at Wilcox.
Wednesday Coed B
Returning B at Academy or Wilcox.
Thursday Coed B
Recreational B at City Beach or Wilcox.
Returning B at City Beach or Wilcox.
Wilcox and City Beach are in Santa Clara; 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 7:00-10:00pm at Wilcox High School. $6/person. Weekly updates at twitter.com/ivlinc. First Friday of each month is half price night, $3/person.