Place one player on one side of the net and another on the other side, on the 10-foot line.

One player will toss the ball over to the other player on the other side of the net.

That player will attempt to pass, set, and spike in a controlled manner to the player across the net.

This is a miniature game staying in the vicinity of the 10-foot line.

You can add more teams along the net, up to three to four, so they each have enough room.

This is a great training tool for working on the fundamentals, ball control and hand eye coordination.

USYVL is a coed, instructional, non-competitive league that welcomes beginners. Our volleyball instruction and games are designed to be fun and safe for boys and girls ages 7 – 15. All registered players will be placed onto a coed team, based on a player’s age on November 1, 2024, in one of four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15.

Players receive instruction in spiking, serving, setting, passing, and blocking. Most of our locations play outdoors on a grass field. Each player will receive a t-shirt with registration.

Our team coaches are volunteers and the majority are parents, like you! Volunteer coaches are responsible for coaching the team, taking attendance, set up and take down of the portable net. We provide an in-person volunteer coaching clinic and online volunteer coaching clinic before the start of the season and you do not need prior experience. In addition to the coaching clinic, you will have a local expert at all practices and games – the Clinician is your local contact.

If you would like to volunteer, complete a volunteer form online by logging in here: and click on New Volunteer.

All teams meet on both days listed online. The first day is practice and the second day is practice and/or games. We begin playing games in the third week and if we have nearby locations, up to three of those game days will be multi-site games.

The spring 2024 season begins in April. To join, enter your zip code on our website ( to see the registration details for the available programs near you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your child on the court!

This holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of our youth volleyball programs. Your participation and commitment have helped make the fall season a success.

We hope that you and your families have a wonderful holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and special memories. We look forward to seeing you on the court in the new year.

From all of us at USYVL, Happy Holidays!

Ensuring  opportunities exist for all children, regardless of economic means, is possible with YOUR help! Join us by helping USYVL grow the Every Child Plays Fund to expand the reach of our financial assistance program, open programs in communities not being served and league improvements.


For Giving Tuesday, we would like to ask all USYVL friends and families to consider supporting us in one of the following ways:

  1. Sign up for Amazon Smile, select USYVL as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchases will go to the Every Child Plays Fund! It only takes a couple of minutes to set up an account and as you shop, you will be supporting USYVL’s mission to provide the opportunity to play volleyball to all families. Click here to start using Amazon Smile.
  2. Consider donating stocks to USYVL. You may be able to write off your donated stocks during this tax year while helping USYVL. Please check with your tax professional to confirm if your stock donation will be deductible for your particular situation. For additional information on how to donate, call the office or e-mail [email protected]
  3. Click here to participate in the Giving Tuesday donation drive! All donations help USYVL continue to offer programs for all children. Click here to make a monetary donation.

Please give now to help USYVL raise much needed funds.

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Volunteers and parents are the heart of our Organization. The experience we provide in learning the game of volleyball, sportsmanship, and pursuing athleticism could not happen without our tremendous network or people contributing their time and expertise. We rarely get the opportunity to recognize those who have participated for long periods of time as they move on as their children progress, life limits their availability, and many other reasons.

At the conclusion of this year’s session in South Lake Tahoe, we were able to recognize someone who regardless of what life has thrown to her – job changes, relocation within the Bay area as well as to Tahoe, retirement, etc. – yet has steadfastly volunteered her time and effort to USYVL. Whether a Clinician in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and our one time largest site San Jose, or as a member of our Board of Directors for several years, Leslie Martensen has spent the past 20 years helping to fulfill our mission. We thank her for 20 years of giving and presented her with this plaque of recognition!

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