-- The game rules have changed for the remainder of the season.  

1) All regular season games are timed.  Each game is 12 minutes, 21 points, 23 point cap.  See the rule sheet for complete details. 

2) Warm-up rules are now:

4th and 5th grade- 2 minute shared passing, 1 minute serving

6th-8th grades- 2-2-1

-- Go to Handouts under 'Forms' for all current information on the 2019 SSBVL season, and check back throughout the pre-season and season for further information and updates.

A listing of gym locations and directions is now posted under Handouts.

-- The 2019 schedules, with sort options, are now uploaded to this website under 'Schedules.' 

A listing of upcoming games is also available for viewing at the bottom of this page.  

Contact Nancy Frederick for any questions:


The 2019 men's collegiate volleyball season has begun.

The St. Xavier University Cougars are off to their best start in program history, and they have broken into the AVCA NAIA Men's National Top Ten Poll at #10!

New SXU Head Coach Tom Ryan invites all grade school boys' teams to come out and see the Cougars in action!  Contact Coach Ryan at to arrange free admission for your team.

Link to the SXU page for schedule information and more: 

A number of other Chicago-area teams are also in the top ten in their national polls.  To see the latest polls, go to: 

The following schools in our area, city, state, and region now offer collegiate men's volleyball:

NCAA Division I: Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, Loyola University in Chicago, IL, Quincy University in Quincy, IL, Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

NCAA Division III: Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dominican University in River Forest, IL, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI, and North Central College in Naperville, IL 

NAIA: St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL, Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL, St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.

For more information about these programs- schedules, rosters, player profiles, and more- go the Links section of our web site. A number of collegiate men's volleyball matches will also be televised this year while others can be viewed on-line- more information on these can be found at the school's web sites or check your local TV and cable listings.



There have been a number of listings added and updated to the Links section. This is basically a one-stop shop for all boys volleyball-related websites at all levels in our region and country.

This website is being updated continually. If you have a link to suggest, please contact SSBVL Technology Coordinator Paul Ickes at . Our goal is to make our Links section a one stop guide to all things related to boys volleyball in the Southland!