Our Mission

Our mission at Philadelphia Volleyball is to promote the growth and development of volleyball in the Philadelphia area and to provide opportunities for players to come together, socialize, and enjoy the game in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

We strive to create a safe and supportive environment where players can improve their skills, meet new people, and have a great time playing volleyball. We believe that volleyball is more than just a game - it's a community, and we're dedicated to fostering that sense of connection and camaraderie both on and off the court.

Group outdoors hanging out at pickup grass volleyball event

Our Goals:

Fostering Community

We believe that volleyball is more than just a game - it's a community, and we're dedicated to fostering that connection on and off the court.


We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive and safe community that embraces players of diverse backgrounds, ages and skill levels.

Healthy Competition

For many, a big part of the volleyball experience is growth and competition. We strive to offer opportunities for high level competition with fair play and camaraderie.

Growing the Game

Philadelphia is a growing volleyball city. We are excited to be part of this growth by welcoming more to the game we love.

Dan Elliot grilling at the Philly volleyball tournament in south Philadelphia

Our Story

In 2015, Dan Elliott hosted his first pickup volleyball event. This pickup event became a weekly event. When turnout quickly reached capacity every week, it was clear there was lots of demand for volleyball. The weekly event became a biweekly event, and then added a second location, and continued to expand. In 2016, Dan changed the group's name to Philadelphia Volleyball, and continued to add more hosts, more location, and more events.

While pickup events have remained a core focus of the group, Philadelphia Volleyball has continued expanding to offer more ways for players to enjoy volleyball. In 2018, Philadelphia Volleyball hosted our first tournament, The Philadelphia VolleyBRAWL, followed soon after by our first league in 2019.

In 2020, Philadelphia Volleyball incorporated with the state of Pennsylvania as a nonprofit. In 2022, we formed a board of directors and began working on registering with the federal government as a 501(c)(7).

Throughout our existence, Philadelphia Volleyball has been member-supported. We depend on our dedicated group of volunteers and community organizers to run events and insure that Philly Volleyball stays an amazing and welcoming place.

Team photo from the Philly Volleyball League

Our Programs

Philly Volleyball started out running pickup events with a small group of friends. While pickup volleyball is still our most popular program, but we have expanded our programs to offer more ways to play.

Our Community

One of our goals is to help people foster community so we love when our members hangout and develop relationships outside of volleyball events. To help facilitate this we organize some fun (non-volleyball) social events.

Philly Volleyball at the Temple vs Penn State Women's NCAA Volleyball Game