Don't give up playing volleyball though you are foreign resident in Japan .
You can't play without an information of Japanese volleyball. But you can play volleyball, if you find some information that you want.

In permanent residence or long-term stay , you belong to a neighboring club and play periodically, you may be able to participate in a high level tournament . Please find the club suitable for you on this site.


Is Yokohama near?

If you can go to Yokohama , you can play volleyball though you are a traveler or passer-by .
Yokohama city has public volleyball programs which anyone can play but under 16 years old .
It aims at players, with no age or sex distinction, for whom participating is more important than winning .



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Volleyball Time
It is a public program of Yokohama . It aims at players, with no age or sex distinction, for whom participating is more important than winning (although scoring points will still be the main issue).
Sports center
Day of the week
Tsurumi SC


Saturday 19:00-20:30
Naka SC


Friday 19:00-20:30
Minami SC


Friday 19:00-20:45
Hodogaya SC


Wednesday 19:00-20:30
Isogo SC


Wednesday 19:00-20:30
Kohoku SC


Wednesday 18:30-20:30
Sakae SC


Saturday 18:30-20:30
Seya SC


Thursday 19:00-20:30

General Timetable
You can use balls freely to do a warm-up.
Warm-Up (all of the participants)
Passing (Requires 2 or 3 people)
If you can't seek a partner stuffs will help you.
Spiking (all of the participants)
You can beat the ball with all your might.
Team Up (dividing participants into some groups of 6 or 7).
And Game start. Please join coach's team, made up of new comers and individual participants.
Game completion Put implements away.
Basic rules
  1. To stimulate long rally-play only major technical faults will be called. Only in attacking the ball must be played exactly according to the rule of "short contact".
  2. The ball can be played with any part of the body. The ball can be touched or hit but can not be caught in any way.
  3. Net touch is not sanctioned if it does not interfere with the game.
  4. Interference with players of the opponent team (touching, holding, pushing, etc.) is not allowed.

  • Fee : 400 yen (The charge of insurance is included)
  • The schedule may change. You had better call the sports center.
    Just say "Volleyball Today ?" It is enough to make himself understood .
  • You must bring a sports wear and shoes .
  • Since an entry is received at that day, reservation is not necessary.
  • Entry starts 30 minutes (Hodogaya SC & Aoba SC = 1 hour / Seya SC = 45 minutes) before the program beginning.
  • You play in the extempore team of man-and-woman mixture.
  • Registration is closed when the number of participants reaches a capacity.