Recreational Division Sponsored by Paste Dental


Season Begins September 28

It's finally time....ARE YOU READY?????? It's time to kick off the Fall 2023 Rec season!!!

Your first week of play will be starting this coming Thursday September 28, 2023. Please see below a couple of notes. It's a bit of a read but trust me it's worth it!!

  1. Communication & Roster on TeamSnap
    You should see your roster updated on the TeamSnap app. I highly recommend you download the app as you will have access to your roster, schedule and communication channel with your team on your phone. Your captains should also be reaching out to you soon. You should have received an email notification regarding where you will be playing for the first week. You will also see the schedule for the remainder of the season shortly  (My Saturday night plan, haha)
  2. ROWAN's Law Compliance
    If you are under the age of 26, you MUST complete the Rowan's law training video, review TSVL's remove from play/return to play protocol, AND complete the TeamSnap registration with your acknowledgement of the law. Please see below for the relevant links: 

    Rowan's law training video:

    TSVL remove from play/return to play protocol:

    TeamSnap Registration for acknowledgement:

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Donald ( or David (

  3. Team Names
    Part of the fun in rec is to come up with fierce team names!! If you have decided on a team name, please send it over to me and I can update the weekly standings 🙂
  4. Game start time - NEW THIS SEASON
    Due to permit restrictions, please note not all gyms will have the same game time as our standard of 6:30-10PM. Please see below for the changes and watch out when you are scheduled to the following gyms: 

    Danforth Tech - Gym opens up at 7:45PM. Games will start at 8:00PM and end at 9:45PM. Gyms to be vacated by 10PM.

    Pope Francis - Gym opens up at 8:00PM. Games will start at 8:30PM and end at 10:15PM. Gyms to be vacated by 10:30PM.

  5. Whistles - BYOW (Bring your own whistle)
    For each team there will be opportunities to ref either 1 or 2 games each week. Each team requires a 1st (up) referee and 2nd (down) referee, in addition to scorekeeper and 2 linesperson. For the referees, please note there are no whisltes in the gym bag, please bring your own. You can find one fairly easily in hardware/sports stores.
    One of the highlights in rec division is that after play we all head over to Pegasus on Church for free pizza!!! Have a slice, down a drink, kiki with your team, throw shade at the teams you just played...Come out and have some fun!!! Pssst I hear some go to Woody's afterwards....
    As you may have heard/seen, The one day rec tournament registration is coming up!! The tournament will be held at the fabulous TMU Kerr Hall West on Saturday October 14, 2023. Registration will be opening at 7PM on September 24, 2023. So set an alarm and be ready to register!!!! Registration link will be provided by Donald soon. Any questions regarding the tournament you can reach out to Donald (

Congrats on making it this far, hope to see you on the court/Pegasus on Thursday!!!



Welcome to the Recreational Division!

The Recreational Division plays every Thursday evening and focuses on creating a safe and fun environment for individuals who are looking to have a fun night out playing volleyball and socializing.  This is the best division to begin if you're completely new to volleyball.  As a new player you will attend a pre-season Combine where your skill set will be evaluated and you will be placed on balanced teams with players who are advanced, new and all levels in between. An experienced captain is assigned who leads the team and helps with skill development for those who wish to improve.  We follow the rules of volleyball but a lot of leeway is given for new players.

Each week you will play three other teams and then we head to Pegasus for socializing and free pizza!

For more information please contact Ryan., Recreational Division Coordinator:

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The TSVL is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit adult volleyball league catering mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transpeople, queer and LGBTQ-friendly community in Toronto, Canada. The League provides an inclusive and fun environment to play volleyball and a social place to enjoy the company of new people and old friends.  TSVL is the largest not-for-profit gay sports league in Canada.  Learn More Here

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Toronto Spartan Volleyball League
473 Church St., PO Box #232, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C5

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We acknowledge that our league operates on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence here continues to this day. In particular, the gyms we play in are located on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and within the boundaries of the Toronto Purchase Treaty (Treaty No 13) – a problematic “purchase” of land by the Crown from the River Credit Mississaugas and the subject of one of the largest claim settlements in Canadian history.

In recognizing that we are all treaty peoples, we will continue to acknowledge the land we operate on, but also work to uphold our treaty obligations to learn, understand, respect, and care for the land in partnership with its original stewards.