Founded in 1981, Gotham Volleyball is the largest gay sports organization in New York City. Our members are primarily gay and lesbian but we also welcome individuals who are bisexual, transgender, and straight. The mission of Gotham Volleyball is to improve the quality of life for GLBTQ individuals by building community through the sport of volleyball. In pursuit of that mission, we are a sports organization that encourages volleyball training and competition in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Several times a year we hold fundraising tournaments in which we donate proceeds to various organizations in our community as part of our organization’s community focus.
How to Join
To participate in Gotham activites, you must create a user account on our website and accept the Gotham Participation Agreement and Liability Waiver.
When the registration period is open for our upcoming season, you can register to tryout for Division Play and Power Classes through this site by logging in with your user ID and password, and clicking on the “Account” page.
Information on tryouts is available here.
There are no tryouts for Open Plays and Friendship Tournaments, but you must register by logging on to your account on our website. These activities are filled on a first come, first served basis, and registration regularly sells out for many of them.
Where to Go
Gotham Volleyball utilizes a few venues. Our home base is in Chelsea, along with a new gym in Hells Kitchen. Our regular locations are:
Bayard Rustin Educational Complex aka Rustin
351 W 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(Gyms on 7th floor)
O. Henry School aka O. Henry
333 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
(Gym on 1st floor)
P.S. 51 — The Elias Howe School aka Howe
525 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(Main gym on 3rd floor, Practice gym on 1st floor)