A long time ago, on a patio far, far away...

Three friends decided to take their love for two things, playing volleyball and hanging out with great people, and mash them both up into one love burrito.
The result— VballNetwork!

Since 2009, VballNetwork has continued to concentrate on providing competitive events and fun environments to players possessing skill levels intermediate and above. Our volleyball action takes place both indoors during the winter months as well as out in the sun and the sand throughout the spring/summer/fall. Our friendly environment makes it easy to not only sharpen your skills, but make some great friends along the way! If you’ve yet to participate in some VballNetwork play, what are ya waiting for?
Brian Fortman
When Brian moved to the downtown Chicago area from the suburbs in 2007, he found himself drawn to the team aspect of volleyball and immediately began picking up the skills to play competitively. Brian’s enthusiasm, energy, and web developer talents prompted Jay to invite Brian aboard to help create what VBN is today.

If the rain prevents the nets going up on the beach on a given day, Brian has a keen interest in crazy inventions and an over-arching love for all things geek-tech. Of all the benefits of helping to run VBN, Brian says “the best part about VBN is the people I’ve met. From the acquaintances to good friends, the people that come to VBN make this community a really fun place to be!”
Jay Simon
Jay got bit by the vball bug in a Hawaiian resort about 20 years ago and he’s been playing ever since. In 2009, Jay wanted to organize a community of volleyball players in Chicago that put friendship and camaraderie before the absolute need to win. After finding Christine and Brian, the three began spearheading and growing VballNetwork to what it is today.

When not playing vball, Jay parses out his time with another venture, ComicsPipeline.com, loves discovering new music, enjoys a good beer in a dark pub, and is currently planning his wedding with Janna, someone he met on the volleyball court!

Jay says “my favorite thing about VBN is seeing players, through the months and the years, get better on the court than when we first met them. No matter your level of play, you gain something with VBN, whether it’s growing skills or growing friendships.”
Bacon began playing vball when he saw twelve idiots, standing around and separated by a clothesline, facing one another and wondering how best one team of six was to establish dominance over the other team of six. Bacon decided right then and there to donate his body to the science of competitive volleyball and prevent generations of human beings from standing around on a court looking stupid.

Bacon loves one thing and one thing only — to see that twisted, surprised, and fear-filled face of a player on the receiving end of his spike-induced, hyper-velocity of doom. Though his hide has been toughened by decades of battle, he and his sensitive side remain vulnerable and soft to the touch. Bacon never sleeps. If his eyes are closed, it just means he’s bored and he’s about to scream “hit me harder, motherf&%$er!” right in yo face! Listen to him… he doesn’t like saying things twice.