We will be expanding this year:

  • We will grow to 16-18 teams this year, making us the largest club in Scottsdale!
  • More amazing and experienced coaches
  • All practices will be held at the Victorium practice facility located in NE Scottsdale.
  • and much more!

Each year we continue to grow with experienced coaches and a club who cares just as much about our national teams as we do our regional teams. Our club focuses on making it a family experience while teaching proper technique and creating an environment that instills a love for the game.

The Season Fees are now posted. When comparing prices to other clubs, note that we include Phoenix Festival in June. This includes practices in May and June. Other clubs do not include Festival to make their prices seem lower.  We also include our new Ignite Forge Strength and Conditioning program for all teams!

TryoutsTeams / CoachesTeam DescriptionsDiscountsWhy Ignite?JerseysForgeSports RecruitsGMS

TRYOUT STEPS

STEP 1: REGISTER WITH THE AZ REGION

In order to participate in tryouts, your daughter will need to be registered with the AZ Region. Not only are we required to make sure you have registered, but it's important in case they get injured as membership with the region covers as secondary insurance. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT OUT THE MEMBERSHIP CARD and bring to tryouts. You can register here here: JOIN USAV

STEP 2: DETERMINE ATHLETE'S AGE GROUP

This is super important! Please make sure you do this PRIOR to making plans for tryouts. Please do not assume the age - the only way to determine what age group your daughter should try out for is to use the AZ Regions tool located here: AGE DEFINITION

STEP 3: REGISTER FOR IGNITE TRYOUTS

Registering is important as this lets us know information about your daughter prior to tryouts: things like specific teams you would like to tryout for, specific positions, etc. This info comes in handy when we're evaluating and determining teams.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION NOW LIVE!

NOVEMBER 10th: Ages 10 - 14: 

NOVEMBER 17th: Ages 15 - 18:

STEP 4: FILL OUT AND BRING THE FOLLOWING FORMS TO TRYOUTS OR GET AHEAD OF THE GAME AND BRING TO OPEN HOUSES!

At the conclusion of tryouts, players chosen to play with the club will be asked to sign their contracts and an initial deposit (commitment fee - paid in cash, by check or credit card) will be required at that time. Please have a parent available at the conclusion of tryouts to sign the required documents and provide payment.

Teams / Coaching Assignments

TeamHead CoachAssistant CoachPractice Day/TimeLocation
18 PremierZach DavisTo be announcedMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
18 EliteShawn CovelyRobert KuoMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pNPX
17 PremierWilliam MendietaMarissa ScheelerMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
17 EliteChristina RakovitisAlyssa ShowersTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
16 PremierClare GershChloe DavisMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
16 EliteErika MarlattMichelle BetsingerMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
15 PremierAlyssa ShowersChristina RakovitisTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
15 EliteKat JanssenNathan JanssenTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
15 BlackLeeShay FlemonsBrandon NavaroMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pNPX
14 PremierCorey DavisHeather FisherMon/Weds: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
14 EliteKate JansenElise MeathTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
14 BlackLeeShay FlemonsBrandon NavaroMon/Weds: 5:30-7:30pNPX
13 PremierSummer AndersonMarisa StewartTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
13 EliteKat JanssenMadison WitzmanTues/Thurs: 5:30-7:30pVictorium
13 BlackMichael OrtizElena OrtizTues/Thurs: 7:30-9:30pVictorium
12 PremierEd CortesAmy FloresTues/Thurs: 5:30-7:30pVictorium
12 ElitePearl AlvarezRiley HuishTues/Thurs: 5:30-7:30pVictorium
12 BlackJon BellevueRandi ReaderTues/Thurs: 5:30-7:30pVictorium

Team Descriptions

Premier Teams: Considered our 1's team or the best team within a particular age group. This team will go to the same tournaments as all other teams, but will also attend 1-3 JNQ's. Playing time on this team is earned.

Elite Teams: Considered our 2's team. This team will go to the same tournaments as all other teams, but may attend 1-2 JNQ's depending on age. Some of our Elite teams will not go to a qualifier. There is a possibility we will have up to 2 of these teams if the talent on the team makes sense. Playing time on this team is earned based on overall team skill level.

Black Teams: Considered our 3's or developmental teams. These teams will go to local only tournaments, including Fiesta (3-day at Cardinal Stadium), MLK or Cactus Classic (3-day in Phoenix or Tucson) and Festival in June. Playing time on these teams are more equal based on position, considered developmental.

Red Teams: Considered our 4's or developmental teams. These teams will go to local only tournaments, including Fiesta (3-day at Cardinal Stadium), MLK or Cactus Classic (3-day in Phoenix or Tucson) and Festival in June. Playing time on these teams are more equal based on position, considered developmental.

Special Discounts:

Pricing will be posted shortly.

  • Loyalty Discount: For returning Ignite players, $50 off.
  • Multi-Player Family Discount: For families with multiple children participating with Ignite, $100 off each child.
  • Pay In Full Discount: For athletes who pay in full at tryouts, $100 off.

3% will be added to all credit card payments.

Why not let our parents tell you why!

Being a part of Ignite has provided our daughter all of the best of what it means to be part of a team: leadership, communication, camaraderie, teamwork, conditioning and the ability to meet new challenges. Ignite brought the best out of our daughter.

Ignite’s club experience took our girls to a whole new level of skills and enthusiasm for the game.

Friendly, approachable director and coaches. You gave our daughter the confidence that her previous (3 years) in club volleyball had taken away from her.

Ignite was a wonderful experience for our daughter. We enjoyed all aspects of the club and going to the tournaments.

Loved the coaches and we had a great group of families and kids! Loved the whole tournament and getting to know people, etc. Very fun!

My daughter had a really good time during your clinic.  I watched the last hour of the clinic and I was very impressed on the way your staff really connected with ALL the girls. Not only did they give great instructions but also took the time to give praise individually.  I watched my daughter trying so hard to do her best but also watched her have the biggest smiles while doing it.  Thank you!!!

You will not feel as welcomed as a parent and your child will not feel as cared for as a player at any other club in the valley as you do here at Ignite.

Ignite is more than a volleyball club. It is a collective group of coaches and parents that truly love the sport and love watching the girls play. Few moments as a parent are as gratifying as watching your child do something they love.

We have seen such an improvement since our daughter started with Coach Shawn. His positive approach has helped her with her confidence, and he has helped her improve in the areas she is weak in. We are really happy with our experience. Thank you Coach Shawn!

Great Club, Great Coaches, Great Experiences. My daughter’s confidence and passion for volleyball has soared!!

Great family and friendly atmosphere of the club. The administration constantly strives to improve the club and actually listens to valid concerns of the parents.

It’s a family and that is important to our family.

Not just a club team… it’s more like family!

Thank you Ignite for making volleyball fun again for our daughter!

Jersey Package

We struggled the last few years with middlemen operating with very poor customer service - it affected our athletes and parents and we vowed to make a change this year.  We are excited to announce that we will be working with WildPepper this year! Not only are their products designed with premium materials, durable and look amazing, but their customer service is second to none! They will be on site for fittings and will ensure all of our athletes are sized correctly and get exactly what they ordered - ON TIME! Our Premier jersey is amazing - definitely one of a kind! The Premier jersey is LIT! 🙂

Jersey Package:

  • 1 Long Sleeve Premier Jersey (Premier teams only)
  • 2 Long Sleeve Game Jerseys
  • 2 Short Sleeve Game/Practice Jerseys
  • 1 Pair of Spandex
  • 1 Pair of Socks
  • 1 Pair of kneepads (honeycomb gel design - will be the best kneepad on the court!)
  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 Jacket
  • 1 Pair of Leggings (capri style so that they can pull on and off over shoes)

Ignite Forge

Ignite has developed our very own volleyball specific strength and conditioning program that is second to none. Our facility utilizes the very best in fitness equipment combined with a sport specific program designed to increase our athlete’s vertical, develop a strong core and ensure overall fitness. The athletes will become better at volleyball faster when paired with a strength and conditioning program like ours.

This year we are including our strength and conditioning program FOR ALL ATHLETES. The Premier teams will include a 2-day a week program (12's Premier only 1 day), all other teams will have 1-day a week. Conditioning will be same day as practices.

Very few clubs include this for their program! A tremendous value!

SportsRecruits

Ignite has partnered with SportsRecruits, the leader in sports recruiting. No gimmicks, no pricey add-ons - this is the real deal and will help your athlete prepare herself for this phase of their development. Ignite not only provides this top of the line software, but we're also including support from our very own Recruiting Specialist, Alexyss Nelson. She'll work with the girls and monitor their progress throughout the season, giving them vital information and guidance.

This year we are including SportsRecruits for all 16 Premier, 17 Premier and 18 Premier athletes. If your daughter is not on those teams but would like to include it in your package, please talk with the Club Director about pricing.

National Elite Coach's Training Program - Gold Medal Squared

Ignite provides GMS training to all our coaches including our assistants. This ensures that your daughter is trained by the best! We are the ONLY club in Arizona that is GMS Certified. Mike Wall, USA Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach, leads these clinics and will be in our gym twice a month!

Since Ignite began, GMS has been the cornerstone of our program. It’s built on sound principles and their methods are proven. Because we are lifetime students of the game, we don’t teach the ways of the past. GMS’s program stays on top of current methods as well as constantly doing studies to make sure that we’re coaching the best way possible for our athletes.

Here’s more from their site:

Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of some of our countries most successful and experienced coaches. Dr. Carl McGown, Dr. Marv Dunphy, Dr. Doug Beal, Jim McLaughlin and the rest of our staff bring over 300 years of combined coaching experience. Our staff has been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition. Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps and Clinics was created with one goal in mind – improving the quality of volleyball players and volleyball coaches. We believe that coaching is a lifelong education. Through years of refinement, we have developed a unique process by which volleyball coaches are given the necessary tools to teach the skills to their players, to understand the tactics of the game, to make better use of limited time with their players, and to develop winning programs. This process is based on studied scientific principles from human kinetics, organizational behavior, statistics, and psychology.

Thousands of volleyball coaches world-wide have been through the Gold Medal Squared program – many with literally life-altering results. We have had innumerable volleyball coaches tell us how much more they enjoy coaching, how much more success and satisfaction they are achieving, and what a big change the Gold Medal Squared process has had on their lives.