Reopening June 1st!

The last few months have been difficult for all of us. We wish all of our greater Ignite family our best now and in the future as we move through these unprecedented times.  As our state begins to reopen, Ignite is dedicated to minimizing the risk of the virus when playing the game we all love. USA Volleyball is allowing their insurance to be used when states allow “organized youth activities.” Currently, the state of Arizona is in Phase 1 of reopening. Phase 2 includes “organized youth activities” and is projected to be allowed by June 1st. Then and only then will Ignite start any volleyball training. Some clubs have decided to move ahead without USAV insurance and in defiance of the state mandate. Our club will not move forward until both allow us to do so.

Facility and Staff Mitigation Procedures

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact, including individuals without disease symptoms. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people.

The health and well-being of our staff, athletes and their families remains our top priority. In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 entering our environment and spreading amongst our community, we will only allow staff assigned to work and athletes scheduled to participate to be in our gym at this time.

Ignite has put in place numerous preventative measures and enhanced cleaning protocols to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19 in the gym environment; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending sponsored activities at Ignite could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

Here are some of our mitigation protocols for getting back in the gym:


  • Victorium will be responsible for sanitizing the facility. We have provided our recommendations based on several webinars, articles and discussions with representatives from Johns Hopkins, CDC, Doctors/Epidemiologists, JVA, large facility owners in our industry, as well as many others.
  • All bay doors will be open with specific Entry and Exits
  • Parents, guardians, and non-staff will NOT be allowed inside the gym including the mezzanine
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized frequently. However, Ignite will require all athletes that use the restroom to exit the building and go through our hand washing stations in order to re-enter. Too many door handles that need to be touched between the bathroom and gym.
  • Various locations throughout the facility (door handles, doors, etc) will be sanitized frequently
  • No bleachers will be available
  • Water fountains will be sanitized, but Ignite will NOT allow athletes to fill up their water bottles inside the building. Each athlete should bring enough water to last during a 2 hour practice.


  • Signed COVID-19 Waivers will be required to participate in any activity. You may digitally sign the waiver here: IGNITE COVID-19 WAIVER. Waivers will be on site, however, you must use your own pen to sign it.
  • Meet on South side of building near Bay door #1. Please ensure social distancing while waiting to enter. Athletes will be excited to see each other and will want to hug, high five, etc – please make sure your athlete knows to stay 6 ft away at all times prior to practice.
  • Everyone must perform a daily self-check for the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 & other illness BEFORE arriving at the gym. NO ONE will be allowed in the gym if they have any symptoms or have been in contact with a known infected individual.
  • Staff/Coaches/Volunteers will undergo safety training prior to engaging with athletes
  • Athletes will undergo safety training
  • Temperature checks on everyone entering the gym
  • Wash hands and arms (up to elbow) for 20 seconds before entering the gym and anytime you use the bathroom. We are going to have a hand washing station outside of Victorium.
  • Athletes must enter gym with training gear already on (training gear must be washed prior to each practice)
  • Athletes will enter through Bay door #1 at Victorium (near Court 1 on South side of the building).
  • Attendance will be taken to help with contact tracing should it be needed.


  • Maintain social distancing when possible
  • Masks must be worn by Coaches/Staff/Volunteers at ALL TIMES
  • Masks must be worn by athletes when possible. We realize wearing a mask during play is difficult – we ask that athletes wear them during downtime
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided, however, we encourage athletes/coaches/staff to also bring their own and keep it in their backpacks and use it frequently during practice
  • Backpacks will have a designated location within the gym with appropriate spacing
  • Volleyballs, carts and training equipment will be sanitized regularly (before/during/after practices and when warranted)
  • Athletes and coaches should minimize contact with other teams to help with contact tracing
  • Balls that roll onto another court should be gently pushed to the back wall with a foot – no need to pick up the ball and send it back


  • Maintain social distancing when possible
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon exit
  • All athletes will exit out Bay door #5
  • Pick up athletes on Hidden Spur Trail similar to how you pick up your kids from school (we will have coaches/staff to help)