2015 – 16 Club Tryouts

Ignite is expanding this year. We’re offering more teams and a new location! With the success of our program last year (both 17’s championship teams made top 10 in their division), we’re looking forward to another exciting and successful year.

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14 and Under

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Age Groups: All 14 and younger

Date: Saturday, November 14th

Tryout Locations & Time:

Shea Middle School: 9a – 12p

Mountainside Middle School: 10a-1p (we have cancelled tryouts at Mountainside)

(please arrive 30 minutes early)

Cost: Registration: $40 or save $20 and register online early before November 12th

Online registration starts: Friday, October 16th

Practice Locations: see below (multiple locations available for this age group)

Team Types: Club teams with one 13/14’s travel team (see Team Info tab below for more info)

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15 and Older

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Age Groups: 15, 16, 17, 18

Date: Saturday, November 21st

Tryout Locations & Time:

Shea Middle School: 9a – 12p

Mountainside Middle School: 10a-1p (we have cancelled tryouts at Mountainside)

(please arrive 30 minutes early)

Cost: Registration: $40 or save $20 and register online early before November 19th

Online registration starts: Friday, October 16th

Practice Locations: see below (multiple locations available for this age group)

Team Types: Club, Championship and Open teams (local and travel)  (see Team Info tab below for more info)

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Tryout & Practice Locations:

The location that you tryout at is the location where practices will be held for that team (see exceptions below about Moon Valley and Monte Vista). We will not place athletes that tried out at one location on a team at another location. In the event that there aren’t enough athletes to form a team at one location, we will offer up the opportunity to be placed at a different location, but all parents must agree to this.

Shea Middle School located at 2728 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (https://goo.gl/maps/jCzaK6BB9oC2)

Shea Middle School will host up to 6 teams this season including 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, 17’s in Club, Championship and Open Divisions.

Moon Valley Country Club located at 151 W Moon Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85023 (https://goo.gl/maps/2enKKwiXbxo)

Moon Valley Country Club will host our two 14’s Travel teams, Club division. NOTE: Athletes wishing to tryout for these teams will tryout at Shea Middle School on November 14th from 9a – 12p. 

Mountainside Middle School located at 11256 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (https://goo.gl/maps/vyExqS6NRAS2)

Mountainside Middle School is a new practice location for us this year. This location will host 3 teams including a 12’s, 14’s and 16’s in the Club Division. This location is convenient for the NE side of town including Fountain Hills.

Monte Vista Elementary School located at 3501 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (https://goo.gl/maps/AVhpJHQA3Xr)

Monte Vista Elementary School (K-8) is a new practice location for us this year. This location will host one 14’s Club team. NOTE: Athletes wishing to tryout for this team will tryout at Shea Middle School on November 14th from 9a – 12p. 

All of our locations are within 20-30 minutes of the NE side of Central/West Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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This section is extremely important. Please make sure you read this thoroughly and prepare at least a few days prior to tryouts.

USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR AGE DEFINITIONS
In order to determine which team your daughter can play on, please determine your daughter’s age group here.

REGISTER WITH THE ARIZONA REGION PRIOR TO TRYOUTS
All players MUST complete the online USAV membership application for the Arizona Region for the new season before they can tryout with a team. Click on this link to get registered now!
Please visit the Region Website for more information on tryouts and region rules for the tryout process.

BRING PROOF OF USAV JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP
After registering with the Arizona Region, you will receive a receipt of membership and a membership card. Print this out and bring to tryouts.

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS
This is the only way we will know that you plan to tryout for our program and make sure we have all your information.

COMPLETE THE USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
Download the Medical Release form here, complete it and bring the signed copy to tryouts

COMPLETE THE CONCUSSION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM
Download the Concussion form, read, sign and bring it to tryouts

READ AND COMPLETE THE SAFESPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM
Download the SafeSport form, read, sign and bring THE SIGNATURE PAGE (page 3) to tryouts

PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE
If it is your first time playing in the Arizona Region, you MUST provide a copy of your birth certificate

TRYOUT FEE:
$20.00 for those who complete the Ignite Tryout On-Line Registration by the designated time PRIOR to tryout:

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$40.00 for those that Register after the designated date.

IMPORTANT:

At the conclusion of the tryout, 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 to sign the required documents and provide payment at the conclusion of the tryout.

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Locations / Teams

Shea Middle School (Practice and Tryout at Shea)

AgeDivisionLocal/TravelTournamentsFacilityCoachesPricing
12uClubLocalBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolJenna Morgan / Taylor Franz$1,900
14uClubLocalBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolErica Roselli / Kassie James$2,100
14uClubLocalBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolShawn Covely / Ashley Troxell$2,100
16uClubLocalBring the Beast, MLK, Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolMelody Peters / Jordan Williams$2,200
17uChampionshipLocal + TravelBring the Beast, MLK, Vulture Peak, Festival Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Colorado Crossroads (JNQ), SoCal (JNQ), AZ Region Championship Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolMelody Peters / Madison Peters$2,600
17uChampionship / Open (depends on tryouts)Local + TravelBring the Beast, MLK, Vulture Peak, Festival Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Colorado Crossroads (JNQ), SoCal (JNQ), AZ Region Championship Division (6+1)Shea Middle SchoolShawn Covely / LeeShay Flemons$2,600

Moon Valley Country Club (Practice at Moon Valley, Tryout at Shea)

AgeDivisionLocal/TravelTournamentsFacilityCoachesPricing
14uClubLocal + TravelBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), SoCal (JNQ), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Moon Valley Country ClubClare Gersh / Shayna Patton$2,400
14uClubLocal + TravelBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), SoCal (JNQ), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Moon Valley Country ClubWhitney Spradling / George Gonzalez$2,400

Monte Vista School (Practice at Monte Vista, Tryout at Shea)

AgeDivisionLocal/TravelTournamentsFacilityCoachesPricing
14uClubLocalBring the Beast, Cactus Classic (Tuscon), Fiesta (Cardinals Stadium), Vulture Peak (Prescott), AZ Region Club Division (6+1)Monte Vista SchoolBlair Talley$2,100

*Teams, Coaches, Tournaments, Pricing subject to change

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  • USA Volleyball and AAU Registration for teams and coaches
  • Coach’s salaries, background checks, and education/training fees
  • At least 2 practice sessions each week, 2 hours each, totaling 4 hours of court time (NOTE! Some clubs in the area only have an hour and a half for each practice versus 2 hours. If you total it up over the course of a season, that’s 25% less time on court than what Ignite provides for ALL teams!!)
  • 1 Conditioning program with Foothills® Acceleration and Sports Training (FAST) each week
  • Administration, facility and equipment expenses
  • Various other tournament fees depending on team
  • Jersey package: 2 Nike game jerseys, 2 practice jerseys, spandex, socks, kneepads, hoodie, t-shirt and backpack.

Our fees do not include the following:

  • USAV Athlete Registration
  • AAU Athlete Registration
  • Travel costs associated with any of the tournaments within Arizona and other states. Cactus Classic is in Tuscon and is a multi-day tournament.
  • Additional costs for Travel Teams (transportation, hotels, food, coach’s travel costs, etc). We will have a rough idea of additional costs at Tryouts for these teams.
  • Active Ankles: We recommend Active Ankles for all athletes. It significantly reduces injury and time off the court. Don’t believe all the tales of these devices weakening the ankles or knees – it has been scientifically proven that this is not the case. If injured while wearing Active Ankles, it will reduce the time it takes an athlete to get back on the court and play the game she loves!
  • Professional photography provided by LifeTouch. Each athlete will have the ability to purchase a team picture and individual pictures.
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Why Ignite?

Ignite started as the ‘anti-club’ club. We had heard too many horror stories of families that paid tons of money to have their daughter’s club volleyball experience be ruined by clubs only interested in one thing – $. How coaches held grudges and played favorites. How toxic parents and athletes destroyed a team’s unity and success. We make mistakes, but we always strive to provide the best experience possible to our athletes, parents, coaches and staff. We do this by making the club family friendly with open door policies, by running a cauldron and taking numerous stats designed to help make objective decisions regarding playing time, by training not only our coaches but our parents on how we coach and the rules of the game, by constantly not giving up on being the best club in the region, and ultimately the nation.

GMS Certified

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 their staff bring over 300 years of combined coaching experience. Their staff has been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition. Their Mission: To seek out and share the most effective ways to play, and coach the game of volleyball. Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps and Clinics were 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, they 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 at Ignite take all of our coaches to one GMS clinic per year. ALL OF OUR COACHES. It’s important for us to make sure our coaches all have the same philosophy and guidelines in order to provide the best education possible for our athletes.

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Using our video system helps athletes visualize how to improve!

Our video feedback system is the perfect visual motor learning tool. It’s comprised of a wireless camera tied into an HD monitor and DVR allowing us to rewind and play in slow motion in order for athletes to visually see what they are doing. We can tell them many times how to do a skill, but once they see it, it clicks! Each athlete learns differently than others, so this is one tool that we use in order to make a bigger impact more quickly.

We’ve always loved this debate between coaches: blocked versus random practice. There are always examples of how much some coaches like blocked because they see results. However, several studies show just the opposite. That blocked practice (hitting lines, etc) show gain at first, but in a game-like setting, only Random practices show gain over time. All of our coaches are IMPACT certified and some are CAP certified. This training is provided by USA Volleyball and is all about making our practices more game-like. We also take our coaches to a 3 day clinic hosted by Gold Medal Squared who also teaches the growth mindset and random, game-like play. It’s what we’ve based our club on and we’re proud to help evangelize this philosophy.

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