2021-22 Tryouts

  • 15 teams last season! Largest club in Scottsdale!
  • We are heading into Ignite's 9th season and our second season at our Scottsdale location! Learn More.
  • Finally - a facility dedicated to TRAINING! No more annoying and distracting large screen TV's! More and more equipment dedicated to training as well as skill specific training during the season!
  • Enhanced recruiting services for those wanting to play in college! Over 20+ years of college recruiting experience to help your daughter become a student-athlete post HS!
  • More amazing and experienced coaches
  • 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.

CHANGES THIS YEAR

  • MORE Volleyball: Last year we were part of the AAU's Power League inaugural season. This included a new format (3 team pools) and was well liked by all. However, we realize that there is a need to compete in both AAU and USAV in order to train our athletes at a high level. Expect more volleyball this year as we will be doing both USAV and AAU Leagues!
  • Enhanced Communication: We will be using TeamSnap for our communications, registration, invoicing, schedules, etc. Last year our experience with SportsEngine was not good. TeamSnap is an industry standard and we're excited to bring this to our families to help simplify and communicate more effectively.
  • New Club Directors: Linda Rodl and Tammy Butler are on board for our 9th season! Their years of experience will allow Ignite to grow and become one of the best clubs in Arizona.
  • Standardized Training: We are rolling out our standardized training program across all of our teams this year. This means that all of your athletes will get top notch training with support from our Master coaches. Our athletes should be trained the same from the moment they enter our club at a young age to when they leave at 18!
  • Enhanced Sports Performance Training Program: Our partnership with THP continues to evolve. This year our training will feature brand new weight lifting equipment as well as stepping up the training to elevate our athlete's development. In addition, we will be going twice a week - more than any other club in Arizona! Can't wait to see our kids jumping higher and hitting harder! 
  • ONSITE Physical Therapy! We are happy to welcome Dr. Dan Swinscoe into our Ignite family this year! Dr. Swinscoe will be offering up physical therapy options for any of our athletes who need it. He'll be operating out of Suite 1 in our building with an entrance inside our gym as well!
  • ROX Volleyball: As we continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 around the globe, working with a top brand that does all of it's manufacturing in the United States is critical. There are already rumors of Nike/Adidas not being able to provide jerseys on time, so we're partnering with Rox Volleyball who has their very own production facility in Florida! Not only are the jerseys more lightweight and breathable than what we've had in the past, but they will get to us before our first tournament! Good luck to all the other clubs who go with a different brand - they might be in t-shirts....
  • and so much more! Stay tuned as we roll out new enhancements to our growing family!
TRYOUT STEPSSCHEDULECOACH ASSIGNMENTSPRICINGTEAM DESCRIPTIONSWHY IGNITE?ROX JERSEYSSPORTS PERFORMANCEFUNDRAISINGRECRUITINGPHYSICAL THERAPYSports Engine Help

TRYOUT STEPS

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you read and go step by step. Failure to compete each and every step will make tryouts harder for all of us. It's important that tryouts go smoothly, so please follow directions as outlined below.

STEP 1: SPORTS ENGINE ACCOUNT

Its very important that you create a FREE Sports Engine household account in the PARENT'S NAME. This is the account where you will create your athlete's account and purchase memberships, etc. Having issues with Sports Engine? Click on the Sports Engine Help tab on this page. Here's a helpful guide to creating an account with Sports Engine.

STEP 2A: REGISTER WITH THE USAV AZ REGION

In order to participate in tryouts, your daughter will need to be registered with the USAV 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. You can register here: JOIN USAV. Look for the SE QUIZZARD on the right side of the web page.

IF YOU REACH 18 BEFORE 9/1/2022, you MUST PURCHASE AN ADULT MEMBERSHIP!

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT OUT THE USAV MEMBERSHIP CARD and bring to tryouts. 

STEP 2B: REGISTER WITH AAU Volleyball

In order to participate in tryouts, your daughter will need to be registered with AAU Volleyball as well. Not only are we required to make sure you have registered, but it's important in case they get injured as membership with AAU covers as secondary insurance. You can register here: JOIN AAU Volleyball. Please remember to select OUR CLUB; CODE IS: WYEY73. YOU MUST choose our CLUB for this step.

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT OUT THE AAU MEMBERSHIP CARD and bring to tryouts. 

STEP 3: 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 USAV AZ Regions tool. However, for recruiting purposes and making sure they play the level that makes best sense for your athlete, please use the guide below. For example, your athlete is a younger 8th grader, so the region tool shows 13's, but we would prefer her to play 14's. Another example is if your athlete plays 13's this year but should have played 14's because of her grade, then when she is a freshman in HS, she'll have gone from playing 13's all the way to 15's. 

18's 17's 16s 15's 14's 13's 12s
Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman 8th 7th 6th

STEP 4: REGISTER FOR IGNITE OPEN HOUSES

What to expect at Open Houses: Athletes will play on court (so come ready to play!), get to know coaches, etc. Parents can stay and attend an informational meeting with our Directors where we will talk through what to expect this season at Ignite and answer any questions. SEE BELOW for Dates and Times. Registration below:

REGISTER for 12's, 13's and 14's OPEN HOUSES!

REGISTER for 15's-18's OPEN HOUSES!

STEP 5: REGISTER FOR IGNITE TRYOUTS

Registering is important as this lets us know information about your daughter prior to tryouts. This info comes in handy when we're evaluating and determining teams.

Due to a heavy increase in 15's and 16's registrations, we've decided to split them up into 2 different tryout times. We've also added a 4th 15's team to accommodate and added 2 amazing new Head/Assistant coaches to coach our 15's Elite 1 and 15's Elite 2's team.

NOTE - NEW TRYOUT TIMES FOR 15's, 16's and 17-18's. SEE BELOW!!

TRYOUT REGISTRATION - 14 and Younger

TRYOUT REGISTRATION - 15 and Older

STEP 6: FILL OUT AND BRING THE FOLLOWING FORMS TO TRYOUTS OR GET AHEAD OF THE GAME AND BRING TO OPEN HOUSES!

  • Bring a copy of your AAU membership card.
  • Bring a copy of your USA/AZ Region membership card.
  • COMPLETE USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM AND BRING TWO (2) COPIES TO TRYOUTS. USAV Medical Release Form
  • SIGN ARIZONA REGION CONCUSSION ACKNOWLEGEMENT FORM AND BRING TWO (2) COPIES TO TRYOUTS. Concussion Form
  • READ PAGES 1 & 2 OF THE AZ REGION SAFE SPORT FORM - SIGN PAGE 3 AND BRING TWO (2) COPIES OF PAGE 3 ONLY TO TRYOUTS. SafeSport Form
  • SIGN the COVID19 Release Form AND BRING TWO (2) COPIES TO TRYOUTS. USAV AZ Region COVID Waiver
  • BRING COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PLAYING IN THE ARIZONA REGION.
  • When your daughter makes a team on Sat. initial payment and commitment forms are due - Cash, Charge Card (3% additional charge) or Checks made payable to Ignite Volleyball Club. VENMO WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR DEPOSIT OR DUES. Must pay by check, cash or use CC form with TeamSnap. Please have a parent available at the conclusion of tryouts to sign the required documents and provide payment.

OPEN HOUSE / TRYOUT SCHEDULE

NOTE - NEW TRYOUT TIMES FOR 15's, 16's and 17-18's. SEE BELOW!!

What to expect at Open Houses: Athletes will play on court (so come ready to play!), get to know coaches, etc. Parents can stay and attend an informational meeting with our Directors where we will talk through what to expect this season at Ignite and answer any questions. Registration below for Open Houses and Tryouts:

REGISTER for 12's, 13's and 14's OPEN HOUSES!

REGISTER for 15's-18's OPEN HOUSES!

TRYOUT REGISTRATION - 14 and Younger

TRYOUT REGISTRATION - 15 and Older

TEAMS / COACHING ASSIGNMENTS

TeamDivisionHead CoachAssistant Coach
12 EliteClubDane DownsKayla Arnsmeyer
13 EliteClubRandi ReaderLanae Gonzalez
13 EliteClubCaylee PageSarah Brooks
13 ROXChampionshipSummer AndersonEmily Cain
14 BlackClubSanford RossFrank Carbajal
14 EliteClubGary CloudKris Pérez
14 ROXChampionshipRachel CornishRobert Kuo
15 BlackClubJessica BabiarzAlex Babiarz
15 EliteChampionshipIvan GarciaAutumn Charley
15 EliteChampionshipVictoria IbarraRylee Deal
15 ROXOpenMarissa ScheelerShelby Fenwick
16 BlackClubShawn CovelyKris Pérez
16 EliteChampionshipHaley ShermanDane Downs
16 ROXOpenAngee GadolaGary Cloud
17 ROXOpenBrianca CarreraSierra Baker
17 EliteChampionshipJessica StrickerTBD
18 ROXOpenTammy ButlerTBD

Please note that some coaching assignments and Divisions may change at Director's discretion.

PRICING

Our 2021-22 Season Pricing is linked below.

 

2021 - 22 SEASON PRICING

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

ROX 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. ROX teams this year will be going to Orlando for AAU Nationals!

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 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 and Festival in June. Playing time on these teams are more equal based on position, considered developmental.

Why not let our parents tell you why!

Testimonial 12

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

Summer Camp #5

Thank you so much for this wonderful camp. My daughter had the absolute best time. It was at this camp one year ago that she first played volleyball and fell in love with the sport.  I think she’s come a long way in the past year but she says that she has learned more at camp in the past week than she did in the past 6 months of playing at another club.  More importantly, it has helped her build her confidence back up and renew her love for the game.  She was thrilled with her interactions with all of the coaches, saying how nice, helpful, fun and caring everyone is.  I haven’t seen her this excited about anything in a long time.  Every single day she came home exhausted and extremely happy. I simply couldn’t ask for anything more.  

Testimonial 10

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

Testimonial 8

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.

Testimonial 5

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!

Testimonial 1

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

Great Clinic

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!!!

Testimonial 9

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

Welcome quote

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.

Testimonial 11

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

Testimonial 6

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

Testimonial 7

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.

Testimonial 3

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.

Testimonial 2

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

Testimonial 13

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!

ROX JERSEY PACKAGE

ROX - Made in America and this means our stuff will get to us way faster than overseas than for other brands. Plus, the fabric is so much lighter and cooler than anything we've ever had!
 
ROX teams - 3 jerseys, 2 spandex, backpack, 2 black crew socks, Essence jacket and pants,  warm-up shirt, and practice t-shirts.
 
Elite teams - 2 jerseys, 2 spandex, 2 black crew socks, backpack, warm-up shirt, and practice t-shirts.
 
Black teams- 2 jerseys, 2 spandex, 2 black crew socks, backpack and practice t-shirts.
 
 

THP - SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Tatum Human Performance is our dedicated in-house Sports Performance team.

THP is dedicated to optimizing human performance because we’ve experienced first-hand the transformative power of applied science in realizing human potential. Our individualized, evidence-based tactics gets you results by working smarter, not harder. Our goal is to inspire, energize, and provide hope by showing a clear pathway toward success.

FUNDRAISING

We'll utilize SnapRaise for our fundraising efforts this year. These programs will be designed to help those that otherwise would not be able to join club sports.

We'll have more information soon!

COLLEGE RECRUITING

Introducing our top of the line recruiting program!

So many youth athletes have the goal of one day playing collegiately. However, the idea of starting this process can be overwhelming and intimidating. Ignite Volleyball has taken steps to ease these stresses. 

Ignite hired Linda Rodl, not only for her over 20+ years of running a successful volleyball club, but for her tremendous work in recruiting athletes into college. There is literally no one in Arizona that is as successful as Linda in finding the right fit for an athlete for post HS play. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RECRUITING PROGRAM HERE

PHYSICAL THERAPY PARTNER

We are excited to announce that we will now have an in-house physical therapy partner operating inside Ignite's Forge! He is currently operating out of our Yoga room, but with our expansion into Suite 1 of our building, he'll have a permanent home right next to our Sports Performance team!

Dan Swinscoe is a physical therapist who is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and an emergency medical responder.

Dan is new to AZ and the Ignite family but has over thirty years’ experience treating amateur and professional athletes but especially enjoys helping the junior athlete.

He emphasizes patient education, manual therapy and corrective exercise to help people recover as fast as possible while having as much fun as possible.

We are experiencing a lot of parents that are purchasing the membership under their own name instead of their child. The only way to remedy the situation is to cancel the membership and have them start over.
 
The parent must have the household account, then when purchasing the membership, they need to Add a Child during the membership process.
Here's the region's step-by-step guide to creating a SE Account:

14 & YOUNGER TRYOUTS

Countdown to Tryouts

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 6th

14's: 7:30 - 9:30a

13's: 10:00 - 12:00p

12's: 1:00 - 2:30p

Open Positions Tryouts - all ages - 2:30 - 6:00p

Lots of clinics prior to this - check out our calendar for full list!

15 & OLDER TRYOUTS

Countdown to Tryouts

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 20TH

NOTE - NEW TRYOUT TIMES FOR 15's 16's and 17-18's. SEE BELOW!!

15's: 7:30-9:30a

16's: 10:00-12:00p

17/18's: 1-2:30p

Open Position Tryouts - all ages: 3-5p

 

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