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12-14u Tryout Info

2019-2020 Club Tryouts Dates


Normal Tryout Information

Ignite will hold a 2-day tryout for 12u-14u Club Teams on October 5-6, 2019. Each tryout day is different and for coaches to adequately see each player, we recommend attending both tryout days for placement on the best teams. If offered a spot on an Ignite Club Team, return on Wednesday, October 9th for commitment night.

Tryout Schedule

Tryout Process

Tryouts are an opportunity for Ignite coaches and directors to assess player's skills and abilities. We consider athleticism, experience, coach-ability,  attitude and positions when placing players on teams.

At the end of tryouts, players who are a good Ignite fit will be given an invitation for an Ignite NATIONAL, ELITE or SELECT team. (Ignite Visalia team(s) are labeled PREMIER.) Click here for more on teams On two day tryouts, Ignite strongly encourages players to attend the first tryout for the best team choices AND return the 2nd day.  While there is no guarantee,  those present at earliest tryouts are considered first for highest level teams. Those who return the 2nd day will be evaluated further for best team placement.

We recognize there are many clubs to consider. Ignite encourages players/parents/families to find the right culture--the proper mix of club values, coach mentoring, quality instruction, practice location and price. Not all club experiences are the same! Please ask any and all questions to help make the best decision for your child and family.  Click here to send us a question by email





  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11-1pm (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 5-6:30pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: Monday, October 7th @ 6pm, Wednesday, October 9th @ 5pm 
  • Commitment Night for 13-14u teams, Wednesday October 9th @ 6pm

12u & Under

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9-11am (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3:30-5pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: Monday, October 7th @ 6pm, Wednesday, October 9th @ 5pm 
  • Commitment Night for 12u & under teams: Wednesday October 9th @ 6pm


Tryout Fee is $20 ONLINE / $25 at the door

(Online Registration closes Friday, October 5th @ 7pm)

Commitment night (12u-14u): Wednesday, October 9th 

Commitment Night time is between 6:30-8:30.  We will celebrate our new Ignite teams,  complete uniform fitting and get instructions for club registration. The uniiform package must be purchased at Commitment Night  (see Club Pricing). All players and 1 parent/guardian are required to attend. 

13 & 14 National @6:30pm.

12 Elite/National @7pm

13/14 Elite @7:30pm.

Ignite's Team Definitions

Ignite does its best to provide a club experience for all players. Whether beginner or experienced club player, we believe volleyball can teach the important traits of teamwork, patience/endurance, handwork and character. In addition, we just love this game and want to see more students play--no matter what level. 

To provide players with the appropriate club experience, our teams are divided into three categories: 

  • NATIONAL are travel teams competing at the highest level possible. Practices are generally 3 times per week with conditioning/strength training immediately before or after. They play in local SCVA tournaments, travel to the JO Qualifier and participate in a year end travel tournament (e.g. Phoenix, Florida or other).*
  • ELITE  are semi-travel teams playing at a competitive level. Practices are 2 times per week with conditioning/strength training once a week. They will play in local SCVA tournaments and the year end Summer Soiree. Depending on ranking, they could also travel to the JO Qualifier.*
  • SELECT  are beginning to intermediate teams competing regionally.  They practice twice a week and play in local SCVA tournaments. There is no travel and no year end tournaments, providing a great club experience without added schedule demands or travel fees.*
  • PREMIER (formerly "Ignite Gray Teams") are satellite Ignite teams. Their schedules are custom, playing in SCVA tournaments with the ability to add-on travel tournaments as needed. Practices are twice a week. 

Prior to tryouts you will be asked to indicate your 1st and 2nd preference for team. We will do our best to match your preference with the spots available.  However, placement depends upon the players that tryout and the number of participants, skill level & experience so we cannot guarantee which spots we will have to offer. We work hard to balance both the needs of the player and the overall needs of each team.  


* Schedule subject to change based on SCVA, USA Volleyball, AAU, JVA or at the determination of Ignite coaches and admin.

Ignite Volleyball Club & Foundation Partners and Affiliates

Ignite Volleyball Club & Foundation is a 501c3

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Ignite Volleyball Club & Foundation?  

Not only will you further Ignite's vision, but since we're a 501(c)3, all donations are tax deductible. We think it's a win/win situation. Here is what we're passionate about and what your contribution would do: 

  • Supports youth volleyball, competition and sportsmanship in the Chino Valley.
  • Promotes our vision for positive coaching and opportunities for beginner's through advanced players to participate in sports.
  • Provides  opportunities for free clinics.
  • Furthers our value to encouraging volleyball to developing countries. Currently we are supplying volleyball equipment to a small village and sponsoring players in Cameroon, Africa. 
  • Allow partial scholarships for those unable to afford the full club tuition.

If you've got a passion for any of these areas, consider being an Ignite sponsor. It's for a good cause, promotes good will for your organization and is a fully tax deductible too. Be a part of our vision and score a win/win/win for everyone. 

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