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So You Wanna Play Club Volleyball

Club volleyball is one of the premier sports for girls ages 10-18. It is growing throughout the United States and around the world, with some of the most elite athletes competing in Southern California. Players learn skills, teamwork, the value of competition and push to be the best version of themselves on and off the court.

Ignite's philosophy is simple... we teach the game and we use it to teach about life. As a Gold Medal Squared certified club, we incorporate the most proven teaching methods with our club teams.  As a non-profit organization, we help kids get to college and use the competitive nature of volleyball as character building opportunities, mentoring our players. This is the "Ignite Way" and we believe it help us succeed in the most important ways. 

The club volleyball season has tryouts in August (15u-18u) and October (12u-14u). For our younger teams, practices begin the first week in November and 15-18u teams begin practice late November or early December.  Practices are 2, 2.5* or 3 times per week depending on the team and competition level. 

Competition comes in two forms: a) So. Cal Match Days (called qualifiers and mandatories); b) Travel Tournaments (typically 2-4 days in a row). 

So. Cal Match Days are with the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) and are typically every 3-4 weeks. Teams will be assigned a pool of 3-5 teams and will compete throughout the day until the pools are complete. An example of this would be playing in a 4-team pool, starting at 8AM and ending at 2pm.  Pools are generally Saturday or Sunday morning, however some pools may start Saturday afternoon. 

Travel Tournaments vary from team to team with as little as 1 tournament per year or as many as 4. Most travel tournaments are within driving distance (i.e. - Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno). However a few of our top teams may travel to Colorado, Texas or Florida for National Competitions.  Travel Tournaments are typically spread throughout the year and may start as early as February, with the bulk of travel April thru late June. 

The club season ends for each team with a final "travel tournament" to wrap up the season. 

2020-21 Club Tryouts Dates

For 2020-21, Ignite will hold a 2-day tryout for 15u-18u Club Teams on September 19-20 and October 3-4th for 12-14u . 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 Tuesday (September 22nd for 15-18u teams OR October 6th for 12-14u team) for commitment night.

Club Season for 15-18u is scheduled to begin in October, break in early December and resume at the end of January. Season will continue through June/July depending on year end tournaments. Club Season for 12-14u is scheduled to run "as normal."  Roughly Nov. 1st thru July 3rd. 

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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


2019 Tryout Schedule below .




Tryouts for 12u & Under

  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9-11am (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 1-3pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: TBA
  • Commitment Night and uniform try-on for 12u teams is Tuesday, October 6th in the evening. 

Tryouts for 13u-14u

  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 12-2pm (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 3-5pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: TBA
  • Commitment Night and uniform try-on for 12u teams is Tuesday, October 6th in the evening. 


  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020  from 9-11am (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 from 11-1pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: TBA
  • Commitment Night for 15u-18u teams is Tuesday, Sept. 22nd in the evening


  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020  from 12-2pm (Tryouts Day 1 of 2)
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 from 1-3pm (Tryouts Day 2 of 2)
  • Makeup Tryouts: TBA
  • Commitment Night for 15u-18u teams is Tuesday, Sept. 22nd in the evening

Tryout Fee is $25, 20% discount offered on or before Sept. 5th 

(Online Registration closes Friday,  October 2nd @ 7pm)

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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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