Tryout Information for the 2022-2023 Season:
At IGNITE, we understand that club tryouts can be stressful. Our goal is to make the tryout process as stress-free as possible by outlining the complete process below. Another confounding aspect of JO tryouts is that you often don’t know how many openings are truly available since some spots may have already been offered and claimed by returning players. For this reason, we are fully disclosing the status of our returning player contracts on the “2023 IGNITE Teams” page.
Our intention is to offer Regional, American and Elite teams for 11 – 18 age groups. (American not offered at 11s or 18s.) The actual number & level of teams in the club for the ’21-’22 season will be dependent on the results of the tryout and selection process. Although we believe a smaller club better fits our DNA, we’re looking to expand our number of teams so that we can provide playing opportunities to new families in the area. We are limiting this club expansion so that we can still maintain a high level of play while providing the personal connection and support for our players and families.
Dear Prospective IGNITE family,
At Ignite, we fully realize the stress and pressure tryouts can bring. We want to do all we can to make the experience a fun one for your player.
During the try out process, every player will be formally evaluated and all players will be taken into consideration. Coaches and directors will not only look for individual skill, but also take positions and team chemistry into consideration. No parents will be allowed on the courts during try outs, but there will be an Ignite representative in the parent lounge to help answer any questions you might have.
After the try out process is complete, a team of Coaches and Directors will review the results of the evaluations and produce a list of players to offer contracts to. A list of player alternates will also be comprised and placed on a wait list. The waitlist will not be in any order. Players will be taken off the waitlist and placed on the offer list by positional need.
IGNITE will not be hosting call backs, as we feel the additional process is overly stressful on players and families.
Contract offers and wait listed players will be posted the evening of tryouts via try out number on the website. Those chosen as alternates will be personally informed through email. Families offered contracts will be contacted by phone from a coach or club director so that we can answer any questions and congratulate your player on a job well done. After the intital offer, we are not allowed to continue to initiate contact with your player. You, however, may contact us at any time.
The deadline to accept or decline the contract offer is 10 days after the day of tryouts. There is a link to those deadlines set by the OVR below. We ask that those who have arrived at a decision let us know quickly because it affects other players waiting to see if there will be a position on a roster for them. We know that waiting to see if you have a spot on a roster is stressful, and we want to do all we can to help make the final roster placement process as easy and anxiety free as possible.
Tyler Price, IGNITE Director
IGNITE Tryout Dates and Times
11's - Saturday October 22nd 9:00am-Noon
12's - Saturday October 22nd 9:00am-Noon
13's - Saturday October 29th 9:00am-12:00pm
14's - Saturday October 29th 1:00pm-4:00pm
15-16's - Sunday November 13th 2:00pm-4:30pm
* All tryouts are held at The Edge Sports & Arts Academy:
9550 Ravenna Rd. Twinsburg, Ohio
*Pending approval from the OVR
Double check your age group definition for 2022-2023 Season
Purchase a mandatory tryout membership with the OVR.
Ohio Valley Region volleyball requires that all players trying out holds a valid try out membership.
Print off and bring completed medical waiver to tryouts.
Walk up registration is always welcome at IGNITE but we would love for you to pre-register in order to save your player the time and hassle of the registration process the day of tryouts.
Please know that walk up registration lines can be lengthy. If choosing to walk up, please allow for an addtional 20-30 mintues time prior to tryout start. We find pre-registered players are more relaxed and have less anxiety about tryouts.
Contact Director Tyler Price at 330-475-4369 or IgniteCoachT@gmail.com with questions. (If emailing, please give more time for a response. Text is preferred.)