Our Mission

Shaping these girls into great athletes and even better people!  Read More

Club Cost

We are a non-profit and try to keep our costs low to allow more athletes to participate.

Our Coaches

We have great coaching with ample experience!  

Entering our 11th year as a club, the Spokane Ignite Volleyball Club was started in 2013 with a goal to provide a high quality program at a reasonable cost to players and for families who prefer to play in tournaments on Friday’s and Saturdays, leaving Sunday’s available for family time.  We are committed to providing a positive environment where players improve their skill sets while having fun and building positive relationships with teammates.

Spokane Ignite Volleyball Club is committed to:

  • Helping players elevate their game to a higher level.
  • Encouraging players to take risks to learn and implement new skills.
  • Challenging players to work hard and excel on and off the court.
  • Providing players with a club experience that does not require Sunday play or practice

Changing young girls lives!

At Spokane Ignite, we believe in more than just volleyball. We strive to empower our girls both on and off the court, teaching them important life skills such as teamwork, dedication, and perseverance. Through our training programs and coaching staff, we instill a love for the game and a desire for personal growth in each of our athletes.

Spokane Ignite offers a variety of programs to accommodate different skill levels and goals. Our developmental programs focus on building a strong foundation of fundamental skills, while our competitive teams strive for excellence in regional and national competitions. Whatever your daughter’s goals may be, we have a program that will challenge and inspire her.

Join us at Spokane Ignite and become part of our volleyball family. We provide a supportive community where girls can grow both as athletes and individuals. Through the sport of volleyball, we aim to empower our girls, teaching them valuable life lessons and helping them become confident, strong, and resilient.

Keeping Cost Low!

Club Fees:  Our club tries to keep our costs to a minimum. We are consistently one of the most cost-effective Non-Profit clubs over the past 11 years in the Evergreen Region.

 

Costs will range between $1000-1200 dollars for our U12 & our U13/U14 team which has a tryout on November 2nd.  Our older clubs may have dues as high as $1800 for the 2023-2024 season depending on the individual team, how many tournaments each club plays in, tournament location, and practice costs, etc.  Costs are based on fees charged for gym space, club operating costs, tournaments fees,  uniform cost, etc.   Younger age groups will pay less than the older clubs.

 

Club Fees Include:

  • Uniforms
  • Tournament Fees
  • Team Equipment
  • Practice Location (Gym Time)
  • Club Administration Fees

Club Fees do NOT Include:

  • Player travel expenses
  • Membership to ERVA, AAU, or JVA–1

Our Coaches

Jeremy Zollinger coaches our U16 team and will be coaching his 5th year with Spokane Ignite. 

He grew up playing volleyball in Alberta, Canada from elementary to varsity.  In 12th grade his high school team took 2nd in 4A Provincials for his home town of Red Deer.  He was awarded Athlete of the Year his Senior Year. 

He moved to Spokane in 2007 with his wife and now has 3 girls and a boy.
He loves to coach and brings an aggressive coaching style with fast pace mentality.  He teaches why volleyball IQ is so important and how each athlete is critical to the “whole team.” 

His teams have won many tournaments over the last 4 years.  He loves to share his passion for the game on and off the court.

He continues to play volleyball in city leagues and regional tournaments.
His quote is “God Bless America  and Volleyball.”

Matthew Raab is the current director for Spokane Ignite and co-coach for the U15 team.   Matt played football collegiately, but since having children has coached a variety of sports including basketball, football and baseball. 

Matt started to fall in love with Volleyball around 15 years ago and plays competitively when he has time.

Matt has been coaching with Ignite for 2 years and last year their team won about half the tournaments they played in and placed highly in several of others.

Matt is a huge believer that the way you practice is the way you play.  If you practice hard then you will perform better in real life.  He also believes in having fun and finding humor in competition.  Playing loose is a major key to winning.  He also understands that winning is key to having fun.

Anna Conner is the co-coach for the U15 team.  She coached for 7 years mostly in the Jr High level in Puyallup Washington.  She played volleyball for Puyallup High School and has continued to play and compete when she can.  Mother of 5 daughters, she is also a substitute teacher, XC, volleyball and track coach at Highland Middle school and is a marathon runner and triathlete.

Anna believes in the whole athlete.  When we are confident in ourselves and our teammates, we play so much better.  The phrase “Girls bond to battle” has helped lead her teams to victory as the girls play united.  These skills relate to all areas of life, believe in yourself and believe in others and you will succeed.  
Eddie Konrad- This is Eddie's first year of coaching club volleyball even though he is a seasoned veteran in the volleyball scene. He is the head coach of the combined U13/14 North Spokane team. Eddie has been playing volleyball for decades in indoor and outdoor tournaments. He has a passion for working with and inspiring youth; so much so that he has gone above and beyond acquiring a level 1 coaching certification through Stanford University. When he's not on the volleyball court he is spending time with his adult kids, his youth program at his church or training for races (bike, running, triathlon's, etc.)
Eddie Konrad
Ashley Hutchinson– This is my first-year coaching for Ignite. I will be an assistant for Jeremy Zollinger, coaching the U-16 team this season. I was previously an assistant coach for a U-12 local volleyball team (Spokane Magic) during the 2015-2016 season. I have also coached club Track & Field teams as well as coaching Track & Field for Lewis & Clark High School during the 2023 season.

I grew up playing volleyball, starting probably before I could even walk. I played for Mead High School and was on the team that won the State Volleyball Tournament my Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. Despite offers to play collegiately, after various shoulder injuries, I decided to continue my athletic career competing in Track & Field at Spokane Falls Community College, later transferring to the University of Wyoming. I moved back to Spokane in 2015 and am so grateful and excited for this opportunity to work with some great kids in a sport that I love!