Phone: 515-331-7714 Address: 200 SE 37th Street,Grimes, Iowa

Philosophy

We are committed to ensuring that every Ignit Volleyball Club athlete has a positive experience that fuels their love of volleyball and competition. While we do provide our athletes with the highest caliber of volleyball training, it is equally important that athletes learn life lessons that will stay with them long after their volleyball career comes to an end. Our coaches are mentors, role models, and above all, teachers. We will teach our athletes to be disciplined, compete and train at full effort, be a positive and supportive teammate, be a problem solver, push beyond their comfort zone, and compete with confidence and enthusiasm. Ignit Volleyball Club is a family. Our older athletes work with and get to know our younger athletes and our teams support and cheer for each other whenever they

Volleyball Directors

Coaches

Jessica Lavicky

12U Green Head Coach (2nd Season)

Christy Peletz

13U Green Head Coach (2nd Season)
Christy is in her second season with Ignit. She enjoys coaching the younger ages. Christy is the Head 8th Grade Coach at Urbandale Middle School.

Rachel Ray

14U Blue Head Coach (2nd Season)
Rachel grew up in Cedar Falls where she played high school volleyball for Cedar Falls High School and club for Six Pack VBC. After high school Rachel attended Iowa State University and played Rugby. Rachel has coached at both IPVA and Iowa Heart VBC before making her way Ignit where she is our 14U Blue head coach. Rachel is interested in weight lifting as well as body building. She is still an active as a competitive adult player, helping her women's team to a 2nd place finish at USAV Adult Nationals in 2015. She currently lives in West Des Moines with her husband and new born baby!

Mitchell Holtzman

14U Green Head Coach (1st Season)
Mitchell has officiated high school volleyball for the last two years. While at Iowa State University, he competed and won many intramural volleyball tournaments before joining the Iowa State Men’s Volleyball Club. Mitchell actively plays multiple times per week with friends. While this is his first time in an official coaching capacity, Mitchell has spent a lot of time helping people of all ages learn new skills on and off the court.

Abby Graves

15U Green Head Coach (1st Season)

Abby started playing volleyball in 8th grade all the way through high school. She played at Grundy Center High School as an all-around starter as well as 4 year team captain. While in high school she played club for both Iowa Elite and Iowa Rockets. After graduation she attended and played 2 seasons at Northwest Missouri State, then finished her career at Grand View University. She most recently coached at I-80 Blues VBC before joining the Ignit VBC family.

Evan Stober

16U Blue Head Coach (2nd Season)

Evan Stober first learned how to play volleyball with a basketball at his local small town gym as a young 8th grader. With limited opportunities for boys he played and assisted with 17's elite teams at Nebraska Elite and River City Jr's in Omaha, Nebraska. As a student assistant his River City Jrs 17's team placed 3rd at Nationals in 2010. He has been in love with the sport ever since. Evan competed in the USA High Performance program in Arizona the summer before receiving a scholarship and playing for 4 years at Grand View University. in Des Moines. During that time he served as a 9th grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Assistant at Dowling Catholic High School and was apart of taking the maroons to state 3 separate times. Evan joined the realm of club volleyball last season and took Ignit 17u to its first USA Volleyball National Championships appearance winning the bronze bracket. Evan's passion for team building and ability to grow individuals and teams reflects in every experience. Evan currently lives in downtown Des Moines and works for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority.

Tayler Wineski

16U Blue Assistant Coach (1st Season)

Tayler is in her first season with Ignit but she is no rookie to the coaching world. Prior to joining the Ignit family Tayler with DCVC where she coached 12-16U age athletes. She also coached high school volleyball for 5 years. Before coaching Tayler started her career as a Varsity Starter at DSM Roosevelt and since then has played Outside Hitter & Libero in her 15 year playing career.

MK McKenna

16U Green Associate Head Coach (1st Season)

Morgan Johnson

16U Blue Associate Head Coach (1st Season)

Morgan grew up in a suburb of Chicago, IL. She started playing volleyball at 12 years old and immediately fell in love with the game! Throughout her youth, she played as a right-side hitter for her high school team and Rolling Thunder volleyball club. Her team went and competed in nationals almost every year. After a devastating ankle injury her senior year, Morgan decided to forego playing volleyball in college and attended the University of Minnesota. After graduating in 2015, she decided to get back into playing volleyball and has since played for many co-ed recreational leagues. This previous summer, Morgan got married and relocated to West Des Moines so that her husband could attend medical school at Des Moines University. She looks forward to joining the Ignit Volleyball Club coaching family!

Emilee Erichsen

17U Blue Assistant Coach (2nd Season)

Emilee graduated from Urbandale High School where she was a major player on their volleyball team, attending the High School State Tournament. She participated in Iowa High Performance while in high school. After graduating she attended Grand Canyon University on a full ride to play beach volleyball. Unfortunately due to injury Emilee's collegiate career was cut short and she moved back to Iowa. She has coached beach for Elite Beach and was our 15U Blue Head Coach in the 2016-2017 season.

Lauren Mazuer

(1st Season)

Mark Yontz

(2nd Season)

Paige Wilkin

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