Igniting Massachusetts Volleyball!
Empowering youth athletes
through the sport of volleyball
Our goal is to encourage a love for learning, sportsmanship, and the game of volleyball through team interactions that develop friendships, confidence, character, and ability.
WHY IGNITE VBC
1. Competitive Volleyball
Exceptional coaches bring experience and enthusiasm to every practice--meeting athletes where they are and challenging each athlete to improve their physical and mental game
Two practices each week allow for high-quality reps in all areas
Competitive opportunities will occur at every single practice
Tournaments allow athletes to implement new-found skills against regional teams (usually 1-2 per month)
2. Character Development
In addition to developing physical volleyball skills, coaches will teach discipline, kindness, and sportsmanship
3. Strength & Conditioning
Strength & conditioning training will be provided to improve balance, speed and agility, vertical, and overall strength
4. Fantastic Location
Practices (and potentially some tournaments) will be held at The Mill Works in Westford, MA
5. Ignite Volleyball is FUN!
Athletes will discover the thrill of playing the game of volleyball with new friends!
WHO WE ARE
Heather Barlow brings decades of enthusiasm and experience to Ignite Volleyball. She is the varsity coach of the Groton-Dunstable volleyball program, currently celebrating consecutive league titles. She played Division I volleyball at Brigham Young University, experiencing a Final Four and several Sweet Sixteen appearances. She is also the proud parent of several athletes, one of which is playing collegiate volleyball in Utah.
Heather is in charge of strategically developing the skills portion of all of our programs and serves as a master coach for most practices during the season. A local, she is excited to increase the volleyball opportunities in the area and watch the sport continue to grow.
Director of Operations
Caitlyn assists in overseeing all aspects of Ignite Volleyball Club.
Caitlyn is a former Division I libero and professional volleyball player with over 11 years coaching experience. She won 4 State Championships and a National Championship at the high school level, was an All-American OH and Hall of Fame Athlete, played on the USAV Youth & Junior National Team, received a full-ride scholarship as a libero at the University of Missouri, played professionally overseas, and coached at the Division I level at DePaul University and Cal Berkeley. Prior to joining Ignite she coached in St. Louis, MO where she also ran a nonprofit that provided free after-school volleyball training for low income girls.