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Winter Academy Now OPEN!

Winter Academy is now LIVE! 

Click HERE for Eagle River Academy

Click HERE for Anchorage Academy 

*NOTE: In light of the ASD snow day plans, we had to change our previous schedule for Eagle River Academy. Times listed below are updated! 

Eagle River Academy

Session I (Beginner/Intermediate I)

January 19 - February 28th*

Monday's 5-6:00

Tuesday's 6-7:00

Session II (Intermediate II/Advanced)

Monday's 4-5:00

Thursday's 4-5:00

Eagle River Academy will be held at King's Way Gym

Cost: $175 and includes a free t-shirt

*With NO EAGLE RIVER ACADEMY January 12, 16, 17th and February 16, 20, 21st

Anchorage Academy 

January 23 - February  21st

Court I (Beginner/Intermediate I)

Monday/Tuesday 5:30-6:30

Court II (Intermediate II/Advanced)

Monday/Tuesday 5:30-6:30

Anchorage Academy will be held at Wendler Middle School

Cost: $175 and includes a free t-shirt

2022-23 Club Teams

In an effort to continue to serve our community in the best way possible, we are restructuring our teams this year. Please see a complete description of teams available for this years comp season

Nationals Team (14u-18u)

Participates in 3 travel tournaments in the lower 48 + local tournaments, practice 2x/week King's Way Gym

Regionals Team (14u-18u)

Participates in 1 travel tournament in the lower 48 + local tournaments, practice 2x/week King's Way Gym

Eagle River Home Team (12u-14u, 16u)

Participates in all local tournaments, practice 2x/week King's Way Gym

*NEW* Anchorage Home Team (12u-14u)

Participates in all local tournaments, practice 2x/week at location TBD

Signing Day Celebration is November 28th 5-7:00! This year we are partnering with King's Way in a Christmas Toy Drive! Bring a new, unused toy for a special prize! We'll also have tons of swag for sale, a court to play on, jerseys to try on, and a chance to meet your coaches this year! 

Practices will start Tuesday, November 29th!

12-14u HOME practice Mondays 6-7:30 and Fridays 4:30-6

17N/18R/18N practice Mondays 7:30-9 and Fridays 6:15-8:15

15N/16H/16R practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:45

14R/14M/15R practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:45

2022-23 Tryouts


This registration is for all interested athletes for comp. tryouts; age groups 12u-18u.  Please check the age chart to find the age in which your athlete will be competing. *Teams are formed by AGE/BIRTHDAY NOT GRADE

12u-14u Monday, October 10th 5:30-7:30

12u-14u, Tuesday, October 11th 5:30-7:30

15u-16u, Nov. 14th-15th: 5:30-7:30


17u Nov. 17th 5:30-7:30

18u November 18th 5:30-7:30

17-18U Callbacks (invite only) November 21st 5:30-7:30

12u-15u Anchorage, Nov. 14-15th 6-8:00

12u-15u Anchorage CALLBACKS (invite only) November 21st 6-8:00



Register HERE to lock in your spot today!

$15 Tryout fee due at registration

Athletes MUST be registered with USAV PRIOR to trying out! Click HERE to register or renew your membership! IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED 

*If you paid/participated in the summer travel tryouts and are trying out again, please email for a coupon code to waive your tryout fee

FALL academy is LIVE!


August 23- September 22nd (5 weeks)

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

Session 1 (beginner/intermediate)


Session 2 (intermediate 2/advanced)


Kings Way Gym 

Cost: $175 and includes a free t-shirt

Register HERE 

2022-23 Travel Team Tryouts

King's Way Gym - Eagle River

Dates: July 19-20th

5-7:00 13U-15U

7-9:00 16U-18U

Link to Register HERE

$15 Tryout fee due at or before tryouts. We accept cash and Venmo. Please be ready to show proof of Venmo payment at sign in on Day One if paid in advance.

See USAV Age Chart to find which age group your athlete should tryout with.

Tryouts are for our Nationals Teams and will be traveling out of state for three tournaments, including Nationals in Chicago June 28-July 6th. 

Questions? Feel free to email us at

USAV Age Divisions for 2021-2022

Please use link to determine age groups for 2021-2022 season.

Locations of Tryouts

Location of Tryouts

Frequently Asked Questions about Comp Ball

How long is the season?..................Dec.-early April (with breaks for Christmas vacation and spring break)

How often are practices?................typically 2 times a week for 1.5-2 hours depending on the age group.

How much does it cost?...............$850 for the 2022-23 season, travel teams will have additional fees to cover travel costs.

Are uniforms required?.............yes, there is a uniform package that will be required for athletes. If your uniform from previous years is in good condition and still fits, you will not be required to purchase a new one unless we have to purchase a new style of uniform. 

Is there fundraising opportunities?...............yes, Inspire tries to provide 2-3 opportunities to fundraise. We are also a non-profit so all monetary donations are tax deductible. We have forms and letters to use if you'd like to reach out to local businesses to sponsor your athlete!

Where are practices held?........As of right now, all practices are at Kings Way in Eagle River.

Tournament Play: All teams will have at least 3-4 local tournaments during the season.

Do you travel out of state?.........yes, last year IVC traveled %50 of its teams. (Additional costs required)

Travel teams............season will be longer, but with more breaks built in.

Please email with any additional questions.

USAV membership registration link

Community Based and IVC Program Based Scholarships

IVC is a non-profit corporation.  We believe that through sport, our youth athletes can learn valuable life lessons.  Our mission is to empower our athletes to become productive members of our community!  We understand that some athletes need some assistance financially.  Thanks to our awesome community minded business' and our scholarship program, we are now offering scholarships to those athletes who apply.  Please download the PDF and email Director Callis with any questions.

IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR AN ATHLETE, PLEASE EMAIL INSPIREVOLLEYBALL@GMAIL.COM.  We would love to highlight your business on our website as well as foster and working relationship of giving back.  Thank you so much!


Inspire is implementing the sanctions put forth by our governing body: USA Volleyball.  All practices must follow the guidelines put forth by USAV.  USA Volleyball continues to provide information on return to play.  Please follow us on Facebook (Inspire Volleyball) and/or Instagram (inspirevolleyballclub) for the most current information.  We also adhere to our local municipality and gym management for Covid guidelines.

National Travel Teams

Travel Teams will consist of 10-12 athletes, a head coach, and an assistant coach.  Teams will travel 2-3 times out of state to Qualifying USAV tournaments and/or AAU tournaments.  Teams will be formed in July, with a commitment date of August 2nd.  Athletes will stay with their travel team the entire comp. season.  

Cost $850 + uniform package + travel costs

Includes: 5.5 months of volleyball, 2 highly qualified coaches, 2 practices a week, 2 practice shirts, discounts on Lululemon, entrance fee into local tournaments, travel is guaranteed, teams stay together for entire season.

Travel costs will be in addition.  Each trip should be $900-1200 and can be paid out through a monthly payment plan.  Inspire is a non-profit company.  Fundraising will be an option.

16's National Team

Placed 55th out of 155 teams!

Competitive Club Teams

Home Teams consist of 10-12 players and will have a head coach and student assistant coach.  Teams will be formed at tryouts in Nov. and compete in the 3 local tournaments during club season.  Teams also have the possibility of traveling out of state once based on numbers.

Cost: $850 + uniform package

Includes: 4.5 months of volleyball, 2 practice shirts, 2 practices a week with highly qualified coaches. Entrance into local tournaments, discounts on Lululemon, first invite to various Inspire sponsored events and camps

League Level

Our 12's/13's league team went UNDEFEATED in tourney play this season

Academy Sessions

5-6 week sessions for grades 3rd-8th.  Athletes will be grouped according to experience.  Instruction provided by Director of Inspire, along with Head Coaches and Athlete Mentors in the Inspire Program.  Practices are focused on high quality reps and small group game play.

Includes 2 one hour practices a week and a tshirt.

Fall, Winter, & Spring Developmental

Learn the game early and gain confidence in your abilities

Campus Visits

Inspire believes in developing the whole student/athlete! We love to visit college campuses when we travel so our student/athletes can be Inspired to work hard to achieve the next level. When goals become visual, the path becomes more determined! Pictured visits to Rollins College in Orlando, FL., Gonzaga in Spokane, WA. and Colorado School of Mines in Colorado Springs, CO. We have also visited Stanford University in San Francisco, CA.

Gold Medal Squared

Inspire has a Unique claim in that ALL of its coaches have attended a Gold Medal Squared Clinic (GMS). "Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of some of our countries most successful and experience coaches. Dr. Carl McGown, Dr. Marv Dunphy, Dr. Doug Beal, Jim McLaughlin, Chris McGown and the rest of our staff bring over 300 years of combined coaching experience. Our staff has been to the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition." (from GMS website) ALL of Inspires athletes will use the same technique keys and GMS principles. We believe in the GMS process and love what we have already done for our spring session athletes. It is new, it is relevant, and it is based on scientific research and LOADS of data. We are so excited to transform Alaska Volleyball!

Inspire Volleyball

Educate the Player. Inspire the Athlete. Empower the Person.

We are a character based club who believes that sports teach us about life!  We expect our athletes to come ready to learn, be good teammates, give their best effort, and be the person that Inspires others!


Sarah Callis


Phone: 9072313342

Practicing with a local club team in Colorado

13's Inspire Team Competing in Red Rock Rave Las Vegas

13's Inspire Team Competing in Red Rock Rave Las Vegas

Inspire 18u winning the Varsity Silver Division

Inspire 18u winning the Varsity Silver Division