INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Ignite will attend the 2024 Central Zone Invitational to introduce thousands of young volleyball players and their families to the upcoming pro volleyball team. The Central Zone Invitational will be held on February 3rd and 4th at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  

“Indiana is home to a remarkably strong volleyball community—with top-level clubs and competitions right in our backyard,” said Jim Schumacher, co-owner of Indy Ignite. “Central Zones is the kind of tournament that can launch volleyball careers, and clubs from across the country travel to Indiana just to be there. We look forward to cheering on the incredible talent on the court, while introducing them to the new professional career opportunities at Indy Ignite and the Pro Volleyball Federation.”  

Central Zones is one of the most competitive junior leagues in the nation, and the Central Zone Invitational tournament attracts upwards of 30,000 people to Indianapolis each year. This event is an all-ages volleyball tournament where clubs, high schools and junior teams across the country come to compete. 

Prior to the tournament, there is also the Central Zone Showcase, where uncommitted athletes from graduation years 2024–2028 can show off their skills to college coaches and recruiters.

“Tournaments like Central Zone are a chance to directly connect with the communities we serve. Because at the end of the day, everything we do is for those young women,” said MK Huse, General Manager and President of Indy Ignite. 

At the Indy Ignite booth, coaches and players will have the chance to learn more about pro volleyball, enter prize giveaways and meet our team ambassadors. Indy Ignite is also hosting photo opportunities with some of the most skilled players in college volleyball, all of whom grew up in Central Indiana, including Emma Halter (University of Texas), Ramsey Gary (Indiana University), Camryn Haworth (Indiana University), Chloe Chicoine (Purdue), Raven Colvin (Purdue), and Eva Hudson (Purdue). 

“For us, tournaments like Central Zone are a chance to directly connect with the communities we serve,” said MK Huse, General Manager and President of Indy Ignite. “Because at the end of the day, everything we do is for those young women—the passionate players hoping to one day make a career out of their favorite sport. Our team is working hard to pave the way forward and make women’s pro volleyball a cornerstone of the Indianapolis sports scene. ”

Pro Volleyball Federation will begin play in January 2024 with seven teams each playing 24 matches before culminating in a four-team championship in May. Indy Ignite is one of three expansion teams scheduled to debut in January 2025. For more information about the team and how to get involved as a player, a team partner or a member of the Fan Firestorm, visit



Indy Ignite is bringing the heat of professional women’s volleyball to Indianapolis. As part of the nation’s premier pro volleyball league, our mission is to pursue victory, empower women and serve our community through the competitive world of pro volleyball. Together, we are paving the way for the next generation of women’s sports and inspiring girls to pursue their passion with relentless ambition. Indy Ignite will debut in January 2025. Sign up for updates, season tickets and more at


Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL PRO VOLLEYBALL and the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation began play in January 2024 with world-class players and coaches, including some of America’s greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that the level and quality of play, treatment of players, quality of event presentations and the day-to-day fan experience is world-class and the very best offered in North America. For more information, visit