“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
As I sit and write this article, our middle school is heading to Seguin for their first game of the season! Lots of excitement and nerves! Go A and B team. Our JV leaves for Houston tomorrow for the CHSM tournament. This will be a great and tough tourney. These JV players are doing AMAZING!! Can’t wait to watch them this season! Varsity will be playing in the Devine tournament this weekend. This tourney too is a very competitive tournament where our girls will face many public school teams. I expect great things from these girls. Our JV2 continues to practice and improve and are looking forward to being able to compete in their first game August 20th. Check out the FEAST calendar and make plans to come watch our teams play!!
Go FEAST Patriots!
Go FEAST Patriots!
As I write this article, volleyball is nearing tryouts for the 2019 season. Although at this time I have no idea of the outcome, I want to say congratulations to all girls and the teams they made! One thing I know is, this will be one of the toughest calls I can remember selecting who makes JV and Varsity. For many girls pure joy and excitement fill their hearts as they have made the team they desired. For some, however, disappointment may be in their hearts because they did not make the team they had hoped to make. While I hate that any player is disappointed, it is yet another amazing life lesson that our kiddos learn in sports. How do we push through our disappointments and give 100% and continue being positive- not just for ourselves but for everyone else around us? Great parents and amazing coaches working together! As we begin a new school year with new FEAST teams, we all need to remember the valuable life lessons our children are learning not just in the victories and joy but in the losses and disappointments. Those lessons can help define who they become. So, let’s all work together to make sure each time a situation arises, our children’s character is being sharpened and strengthened.
What a better way to kick off summer vacation than with fun, learning, and exercising? Volleyball camp is for ALL LEVELS. If you are looking for a fun way for your daughter or son to spend a few hours learning about a team sport for the very first time and getting them moving and active, or if you are looking to help your volleyball player fine tune and learn new skills- this camp is for you! Knowledgeable coaches will be on staff teaching the latest fundamentals of the sport. As a bonus for all 4th-8th graders, many of our very talented National Champion Varsity as well as JV players will be at camp assisting the coaches. These amazing young ladies will be mentoring these young players and pouring life and encouragement into each of them using volleyball as a tool.
Returning high school players, this is a great way for you to get a jump on tryouts! If you are a high school girl who has never played, this is a great way for you to explore the sport and see if you may want to pursue this game in high school.
New this year: BOYS ARE WELCOME! Men’s volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports. We have been asked time and time again about boys being able to come and learn at our skills practice. Now you can!
Beginners and newer-to-volleyball players, as well as younger intermediate players, will meet 9-11am. Older- intermediate and advanced players will meet 10am-noon. Not sure where your child belongs? Most every middle school player will take part in the first session. 8th graders and high school players who were new to volleyball this past season most likely need to be in the first session as well. 8th graders who have played 2 or more years and all returning JV and Varsity will be in the second session. The coaches will move girls around depending on their skill level.
2018 National Champions!
When Coach Edie was asked by questionnaire why FEAST was attending nationals, she was given several choices from experiencing a great tourney to winning some games to here to win. She checked the box, “Here to win.” And that is just what they did. In fact, this amazing team only dropped one set in this 3-day tournament, and that was in the championship match which FEAST won in 4. On top of a national championship, FEAST won many of the top awards. Gulf Coast all-region team: Kate McCaslin (16u), Addie Force (16u) Laura Johnson, Mahri Hollins, Sidney Miller, Paxton Kidwell, and Elizabeth Au. Each of these girls also had the honor of playing in an all-star game with other regional all-tournament winners from around the country. National All-tournament team: Sydney Bowen, Sidney Miller, Laura Johnson, Paxton Kidwell, and Elizabeth Au. FEAST swept the junior top honors awards as well. Sidney Miller was named the offensive player of the year, Paxton Kidwell was the defensive player of the year, and Liz Au was named Player of the Year. Way to go Patriots! Thanks for such an exciting year!!
Skills classes will begin January 14. Beginners and intermediate will meet 9-11am. Older intermediate and advanced will meet 10am-12pm. The cost will be $40 per month. Skills classes will run through mid-May. Contact Coach Edie Miller for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
The FEAST Patriot Pass is NOT required to participate in any skills camps.
Contact Edie Miller 830-426-9857 or email@example.com if you have any questions about FEAST Volleyball.