“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.”
V IS FOR VOLLEYBALL AND VICTORY!
Our newest Patriots volleyball players are off to such an exciting start. Almost every player is in their first year of Volleyball and many are also on their first official team. They have been working hard over the month in building skills and making connections. Their greatest strides occurred in the Shepherd of the Hills tournament at Lutheran High School September 7–8, where our MS B team split into 2 to help fill a space left by a team that dropped. Our girls played in 9 games instead of the guaranteed 4. These girls are improving at an incredible rate but nothing can even quantify the quality of friendships they are developing. “I am so proud to see how wonderfully they support each other on and off the court,” states head coach, Edie Miller.
Our middle school A team has a mix of first time players to seasoned players. They, too, have been working hard building skills, learning transitions & new positions, and communicating plays. Our pre-season games consisted of 2 wins against San Marcos Panthers and Shepherd of the Hills. The A-team took 5th place overall at the tournament on Sept 7-8. To date, the A team is undefeated in our district play! We’ve had wins over Atonement, St Mary’s Hall, SACS, Geneva, Concordia, & TMI. What an exciting season this has been so far! We are looking forward to finishing out strong!
This year FEAST Volleyball has been blessed to add a JV2 team. Watching God build and grow this team in miraculous leaps and bounds has been a privilege for the coaches! Our girls’ hearts, determination & passion for the game are very big! Our first match against the Lion’s was an exciting nail-bitter that ended in a close 3 set loss. This is a “first time” volleyball team experience for half of our players and we couldn’t be prouder of our beautiful girls!
The JV volleyball team is really off to a strong start! With each game, they are improving their court skills, as well as their team communication skills. They look forward to continuing their growth through the rest of the season!
Varsity continues to play strong. They finished 3rd in the championship bracket at the Devine tournament with Liz Au being named to the all-tournament team! Two weekends later, they stepped up their game in the Lutheran High School Tournament by claiming the championship title! The beginning of October, the Patriots went to the Dallas Homeschool State Tournament where they played 7 matches over two days fighting their way to the gold bracket. Of all 7 matches they only lost 1! However, since it was the first match of day 2, that immediately meant the best they could place was 5th. And that is what they did! While their record at state is impressive, even more important was the fact that referees and coaches alike continually came to our coaches and parents and let us know how much they enjoyed watching/ reffing our girls. They were graciously complimenting our girls for their attitudes, joy, and teamwork. And that is one of the most important aspects of our program! These amazing young ladies continue to work hard, face difficult challenges, and grow in the Lord as they strive to become the best they can be.
Patriots Volleyball started off September on a high note. The Varsity won the Championship at the Lutheran High School Tournament beating out 11 other teams. Our JV also played in the tournament and played strong, being the only JV team competing!
Pray for our Volleyball Teams as they will be traveling to tournaments each weekend in October. The State Homeschool Tournament is the first weekend of October, in Frisco, TX. They will be competing in the TAIAO tournament in Austin one weekend and they will be competing for the first time at the Regional Homeschool Tournament in Houston and then ending the month with the National Homeschool Volleyball Tournament in Wichita, KS.
Volleyball practices are now being held at Force Volleyball Club, 11803 Starcrest Blvd, San Antonio, TX.
The Lady Patriots started their season with a scrimmage in Comfort on August 3 – and demonstrated a very strong team. They won their opening game in Poteet on August 6, winning in 3 sets. Their second game against Lifegate in Seguin once again showed the strong team winning in 3 sets. Please plan on coming out and supporting the Volleyball team!
Last Games at FEAST
Thursday, August 23 starting at 4pm
FEAST, 25 Burwood Lane, SATX, 78216
Come watch the FEAST Patriots Volleyball Teams as we enjoy the last few games on our home court of over 18 years! We hope all our FEAST Alumni, family and friends will join us for this historic event! Grilled burgers in a bag meals for $7 and other concessions will be available! Don’t miss the Last Games at the HOMEDOME!
Fall is right around the corner, and it’s time for…Volleyball!
Hard to believe… but the fall volleyball season is right around the corner! We are excited about all the talented players we have on all 5 teams!
We have several important dates for you to mark on your calendars:
- July 30 – High school teams report to the FEAST Big Gym.
- August 1 at 1:30pm – Middle school teams report to the FEAST Big Gym. (Arrive at least 20 minutes before practice begins.)
- August 10 is a bookkeeping class for ALL parents. Please make every effort to be there. See the schedule for your specific time.
- August 10 – WE HAVE A RECRUITER coming to FEAST as well. Greg Heard will be speaking to us and giving us all the essential information about playing in college and getting recruited. This will immediately follow at the close of the high school practice and bookkeeping clinic. Greg will be at practice already watching our girls!! THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!! You don’t want to miss it!
- August 14 – 5pm for JV, 6pm for V.
- August 24 – 4pm Middle School, 6pm for JV and 7pm for V.
- Volleyball will have their last two games at the FEAST Homedome August 14 & 24. Plan to come out and cheer on our girls and say farewell to the Homedome as our “Home Court!”
For questions please contact Coach Edie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And like that… another year of spring offseason skills camp is done!! What an amazing year!! Not only did we have one of the biggest turnouts in years, but we had amazing young ladies with great attitudes who were eager to learn and very coachable. All of us coaches thank you, parents, for bringing your daughters and allowing us this time to coach them. We have been blessed! We are so excited for tryouts this year! We are expecting a full roster for all 5 teams!! If you are wanting to play volleyball with FEAST this year, please see the schedule for tryouts. Personally, I cannot even begin to adequately thank the coaching staff who is working with me. They are not only amazing but dedicated to this program and these girls as well. Thank you, Amy, Janeen, JR, Marianna, Laura, Tami, Lisa, and Margaret.
FEAST Volleyball Teams – Going for the Gold
FEAST Middle School Volleyball
What a great overall season for our middle school volleyball girls! It’s amazing how much they grew in skills over the course of the season!Both teams ended the season by placing in the ISAL Playoffs, an accomplishment that doesn’t happen every year. The A team was defeated against SACS in two very close sets. The B team was defeated by Great Hearts, also in two very close sets. Our girls never gave up during any of the games! All of the coaches are proud of the accomplishments and growth these young ladies experienced this year! We look forward to seeing you for skills camps beginning in the spring.
FEAST High School Volleyball
This has been a great journey leading to the National Home School Volleyball Tournament. The girls from both of the FEAST JV and Varsity Teams have spent a season in training; training their bodies, minds, and spirits. What an experience it has been! As coaches we have watched these girls achieve great heights as a team and as individuals. We have seen them fight for small victories, humbly bask in great victories, and grow in missed opportunities. Every girl is a changed girl. Every girl is a stronger girl. And every coach is a blessed coach. As we began day one of nationals, I looked out at all the teams there realizing that only one could leave as the champion. Our FEAST Volleyball Girls began this fight, to climb this mountain, by both teams making their way into the top bracket; the gold bracket! I have never been so amazed by my JV girls as I watched them climb the mountaintop until they found themselves one of only two teams left. Once the dust settled, FEAST JV found themselves in the CHAMPIONSHIP Match playing for the National Championship! In the end, the girls ended up taking second place. Although there was great disappointment, I still see our girls as victorious! The varsity had a much greater fight to face being that they faced twice as many teams as did JV. In the gold bracket, they encountered team after team that had previously won a state or a national title. The varsity faced giant after giant. They fought until the end and never gave up. They, like JV, showed what a heart of a champion looks like!!
We are so proud of our JV and Varsity volleyball teams!!!
Gaining Victories and Growing Skills
The Patriot Varsity and JV teams are continuing on the road of success. Both teams continue to not only gain victories, but they are also growing in their skills.
Our FEAST Patriot Teams fought hard in the HSAA State Home School Tournament in Dallas. The varsity made the Silver Bracket and took home the championship in that bracket with a final victory over NOAH. The JV girls soared the first day of play landing them a spot in the Gold Bracket. They fought hard and played well against many of the strongest JV teams in the state.
Both of our FEAST Volleyball Teams are preparing for their final tournament of the season- The National Christian Home School Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. If you are interested in donating funds for our team or sponsoring the trip for any of our girls please contact Raychel at sports@ homeschoolfeast.com. Go Patriots!
What an Exciting Season! The FEAST High School JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams have had an exceptional season so far! JV teams are 6-0 in regular play and recently won the championship at the Cole JV Tournament followed up the next weekend with a championship for the silver bracket at the Holy Cross Tournament! Varsity is 5-0 in regular play. They took second place in the Pleasanton Tournament with Jaylyn Porras and Liz Au taking home all tournament players! They also fought hard and played well in the Comfort Tournament. If you would like to see some fun and exiting volleyball, come out and watch your FEAST Patriot Volleyball Teams! Schedules and locations are listed on the FEAST Website.
The FEAST middle school volleyball teams have enjoyed a strong start to their Fall 2017 seasons. The A Team won its home opener before rumbling to a fifth-place finish at the Shepherd of the Hills Tournament. The B Team began the year with four straight wins and a fourth-place tournament showing. Tournament teams included FEAST season opponents Geneva School of Boerne, San Antonio Christians School, Concordia Lutheran and St. Mary’s Hall.
It is hard to believe that fall sports are back in full swing. We are very excited about the upcoming volleyball season! Our varsity is packed with 9 seniors. As coaches, we are expecting an amazing team in both skill and character. Our JV is looking great as well. We feel like this team will begin the season as strong as we ended last season. Both teams will begin the year with a pre-season camp taught by a USAV national level club coach. We are excited to be part of these two teams who will rise up and persevere and show us quality volleyball and integrity beyond measure. Don’t count out FEAST’s middle school volleyball teams. The A Team is packed with 12 strong players who we expect to have an amazing winning season. Our B team has 12 girls with hearts ready to learn. It is a joy watching these sweet faces as they grow and discover their talents.
We invite you to come and cheer on these young ladies as they represent FEAST as strong opponents who compete with champion hearts, always remembering that they represent above all else, our Lord.
If you have any questions, please contact Elisa Barrera at 210.425.3407 or Edie Miller at (830) 426-9857.
Volleyball Summer Camp with Tryouts for the 2017-2018 School Year
May 30, 31, and June 1
4th – 7th grade 1:30 – 3:30pm
8th – 12th grade 3:30 – 5:30pm
Mandatory Parent Meetings on May 22
Middle school parents 3:30-4pm
High School Parents 5:30 – 6pm
Parent’s Meeting – Middle school and high school girl that are interested in playing volleyball should plan on attending the mandatory meeting on May 22 at FEAST. You and your parents will be given an orientation on what is involved with playing volleyball at FEAST. The team goals as well as the financial and time commitments will be discussed.
Volleyball Summer Camp and Tryouts – Join us for Volleyball Camp and be ready for the 2017-2018 Volleyball Season! Volleyball Camp begins May 30, 4th – 7th grade will be from 1:30 – 3:30pm and 8th – 12th grade camp will be from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cost is $65 for camp and tryouts and your t-shirt is included! (Camp price includes tryout fee) Tryouts will be on the last day of camp. Volleyball Tryouts Only Cost is $35 for tryouts only. Come to the tryouts on June 1, 4th – 7th grade tryouts will be from 1:30 – 3:30pm and 8th – 12th grade tryouts will be from 3:30 – 5:30pm if you are interested in playing on one of our FEAST Volleyball Teams! We will be trying to fill two middle school teams, two JV teams, and one varsity team.
Volleyball is a great sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It can be played year round as it can be played both indoors and outdoors. Aside from the pure enjoyment of the game, volleyball has many benefits. First, it’s a fun way to burn calories. Playing 45 minutes of volleyball can burn up to 585 calories. Volleyball also improves muscle strength and tone. The activities required when playing volleyball strengthen the upper body, arms, shoulders, thighs, abdominals, and lower legs. In addition, volleyball improves hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and balance. Last but not least, volleyball teaches teamwork and communication and is a great social activity. Contact Raychel Schmidt for more information at Sports@homeschoolfeast.com.
The FEAST Patriot Pass is NOT required to participate in any skills camps.
Volleyball Nationals update!
JV had a great season! In addition to winning over a dozen local games, the team took 2nd place in the Cole Tournament, 3rd place in the silver bracket at the state home school tournament in Dallas, and 2nd place at the TAIAO Varsity tournament in Round Rock. Nine of the 14 players were able to travel to Omaha, NE for the National Home school Volleyball Tournament at the beginning of November where they placed 4th in the gold bracket! We had an incredible season with some amazing girls!!
Volleyball skills clinic
Meet each Monday Feb 13 – May 29
4th – 7th grade, 1:30-3:30 pm
8th – 12th grade, 3:30-5:30 pm
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.