Preferred Accommodations  

722 Bonaventure Way
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hotel contact: Lailani Argao
Dir: (281)-325-5909 or
email @
Weekend rate: $84.00 per night
On-line booking code: 2761339
*Book entire team and receive Breakfast Discount
*Complimentary Shuttle
*Full Restaurant and Bar
*Comp Wi-fi, microwave, refrigerator
*rate based on availability

FIRE NEWS:  Yes it is so!  There is a new club in town, CLUB CATALYST.  It is Owned and Directed by Phil Nickel.  During this transition Phil remains dedicated to his Fort Bend Fire teams and families.  At the end of this current season his plans will unfold to merge both clubs together under the Club Catalyst name.  All Programs, Summer League, Camps, and Club Season 2015 are included in this transition. This is a new volleyball chapter and we congratulate Phil as we look forward to seeing Club Catalyst on the court.


Tryouts for Club Catalyst will be held at Slaters Sports Zone                                                            
18 & Under July 5 5-8 PM 

17 & UnderJuly 5 5-8 PM 

16 & Under July 8 5-8 PM         

15 & Under July 7 5-8 PM  

14 & Under July 6 5-8 PM  

13 & Under July 9 5-8 PM                                  

12 & Under July 9 5-8 PM

Age Classification for the 2015-2016 Season:
12 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2003, Jan. - Aug. 2004 or after
13 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2002, Jan. - Aug. 2003
14 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2001, Jan. - Aug. 2002
15 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 2000, Jan. - Aug. 2001
16 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 1999, Jan. - Aug. 2000
17 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 1998, Jan. - Aug. 1999
18 & UNDERS: If born Sept. - Dec. 1997, Jan. - Aug. 1998

All Tryouts are at: Slaters Sports Zone
727 Plantation Drive
Richmond, TX  77406

Register On-line and bring the following mandatory documents with you.
• $50 Tryout Fee (includes t-shirt and evaluation)*
• Catalyst Volleyball Waiver
• Wallet Size Picture of player
• Copy of Birth Certificate (required by all players, even if you are a returning club player)
• Registration Fees are non-refundable/non-transferable

*Walk-ins will be $70 and the above paperwork is mandatory in order to participate.

You will be notified of team placement within 24 hours of your age group tryout. Be aware that we may make offers at tryouts. Please provide us with a good number to contact you and be prepared to accept or decline the team offer by 5 PM the following day. If you accept, you will need to sign a commitment form and place your $600 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit with us.


Fort Bend Fire Merges with Club Catalyst

Club Director and New Owner Phil Nickel

   Phil Nickel


Phil's Journey Back to Texas:  Over the past year Phil has been the Fort Bend Fire Club Director and overseeing all Program Operations. His leadership has had a terrific impact on the club.  His passion for volleyball along with support of his family, has boosted the emergence of CLUB CATALYST.  Phil is the Club Catalyst Owner and Director, effective July 1, 2015, At that time Slaters Sports Zone becomes Club Catalyst's Home Court Advantage.                                                                                                                                                  

The Transition:  It is everyone's efforts to make this change as seamless as possible.  For now, Phil is Fort Bend Fire and the leader of this club.  All processes and procedures for Fort Bend Fire remain status quo. We all want to assist in the transition.  Therefore it is important to unveil what is happening so that the timing of information does not cause confusion.  So join us as we fully support Fort Bend Fire and the completion of the 2014-2015 season.    





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 College Recruiting

Fort Bend Fire Recruiting has assisted the below players to the next level of play!   Join our team for the 2015-2016 season.   Email:


Class of 2015

Marisol Calvo    North Central Texas College.


Early 2016 Commitment

Caitlyn Cooper University of Kentucky


Class of 2014

Stephanie Cloke (M) University Louisiana-Lafayette

Hannah Kirk (L) Jacksonville State University

Abby McIntyre (OH) Stephen F. Austin State University

Adison Giambrone (DS) McNeese State Univeristy

Shelby Poehls (OH, RS) McNeese State University

Class of 2013

Madison Kelley (RS) Central Wyoming College

Abigail Kirby (M) Texas Western College

Courtney Burroughs (OH) East Texas Baptist University

Tori Herbert (OH) Lee College

Sarah Rosinke (S) Midwestern State University

Bianka Curvey (DS) Trinity Christian College

Corynn Acuff (MB) UT Pan Am University

Courtney Cary (S) TX A&M Corpus Christi University

Shelby Genung (MB) Sam Houston State University

Kaylen Wolfe (L) McNeese State University

Eli Rosinke (OH)  St. John's River


I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.--Mia Hamm



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