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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

Click Here to go to Fort Bend Fire Calendar

And HERE for Club Try Outs Information


Mark your calendars!

*Sunday, November 2, 2014


10:30AM – 11:15AM 11’s, 12’s, 13’s & 14’s Teams

11:15AM – 12:00PM 15’s, 16’s, 17’s & 18’s Teams

*There are NO fittings during the Meet & Greet


This is for players who were unable to attend the original uniform fitting, please plan to attend
the make-up uniform fitting time listed above for your team. The sizes ordered are final,NO EXCHANGES will be made. All jersey number requests will be considered, but are NOT guaranteed.


- Wear a sports bra and spandex, you will be changing in an open area.
- When trying items on please note the fit; if you are still growing, consider going up a size
- Be patient with the process, when it’s your turn be efficient through each area so that we can get everyone through quickly.

If you are unable to attend your designated time slot, you may attend the other time slot but keep in mind there may be a wait.




JANUARY 17 - 18, 2015
FEBRUARY 14 - 15, 2015

As in the past we have reasonable entry fees of $295 per tournament, and competitive volleyball all under one roof. Slaters Sports Zone has 8 courts, a cafe area, picnic space for tents, and plenty of parking. For officiating we still include an R1 for age groups 11s - 14s.
Contact Email:
Detailed information and flyer is at - Volleyball
AES registration opening soon on !

Hosting Facility:
Slaters Sports Zone /Fort Bend Fire
727 Plantation Drive
Richmond, TX 77406
Office: 281-341-0200

**Division winners receive paid Entry Fee to AAU Nat'ls in Orlando Florida. Inquire for details.
**Age groups are 11's, 12's, 13's, and 14's for both the Grand Prix and the Super Regional

An R1 will be provided. Entry Fee is $295 per team

Age Groups are 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s

HOW DOES A CLUB JOIN AAU: A club will join as an annual Level 1 Membership, that cost is a total of $30.00 for the year.   Your club players will register as AAU Members for $14.00 each and your club coaches will register as Members for $16.00 each.  This link will get you started:

Fort Bend Fire Club Director

Read about our Club Director, Phil Nickel

Phil is the Fort Bend Fire Club Director and oversee all Program Operations. We are excited  for his leadership and direct impact on the club.  Phil is a native of Ohio, graduating from the University of Cincinnati with an Engineering Degree.  As a Men's Volleyball player his background also lends itself to Club Volleyball and  NCAA College coaching and recruiting at Division's I, II, and III.  Phil has served on the NCAA Division II Region Advisory Committee, is a member of the AVCA, and served as AVCA's  representative for the Assistant Coaches Committee and Co-Chaired their Professional Development Sub Committee.

Phil's goals will bring Fort Bend Fire to an entirely new style of competitive play.  His experiences with coaching, recruiting and knowledge of volleyball are a terrific combination.  Most importantly player instruction and technique are areas of Phil's expertise.

2014 - 2008 Head Coach Wayne State University; Detroit MI  In 6 seasons, he had 5 straight tournament appearances. Coached 2 All Americans, and 7 All Region players
2008 - 2002 First Ass't University of Houston; Houston TX
2002 - 2000 First Ass't Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2000 - 1998 Assistant Coach Wright State University; Dayton Ohio
1998 - 1996 Head Coach Thomas More College Crestview Hills KY

Phil and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Trey and Zackary, along with a daughter, Kaia.  They reside in the Katy community.  We are excited  for a great club season.




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 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 

Early 2016 Commitment

Caitlyn Cooper University of Kentucky

 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


Sign Up for Premiere Volleyball Lessons in the Houston Area 

Fort Bend Fire Private Lessons are definitely customized. We teach all ages and skill levels from beginners to experienced volleyball players.  We will strive to accommodate your request. Please contact us at  All financial transactions are made to the Coach, not Slaters Sports Zone.  Please note, background checks are conducted on all instructors, each are approved via the Positive Coaching Alliance Program, Impact Certified, and are members of the Lone Star Region and AAU.




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Fort Bend Fire - Houston's Largest Youth Volleyball ClubClick here to visit Slaters Sports ZoneClick here to visit Slaters Gym
727 Plantation Drive       Richmond, TX 77406       P. 281.341.0200        F. 281.341.0210

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