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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

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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


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.





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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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