Welcome to the Cross Fire Crush Girls Volleyball Club site! We are a club in the St. Louis area, founded in 2011, that plays in the Gateway USA volleyball region. We prefer a smaller team, so for the 2015 season we only be taking 8 girls on our 14u team. This gives the girls more potential for a greater amount of playing time. Our 14u team will be a waivered team, and will accept waivered players. Our only school night practice night will be on Monday evenings from 6:30-8pm. So our team is a good fit for multi-sport athletes. We also try to only schedule tournaments on Saturdays, so our team is a good fit for those families who like to keep Sundays open for church. (Regionals will be our only tournament that will go through Sunday.) If you need information that is not provided on our site, don't hesitate to call or email us using the information provided at the top right of our home page. Thank You!
Cross Fire Crush was started in 2011 in preparation for the 2012 season. 2012 was our first year and what a year it was! The team did amazing for a group of girls that had never played together before. The girls won medals in about half the tourneys that they played in and went to Regional's in the Bronze / Copper division, and placed 2nd in the Copper division! But best of all, we had a lot of fun and improved our play as the season progressed. In 2012 - 2013 we had two teams (a 12's & a 14's team) and had another very successful season, placing in many tournaments, improving as a team, and having a lot of fun! In 2014, we had a competitive 13's and 15's team as well! Both teams did super and improved a lot. Both teams went to Gold/Silver Regionals, and our 13's team competed in the Bid Event. Thank you girls for another great season!!! For the 2015 season we will only be having a 14u team. This team will be accepting waivered players. To make scheduling easier, we will use these days for practices, league games, and tourneys: Monday evenings, Friday evenings, and Saturdays. Only Regionals will be on Sunday. We like to keep Sundays and Wednesdays free for families to attend church. We will usually have between 2 to 3 volleyball events a week. Our teams have always just competed in local Gateway tournaments. This makes it simpler and cheaper for families. The location for practices are listed below. If you sign with our team, we will have a team meeting at 7:30pm on Sunday 10-26-14 at St. Matthias on Buckley Rd.
Coach Odd and Sandy have been married for 17 years and are blessed with 6 wonderful children.
Coach Odd learned the sport of volleyball in the sand while attending Central Missouri State University. He quickly fell in love with the sport and made the men's indoor club team at CMSU as a starting middle hitter. He was fortunate to be in the company of players that played at the open level in USVBA volleyball and were willing to coach young players like himself. But he was more fortunate to meet his future wife who was a defensive specialist for the Jennies at CMSU. Coach Sandy played for 4 years at CMSU and was part of a powerhouse team that won their district 15 years in a row, and went to Nationals twice while she played (her Junior and Senior Year) and placed 4th at Nationals both years!
Coach Odd and Sandy decided to start a club that would focus on coaching the fundamentals and working with each and every player on improving their skills, while having fun at the same time. While winning is always the goal, they believe that how you play the game is equally if not more important. For that reason the girls are never yelled at, criticized, or demeaned in any way. We build them up through encouragement and praise. The only reason to review a "mistake" is to ask yourself the question, "What do I need to do differently next time?" to learn from it, improve, and move on.
Coach Deb joined our club as a coach in the 2012 - 2013 season, and has done a fantastic job! She is a great coach, and does wonderfully with the players! She is encouraging to the girls, and is very good at helping the girls develop their volleyball skills! She has been a great addition to our club! Our G-14's team will be coached by Coach Odd, Sandy, and Deb Power.
Locations used for tryouts, practices, and or clinics
(Right now most practices are at Thomas Jefferson School)
Affton White Rodgers - 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: (314) 615-8822
Arnold Recreation Center - 1695 Missouri State Road
Phone: (636) 282-2380
Bernard Middle School - 1054 Forder Road, St. Louis, MO 63129
Phone: (314) 467-6600
Concordia Lutheran - 505 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 822-7772
Thomas Jefferson School - 4100 South Lindbergh Blvd., Sappington, MO 63127
Phone: (314) 843-4151
Saint John's Lutheran - 3511 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010
Phone: (636) 464-7303
Saint Matthias Gym - 796 Buckley Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: (314) 892-5109
Cross Fire Crush G14’s is having its Pre-Tryout Clinic on Saturday October 18th from 5pm to 7pm at Thomas Jefferson School (4100 South Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63127.) The clinic provides a positive environment for players to improve their volleyball skills leading up to the tryout process. Our experienced Cross Fire Crush coaches will provide instruction to assist players with improving basic and advanced volleyball skills. The cost is $10 and is for all 13-15 year old girls who want to improve their game. Registration is at the door. However, please email your name and DOB to email@example.com if you plan to attend, so we can better plan for the clinic. Questions may be directed to Adriel Avila (Coach Odd), Club Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you!
$875 a player, (this does not include uniforms.) Team fee will be due at the team meeting on 10-26-14 at 7:30pm at St. Matthias gym on Buckley Rd. . Uniform fees will be due at later date. Club fees cover 2 leagues, 9 tournaments, the Bronze Regional Tournament, and all practices through April 10, 2015.
Our 14u team will accept waivered players. Please go to our Documents Link, and click on "Tryout Registration Form" if you would like to have it filled out prior to coming to our tryout. Or we will have the form at our tryout for you to fill out. You only need to attend 1 of our tryouts. However, if you would like to attend both of our tryouts, the 2nd tryout is free. If you sign with our team, we will have a team meeting at 7:30pm on Sunday 10-26-14 at St. Matthias on Buckley Rd.