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Friendswood Challenge Elite

Friendswood Challenge Elite Volleyball Club

About Us

Challenge Elite was created by coaches who have the passion to help develop our players. We want players who have the heart and desire to be part of  a TEAM.  Challenge Elite will help our players strive and achieve their goal in volleyball and in life.

 

Our Mission

Our goal is to develop our volleyball athletes to reach their maximum potential, to challenge them to be the best, and ultimately to play in college if that is the desire.

Our Statement

We have highly experienced and committed coaches who focus on developing and improving our volleyball athletes to be their best.

  We have one of the lower fees compared to other volleyball clubs in the surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pearland, League city, Webster, Pasadena, Texas City, and greater Houston.

Our practices will be at Friendswood High School and New Junior High.

Our tournament scheduling is comparable to well-known regional clubs.

We compete and govern under the rules and regulations of USAVolleyball and Lone Star Regional

Director of Friendswood Challenge Elite 

Coaching/Accomplishment Experience:

  • Director of Friendswood Challenge Elite from 2017 to present
  • Lead Volleyball Trainer for General Dynamics Recreation Center (GDRA) in Fort Worth/Dallas from 1991 to 1998
  • Assist Host Indoor/Outdoor volleyball tournaments for GDRA from 1991 to 1998
  • Lead Soccer Certified Trainer for South Texas Youth Soccer for girls/boys U11-U19, 2004-2019
  • Successfully helped dozen of female players to earn both academic and soccer scholarships in the last 5 years.

Playing Experience: 

  • Men’s A Indoor Team Captain, Earned a bid to play Men's A National Championship at Dallas Convention in 1993.
  • Men's Open Beach Doubles
  • Coed Open Team Captain
  • Honor as “King of the Beach” in 1993 Grass Smash Open Tournament at Fort Worth/Dallas.  Note:  We played on Grass like popular SpikeFest tournament in Dallas.

Responsibilities:

  • Operational/Program Planning and Management
  • Playing next level – High School/College

Family:

  • Married with four children.  All are top students at Friendswood High, with Andrew graduated as Valedictorian in 2013, and Summa Cum Laude (3.9 -4.0) at UH 2017 in Biochemistry.  2 kids in Medical, and 2 kids in Dental.

Education:

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.