Head Volleyball Commissioner: Kevin Forcevolleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


Woohoo!!

It’s almost time for our famous Fall Sand Tournament Fundraiser!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!

Come for a family favorite fun-filled day – featuring sun, sand and a Silent Auction!


October 2021
October’s Excitement and Meet Asst. Commissioner, Lisa Gould!

October is the biggest month on the FEAST volleyball calendar, with state and national tournaments to be conducted. The varsity and JV teams open play on October 1st in the HSAA Dallas Angels Classic, considered to be the Texas Homeschool State Championship. Two weeks later, the Blue, Red, and both middle school teams will head to Round Rock to compete in the TAIAO State Championship. Our season concludes with the exciting and climactic National Christian Homeschool Volleyball Championships in Lawrence, Kansas., from October 21-23.

The varsity squad has its sights set on both state and national titles.The Patriots have started the year with an impressive 26-2 record, highlighted by three tournament championships!  Most recently, the team traveled to Dallas and captured the North Texas Regional title over many of the top homeschool organizations in the state. Congratulations to Seniors Maddie Hanson and Katie Braymer who earned all-tournament honors!

The JV team also left Dallas as the top team in its division, topping all of the JV competition and some of the varsity teams to boot. The Patriots JV are 10-8-1 overall and 8-2 against JV opponents.
Lastly, just a few spots remain for our Fall Sand Tournament Fundraiser, to be held at Sideliners Grill on November 6th. Come join us for a family favorite fun-filled day, featuring sun, sand and a Silent Auction!  Register online now before it fills up!

Meet Asst. Volleyball Commissioner, Lisa Gould

Lisa has been married to her husband, Aaron, for 26 years and they have 7 children, ages 12-24. The Gould family has homeschooled for over 20 years and participated in various FEAST sports since 2015, including; basketball, cross country, football, track & field, & volleyball. When their daughters joined FEAST Volleyball in 2016, Lisa helped coach both middle school and high school. She has also been an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school club team! 

Lisa teaches both middle and high school at their homeschool class day and enjoys encouraging young people to put their faith in the Lord Jesus. She served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years and was named Airman of the Year for March AFB while on active duty! Aaron also served 9 years in the Marine Corps and has been a volunteer coach for FEAST Track & Field for many years. The Gould family enjoys playing volleyball, running, going to the beach, cooking, and playing board games. Lisa can make a mean gumbo (she’s from Louisiana!), unhook a fish without batting an eye, and loves raising chickens!

Thank you for your military service, Gould Family, and for volunteering your time to Volleyball, Lisa!


Pssst….don’t forget!

Fall Sand Tournament Fundraiser!!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!

Join us at Sideliners Grill on November 6.  Come for a family favorite fun-filled day – featuring sun, sand and a Silent Auction!

See you there!


September 2021
The season is one-third over, but what a start for the Patriots!
CHSM Champions! Houston, TX

The varsity squad has enjoyed perhaps its most impressive start to a season ever, racking up a perfect 12-0 record and back-to-back tournament crowns!

The Patriots captured the CHSM Tournament championship in Houston with a victory over their local homeschool rival, the SA Saints, in the title match.  A week later, they bumped off previously-undefeated Pleasanton to win the hardware at the Devine Tournament.  Bekah Wilks earned MVP honors while Lauren Crismore and Addie Force were chosen to the all-tournament team.

Devine Champs!

The Patriot JV was invited to play in the varsity division at the CHSM Tournament and won the silver bracket title with an impressive three-set come-from-behind win over Houston’s Westbury Christian. 

Our Blue Team made the gold bracket in the JV division and finished fifth overall, and even our Red Team, with five first-year freshmen, had a solid showing among the JV competition.

The September schedule is highlighted by a trip to the North Texas Regional Tournament in Arlington on September 10-11th.

Registration is now open for our Fall Sand Tournament Fundraiser, to be held at Sideliners Grill on November 6.  Come join us for a family favorite fun-filled day, featuring sun, sand and a Silent Auction!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


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August 2021
It’s time for Volleyball and Meet Commissioner Kevin Force!

After months of sand volleyball, drive-in movies and team fundraising, the long wait is over and volleyball season is finally here! The Patriots will feature four high school and two middle school teams that begin practice on August 2, and have high hopes for strong showings at the homeschool state and national tournaments in October.

Alongside the community activities, our players also spent a considerable amount of time on the court in the off-season. FEAST players took advantage of regular training sessions, including: Gold Medal Squared Elite Players Camp, Summer League, and Open Gym – see lots more here! That extra work should bode well for Coach Doug Johnson and the varsity squad! Our Varsity returns with three starters from last year’s solid team that missed winning a national Gold Ball by just two points. With nine seniors on this year’s team, Johnson expects the Patriots to bring home the Gold Ball!

Teams will get their first test on August 10th – see our season schedule now!


Meet Commissioner Kevin Force

Kevin and the Force family have been a part of FEAST Volleyball since 2016 when their eldest daughter was in middle school. He and his wife, Laura, have since served the FEAST volleyball program in many ways: coaching, fundraising, social media marketing, and Commissioner. 

Kevin is a financial advisor in his day job and finds great joy in helping people reach financial goals and plan for retirement. Previously, he worked in college athletics at Ohio State, New Mexico State, and the University of Nevada as a Sports Information Director. Kevin applies those skills at FEAST which helps him to serve the program without sacrificing quality family time.

The Forces love the community of FEAST athletics! They strive to maintain a spirit of inclusivity in FEAST volleyball, while teaching athletes about the character of Christ and God’s word about how we should live. They are proud and honored to lead athletes in competitive play at the local, regional and national levels, while modeling honor and glory to God in every action: Honor God, Love People, Play Volleyball.

Kevin and Laura have been married for 16 years and are proud parents of three Patriots: Addie, Lucas, and Emaleigh. Their girls play for FEAST Volleyball and Lucas plays for FEAST Basketball, although he does dabble a bit in volleyball. (The family that plays together stays together, right?) When they aren’t in the gym with volleyball, the Forces love to watch Lucas play basketball, are fans of NASCAR racing, and enjoy camping in their remodeled travel trailer (a Covid-19-inspired project!) They enjoy traveling to visit family in Corpus Christi, North Carolina, and Colorado.

Thank you for your leadership in our program, Kevin!

2021-22 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


July 2021
Can you believe volleyball season is just a short four weeks away?

The 2021 season begins officially on August 2nd, and the first game is slated for August 10th.

In the meantime, the Patriots have been enjoying their summer break.  Intermixed with vacations and family time are voluntary workouts, lessons, open gym sessions, and fundraising. Our teams hope to spend enough time in the gym this summer to be in mid-season form when the schedule begins.

We are presently conducting our annual Sponsorship Fundraiser.  We seek to partner with businesses and brands in our neighborhoods that desire tax-deductible giving in exchange for more exposure to the homeschool community. If you are interested in partnering with FEAST volleyball, please contact our fundraising director, Laura Force, at (210) 296-9227.

Furthermore, we are incredibly excited to offer the Gold Medal Squared (GMS) Elite Players Camp for the second straight year! World-class instructors from around the country will come to San Antonio to lead this four-day camp. The high-level training makes a perfect launch point for players heading into the fall season. The cost is $350.  GMS Camp Registration is open to the public, and there are a few spots remaining, but they are going quickly! Register today or please contact Lisa Gould, at 210-287-6000 to inquire about availability.

Gold Medal Square Elite Players Camp

July 27 – 30, 2021
8:00 am – 5:00pm
Alamo City Sportsplex
Cost: $350
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Gold Medal Squared Camp is an elite camp and not recommended for first-year players. 

Space will be limited and granted on a first-come first-served basis – REGISTER TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


June 2021

Congratulations to all of our 2021 players!

Congratulations to all of our players, both returning and new, who have accepted invitations to play with FEAST in 2021! We concluded our annual Skills Evaluations and team placements with record turnout. The Patriots will feature two middle school and four high school teams when the season begins on August 2nd. Our varsity team returns three starters from a squad that finished the year as the #7 homeschool team in the country!

FEAST Volleyball will be relatively quiet for the next couple of months as families break for the summer. Alongside the occasional fellowship and team-building activities, we are conducting our annual Sponsorship Fundraiser. We seek to partner with businesses and brands in our neighborhoods that desire tax-deductible giving in exchange for more exposure to the homeschool community. If interested in partnering with FEAST Volleyball, please contact our fundraising director, Laura Force at (210) 296-9227.

Lastly, we will wrap up the summer with an exclusive Gold Medal Squared Elite Players Camp. This is an intense camp for serious players: four 8-hour days of play and instruction from world-class coaches! The camp will be July 27-30, 2021 and the cost is $350. Don’t wait – space is limited! FEAST players will have priority registration for the camp until June 30th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


May 2021

Volleyball Skills Assessments: May 24th – 26th!

FEAST Volleyball has enjoyed a busy and momentous spring, but it’s time to turn our attention to the summer. The biggest event on the schedule in May is our skills assessment, which will determine team placement for the fall. Middle school player assessments will take place on Monday, May 24th, and Tuesday, May 25th, from 2 to 4 pm at Alamo City All-Star Sportsplex. For the high school players, the event will cover three days, running from Monday, May 24th through Wednesday, May 26th from 12 noon to 2 pm at the same location. Registration is open until May 21. A Patriot Pass is not needed until you accept a position on a team for the fall.

Once team placement is complete, life will slow down a bit for our volleyball players. They will get to enjoy the summer before reconnecting in late July for the Gold Medal Squared Elite Players Camp. The camp is open to all FEAST players in good standing and will likely be opened up to the public later in the summer. Dates are July 27-30, and the cost is $350.

In the meantime, the organization will begin its sponsorship fundraiser. If you have a business or know of one that would like to partner with the volleyball program, please contact Laura Force at (210) 296-9227.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


April 2021

There have been an abundance of spring volleyball opportunities, and the Patriots have taken full advantage!

The highlight last month was our Sand Volleyball fundraiser at Sideliners Grill. More than a dozen teams turned out for a Saturday filled with fun and beautiful weather, and the day would have been a complete success without raising a dollar. But those in attendance made it even better, helping to raise almost $3500 for the program.

The Patriots also enjoyed a wonderful fellowship day during Spring Break, the first social action for many of our new families. The day kicked off with sand volleyball (of course) at Landa Park and was capped with a movie at Stars and Stripes Drive-in. However, the social event of the month was a group excursion to San Marcos to watch world-class indoor volleyball between Texas State and Texas. More than 25 families enjoyed a rare spring collegiate contest between these two national powerhouses right in our own backyard.

Aside from all of the fun, the players have been busy in the gym, too. Skills clinics have been in session since February and will continue through May 3rd. These physically fun and challenging two-hour sessions are open to 5th-grade to 12th-grade players of all skills levels, from beginners to collegiate hopefuls. These clinics are a great way for off-season athletes to get into the gym. Sessions are held weekly on Mondays at San Antonio’s premier volleyball facility, the brand new Force Sports Center at 7218 N Loop 1604 E., and led by the FEAST coaching staff. Cost is $45/mo per player. (NOTE: Registration is now closed for 2021 Skills Clinic – please check back next spring!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force  at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


March 2021

Champions are made in the off-season.

With that in mind, Patriot Volleyball has been hard at work this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have participated in our spring skills clinics, fine-tuning their skills for success next fall.

These physically fun and challenging two-hour sessions are open to fifth-grade to 12th-grade players of all skills levels, from beginners to collegiate hopefuls. These clinics are a great way for off-season athletes to get into the gym. Sessions are held weekly on Mondays from 2-4 pm at San Antonio’s premier volleyball facility, the brand new Force Sports Center at 7218 N Loop 1604 E., and led by the FEAST coaching staff. Cost is $45/mo per player.

In May, we will conduct player evaluations and make team assignments for the upcoming fall season. Families who are interested in playing on a competitive team next season must attend an evaluation session. Dates for these sessions will be determined soon and announced in next month’s MANNA.


February 2021

The new year began right for Patriot Volleyball with fantastic news!

Senior captain Laura Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent to study and play volleyball at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill. A three-time homeschool All-American, Johnson led the Patriots to three consecutive national Gold Ball games, including a title in 2018. She led the Patriots in most offensive statistical categories and is a phenomenal student who will graduate in May. We are incredibly proud of Laura and wish her well next season.

For those not ready to advance to the college game yet, our annual skills clinics begin this month. These physically fun and challenging two-hour sessions are open to fifth-grade to 12th-grade boys and girls of all skills levels, from beginners to collegiate hopefuls. Sessions are held weekly on Mondays at San Antonio’s premier volleyball facility, the brand new Force Sports Center at 7218 N Loop 1604 and led by the FEAST coaching staff. Cost is $45/mo per player. See below to register!

We are also excited to announce that our Sand Volleyball Tournament fundraiser has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 6th, at Sideliners Grill. 15630 Henderson Pass in San Antonio The entire day will be filled with family fun, including a corn-hole tournament, a bake sale, and a silent auction to complement the volleyball action. There will be different skill divisions, so novices and families are encouraged to participate.

Register now for the sand tournament! (NOTE: Registration is now closed for our sand tournament.)


January 2021

We would like to take the time to welcome our new Head Volleyball Commissioner, Kevin Force!

Kevin and his lovely wife Laura have been members of FEAST for several years. They have two daughters who enjoy playing for the FEAST Volleyball program and a son who plays for the FEAST Basketball program. We look forward to a great season with Kevin at the helm!

Volleyball is enjoying a slower pace here in our off-season, but we are still doing some work behind the scenes to prepare for all that is to come. We hosted two successful dining fundraisers raising just over $200 for our program. These were such enjoyable ways to spend some time with friends with benefit to FEAST Volleyball. Stay tuned to the Manna and our social media for the next opportunity. Thank you in advance and high five!

Skills clinics begin in February. Both boys and girls fifth grade and up of all athletic levels are invited to join us on Monday afternoons through May. Come and see what all the hype is about. The cost is $45 per month per player. Our clinics will be held at FORCE Sports gym at their new location, 7218 N Loop 1604 E in San Antonio. Knowledgeable, experienced, and FUN coaches will be on-site to help new players get started, and veteran players get better. Training will be available for all levels.

Until then, we encourage our FEAST volleyball Patriots to stay active. Activities including low impact plyometrics are great for conditioning and maintaining some strength and endurance. Work on quickness and footwork with multiple sets of drills like ladder drills or low impact jumps for 15 seconds with short rests in between. Watch for more training suggestions from your coaches on social media throughout the season.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL: Commissioner Kevin Force at volleyball@homeschoolfeast.com


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