Crossfire’s New Home
St. Louis Crossfire Elite Volleyball Club is announcing that as a result of an alliance with All American Athlete, Inc., the club will have a new facility that will be home to its athletes for the 2018-19 USAV season. AAA is an athletic, educational and religious 501c3 organization, and focuses on the total person, seeking to develop life skills as well as sports skills. In 2001 All American Athlete partnered with NorthStars Basketball, an existing girls’ basketball program in Wentzville, MO, headed by Coach Danny Blackshear. The new agreement with Crossfire adds another dimension of developing youth through sports to their organization.
“This new relationship allows us to take the next step in our pursuit of having our own facility,” said James Egbert, Coach and Player Development Director. “AAA’s new building gives us a home for most of our club in 2019 and beyond.” The new building, near the intersection of Hopewell Road and Highway N in Wentzville, will have 3 full-sized hardwood basketball/volleyball courts as well as amenities like classrooms and other facilities to implement courses and training to help athletes.
The new coursework will carry at its core the Crossfire vision to Play Hard, Have Fun, and Honor God. Specific course offerings will include: responsible use of social media; leadership; bullying prevention; and getting the most out of the club experience (for players and parents), as well as others.
“We are excited about the new path God is leading us down and look forward to partnering with parents to create an environment where kids are cared for, encouraged and equipped to be great players on the court and great people off of it,” said Mike Sanders, Director of Club Development and Boys Programs.
Crossfire expects to be in the new building by the time Boys’ Preseason starts in September.