Tom Fuglestad with daughters Jenay (left) and Kaylee (right), both who coach for Crossfire Volleyball
Thank you for considering Crossfire Volleyball. I hope this letter will provide a better understanding of our organization as I highlight the philosophy and core principles that make us unique in the world of youth sports.
A major theme for our training comes from a key scripture verse in Hebrews 12:1 - "Run with perseverance the race that is set before us". This scripture verse from Hebrews 12:1 continues to be a major theme for our training. Our goal is to train our athletes to fight the good fight, to run the race with a great attitude and supreme effort, to stay on course and finish well.
In my book, it’s not the “what” (results & outcomes), it’s the “how” (character & class) that’s most important. At a recent national championship, there were two situations where our players made “character calls” and admitted touching a ball to reverse the point to the opposition. Numerous spectators, coaches, officials complemented our team for playing the game with integrity. Situations like this make me most proud as a coach and in my opinion is greater than what the final scoreboard indicates.
While maintaining our unique personality and style from an organizational standpoint, I want Crossfire to improve each and every year in terms of it's knowledge and approach to training athletes. Consequently, we can't rely on what we did last year, but need to work very hard to employ new and innovative training methods and ensure we are directing our athletes based on sound, fundamental principles.
To parents who are considering Crossfire as a home for volleyball training on behalf of your daughter, I hope we have provided all the information you need on this website to make an informed decision. If not, please let us know and we will be glad to answer your questions. Email is the best form of communication (firstname.lastname@example.org). Crossfire Volleyball may not be the best fit for your family due to our location, practice schedule, cost of program, philosophy, etc. If that is the case, there are a number of terrific volleyball clubs in the Twin Cities and I would direct you to North Country Region's website for a club listing (ncrusav.org) .
To the prospective Crossfire athletes of 2018, I want to ask you a few questions as you consider our program. Are you willing to enter the race and run with all your heart? Are you willing to put forth your best effort with a great attitude? Are you willing to put your personal agenda aside in order to contribute to a team effort? Based on our unique approach and philosophy, does Crossfire Volleyball seem like a good fit for you? If the answer is "yes" to these questions, I hope to see you in October and November!
Sincerely, Tom Fuglestad Club Director Crossfire Volleyball