Celebrating our 15th anniversary in Frisco in 2018!!!
Our journey began in 2003 with a small group of talented athletes looking to play volleyball at a much higher level than city recreational leagues. Each of the athlete’s parents assumed a role with the formation of the team entering the club scene. Arneva Martin was elected to coach the team and lead the group through the club scene. As word caught on, more and more athletes requested to join.
In 2006, Ms. Martin co-sponsored the startup of a youth league in Frisco, playing in Frisco ISD middle schools. Over the years, the single club team and youth league quickly grew into an organization which Ms. Martin incorporated in the State of Texas as Frisco Athletic Network, Inc. (FAN), a 501()(3) non-profit organization. LoneStar Volleyball was added as a DBA. FAN joined the City of Frisco Sports Council as a participating member in the growth of youth sports in Frisco. Ms. Martin was elected President of the Council for the last 2 consecutive terms.
FAN’s mission is to provide junior athletes with a positive environment to train, learn and compete. Practices, games, professional training, and tournaments are carefully designed to advance the development of athletic skills and strategy of the game, while instilling discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and integrity.
In 2011, LoneStar opened its own home gym with 36,000 sf. LoneStar Sports Center opened with 7 volleyball courts, a full service café and administrative offices.
LoneStar Volleyball’s internal league, Frisco Youth Volleyball League, hosts approximately 1500 athletes and the club, LoneStar Volleyball Club, hosts 18-22 teams through USA Volleyball . In addition, FAN offers volleyball training through LoneStar Academy Training, camps, clinics and private lessons support as many whether a beginner or an accomplished athlete.
The focus is not just on volleyball, but rather proper training, a healthy diet and injury prevention and rehabilitation. To enhance the athlete’s volleyball training, LoneStar’s performance training team fully integrated athletic performance development training with LoneStar’s club program.
In our 15th year, LoneStar has added partners:
- Texas Muscle Activation to provide care for injury prevention and injury care.
- Sports Recruits to promote collegiate recruiting
- Team Lasso to educate athletes and parents on the process of collegiate recruiting.
- And coming soon, Mind Over Matter, a studio for yoga and meditation classes and Bemer therapy for our families.
LoneStar Volleyball is a team of leaders, coaches and partners with expertise in training and caring for kids; all with a common goal….. Building Healthy Athletes For Life….