WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 1, 2022–
3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most influential youth sports club and event organizer, has acquired Wildfire Volleyball Academy, adding another nationally recognized club to its volleyball division.
Wildfire was founded in 2004 by Ore Pablos as one team when Pablos was looking for different ways to train middle schoolers and create volleyball playing opportunities for low-income families in South Florida. The club played and trained at a Nova High School field in Davie, Florida, before moving to its own two-field facility several years later. Plans are underway to expand this to four courts.
Unlike some clubs, Wildfire won’t put players on their squads until they’re ready. Girls between the ages of 6 and 18 begin the Academy’s training program and eventually get placed on one of 28 Wildfire teams starting at 11U. Wildfire’s mission is to train players one skill at a time. It now has 14 national teams and 13 state teams and more than 300 girls in its training program.
“Our culture is very important to us,” Pablos said. “We take individual care of each player who goes through the program. The goal is to get them where they want to go on and off the pitch. The coaching staff we have here is amazing. We are so successful in our mission because everyone is on the same page with a common goal.
3STEP’s reach spans 43 states and serves more than 3.2 million athletes in nine sports through premier events, nationwide club programs, premier media content and more. 3STEP was founded by David Geaslen, who sought to create better experiences and more opportunities for athletes and their families. 3STEP’s mission is to be the standard of youth sports experience and create consistency in the industry. 3STEP also runs the nonprofit charity Mission Win, which aims to transform children’s lives through sports participation, leadership training and professional development.
“Ore Pablos and his team have always put the kids first, and so have we,” Geaslen said. “We are building something special with our volleyball group here and it is very important for us to have the right clubs doing things the right way. Wildfire is definitely one of those clubs.
To learn more about 3STEP Sports, visit www.threestep.com
To learn more about Wildfire Volleyball Academy, visit http://www.wildfirevolleyball.com/.
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CONTACT: BJ Schecter, 3STEP Sports: [email protected]
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: [email protected] or 617-861-3657
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER SPORTS SPORTS VOLLEYBALL
SOURCE: 3STEP Sports
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PUBLISHED: 08/01/2022 10:35 a.m. / DISK: 08/01/2022 10:36 a.m.
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