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          DALLAS STARLINGS                                       VOLLEYBALL CLUB 

 SERVING THE NORTHEAST DALLAS AREAS OF WHITE ROCK LAKE, LAKEWOOD, LAKE HIGHLANDS, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS, OLD LAKE HIGHLANDS, HIGHLAND PARK & UNIVERSITY PARK

 

  We are all different......
but yet we come together to form a common bond 
 
         "Giving Girls A Chance to Fly"    
 
"I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do I ought to do.
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do."
-Canon Farrar 
 
I am passionate about helping every young lady realize her dream of playing volleyball. The coaching staff will do everything they can to assist in that process.  Dallas Starlings will provide every player a professional vb club, provide fair club pricing (we are not a club that overcharges the players and parents for the club experience), we expect the best out of every player on and off the court so she may reach her highest potential as well as playing potential.  I love Dallas Starlings and what it represents to so many young ladies. Give us a chance and you will see why we love Dallas Starlings and the magic behind the ball.  
 
Dallas Starlings Training Motto: Greatness takes work!
 
Thank you and enjoy our site.
 
Owner/Director,
Laurie Bruscato

preview ALL SKILLS CAMP JULY 6, 2015

2016 DALLAS STARLINGS SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

 OUR PRICES HAVE SLASHED!! 

*ALL CAMPERS(Boys & Girls) WELCOME! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DALLAS STARLINGS VBC TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR CAMPS!
   
  2016 SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE: CLICK HERE 
  
3 Camp Locations to serve you:
*Samuell Grand Recreation Center: (214) 670-1383  6220 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
*Ridgewood Recreation Center: (214) 670-7115 6818 Fisher Rd, Dallas, TX 75214
*Lake Highlands North Recreation Center: (214) 670-7794 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas, TX 75238
 
    Make the effort, make the commitment, make the sacrifices and
become the player that you have always wanted to be!
 
*See below for camp description and coaching staff information*
 
 
 
  *2016 camps payment via Paypal (a 3% fee is added for all transactions)
 
2016 DS June Volleyball Camps/Clinics
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Speed Agility Strength Camps 6th -12th Grades
Workouts: Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays 
Cost: $180.00 per session; 9-10:30pm 
DS Speed Agility & Strength Camp has training classes for athletes of all sport, ages ten and higher. Our main offering is group classes with no more than seven athletes to one coach. We also specialize in providing one on one training. We strongly believe that training in a competitive environment generates better results and our classes are programmed accordingly. We will maximize the time spent getting instruction and training with the athlete walking away from every workout with a sense of accomplishment.
Session 1:June 6-29 (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday)
Session 2: July 11-29 (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday)
 
 All Skills Camps 6th-12th Grades
Cost: $110.00 per session; 9:30-12:30pm
Camp Description
The Skills Camps are specially designed to meet the needs of athletes entering grades 5-12. The Skills Camps focus on all aspects of the game with the emphasis on fundamentals. Skill development is emphasized during hours of on-court instruction in the following areas: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, team defense, blocking, team reception, and attack coverage and team transition. Campers are skill-tested placed in a group of similar age and ability. Session 1 is not a prerequisite for Session 2. Sessions 1 and 2 are the same type of camp. 
Session 1:June 6-9 - Ridgewood Rec
Session 2: June 13-16 - Lake Highlands North Rec
Session 3: June 20-23 - Samuel Grand Rec
Session 4: July 11-14 - Lake Highlands North Rec
Session 5: July 18-21  - Ridgewood Rec
 
Lil Starlings All Skills Camps 1st-5th Grades
Cost: $90.00 per session; 9-11am
Camp Description:
Dallas Starlings Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for kids entering 1st-5th grade and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player.
Session 1:June 13-16 - Lake Highlands North Rec
Session 2: June 27-June 30 - Ridgewood Rec
Session 3: July 11-14 - Lake Highlands North Rec
Sission 4:  Aug 1-4 - Samuell Grand Rec
  
Setting/Hitting Clinics 6th-12th Grades
Cost: $50.00 per session; 9:30-11am
Setting/Hitting Camp Description: 
The Setting/Hitting Camp is designed for athletes entering grades 6-12 and is ideal for athletes who want to train strictly at the setter & hitter positions. This position specific camp focuses on all aspects of setting and hitting and is led by D-1 collegiate players/coaches. The setting skills taught at this camp include hand position, footwork, jump setting, defense, and transition. Campers will also learn offensive systems and setting strategies. The hitting camp  is designed for fundamental skill development of hitters in all positions and focus on attacking technique, footwork, developing shots for hitters, and blocking technique. They will be divided by skill and placed in groups where they will improve and be challenge. This camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a setter or hitter and want to improve on one of these skills. The sessions focus specifically on improving advanced hitting or setting techniques for improved execution during game situations through excellent, intensive training. Players enrolling in these camps should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training. Campers must specify whether they are a setter, outside hitter, or middle blocker.
Session 1: July 25-26 - Samuell Grand Rec
Session 2: July 27-28 - Samuell Grand Rec
 
Serving Clinics 6th-12th Grades
Cost: $50.00 per session; 11-12:30pm
Camp Description: 
This 3 hour clinic is open to players of all levels!  We will use this time to teach the progression of serving from the mental and physical aspect of this skill! If you want to learn the vital points of serving...this is a must session!! If you are an advanced player and want to take your serving to the next level...we will help you do it! We will teach the float serve, top spin, and jump serves...we will find the best and most effective serve for each particular player. Serving is the one individual skill that can impact the game more than any other skill, let us help you take your serving to the next level.
Session 1: June 20-21 -  Samuell Grand Rec
Session 2: June 22-23 - Samuell Grand Rec
Session 1: July 25-26 - Ridgewood Rec
Session 2: July 27-28 - Ridgewood Rec
 
Middle School Warm-Up Camp 6-8th Grades
Cost: $ 110.00 per session; 5-7:30pm
Camp Description:
Do you want to make your middle school team? How about the "A" Team?  Well we are here to help you reach your goal!  Dallas Starlings offers training techniques with middle school players. The Dallas Starlings coaches, current and former athletes, will guide the players through competition, tactics, techniques and finer points of the game to put you a step ahead in your tryouts.  Don't miss this opportunity for valuable preseason practice sessions and get you ready for tryouts.
Session 1: August 15-18 - Samuell Grand Rec

 
*Private Lessons available upon request. 
Meet the Dallas Starlings Staff 
Laurie Bruscato, Coach 
*28 years of coaching volleyball experience
*Founder and Director & Coach of Dallas Starlings VBC since 1998
*Founder and Director of Park Cities VBC, TX Juniors VBA and Dallas Diggers VBC
*5 years Middle School Volleyball Coach – Seagoville MS
*17 years Head Volleyball Coach - Bryan Adams High School, Lakeview Centennial High School and Skyline High School *8 time Coach of the Year District 10/11 - 5A
*11- 5A District Champions 1994; 1996; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2005; 2006; 2007.
*Runner - Up 1993, 1995; 1997; 1998; 2004 *20 State high school playoff appearances
*Director and Coach Junior High and High School volleyball camps
*Director and Coach the Nike Volleyball Camps
*20+ years coaching at the Juniors level - Dallas Diggers VBC
*Assisted 70+ athletes to play collegiate level volleyball
*Member of the United States Volleyball Association
*B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education, Northeast LA University
*Impact Certified – USAV
 
Tanya Samples, 16's National Coach
*Currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Skyline High School
*15 Coaching experience in club and high schools
*Collegiate player for UNT, Denton, TX.
*Held 5 vb school records for defensive & offensive play.
*BS Degree in Health and Physical Education, University of North TX 
*Impact Certified – USAV 
 
Whitney Nowlin, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*High School 5A District Volleyball MVP of the Year - Skyline - 2006
*Played Dallas Starlings VBC freshman-senior year
*Full Volleyball Scholarship to Jackson State University; Setter's & Libero Position
*Defensive player of the Week - 2009 *Bachelor in Business Administration in 3 years
*Starlings Volleyball Coach - 2012
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Tia Jordan, Coach
*Collegiate assistant volleyball coach Jarvis Christian College, 2005
*Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach Big Sandy High School, 2005-2007
*Head Volleyball coach Lang MS, 2007-2011
*Varsity Volleyball Coach Conrad HS, 2012-2013
*All-time leading defender record holder Denver City High School
*Played at Jarvis Christian College 2000-2004
*MVP 2004
*Scholar athlete
*2nd in conference in digs 2003 red river conference NAIA
*Top 20 hitting percentage red river conference NAIA
*BS in human performance, Jarvis Christian College
*Impact Certified- USAV
 
Bri Mason, Coach
*Played under coach Laurie Bruscato-Skyline HS (2004-2007)
*High School District 5A MVP 2007
*Played for Dallas Starlings VBC throughout HS
*Silver medalist in National Starlings Tournament, 2006
*Full Division 1 Volleyball scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
*National recognition in Cobra Volleyball Magazine
*#7 on all time career list at UTSA for solo blocks
*Graduated with B.A.- Community Health
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach 2013-2014
*Impact Ceritfied-USAV 
 
Nina Baxter, Coach
*High School All Conference and all academic (Volleyball, Basketball & Track) - Southeast HS Springfield, IL 2005-2006
*Four year Varsity letter (2002-2006) and Female Athlete of the Year-Southeast H.S. 2006
*City Champions (Volleyball and Track) - Southeast H.S.-2006
*Played Club Volleyball for Team Ambush, Springfield, IL 2003-2006
*College All Conference 2nd Team and All Academic (Volleyball & Basketball)-Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL 2006
*College All Conference 1st Team and All Academic (Volleyball &Basketball)-Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL 2007
*Graduated Phi Theta Kappa (3.81 GPA) w/an Associates in Liberal Arts All Academic (Volleyball) Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 2008 Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.5 GPA) w/a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Multi-Media Journalism
*Dallas Starlings Coach since 2011
*Impact Certified – USAV
 
Bibi Gonzalez, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*Skyline High School All-District 5A Setter of the Year 2003
*Played at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico 2004-2006
*NJCAA Region V Tournament 2004 & 2005
*AA - NMMI
*Played at Whittier College in Whittier, California 2006-2008
*BA - Kinesiology
*Coached for SMACK VBC 16s in Whittier, CA 2007-2008
*7th/8th Grade Head Volleyball Coach @ Benjamin Franklin Middle School 2011-present
*Impact Certified- USAV
 
Andrea (Andy) Miles, Coach
*Played under direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*2006 All District
*Full Volleyball Scholarship Alabama State University
*2006 Rogers State University Basketball Scholarship 2007
*2008 Defensive Player of the Year
*2008 RSU 2011 Career Achievement Award Recipient
*RSU BS Justice Administration; Minor Psychology
*Texas Wesleyan School of Law- 1L
*Starlings Volleyball Coach 2012
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Alexis Lowe, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato, Skyline High School
*High School 5A District MVP- Skyline 2008
*5A District Champion 2008
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball 2004-2008
*Red River Conference Champion- Wiley College 2008
*Collegiate Volleyball player at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Setter's Position
*B.S Mass Communications
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach
*Impact Certified - USAV
 
Sharika Fairfax, Coach
*High School 3A middle blocker
*3A UIL All-District - Denver City, TX 1997
*Played at Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins, TX
*BS - Interdisciplinary Studies/Allied Health Sciences
*Head volleyball coach @ Seagoville MS - Seagoville, TX 2007-2011
*Current head volleyball coach @ W.W. Samuell HS - Dallas, TX
*12-4A playoff appearance 2012
*6 yrs. volleyball coaching experience
*Dallas Starlings Volleyball Coach
*Impact Certified-USAV
 
Faron Bradley, Coach
*Played under the direction of Laurie Bruscato
*2013 Outlaw Volleyball Club 12/13's Co-Coach, Austin, TX
*2010-2013 Huston-Tillotson University Volleyball Team Opp/Middle Blocker
*2013 Team Captain HTUV 2011-2013
*2009 Dillard University Opposite/Middle Blocker
*2009- 2010 Dean’s List at Dillard University
*2010-2013 Dean’s List at Huston-Tillotson University
*2010-2013 NAIA All-Academic
*2010;2012 NAIA Volleyball Honorable Mention
*2010-2012 Most Valuable Player for the Lady Rams Volleyball Team
*2011NAIA Volleyball Second- Team All-Conference
*2011 Inducted into Beta Kappa Chi Science Honor Society
*2011 NAIA Champions of Character Nominee/ Team
*2012 Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athl ete
*2013 Graduated Summa cum Laude
*2014 AIST Volleyball Tour, Prague
*2013 BA in Kinesiology- Human Performance Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX GPA: 3.78
 
Coach Kristal Morrow, Coach
*Current Head Volleyball Coach at Dallas Bryan Adams High School (2012-2015)
*11 Years Teaching and Coaching Volleyball Experience
*Coached 8 years prior to Starlings at ACE Elite Volleyball Club in Arlington, TX
*High School Playoff Appearances 2012 and 2013
*USAV Impact Certified
*Bachelors from UNT in Kinesiology and Masters from Lamar in Education Administration
*Currently the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Bryan Adams HS – Dallas, TX 



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