The Starlights program, here at Katy United, is a terrific fit for players who are seeking an elevated challenge in volleyball with hopes of joining a club or a junior high team in the next one to two years. This program host players ranging from 3rd – 6th grade (9-12yrs old) who are seeking to develop the necessary skills that are essential for continuing on to make our club teams here at Katy United, in addition to junior high school volleyball, which is extremely competitive in the Katy area.

In this program, no try-out is necessary, as every player who registers will make a team. Players train once per week and have an opportunity to participate in a number of weekend tournaments against local clubs throughout the city. Our skills training focuses on the specific needs of the individual player. During practice, coaches train their teams based on the needs of the team. Team practices include pick-up games against other Starlights teams, giving the players valuable court and game time experience. The Starlights program teaches players court discipline and focus without compromising a good time. We like to say we teach the FUNdamentals of volleyball. Come spend some time on our court and we know you’ll be pleased with the results.

We don’t need parent volunteers.  A portion of the fees you pay go towards your daughter’s coaches.  Coaches are USAV certified and have had background checks.  Coaches have SafeSport certification and are trained in Understanding their Responsibilities in Reporting as well as Education in Awareness of Emotional and Physical Misconduct of Players.


2022-23 STARLIGHTS TOURNAMENT SESSIONS (Fall, Winter & Spring)

Program Cost: $700 per session
Commitment Fee: $350 (due upon registration and is non-refundable)

Payment Options:*
PAY FOR 3 SESSION PACKAGE (fall/winter/spring) – $150 Discount
$350 due at registration with the balance of $1,600 to be paid in 6 consecutive monthly payments of $266.67 (November 15th – April 15th)

$700 paid in two installments of $350 each

$300 due at registration with the balance of $350 to be paid 2 weeks prior to first practice.

    • Fall Early registration ends Sept 30, 2022
    • Winter Early registration ends December 30, 2022
    • Spring Early registration ends March 3, 2023

4 Piece Player Uniform Package: $100
(not necessary if you already have a full package. See information below)

Player Uniform Package is sold separate from registration. If you have a current FULL Starlights Player Package of 4 items (All Pieces Issued by KU: Jersey, Practice Shirt, Navy Shorts, Navy Drawstring backpack) you do NOT need to re-order this package. All pieces must be in great condition and still fit properly. If any piece of your player package is questionable, please ask Tiffany to check it. If it’s not acceptable, you will need to order the FULL packet again. Pieces are NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.


*3 Forms of Payment are accepted. Cash, Check made payable to UNITED SPORTS ACADEMY, and online credit card payment on your KU online portal. All credit card payments are subject to a 3.3% each transaction. To avoid this merchant bank fee, please pay with cash or check.
Click here to Register

Tournament Sessions Practice Schedule

Our Starlights Tournament Sessions begin in October and practices are held once a week. We practice on Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Each practice is designed around the USAV recommendations (1 hour skills training, 30 minutes of competition and 30 minutes of games).

During our skills training we teach the fundamentals on Serving, Passing, Setting and Hitting.

In addition to a jersey, shorts and bag, our Starlights are issued practice shirts.  Girls need to come to practice with their own knee pads and a good pair of tennis shoes, along with a water bottle.

As an addition to our practices, we offer an optional skill building session, typically once per week on Sundays, where girls can work on their skills with Coaches for 2 hours. Skill sessions cost $25 for Starlight tournament players & $30 for non-Starlight players. Pay at the door with cash or Venmo.  Each skill session will have a theme and sessions are announced on our social media. All participants mnust RSVP to kael@katyunited.com.

Tournament Sessions

Local Tournaments are played on weekend days and can last 5 to 6 hours.  Most tournaments fall on Sundays.  Tournaments have a small entry fee for parents and the venues provide concessions for players and spectators.

Girls are issued a jersey, shorts and bag for tournaments.

Each Starlight session (Fall, Winter, Spring) has three local area tournaments.  We compete against developmental teams from other local area clubs.

Girls will play with their age groups but may be asked to step up to play with older girls depending on their skill set.

For each session, girls will compete in 3 tournaments at either the  11U & 12U Divison.

Tournament Sessions Season Schedule

Age Groups

Starlight players range from ages 9 to 12 years old; 3rd grade though 6th grade ~ most of our players range from 10yrs to 12yrs old.

Girls will play with their age groups but may be asked to step up to play with older girls depending on their skill set.

Girls will compete in 3 tournaments at various levels: 11U and 12U

We invite you to click the video play buttons below.  This is the type of volleyball we coach here at Katy United with our Starlights program. One of the videos below is a group of 4th grade girls at a local tournament. ‘Play of the Year’ nomination with a great pass, a wonderful set and a powerful hit.

For questions about the Starlights Volleyball program, please contact us at info@katyunited.com.