3Step Sports acquired the FaR Out Volleyball Club, adding another nationally-recognized club to its volleyball division.

FaR Out was founded by Joe and Roxane Steenhuysen in 1997 in Michigan. In their first year, the Steenhuysens drew from two West Michigan high schools—East Kentwood and Forest Hills Central—to form 16 inaugural teams. 

With East Kentwood’s nickname being the Falcons and Forrest Hills Central’s being the Rangers, the Steenhuysens took the first letters to create the company name, FaR Out.

“It was something new at the time,” said Joe Steenhuysen. “The best thing to happen was a group of kids who were competing against each other as rivals began playing together and became friends.”

FaR Out was built on two pillars—relationships and training. The club uses the acronym TLF (Trust, Love, Family) and references it regularly. 

Today FaR Out has more than 50 teams, including a Capital region in Lansing, a youth academy, summer camps, and a junior league for kids in grades 4-to-6.

“We’re very excited to take the next step and join a who’s who of volleyball clubs and coaches,” said Joe Steenhuysen. “A lot of the clubs with 3Step have done business together, and now we can do bigger things, too. Joining such an exclusive group and a great company allows us to do what we love most—coaching kids.”

3Step’s reach spans 43 states and serves more than 3.2 million athletes across nine sports through events, nationally spanning club programs and media content.

“FaR Out embodies hard work, and it shows on and off the court,” said 3Step’s founder David Geaslen. “Joe and Roxane Steenhuysen have built a tremendous culture, and I have a lot of respect and admiration for what they’ve done. They will fit seamlessly in our volleyball group.”