Thank you to all who registered for our Fall Atomic sessions – these programs are now full. If you were not able to participate in our Fall sessions, please try again in the spring when we will once again offer Atomic training for grades 4-7.
Thunder is pleased to offer Fall Atomic BASIC and ADVANCED Training for GIRLS in Grades 4-7 on Tuesdays, September 26-November 14th, 6:30-8:00pm at War Memorial Gym (UBC). Registration begins FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. For session information and links to registration, please go HERE.
(Thunder will NOT be offering Fall Atomic sessions for BOYS.)
We are finalizing our Fall Atomic schedule and coaches. Please check back soon for more details including dates, times, location and fees.
A big congratulations to all our Atomic, Train and Play and High Performance athletes this season! Our 2017 beach season wrapped up in early August with many successes in training and competing. We look forward to the 2018 season which will begin next May.
Congratulations to our 15U Silver team for a strong finish at the Nationals in Edmonton earning a Silver in Division 2 Tier 3. Way to go Thunder!
Congratulations to our 12U, 13U and 14U teams on their successes at the Provincials in Abbotsford this past weekend. We are very proud of their team effort and spirit!
- 12U – Gold (Div 1, Tier 1)
- 13U Blue – 7th (Div 1, Tier 1)
- 13U White – 12th (Div 1, Tier 2)
- 13U Silver – 11th (Div 1, Tier 2)
- 14U Blue – Silver ( Div 1, Tier 1)
- 14U White – Gold (Div 2, Tier 1)
- 14U Silver – 7th (Div 3, Tier 1)
U12s went undefeated (didn’t drop a set) and had a lot of fun doing it. The girls were tremendous under pressure and played some very solid volleyball. I guess they won the first every U12 Provincial Medal which is also kinda cool! (from Coach Chris Ruse)
13U Silver: The 13U Silver team started the day in high spirits as this was the first major volleyball event in which most girls on the team had ever participated. Although the girls played hard, they suffered a heartbreaking 3rd set loss in their first match.
The girls’ play improved tremendously as the tournament progressed. They won a couple well played matches against fairly tough teams. However, the team would go on to experience three more hard fought close scoring three-set losses.
In addition to the improvement in play, coach Ben was especially proud of the way the girls supported each other and how several players stepped up and took leadership at various times to help their teammates keep their spirits up and stay focused.
The last game of the tournament was another close match but this time ending in a very exciting 3rd set win. The girls were ecstatic! A very positive ending to their first Provincial tournament experience. The team finished 11th. (from Coach Ben Yen)
14U White showing their smiles, spirit and GOLD (Div 2) medals at the Provincials…
14U Blue also sharing their successful SILVER (Div 1) win at the Provincials…
Congratulations to our senior teams for their hard work, determination and excellent team effort at the provincials this past weekend. Both teams landed solidly in the top 10 with our 17U’s taking home bronze medals and our 18U’s winning 7th place. Next up… Nationals in Edmonton. Go Thunder!
With course planning for next year now underway, please keep in mind that participants in the Richmond Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence are eligible to receive high school PE and strength and conditioning credits through the Richmond Virtual School. This frees up time in the athlete’s schedule to manage the rest of their studies, rest, recover and train with their club and high school teams.
Please click HERE or below for more information about the program.
Congratulations to our very own Claire Lloyd – President and Co-founder of Thunder Volleyball Club – on receiving the Volleyball BC Community Sport Administrator Award on Saturday, February 4th to a standing ovation.
Claire co-founded the Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club in 2000 to provide an opportunity for athletes to participate in volleyball for both the pursuit of excellence and the enjoyment of the sport.
Under Claire’s leadership, Thunder Volleyball Club has evolved to be one of the strongest clubs in the province, organizationally as well as overall team performance. Our youth have benefited enormously from Claire’s continued efforts in establishing excellence in volleyball programs in the Vancouver community.