CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR THUNDER TEAMS FOR A GREAT SEASON!

A big congratulations to all our Thunder teams for significant accomplishments throughout the past few months marked by some terrific final tournaments!

For the Provincial tournaments, all of our teams (12U-18U) placed in the top 10 in Division 1, Tier 1 – an amazing achievement highlighting strong effort and teamwork.

Our teams who attended National tournaments worked hard, had fun and all did well in their age groups.

And a big thank you to our coaches, managers and parent volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our teams!

The 2019 Season in Pictures

Thunder Volleyball + Split Second Basketball Summer Camp for Girls in Grades 5-10

Back by popular demand is a collaboration that brings together Vancouver’s best volleyball and basketball programs for a full day camp!

Thunder Volleyball + Split Second Basketball Girls Only Camp
August 6-9th from 9am-2pm
Grades 5-10
Crofton House School (3200 West 41st Ave)
$420 + 5% GST

Girls entering grades 5 through 10 will spend half a day training in basketball and the other half working on volleyball. This is a high intensity full day camp with top quality coaches at a beautiful Crofton House Senior school gym.

Questions about the program? Please email thundervball@gmail.com or eric@splitsecondbasketball.com

ubc summer volleyball camps – registration now open

UBC Summer Camps are a great way to prepare for the upcoming school and club seasons. In particular,  here are two camps that are geared to club players:

Advanced Training Camp for ages 12-16 years runs July 2-5 (Tuesday to Friday, Full and Half Day options).  These camps are for experienced club players that are looking to raise their level of play! The expectation is that players are committed to hard work and have the experience for intensive training. Players will be divided into groups based on ability and age. Tutorial time allows for focus on skills of interest and position training. There will be time for integrating strategies learned into various game play situations, as well as time for important on and off court activities such as sport psychology and nutrition. Full day camps will also have pool sessions at the UBC Aquatic Centre, allowing campers to take a break and have fun away from the court (lunch supervision is included in the full day offering). http://camps.ubc.ca/summer-camps/girls-advanced-training-camp/

Positional Training Camp for ages 14-17 years runs July 8-12  from 1:00-4:00pm.  The focus of this camp is a high intensity session aimed at consolidating skills and providing important technical and tactical training by position. Players can choose one or two positions to focus on. Courts are run by UBC varsity coaches as well as guest coaches from other CIS and college programs. The camp is appropriate for experienced club, regional and provincial team players. Space is limited.   http://camps.ubc.ca/summer-camps/girls-positional-training/

Details are in the links provided or email Doug Reimer doug.reimer@ubc.ca

Full information on all volleyball and other camps are at http://camps.ubc.ca/

Thunder Beach HP and Summer Programs

Thunder Beach is once again offering HP Programs for girls in grades 8-12. Tryouts take place on May 29th and 31st – online registration is required. For more information and to register, please go HERE.

Thunder Beach information and registration for June and July is now available. For more details, click HERE.

VBC male club coach of the year – thunder’s craig moore!

From right to left: Craig Moore (CMoore) receiving the Male Coach of the Year Award from Volleyball BC CEO Chris Densmore at the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame Awards Night on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

A big congratulations to Thunder 18U Coach Craig Moore (aka CMoore) for receiving the Volleyball BC Awards in Excellence “Male Club Coach of the Year Award”.

CMoore was recognized for the passion and energy he brings to coaching and the game – inspiring players and teams to achieve their best both on and off the court.

Upon giving the award to CMoore at the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame Awards Night on Saturday, February 4th, the following comments were shared:

“The Volleyball Canada U18 National Championship combined with Volleyball BC provincial title was Thunder Club’s most successful season in history and the culmination of three years of effort for ‘CMoore’.  He was instrumental not only in the success of the 18 team but also for working collaboratively  with the two other Thunder 17/18 teams to ensure their development. Craig consistently brings tremendous energy,  passion and optimism to the gym and all his interactions with the athletes on the beach and indoor courts.   He models a deep love of the game, helping young people grow on and off the court.”

WAY TO GO CMOORE! With much appreciation from all of us at Thunder!