Thunder Volleyball Club is pleased to donate $1650 to Volleyball Canada for the Women’s National Team program – $5 collected from each Thunder tryout registration for the 2020 season. Thank you to all families who registered for our Thunder tryouts as a portion of the fee directly benefits the Canadian Women’s National Volleyball team.
Next year, 2020, marks 20 years since Thunder Volleyball Club was formed. We have much to celebrate from the past 20 years and much to look forward to in years to come!
20th Anniversary – New Thunder Logo and Thunder Club Night on Saturday, February 1st.
As part of our 20th year celebrations, Thunder Volleyball Club is pleased to introduce our new logo designed by our very own long time former Thunder player Sofia Warrington. Inspired by our spectacular region, the image reflects reaching new heights on and off the court and is featured on all our 2020 team gear and spirit wear.
Also part of our 20th Celebrations is an event to bring together past and present Thunder members and supporters at our Thunder Club Night on Saturday, February 1st at War Memorial Gym. Details to come in the new year but please mark your calendars now for this special occasion.
Thanks to all the families who responded with interest in potential 12U and 15U Thunder Boys club programs for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure gym space so will be working on putting this in place for the 2021 season instead.
In lieu of a 2020 club team program, we are hoping to offer skills development sessions for boys as gym and coach availability permits. Information will be posted on our website if we are able to provide this opportunity; please check back in the new year.
Thanks again – we look forward to offering a Thunder Club Program for Boys next year.
We are pleased to confirm the practices for our 12U-16U teams (17U/18U practices TBA). Additional coaches for each age group will be posted soon along with 17U/18U coaches and practices.
team practices (17U/18U TBA):
|12U||6:00-8:00pm at Osborne Gym UBC||4:00-5:30pm at Osborne Gym UBC|
|13U Blue/White||6:00-8:00pm at Osborne Gym UBC||4:00-5:30pm at Osborne Gym UBC|
|14U Blue/White||5:30-7:30pm at Jules Verne||5:30-7:30pm at Jules Verne|
|15U Blue/White||5:30-7:30pm at Jules Verne||5:30-7:30pm at Jules Verne|
|16U Blue/White||7:30-9:30pm at Jules Verne||7:30-9:30pm at Jules Verne|
|18U White (17U/18U)||TBA|
Get your tickets to THUNDERSTRUCK – UBC’s biggest volleyball event of the year. Thunderstruck is a Women’s Volleyball festival presented by UBC Thunderbirds and featuring UBC Women’s Volleyball, the team that last year won the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball National Championships. Thunderstruck is happening at War Memorial Gym at UBC on Friday November 22, with the game vs TRU Wolfpack at 7pm. Come early for our pre-game festival on the War Memorial Gym concourse kicking off at 5pm, and enjoy lots of extra fun, goodies and giveaways throughout the evening as well as exciting volleyball action.
Tickets and info at gothunderbirds.ca/thunderstruck.
Special offer for Thunder Volleyball members: enjoy two-for-one ticket pricing to this event; just present a print out of this web page (or show on your phone) at the UBC War Memorial Gym box office and get one free ticket of same or lesser value when you buy a ticket to Thunderstruck. (Subject to availability, come early to ensure there are still tickets left).
Tryout details and links to registration are now posted. For more information, please click HERE.
Online tryout registration is now open and ends at noon the day before the first tryout for each age group.
“In-Catchment Policy” – As Thunder Volleyball Club’s mission is to stimulate the growth of the sport in Vancouver we reserve the right to take residence/school location as a factor in selecting teams, especially at the 12U -15U levels. At the 16-18U levels, there will be limits to transfers based on competitive needs of the teams.
Our 2020 season is off to an exciting start with the addition of new personnel, partnerships and programs which will expand on the connections between development and club play.
Firstly, we would like to extend a big welcome to our new Technical Director Matt Krueger. We are very pleased that Matt is joining our team to help lead the club in several areas:
- integrating sport science with a focus on our U16-18 teams
- broadening coach training and development
- expanding high performance training sessions and clinics
- building a club program for boys
Matt is an outstanding clinician and camp coach with many years of experience in a variety of post-secondary, club and provincial team roles. He is the current Assistant Coach with UBC Men’s Volleyball and is completing his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at UBC.
Secondly, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Brian Hiebert’s Smash Volleyball. Working with Brian will help provide more introductory volleyball opportunities for both recreational players and aspiring Thunder club players. Brian’s skills as a former National team athlete and International Referee bring valuable expertise to our club and help meet the need for more programs for boys and girls programs in Vancouver.