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!
REGISTRATION FOR OUR SPRING INDOOR ATOMIC PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH.
ATOMIC BASIC is for players in grades 4-5 that are new to the sport, played on elementary volleyball team or possibly participated in one previous atomic type clinic or camp.
- BASIC – Mondays, May 8th – June 19th, 4:00-5:30pm at Osborne Gym (UBC). $120. Click HERE to register
ATOMIC ADVANCED is for players in grades 6-7 that did NOT play on a Thunder U12/13 Club Team this season but have completed multiple clinics and camps.
- ADVANCED – Mondays, May 8th – June 19th, 5:30-7:00pm at Osborne Gym (UBC). $120. Click HERE to register
Thunder Beach registration begins Friday, April 7th.
With summer just around the corner, Thunder Beach is excited to offer beach volleyball training sessions for all ages and skill levels. – from 12-18 year olds and programs for girls and boys! New this year: Atomic Train and Play Beach – for boys and girls currently in grades 6 and 7 beginning in MAY. These programs are a great way learn the basics of the game!
Make sure you register ASAP as our programs have filled up fast in previous years! You can find more specific information about our spring and summer programs here: Spring/Summer 2017
High Performance Team: The structure of our High Performance team will be changing a bit this year. Athletes will be put into groups based on a combination of age and skill. If selected, the HP Team is a summer long commitment (exceptions will be made for Team BC and Summer games), NOT monthly as in past years.
To be considered for the HP Team, you MUST attend tryouts – advance registration online required. Go here for more information: Beach High Performance Training 2017
I’m looking forward to another great summer!
Jonny Wiskar, Head Coach, Thunder Beach
A great way to continue your volleyball training this summer is to sign up for a UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball Summer Camp! Registration is now open via this link: http://camps.ubc.ca/summer-camps/
Congratulations to our Thunder teams that competed this past weekend (March 11th and 12th). Many great outcomes as we head towards final tournaments and into regionals, provincials and nationals. Go Thunder!
- Thunder White 16U 1st at Island Super Series
- Thunder Blue 15U 1st at Fraser Valley Super Series
- Thunder White 15U 4th at Fraser Valley Super Series
- Thunder 14U White 1st at Island Super Spike
- Thunder 14U Blue 2nd at Island Super Spike
Please check here for updates to your team’s practice schedule over spring break (March 13th-24th): https://thundervolleyball.ca/2017/03/08/thunder-spring-break-practice-schedule/
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.
A big congratulations to our youngest Thunder players on a very successful first tournament! While showing great team spirit and practicing all their new skills at the FVVC tournament this past weekend, our 12Us played 6 matches (12 games) and split 3 matches while winning all the others (won 9/12). Most of the teams were U13 and they even pulled out a solid win against the Force U13 top team! Way to go 12Us!
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.
Our third annual Thunder Raffle and Club Night on Saturday, January 21 at War Memorial Gym drew a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters who cheered on as the UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball teams took on the Mount Royal Cougars.
A big thank you to our 2017 raffle sponsors: North South Travel, UBC Athletics, UBC Bookstore, LadySport, Mahony and Sons and Brown’s Social House (Kitsilano).
Also a big thank you to our parent volunteers: Lisa Brooks, Lisa Crossfield, Michelle Jefferson, Alanna Magee, Shauna Ratner, Sylvia Stephens, Cindy Young AND a big thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to support Thunder Volleyball Club!
The winners of the 2017 Thunder Raffle are:
- Trip for 2 to Los Angeles: (Courtesy of North/South Travel): Pamela Davidson Ticket Ticket #2329
- $750 Cash Prize: Bonnie Kramer Ticket #0408
- $400 UBC Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Bookstore) : Sierra Cowie Ticket #3963
- $200 Lululemon Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Lululemon): Nicole Yang Ticket #0052
- $100 LadySport Gift Card (Courtesy of LadySport): Laurel Bryant Ticket #1703
- $100 Gift Card for Brown’s Social House Restaurant Kitsilano (Courtesy of Brown’s Social House) : Carol Humphrys Ticket #2688
- $100 Gift Card for Mahoney and Sons Restaurant (Courtesy of Mahoney and Sons) : Dwight Jefferson Ticket #0369
BC Gaming License #90567
To read more about our Raffle Night, please go to https://thundervolleyball.ca/teams/raffle-2017/