Claire Lloyd inducted to Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Thunder Volleyball Club President Claire Lloyd for being inducted into the Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame on June 12, 2016! Claire is the founder of the Thunder Volleyball Club and a former member of the Canadian Olympic Volleyball Team. Read the formal announcement and Hall of Fame information here:

Claire (#8) in action for Team Canada against South Korea in the run up to the 1976 Olympic Games.
Claire (#8) in action for Team Canada against South Korea in the run up to the 1976 Olympic Games.

UBC Thunderbirds Summer Camps 2016 – Grow Your Game this Summer!


Thunder athletes of all ages – there is a program designed for you! Below are some of the camps available. Full details and registration at

Girls Combo Volleyball Basketball Performance Camp Ages 12-14 

This new camp is designed for the committed multi sport athlete that is interested in learning and improving in both volleyball and basketball to allow for success at the high school and club level. Players will receive expert instruction each day in both sports by UBC coaching and high performance staff, varsity players and alumni. Additional tutorials in their preferred sport of choice plus fun swimming at the Aquatic Centre in the afternoon.

Girls Only Junior T-Bird Volleyball   Ages: 11-13

Based on Thunder Atomic program providing 10 weeks of training in one week of camp.   Full day and half day options.

Beach Volleyball Specifics: Ages: 12-17

This camp focuses on improving technique and mental/physical approach to the beach game.

Girls U13-15 Advanced Training: Ages 12-15

Geared to the competitive club players and providing skill instruction and position specific training.

Boys Camps Ages: 11-16

This camp is aimed at consolidating skills and providing important technical and tactical training by position for boys at varying levels of experience.1

Thunder Prep Camps for Baden Cup

Baden Cup is a Volleyball BC training camp (U14) and selection camp for Team BC (U16/18). Thunder is excited for all our athletes who are participating and we would love to help you be prepared! Sessions begin Thursday, May 26th. 

Thunder Prep Camp is is designed to be a combination of things:

  1. A tune up camp for athletes who are trying out for Baden Cup
  2. Extra reps and touches in advance, for those who make Baden Cup
  3. Extra indoor reps for those who want it
  4. Extra indoor practice for our U15s who make (or who are trying out for) Summer Games Zone Teams


For more information and to register, please go HERE.

Beach programs for June and July

With summer around the corner, it’s time to trade your court shoes for flip flops and hit the beach for some volleyball! Thunder Beach is pleased to offer beach volleyball training sessions for all ages and skill levels. Make sure you register soon as our programs fill up quickly,

To register for upcoming Thunder Beach, please click on the links below (registration begins Monday, May 2):

Thunder Beach for May – registration begins Friday, April 1

With summer just around the corner, Thunder Beach is excited to offer beach volleyball training sessions for all ages and skill levels.

We begin with in May with our U13/U14 Girls and U13-U15 Boys programs. The rest of our summer programs for June to August for all age groups in will be up and running soon. All sessions take place at beautiful Spanish Banks West.

Registration for our MAY PROGRAMS begins Friday, April 1st at 9am. Make sure you register soon as our programs have filled up fast in previous years!

For more information and to register for our spring programs, please click on this link: THUNDER BEACH – MAY PROGRAMS

Spring break sessions for Thunder athletes a big success

Our first ever Position Specific Spring Break Sessions for Thunder athletes offered at no cost as part of our raffle proceeds were well attended by our energetic and enthusiastic team members.  These sessions gave participants a chance to improve specific skills while interacting with members from other Thunder teams and age groups.

Thanks to our coaching staff for providing great instruction!

Day 3 session participants
Day 3 session participants


Participate in injury prevention research and you could win an autographed jersey

The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, with the support of Volleyball Canada, is requesting that all registered youth members, born between 1997 and 2003, take five to 10 minutes to complete the survey below.

Volleyball Canada is committed to the safe and sustainable development of this sport and its members. Volleyball Canada has collaborated with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre to get an understanding of the training structure that current athletes experience throughout the year.  Additionally, we are hoping to understand the type and severity of injuries that athletes are facing.

Any athlete that participated in club volleyball in 2015, or is participating in club volleyball in 2016, is eligible to participate. If you are a coach or team/club administrator, we kindly request that you share this email with all members of your team or club. This survey must be completed with a parental guardian in attendance for those younger than 15 years of age or those requiring assistance.  All information provided will remain anonymous and participation is optional.

As a bonus, each survey submission will provide an entry into a draw for a Gavin Schmitt jersey autographed by the Canadian National Men’s Team.

Please click the following link to begin the survey:

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Kerry MacDonald
PhD Candidate
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre

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