Thunder tryout info TBA in November

A schedule of Thunder tryouts and information on how to register will be posted on our website in early November.

Tryouts start the third week of November and are held at UBC. Coaches and practice times will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Athletes tryout for teams based on their birth year:

  • 12U – 2005
  • 13U – 2004
  • 14U -2003
  • 15U – 2002
  • 16U – 2001
  • 17/18 – 2000/1999

For more information about our club teams, please click on: FAQ’s 2017 Season.


Atomic registration delayed to Wednesday, September 14th

Registration for our Beginners and Advanced Atomic sessions will begin one day later on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. Thank you for your patience as we set up a new, more streamlined registration process for Thunder families.

You may preview our registration page HERE. Events will open for registration on Wednesday, September 14th. Please note – you will need to create a login id and password to register. 

Thunder familes are invited to “Kitsfest VIP Zone” – August 6th

We would love you to connect with other volleyball parents and friends at Kits Beach for an evening of fun. The UBC Thunderbirds Men’s & Women’s Volleyball teams are hosting the Kitsfest VIP Zone on the evening of Saturday, August 6.
We’re inviting all UBC Volleyball Alums, families and parents, players & Lower Mainland club parents, players and coaches to attend.
Parents are encouraged to come and play some recreational volleyball and bring your kids as this is a family event.  No experience needed.
$10 at the door gets you Mahony & Sons Beverage, music and access to a beach party plus chance to win prizes.  Kids play for free. Courts for all ages and levels of play.
Check out and share the link on Facebook (click for link.) Be one of first 50 to reply “Going” and be entered to win a prize pack including UBC All Sport Season Pass and Mahony’s Gift Certifcate.  Be one of the first 100 to reply and be eligible for a free individual/small group training session with Thunderbird coach or player.
Proceeds to UBC volleyball scholarship funds.
Doug Reimer, Matt Lebourdais
UBC and Thunder Volleyball

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):

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