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.