Criteria for selection during Covid-19

In previous years, Thunder held open tryouts to select players for teams. This year, we are veering from that process and following Volleyball BC’s recommendations to:

  1. Offer some players early signing during the official period between October 15-November 15 (only available to those who played for Thunder in the 2020 season.)
  2. Review athlete applications during the official period between November 16-December 5.
  3. Hold open tryouts in January if needed.

The purpose of these changes is to limit traffic at tryouts.

Because these processes differ from how we usually select players for teams, the early signing option is a work-in-progress for us and will differ team by team. We expect there will be fewer early signing offers for younger age groups.

For more information about these policies, please visit the Volleyball BC website.

Please note, Thunder has an In-Catchment Policy for ages 12U-15U. It is as follows: 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 16U-18U levels there will be limits to transfers based on competitive needs of the teams.