When do our club teams play? The club volleyball season runs from January through April/May. Practices are weekday evenings, tournaments are on weekends. The season culminates in the Provincial Championships in which all teams participate in mid to late April.
Players must be regularly available for both weeknight practices and weekend tournaments. All schedule conflicts must be discussed with the club, and may or may not be acceptable.
When and how are players selected to teams? Volleyball players must attend the open tryouts which occur in early December for their own age division if they want the opportunity to play for Thunder.
Players compete in divisions according to their birth year, NOT their grade, and are expected to attend their birth year tryouts.
Tryout registration typically begins in early November. Teams will be selected shortly after the end of tryouts and in compliance with Volleyball BC’s signing dates.
What are the fees for club teams? Team fees vary depending on age group and may range from $500-1000 per athlete. Additional travel fees may range from $300-$1000 per athlete.
The fees cover: gym rentals, equipment (balls/nets/med kits), tournament fees (including Regional and Provincial Championships), uniform top, Thunder gear, and Volleyball BC membership.
Fees do not include: black uniform shorts or travel related costs (such as transportation – vehicle/van, ferries, etc.) hotel and food. All coaches and club administrators are unpaid volunteers and Thunder Volleyball is a non-profit organization.
Do you offer finanacial assistance? There are a limited number of bursaries available for players who require financial assistance. Email the volleyball club for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org