Tryouts for 2022 Season

Girls only

Online Registration

Fee: $45

Thunder is donating $5 from each tryout fee to support the Canadian Women’s National Team as part of Volleyball Canada’s #Give5 program.

No refunds for missed tryouts will be provided.

General Tryout Information 

All participants MUST register online in advance. No in-person registration.

** Online registration for tryouts ends at noon the day before the first tryout. **

Athletes may register and tryout for one age group ONLY.

  • ALL athletes should attend BOTH tryout dates for their age group, EXCEPT where noted as BY INVITATION ONLY”.
  • If there are special circumstances why you may not be able to make all tryout sessions, please speak with one of the coaches on the first day. Or preferably, contact us ahead of time to let us know why, especially if you will not be there the first day at thundervball@gmail.com
  • Proper gym attire is required (i.e t-shirts please – no tank tops or spaghetti straps.)

Thunder Out-of-Catchment Policy (updated for 2022 season tryouts)

Because many athletes were without opportunities to play during Covid-19 restrictions, Thunder will accept out-of-catchment players at this year’s tryouts. However, we still reserve the right to take residence/school location as a factor in selecting teams for the 12U-15U age groups. At the 16U-18U levels, there will be limits to transfers based on the competitive needs of the teams.

Tryout schedule

*All sessions will take place between three locations: War Memorial GymOsborne Gym, and the Richmond Oval.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES FOR 15U and 17U/18U BELOW (IN BOLD)

12U (born in 2010) – tryouts completed for this age group

13U (born 2009) – tryouts completed for this age group

14U (born in 2008) – tryouts completed for this age group

15U (born 2007) – registration is now closed

  • BY LAST NAME: A-L ONLY Monday, November 29 from 4:00-6:00pm at Osborne (UBC)
  • BY LAST NAME: M-Z ONLY Wednesday, December 1 from 6:15-8:00pm at War Memorial (UBC)
  • BY INVITATION ONLY: Thursday, December 2 from 4:30-6:30pm at War Memorial (UBC)

16U (born 2006)

  • Tuesday, December 7 from 4:30-6:30pm at War Memorial (UBC)
  • BY INVITATION ONLY: Thursday, December 9 from 5:00-7:00pm at War Memorial

17U/18U (born 2005/2004)

  • Monday, December 6 from 6:00-8:00pm at Richmond Oval
  • Thursday, December 9 from 7:00-9:00pm at War Memorial (UBC)

Offers to join a Thunder team

As per Volleyball BC policy, Thunder will provide a Signing Offer only to players who have attended a Thunder tryout. The offer will be made via email, and players may respond at anytime up to the Offer Signing Date (see below).

Excerpt from the Volleyball BC Handbook 2022 (pp 8-9)

  1. Offers remain open until 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date. Once an offer has been presented to an athlete, a club cannot rescind that offer until after 6:00pm on the Offer Signing Date.
  2. Athletes cannot be pressured to accept an offer before 6:00pm on the Offer Signing Date.
  3. Offers expire at 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date.
  4. Offers made after 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date cannot be rescinded for a minimum of 24 hours

Offer signing dates:

  • U12 – U14 : Offers cannot be rescinded prior to 6:00 PM on November 29.
  • U15: Offer cannot be rescinded prior to 6:00 PM on December 6.
  • U16 – U18: Offers cannot be rescinded prior to 6:00 PM on December 13.