Back to School Camp & Weekly Program
Get ready for school tryouts! We want to help your kids get ready to return to school volleyball this fall.
Our back to school camp Aug 30-Sept 2 (weather make-up dates, if needed, are Sept 3 & 7) is for intermediate and advanced girls and boys going into grade 5-10 in September 2021. These 4 day camps will be held on grass volleyball courts at West Point Grey Park (2250 Trimble Street). Morning camp (8:30am-10:30am) for grade 5-7, midday camp (10:45am-12:45pm) for grades 7-8, and afternoon camp (1:00pm-3:00pm) for grades 8-10. Players will be grouped with their age/skill peers. REGISTER
Our late August – September outdoor program is for grade 4-10 players and switches from summer weeknights to weekends once school starts. Early times are Wednesdays August 25, September 1, 8 (4:00pm-5:30pm), switching to Sundays, September 12, 19, 26 (9:30am-11:00am). Late times are August 25, September 1, 8 (5:30pm-7:00pm), switching to Sundays September 12, 19, 26 (11:00am-12:30pm). Rain make-up dates are October 3, 10, 17. Sessions will be held at West Point Grey Park (2250 Trimble Street). REGISTER
Playing on grass is a similar surface to playing in a gym so the timing of the spike approach and the block is similar. As an added bonus, we can set up courts in shady areas on hot days.
What to Expect:
We use a positive coaching style (we reinforce positively what we want the kids TO do instead of looking for errors) and we encourage and reward good teamwork and team culture.
Brian Hiebert – Smash founder, former national team member and national champion, head coach at West Point Grey Academy.
Darrin Moreira – Smash founder, provincial team coach, assistant coach at UBC Okanagan, former national team assistant coach.
Matt Krueger – Former university athlete, current university coach, masters in motor learning.
Kelvin Ma – Head Coach of provincial champion York House senior girls, assistant coach at Douglas College.
Mike Lodewyks – Former university athlete, currently teaches in Vancouver, former head coach of provincial champion York House Tigers.
Teo Ardanaz – 2nd year Smash coach, club coach, member of the UBC Okanagan volleyball team.
Sam Patko – UBC women’s volleyball alumni, national champion libero, 3rd year Smash coach.
Emily Tsiandoulas – 2nd year Smash coach, member of Western University women’s volleyball team, Sideout Beach Alumni.