SMASH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE - POWERED BY THUNDER

Smash development programs are our highest level and most popular program. Last season we had 6 teams compete against the best clubs in the province including Thunder, Ducks, BCO, Action, and Apex. This year we are coordinating our tryouts with Thunder Volleyball club and we are planning to run 12 teams to allow for more opportunities for girls to play with a team! Smash tryouts will be held December 15th, 2019 for girls that did not already attend 12U, 13U or 14U Thunder tryouts. Development teams will train and compete for 10 weeks beginning in early January. In 2020 we are offering up to six 12 & under (12U) teams and up to six 14 & under (14U) teams. Teams will be divided equally between Vancouver-West and Vancouver-East locations. REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS 

Purpose:

A significant number of kids in the Lower Mainland are left with no competitive team options from January to March after they are cut from a small number of club teams. Many players do not try out for club volleyball because they are either busy multi-sport athletes or their parents do want want to commit to time, expense and travel associated with club volleyball. At SMASH Volleyball we see an urgent need to keep girls who love volleyball in the sport with competitive and local practices, matches and tournaments. REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS 

Details:

2020 Smash development teams are for girls aged 11 to 14 years as of January 1st, 2020 (a child’s developmental age is more important than their calendar age, so some exceptions will be made for either advanced 10 year olds, or intermediate 15 year olds). 

Teams will practice or play matches roughly 1.5 times per week on weeknights and play 3 tournaments on Saturdays or Sundays from early January – mid March, 2020. Cost for development teams is $550 and includes a jersey, at least 12 practice/play days and 3 tournaments. Players that register with Smash will be selected at the conclusion of Thunder tryouts if they are not selected to a Thunder team. Players that do not attend Thunder club tryouts need to register and attend the Smash tryouts on December 15th (details below). REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS 

NEW FOR 2020!  From our group of development athletes, we will select 2-4 Smash allstar teams to continue practicing and competing until the end of April. More details to come! Price for all-star teams will be $150-200. 

Vancouver-West Schedule

12U Teams
Tryouts Sunday December 15th 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Vancouver Christian School, 3496 Mons Drive, Vancouver REGISTER

Practices and Matches at Osborne Centre:
Mondays: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (late arrival OK) and/or 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tournaments dates TBC (likely dates: Jan 25th, Feb 23rd, March 7).

14U Teams
Tryouts Sunday December 15th 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Vancouver Christian School, 3496 Mons Drive, Vancouver

Practices and Matches at Osborne Centre:
Mondays 4:00pm - 6:00pm (late arrival OK) and/or 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursdays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tournament dates TBC (likely dates: Feb 2nd , Feb 22 , March 7).


Vancouver-East Schedule

12U Teams
Tryouts Sunday December 15th 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Vancouver Christian School, 3496 Mons Drive, Vancouver


Practices and Matches at Vancouver Christian School:
Fridays: 5:45pm - 7:15pm (some days extended to 8:00pm)

Tournaments dates TBC (likely dates: Jan 25th, Feb 23rd, March 7).

14U Teams
Tryouts Sunday December 15th 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Vancouver Christian School, 3496 Mons Drive, Vancouver

Practices and Matches at Vancouver Christian School:
Fridays: 7:15pm-8:45pm (some days start earlier at 6:30pm)

Tournament dates TBC (likely dates: Feb 2nd , Feb 22 , March 7).