SMASH DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
Smash development programs are our highest level and most popular program. Last year we were able to give 165 girls a chance to compete with a team in club tournament around the lower mainland that otherwise would not have been able to play. Our teams train and compete for the ‘Smash Cup’ for 10 weeks beginning in early January and ending with a final tournament before March break. 2021 Development teams are still to be confirmed, pending Covid rules and gym rental availability. We are hoping to provide an update in mid-November so please check back on this page.
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.
Check back in mid November for updates on the 2021 development season which depends on Covid rules and gym rentals. If we are able to run programs, they could start in January or February so tryout dates are not set yet.
Last year teams will had on average 9 practices and 5 game days over the course of the 10 week season from early January until mid March, 2020. Players wear top of the line jerseys at their competitions and optional Smash gear is sold online. If a season is possible this year, it will likely go into April.