2024 COMPETITIVE GIRLS DEVELOPMENT TEAMS

Tryouts were held in December 2023 and players have already been selected for 2024 teams. Please check back in the summer for information about our December 2024 tryouts for 2025 teams! 

2024 Playday Dates 

13U: Feb 24 (12pm-3pm, VCS), Mar 9* (12pm-3pm, VCS), Apr 11 (5:15pm-8:30pm, YH), Apr 18 (5:15pm-8:30pm, YH), Apr 27 (12pm-3pm, VCS)

14U: Feb 3 (3pm-6pm, VCS), Mar 2 (12pm-3pm, VCS), Apr 6** (3pm-6pm, VCS), Apr 20 (12pm-4:30pm, VCS), Apr 27 (3pm-6pm, VCS)

15U: Feb 3 (12pm-3pm, VCS), Mar 2*** (3pm-6pm, VCS), Apr 6 (12pm-3pm, VCS), Apr 13 (12pm-4:30pm, VCS), May 2 (5:15pm-8:30pm, YH)

*The top 2 of 13U teams from Feb 24 will play Mar 10 all day at SFU instead of Mar 9

**The top 14U team from Mar 2 will play Apr 7 all day at SFU instead of Apr 6

***The top 15U team (Pandas) from Feb 3rd will play Mar 3 all day at SFU instead of Mar 2

VCS = Vancouver Christian School, 3496 Mons Drive

YH = York House School 4176 Alexandra Street 

SFU = Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby

We have 5 Smash teams per age group so the competition will be fierce! Outside teams will be invited for some of the above playdays. All practices and playdays pause for March break between March 18th and April 1st. 

15U Rankings from Feb 3 Playday

1 – Team 1 Pandas
2 – Team 5 Huskies
3 – Team 3 Heat
4 – Team 4 Spartans
5 – Team 2 Dinos

 

14U Ranking from Feb 3 Playday

1 – Team 2 Grizzlies
2 – Team 3 Sonics
3 – Team 1 Whitecaps
4 – Team 5 Orcas
5 – Team 4 Eagles

 

2024 Team Practice Dates

Monday Teams at Anne-HebertJan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 13, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 (March 13th is a Wednesday, times are TBC)
Wednesday Teams at Anne-HebertJan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 (times are TBC on March 13th)
Friday Teams at Vancouver Christian SchoolJan 19, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 (no practice Jan 26)
Friday Teams at Osborne CentreJan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, April 5, 12, 25***
Sunday Teams at Osborne CentreJan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, Apr 7, Apr 13*, 20**, 25***
 *Apr 13 13U’s and 14U’s 4:30pm-6:00pm at Vancouver Christian School (Sat)
 **Apr 20 15U’s 4:30pm-6:00pm at Vancouver Christian School (Sat)
 ***Apr 25 13U, 14U, 15U at York House, times TBC (Thu)
Why try out for Smash competitive development teams? 

1. Our coaches are engaged and positive

2. Equal playing time

3. Our fees are significantly lower than ‘clubs’

4. Tournaments are local

5. At least 65% of kids that attend tryouts will make a team vs 10% at ‘club’ tryouts. Other winter weekly programs are available for those not selected (and get a free t-shirt!)

6. One practice per week allows multi-sport participation in the winter months. 

7. Alignment with the best club in the city, Thunder Volleyball Club (philosophy, tryout process, coordination). Dozens of Smash development team players have gone on to make Thunder teams the following year.

2024 Fees and Dates:

Teams will run from the last week of January 2024 until late April 2024. The fee for the 2024 season will be $775.00 including GST and includes all local tournaments, a Smash uniform to use for the season, and a practice/warmup shirt to keep. Tryout fees will be refunded if your daughter is selected for a Thunder team before her Smash tryout session and then chooses not to attend a Smash tryout session.

 

2024 Season Ages:

13U: Birth Months Sept 2010 – December 2011

14U: Birth Months Sept 2009- December 2010

15U: Birth Months Sept 2008 – December 2009

2024 Selections:

For 2024, all players returning from 2023 teams will be offered a returning player spot but must register for a tryout session. It doesn’t matter which location your child tries out at, we will ask for your friend requests, practice time, and location preferences. In other words, you could try out at VCS but request a spot on a team that practices at UBC and vice versa. New for 2024, only register for one tryout please! We will equally select players from both tryouts.

Other Smash Winter Weekly Programs (for those not selected to teams) 

Online Store – Coming This Week!  

All players will receive a free warm-up shirt to keep and a uniform to use for the season. Below are some examples of optional extra Smash gear for 2024! 

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