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
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
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