When do I drop off my child?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first session for each program in order to complete registration. For subsequent session you may arrive from 0-5 minutes early.

What should my child wear?

Non-marking athletic shoes, shorts or sweatpants, and athletic top (kneepads optional).  Younger children newer to volleyball might benefit from long sleeves so that there is no pain with forearm passing. For outdoor programs bring sunglasses, and athletic layers if cold or windy. 

Should my child bring anything else?

Yes please bring a water bottle and any medication that your child might need. For outdoor programs – snack, sunglasses, sunscreen, sand socks if sand is hot or cold. 

Who are the coaches?

We take pride in our coaching. We only hire the best available coaches in the city. Among our coaches are national team players, university coaches, former olympians and university athletes! All coaches have ethical training and background checks.

Please confirm if by submitting the form that my child is automatically accepted into the program? 

Yes, if registration is available online we still have room in the program.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

In case of injury or illness, we will give a full refund for unused sessions. If the program is not the right skill level just let us know and we will find another time that is more suited to your child’s needs. If you have a scheduling conflict after registering with Smash, let us know at least one week before the first session and you will receive a credit for a future program. 

How do I review my child’s registration to see program date/time/location/payment history?

Go to https://help.sportsengine.com/en/articles/6341287-how-to-view-my-registration-history and follow the instructions to sign-in to Sports Engine and review registration history on the dashboard tab.

What are your locations? 

Indoor programs include Osborne Centre UBC, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Ecole Ann-Hebert Elementary, York House School and Vancouver Christian Secondary. Outdoor locations include Spanish Banks, Empire Field, Jericho Park, and grass fields in East Vancouver and the west side of Vancouver. 

Osborne UBC: Unit 1, Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd, UBC campus. The volleyball gym is on the right hand side of the building as you enter from the parking lot that is between Osborne Centre and Doug Mitchell Sports Centre. 

Shaughnessy Heights United Church: 1550 West 33rd Ave (entrance is on the north side of the church facing 33rd avenue). We recommend you park on Connaught Drive and walk with your child east along 33rd and up the stairs to the entrance (look for a sign for ‘office’). Please call 250-626-7926 if you are lost.  

Vancouver Christian School: 3496 Mons Drive, Vancouver. Enter through the gates to the parking garage on the northwest side of the school either from the traffic circle in front of the school or the alley on the north side of the school.

Ecole Ann-Hebert Elementary: 7051 Killarney St. Vancouver. Enter through the main front entrance. If you are late, walk or drive to the back of the school. The gym door is closest to the outdoor basketball hoop. Please knock on the door loudly to be let in.

York House:  4176 Alexandra Street. Entrance to the gym is from the school’s south (and only) parking lot on the east side of the gym. There are doors to the gym (with windows) directly west of the parking lot that we can’t prop due to alarms. Just knock and we will be able to see you

Brewers Park: 4175 Victoria Drive Vancouver

Spanish Banks West: (Google search: Spanish Banks West Concession)

Empire Field Beach Courts: 2901 E. Hastings St, Vancouver. Located in Hastings Park.

How am I notified of cancellations due to weather?

If an outside session is cancelled due to weather an email will be sent to parents by 10am that morning. It will also be posted on the Spring Programs page or Summer Camps page. Click here to see the Extreme Heat Policy and Poor Air Quality Policy (coming soon)

Gym Rules?

Please respect gym rules buy not propping open exterior doors and not going into the school lobby/classrooms (due to safety/security concerns). Also be sure to wear clean shoes in the gym.

Will the kids be re-grouped within all age groups group based on ability?

Yes, kids will be moved so that they are playing games mostly with their skill peers but stay on the same court as their friends. Also, if your child is advanced, feel free to register them in an older grade than their current grade

Are parents able to watch practices?

Yes! Please come and say hi to your coaches! We want to get to know all of you.