NEW CLUB NAME - DOME DEFENDERS (formerly Jr Canuck)

DOME DEFENDERS is our new name for the Jr Canucks Club. The name may be changing but the principles are the same. We are a club that focuses on Youth DEVELOPMENT for young athletes that are new to volleyball & wanting to work hard to improve in the competitive steam. 


In the 2021/2022 season we offered U12-U16 Girls and Boys programs. These groups included 30+ athletes each which added up to over 275 athletes in the program. Those athletes learned the game together in practice settings. All teams & athletes developed significantly in terms of coachability, volleyball skills, teamwork, and competitiveness & hopefully they also acquired a stronger love of the game. Special shout out to the 13U Boys who were the clubs first ever Provincial Champions in Division 1. Many of the other groups also had success in their various divisions and age groups throughout the season! 

 

A component that we were very excited to offer last season was Beach Volleyball. Each of the Dome Defenders groups had 2 indoor practices (@ the GYM - 293057 James Jones Way) and 1 beach practice (@ The Volleydome - 2825 24th Ave NW) a week. The Volleydome facility now has 2 indoor sand courts and a large training area. We believe that Beach Volleyball is a great way for volleyball players to develop all of their skills and tactics. It also helps with vertical jump and agility. We would like to continue to have beach volleyball as a part of the Dome Defenders program. 

2022/2023 TRYOUT REGISTRATION Closed

Thank you so much to all the athletes that attended our tryouts

& Congratulations to those who have been selected to our teams for the upcoming season!!
 


This Season will run from December to Mid-May (2022/2023) we will be running Dome Defenders Programs for the following ages:

Girls


U12 - (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2012) 47 athletes have been selected

U13(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2010) 32 athletes have been selected

U13/U14 - (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2010) 31 athletes have been selected

U14(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009) 34 athletes have been selected

U15 – (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008) 46 athletes have been selected

Boys

U12/U13 – (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2012) 33 athletes have been selected

U14 – (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009) 31 athletes have been selected

U15 – (Athletes born from Sept 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008)  30 athletes have been selected

*Dome Defenders teams will have practices at both the Volleydome (2825 24th Ave NW) and our GYM location (293057 James Jones Way, just south of CrossIron Mills). Teams will practice at the GYM location twice a week and at the Volleydome once a week where they will do 1hr of beach volleyball and 1hr of training. The GYM is expanding to a 15 court facility in January. All coaches and athletes will be notified once we are ready to make the move from the current GYM :) 

All athletes who were selected to teams should now be on Team Snap where you can see the season's schedule and contact your coaches. 

For more information please contact Camille Saxton at:

 1(587)619-0590 or by email at domedefenders@volleydome.net

Dome Defenders (formely Junior Canucks) Basic Principles

Vision
We created this program to give more kids the opportunity to be part of a competitive team and play the game of volleyball at a high level both regionally and provincially. This program is all about education and development. The idea is to educate the athletes about sportsmanship, discipline, competitiveness, teamwork, cooperation, and how to empower each other. Throughout the course of the season, the development component will focus on the overall athleticism of all the participants first and foremost and then on their volleyball skills. Our club believes that the sport of Beach Volleyball (where the kids play 2 on 2 in the sand) is tremendous for both athleticism and overall skill development. We will include beach volleyball & physical training once a week during the club season and then invite all Dome Defenders athletes to our Spring & Summer beach programs. This will allow them to train for and pursue both indoor and beach volleyball year round. The idea is to spread the love of the game and the love of activity to as many kids as possible. We believe that with sustained hard work and dedication to improve, winning will follow, but winning is not the focus. Hard work, fun and development are the focus.

Mission
Dome Defenders will provide great coaches who are extremely passionate and dedicated to the education of athletes when it comes to the fundamental skills of volleyball and being part of a team. These coaches will care about the kids not only as athletes but as people first. We pride ourselves in providing great facilities, administration, leadership and communication with parents and athletes.

Philosophy
As mentioned above Dome Defenders is all about Education and Development.

  • 1. We would like the ideals of sportsmanship, discipline, positive attitude and work ethic to be the main focus of this program. This should be exhibited by both the athletes and the coaches.

  • 2. We want to develop not only volleyball players but well rounded athletes. There will be training components included every week with the practices at the Volleydome facility. The Volleydome practices will include 1hr of beach volleyball which is great for endurance, strength & overall skills as well as 1hr of physical training catered to each age group.

  • 3. We believe in having larger groups of athletes who all learn the game of volleyball together. This gives athletes the chance to be exposed and to adapt to several different teammates and coaches. It gives the athletes more access to a group of coaches with more overall knowledge of the game and several different ways of teaching the various skills. It also gives coaches more opportunities to work on specialized skills with the groups that particularly need them (example: setters working on setting).

  • 4. This is a developmental program. Although equal playing time cannot be promised, we understand that all athletes should have the opportunity to be in game situations in order to develop throughout the course of the season. We find that athletes who attend the most practices, listen and work hard do tend to develop the quickest, and sometimes earn more playing time.

Dome Defenders Girls 2022/2023

U12 Girls 

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2012)

Season Fees 

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. The U12 Girls group will not be traveling this season, all tournaments will be in Calgary. Parents will need to organize their children's travel and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This Dome Defenders group will have 44 athletes who will be split onto 4 teams for tournaments. We will have 2 "travel teams" who will compete in the 13U Volleyball Alberta tournaments. We will have 2 "non-travel teams" who will compete in local Calgary tournaments. This will be determined at tryouts, but there will be some room for movement afterwards.

There will be 6 coaches to oversee practices and overall decisions for the large group. Athletes will get to work closely with all 6 coaches. 

U12 Girls Coaches: Camille Saxton, Brianna Horton, Emily Raymond-Saxton, Chase Bandura, Brianna Flanigan, Charlotte Anderson.

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Fridays 5-6:30pm @ GYM

Sundays 12:30-2pm @ GYM

January 8th to May 7th

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm @ GYM

Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Sundays 11:30am-1pm @ GYM

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Non Travel Teams:

Saturday, February 4th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 25th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 18th - Tournament @ The GYM

Sunday, April 16th - Tournament @ The GYM

Sunday, April 30th - Play Day @ The GYM

Saturday & Sunday, May 6th/7th - Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

Travel Teams:

Saturday, February 4th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 25th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 13U VA Premier #1 - in Calgary

Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 13U VA Premier #2 - in Calgary

Sunday, April 16th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th - 13U VA Provincials - in Calgary

Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th - Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U13 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2010)

Season Fees

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include travelling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This coaching group will select 30 athletes to be part of the 13U Dome Defenders for the upcoming season. This is a strong and vibrant group of female coaches who all played at a high club or collegiate level and are either former or current U of C students.

13U Girls Coaches: Natasha Gordey, Elysia Price, Natalie Timmerman & Reese Huber

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm @ GYM

Fridays 5-6:30pm @ GYM

Sundays 2:30-4:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

January 8th to May 7th

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm @ GYM

Thursdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM

Sundays 2:30-4:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Saturday, February 4th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 25th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 13U VA Premier #1

Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 13U VA Premier #2

Saturday, April 16th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th - 13U VA Provincials

Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th - Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U13/14 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2010)

Season Fees TBD

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include travelling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This coaching group will select 30 athletes to be part of the 13/14U Dome Defenders for the upcoming season. They will play regular volleyball (as opposed to triple ball) and compete in all of the 14U Volleyball Alberta tournaments with the heavier competition ball. Our coaches are extremely dedicated to teaching and challenging this group to become better volleyball players. 

13U Girls Coaches: Brian Quach, Clara Serrano, John Pheng, Reina Hirata & Stephanie Banh

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm @ GYM

Saturdays 2-3:30pm @ GYM

Sundays 12:30-2:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

January 8th to May 11th

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM
Saturdays 2-3:30pm @ GYM

Sundays 12:30-2:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Saturday, January 28th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 1th & Sunday, February 12th - 14U VA Premier #1 in Calgary

Sunday, February 26th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 14U VA Premier #2 in Calgary

Saturday April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 14U VA Premier #3 in Calgary

Saturday, April 15th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th - 14U Provincial Championships in Edmonton

Thursday, May11th to Sunday, May 11th - 14U National Championships in Winnipeg

U14 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009)

Season Fees

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include traveling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This group of Dome Defenders coaches will select 30 athletes to make up 3 teams that will compete in the 14U Volleyball Alberta tournaments. This is another talented group of female leaders and role models who is looking forward to a great season with lots of development & fun for the athletes. 

U14 Girls Coaches: Tayler Marra, Claire Mah, Shannon Kelsick

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm @ GYM

Saturdays 12:30-2pm @ GYM

Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

January 8th to May 11th

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM
Saturdays 12:30-2pm @ GYM

Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule 

Saturday, January 28th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 1th & Sunday, February 12th - 14U VA Premier #1 in Calgary

Sunday, February 26th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 14U VA Premier #2 in Calgary

Saturday April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 14U VA Premier #3 in Calgary

Saturday, April 15th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th - 14U Provincial Championships in Edmonton

Thursday, May 11th to Sunday, May 11th - 14U National Championships in Winnipeg

U15 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008)

Season Fees

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include traveling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This group has selected 30 athletes for the 2022/2023 Club season. They will practice as a large group of 30 athletes and be split into 3 teams for tournaments. There are 4 dedicated and knowledgeable coaches to work with the girls for the upcoming season!

U15 Girls Coaches: Andrew Ma, John Pheng, Karen Hasiuk & Steve Smith

 

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Mondays 5-6:30pm @ GYM

Fridays 5-6:30pm @ GYM

Saturdays 3:30-5:30pm @ GYM

January 8th to May 11th

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM
Thursdays 6-7:30 @ GYM

Saturdays 3:30-5pm @ GYM


GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Sunday, January 22nd - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, January 28th & Sunday, January 29th - 15U VA Premier #1 in Calgary

Saturday, February 25th & Sunday, February 26th - 15U VA Premier #2 in Calgary

Saturday, March 18th & Sunday, March 19th - 15U VA Premier #3 in Calgary

Saturday, April 1st - Possbile Scrimmage Day

Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th - 15U Provincial Championships in Edmonton

Saturday, April 29th - Tournament @ The GYM

Thursday, May 11th to Sunday, May 11th - 14U National Championships in Winnipeg

Dome Defenders Boys (2022/2023)

U12/U13 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2012)

Season Fees 

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include travelling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

Each Dome Defenders group will have one lead coach who will oversee practices and overall decisions for the big groups. They will be accompanied by several other well qualified coaches who are excited to teach the game of volleyball.

U13 Boys Lead Coaches - Jason Crellin & Grant O'Gorman

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ GYM

Saturdays 11am-1pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Sundays 10am-11:30am @ GYM

January 8th to May 7th

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM
Saturdays 11am-1pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Sundays 10am - 11:30am @ GYM

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Sunday, January 29th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Sunday, March 5th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 13U VA Premier #2 in Red Deer

Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 13U VA Premier #3 in Edmonton

Saturday, April 15th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday April 30th - 13U Provincial Championships in Calgary

Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th - Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U14 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009)

Season Fees TBD

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include traveling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

Each Dome Defenders group will have one lead coach who will oversee practices and overall decisions for the big groups. They will be accompanied by several other well qualified coaches who are excited to teach the game of volleyball.

U14 Boys Coaches Don Saxton, Erika Bang, Halle Craiggs 

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Mondays 4:30-6pm @ GYM

Thursdays 5-7pm @ GYM

Sundays 8:30-10:30am @ Volleydome (beach & training)

January 8th to May 15th

Mondays 4:30-6pm @ GYM
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ GYM

Sundays 8:30-10:30am @ Volleydome (beach & training)

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2023 Tournament Schedule

Sunday, January 29th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 11th & Sunday, February 12th - 14U VA Premier #1 in Calgary (possible)

Sunday, March 5th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th - 14U VA Premier #2 in Red Deer

Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd - 14U VA Premier #3 in Edmonton

Saturday, April 15th - Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, April 29th & Sunday April 30th - 14U Provincial Championships in Calgary

Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th - Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U15 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008)

Season Fees TBD

Fees include all the coaching, gym time, registrations, tournament fees, uniforms, and balls. It does not include traveling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season. 

Coaches

Each Junior Canuck group will have one lead coach who will oversee practices and overall decisions for the big groups. They will be accompanied by several other well qualified coaches who are excited to teach the game of volleyball.

U15 Boys Coaches Anthony Cheung, others TBD

2022/2023 Tentative Practice Schedule

December 4th to December 22nd 

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm @ GYM

Saturdays 1-3pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Sundays 11:30am-1pm @ GYM

January 8th to May 15th

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ GYM
Saturdays 1-3pm @ Volleydome (beach & training)

Sundays 11:30am-1pm @ GYM

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address December: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

NEW GYM ADDRESS ~ January: #10 Stonehill Place NE, Calgary AB

2022 Tournament Schedule 

Saturday, January 21st - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, February 4th & Sunday, February 5th - 15U VA Premier #1 Location TBD

Sunday, February 12th - O'Saxman Tournament @ The GYM

Saturday, March 4th & Sunday, March 5th - 15U VA Premier #2 Location TBD

Saturday, March 18th & Sunday, March 19th - 15U VA Premier #3 Location TBD

Sunday, April 2nd - Possible GYM Play Day

Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th - 15U Provincial Championships in Red Deer

Saturday April 29th - Tournament @ The GYM

Thursday, May 11th to Sunday, May 14th - 15U National Championships in Edmonton

Youth - Dome Defenders Club Volleyball

 

About Dome Defenders

Dome Defenders is a developmental club program for players who are new to club volleyball. This year (2022/2023) we will run programs for girls 12U to 15U and boys 12U to 15U.

Dome Defenders Tryouts
2022/2023

For athletes 12U to 15U, we will be running an Open Tryout at the end of November starting on November 27th.

Please note that for 15U athletes this is the second tryout period so limited spots will be available at those tryouts.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.