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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 & wanting to work hard to improve in the competitive steam. 


In the 2020/2021 season we offered U12-U16 Girls programs and U12-U16 Boys programs. These groups included 30+ athletes each which added up to over 240 athletes in the program. Those athletes learned the game together in practice settings. Unfortunately with Covid-19 there were no competitions last year, but we are thankful that so many kids still wanted to be part of a team atmosphere and improve their individual skills. All teams & athletes developed significantly in terms of coachability, volleyball skills, teamwork, and competitiveness & hopefully they also acquired a stronger love of the game. A component that we were very excited to offer last season was Beach Volleyball. Each of the Jr Canuck 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. Because beach volleyball is 2 vs 2 it gave our smaller cohort groups the opportunity to compete regularly. We would like to continue to have beach volleyball as a part of the Dome Defenders program.

 

For the upcoming season (2021/2022) we will again be offering U12-U16 Girls groups and U12-U16 Boys groups. Specific details about each of those groups can be found below. 



2021/2022 Tryout Information *Updated Oct. 14th, 2021

For this season Volleyball Alberta has changed it's signing policies. Athletes 15U and older were able to sign with clubs during the first signing period in July/August 2021. We offered several spots to athletes for our Dome Defenders 16U girls, 16U boys and 15U Girls teams. The 15U Boys are having a larger OPEN TRYOUT at the end of November for both Canuck and Dome Defenders teams. The number of offers accepted and spots available for those groups are listed below with the various teams. We will still be running a Tryout in November for any remaining spots for our Dome Defenders club teams. 

 

For Athletes 14U and younger there will also be Open Tryouts for all of our Dome Defenders teams.


Please e-mail jrcanucks@volleydome.net if you have any further questions.
 

This year we will be offering Junior Canuck Programs for the following ages:

Girls

Bantam Girls
U12 - 40 spots available , Coaches Camille Saxton, Ashtyn Mckenzie, Natasha Gordey

U13 – 30 spots available, Coaches Brianna Horton, Rachel Tano, Tayler Marra, Shayla Burgoyne

U13/U14 - 30 spots available, Coaches Isabela Lima, Brianna Horton, Joelle Savard

U14 - 30 spots available, Coaches Anna Watt, Mackenzie Gladue, others TBD

Midget Girls

U15 –  24 spots total, 12 athletes signed - Coaches Michele Hunt, Claire Mah, Isabela Lima

U16  - 20-24 spots total, 16 athletes signed - Coaches Brian Quach, Clara Serrano, Jailyn Bayle, Andrew Ho 

Boys

Bantam Boys

U12/U13 –30 spots available, Coaches Joanna Korzeniewski, Jason Crellin

U14 – 30 spots available, Coaches Anthony Cheung, Andrew Ma, John Pheng


Midget Boys
U15
  12 spots available - Coaches Javier Ilagen other TBD

U16 – 12 spots total, 6 athletes signed - Coaches Coaches Juan Becerra, Anthony Cheung

For more information or help with registration please contact
Camille at 1(587)619-0590 or by email at 
jrcanucks@volleydome.net

* Jr. Canuck 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). Younger 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.

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 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. 

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 do tend to develop the quickest, and sometimes earn more playing time.

Dome Defenders Girls 2021/2022

U12 Girls 

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2011)

Season Fees - TBD

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

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.

U12 Girls Lead Coach - Camille Saxton

2022 Practice Schedule

*Practice schedules will be slightly different in December as we still have adult leagues starting earlier for those first 2 weeks before the Christmas Holidays.

December 5th to December 19th practice Schedule:

Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

Fridays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 12:30-2pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

January 4th to May 5th practice schedule: 

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

Sundays 12:30-2pm @ The GYM - indoor practice


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

2022 Tournament Schedule 

1. Saturday, January 29th @ The GYM

2. Sunday, February 27th @ The GYM

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 13U Girls Premier 1 - Calgary

4. Saturday, April 9th @ The GYM

5. Sunday, April 23rd @ The GYM

6. Saturday, May 7th Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U13 Girls

(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 travelling costs. Parents will need to organize their children's accommodations and food during tournaments throughout the season.

Coaches

This Junior Canuck group will be led by coaches Brianna & Karli who will oversee practices and overall decisions for the big group. They will be accompanied by two other well qualified coaches who are excited to teach the game of volleyball.

U13 Girls Coaches - Brianna Horton, Rachel Tano, Isabella Lima

2022 Practice Schedule

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice (*5-7pm December 8th & 15th)

Saturdays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 11am-1pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

*There will be a 13/14U Girls team selected at tryouts with a very similar practice schedule, but they will compete in the 14U tournaments for the season.

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW

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

2022 Tournament Schedule

1. Saturday, January 29th @ The GYM

2. Saturday, February 26th @ The GYM

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 13U Girls Premier 1 - Calgary

4. Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd Volleyball Alberta 13U Girls Premier 2 - Calgary

5. Saturday, April 9th @ The GYM

6. Saturday & Sunday April 23rd & 24th Volleyball Alberta 13U Girls Provincials - Calgary

7. Saturday, May 7th Battle of the Bantams @ The GYM

U14 Girls

(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.

U14 Girls - Andrew Ho and Andrew Ma, others TBD

2022 Practice Schedule

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice (*5-7pm on December 8th & 15th*)

Saturdays 3-5pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

Sundays 3:45-5:15pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

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

 

2022 Tournament Schedule

1. Saturday, January 15th @ The GYM

2. Saturday & Sunday, February 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 14U Girls Premier 1 - Calgary

3. Saturday, February 26th @ The GYM

4. Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 14U Girls Premier 2 - Calgary

5. Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd Volleyball Alberta 14U Girls Premier 3 - Calgary

6. Saturday & Sunday April 23rd & 24th Volleyball Alberta 14U Girls Provincials - Edmonton

7. 14U Girls National Championships Richmond BC - TBD based on parent's meeting at beginning of season.

U15 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007)

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

This group will have 24 total athletes. They will primarily practice as 2 separate teams, but will be at the same times in order to allow for position specific practices and gameplay throughout the season.

U15 Girls Coaches Michele Hunt, Claire Mah, Isabella Lima 

2022 Practice Schedule

Mondays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice (*5-7pm on December 8th & 15th)

Saturdays 6-8pm @ The GYM - training & indoor practice (Michele's team)

OR Sundays 9-11am @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training (Isabela's team)


Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW

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

2022 Tournament Schedule

1. Saturday, February 5th @ The GYM

2. Saturday & Sunday, February 26th & 27th Volleyball Alberta 15U Girls Premier 1 -Calgary

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 19th & 20th Volleyball Alberta 15U Girls Premier 2 - Calgary

4. Saturday, April 2nd @ The GYM

5. Saturday & Sunday, April 9th & 10th  Volleyball Alberta 15U Girls Premier 3 - Calgary (regional) /Edmonton (provincial)

6. Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & 8th Volleyball Alberta 15U Girls Provincials - Calgary

7. May 18th to May 21st - National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta

U16 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006)

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.

U16 Girls Lead Coach Brian Quach 

2022 Practice Schedule

*Practice schedules will be slightly different in December as we still have adult leagues starting earlier for those first 2 weeks before the Christmas Holidays.

December 5th to December 19th practice Schedule:

Mondays 4:30-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Fridays 6:30-8pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 3:30-5:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

January 4th to May 5th practice schedule:

Mondays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 3:30-5:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice


Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW

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

2022 Tournament Schedule

1. Saturday, January 8th @ The GYM

2. Saturday, February 12th @ The GYM

3. Saturday & Sunday, February 26th & 27th Volleyball Alberta 16U Girls Premier 1 - Calgary

4. Saturday & Sunday, March 19th & 20th Volleyball Alberta 16U Girls Premier 2 - Calgary (regional) / Edmonton (provincial)

5. Saturday & Sunday, March 9th & 10th  Volleyball Alberta 16U Girls Premier 3 - Calgary (regional) / Edmonton (provincial)

6. Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & 8th Volleyball Alberta 16U Girls Provincials - Edmonton

7. May 21st to May 24th - National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta

Dome Defenders Boys (2021/2022)

U12/U13 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2011)

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

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.

U13 Boys Lead Coaches - Joanna Korzeniewski & Jason Crellin

2022 Practice Schedule

*Practice schedules will be slightly different in December as we still have adult leagues starting earlier for those first 2 weeks before the Christmas Holidays.

December 5th to December 19th practice Schedule:

Fridays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Saturdays 11am-1pm @ The Volleydome - beach & training

Sundays 12:30-2pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

January 4th to May 5th practice schedule:

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Thursdays 6-7:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Saturdays 11am-1pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

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

2022 Tournament Schedule TBD

1. Saturday, January 29th @ The GYM

2. Saturday, February 26th @ The GYM

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 13U Boys Premier 1 - Calgary

4. Saturday, April 9th @ The GYM

5. Saturday & Sunday, April 23rd & 24th Volleyball Alberta 13U Boys Provincials - Calgary

6. Saturday, May 7th @ The GYM Battle of the Bantams

U14 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.

U14 Boys Coaches - Anthony Cheung, 

2022 Practice Schedule

*Practice schedules will be slightly different in December as we still have adult leagues starting earlier for those first 2 weeks before the Christmas Holidays.

December 5th to December 19th practice Schedule:

Wednesdays pm 5-7pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Saturdays 1-3pm @ The Volleydome - beach & training

Sundays 3:30-5:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

January 4th to May 5th practice schedule:

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Saturdays 1-3pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training

Sundays 3:30-5:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice 

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

 

2022 Tournament Schedule

1. Saturday, January 15th @ The GYM

2. Saturday & Sunday, February 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 14U Boys Premier 1 - Calgary

3. Saturday, February 26th @ The GYM

4. Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th Volleyball Alberta 14U Boys Premier 2 - Calgary

5. Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd Volleyball Alberta 14U Boys Premier 3 - Edmonton

5. Saturday & Sunday, April 23rd & 24th Volleyball Alberta 14U Boys Provincials - Calgary

6. National Championships May 12th-15 Burnaby, BC - Optional based on parent's meeting at the beginning of the season.

U15 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007)

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 TBD

2022 Practice Schedule

*Practice schedules will be slightly different in December as we still have adult leagues starting earlier for those first 2 weeks before the Christmas Holidays.

December 5th to December 19th practice Schedule:

Mondays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Fridays 6:30-8pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 6-8pm @ The Volleydome - beach & training

Mondays 5-6:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 6-8pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training


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

2022 Tournament Schedule 

1. Saturday, February 5th @ The GYM

2. Saturday & Sunday, February 26th & 27th Volleyball Alberta 15U Boys Premier 1 - Calgary

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 19th & 20th Volleyball Alberta 15U Boys Premier 2 - Red Deer

4. Saturday, April 2nd @ The GYM

5. Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & 8th Volleyball Alberta 15U Boys Provincials - Edmonton

6. May 18th to May 21st - National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta

U16 Boys

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006)

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.

U16 Boys Coaches Juan Becerra & Anthony Cheung

2022 Practice Schedule 

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Fridays 7-8:30pm @ The GYM - indoor practice

Sundays 6-8pm @ The Volleydome - beach practice & training


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

2022 Tournament Schedule TBD

1. Saturday, February 5th @ The GYM

2. Saturday & Sunday, February 26th & 27th Volleyball Alberta 16U Boys Premier 1 - Calgary

3. Saturday & Sunday, March 19th & 20th Volleyball Alberta 16U Boys Premier 2 - Red Deer

4. Saturday & Sunday, March 9th & 10th  Volleyball Alberta 16U Boys Premier 3 - Calgary

5. Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & 8th Volleyball Alberta 16U Boys Provincials - Edmonton

6. May 21st to May 24th - National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta

Youth - Dome Defenders (formerly Junior Canucks)

 

About Jr. Canucks

Jr Canucks is a developmental program for players who are new to the club volleyball scene. This year we will run programs for girls 12U to 16U and boys 12U to 16U.

Junior Canuck Tryouts
2021/2022

For athletes 15U & 16U some spots were offered from August 1st to 31st - the first signing period is now over. We will have a tryout for any remaining spots. Please register for tryouts using the link below.

For athletes 12U to 14U we will be running an Open Tryout at the end of November. Please also use the tryout registration link below.

Tryout Registration Closed