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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 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. 

 

For the upcoming season (2022/2023) we will be offering U12-U15 Girls groups and U12-U15 Boys groups. Specific details about each of those groups can be found below. 


2022/2023 Tryout Information *Updated June 17th, 2022

For athletes 15U and older offer letters will begin to go out to returning players on July 1st, 2022. Those offer letters can be signed and returned as early as August 1st. During the month of July we will be focused on our returning Dome Defenders athletes. We will have an Open Tryout Camp for both 15U Boys and 15U Girls from August 8th - 12th from 4:30-6:30pm at the GYM (293057 James Jones Way) to fill our 15U Dome Defenders teams for the upcoming club season. 

Please register for the 15U August Tryout Camp by using the following link: 

15U TRYOUT CAMP REGISTRATION

*Please note that $10 non-refundable administration fee for all registrations.

 

If the teams are not full by the end of that August Tryout Camp, we will have our regular Fall Skills Clinics from September to mid-November with Open Tryouts to follow at the end of November. Information for our 15U Fall Skills Clinics will be posted on our website on August 13th following the Open Camp when we will know the number of spots still available.

 

For most of our teams - Athletes 14U and younger - there be Fall Skills Clinics from September to mid - November with Open Tryouts to follow at the end of November. Fall Skills Clinic information will be sent to returning athlete's via Team Snap and posted on our website by mid-August. 


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

This year (2022/2023) we will be offering Dome Defenders Programs for the following ages:

Girls

Bantam Girls
U12 - 40 spots available , Coaches TBD

U13 – 30 spots available, Coaches TBD

U13/U14 - 30 spots available, Coaches TBD

U14 - 30 spots available, Coaches TBD

Midget Girls

U15 –  30 spots available, Coaches TBD

Boys

Bantam Boys

U12/U13 –30 spots available, Coaches TBD

U14 – 30 spots available, Coaches TBD


Midget Boys
U15
  30 spots available, Coaches TBD

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

* 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.

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 2021/2022

U12 Girls 

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

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 Coaches TBD

2023 Practice Schedule TBD

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

2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

U13 Girls

(Athletes born from Sept 1, 2009 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 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 TBD

2023 Practice Schedule TBD

 

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW

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

2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

U14 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 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 Coaches TBD

2023 Practice Schedule TBD

Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall)
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2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

U15 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

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 TBD

2023 Practice Schedule TBD


Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW

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

2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

Dome Defenders Boys (2021/2022)

U12/U13 Boys

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

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 - Jason Crellin & others TBD

2023 Practice Schedule TBD

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

2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

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 TBD 

2023 Practice Schedule
Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

2023 Tournament Schedule TBD

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

2023 Practice Schedule TBD
Volleydome Address: 2825 24th Avenue NW
GYM Address: 293057 James Jones Way (just South of Cross Iron Mills Mall).

2022 Tournament Schedule TBD

Youth - Dome Defenders (formerly Junior Canucks)

 

About Dome Defenders

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

Dome Defenders Tryouts
2022/2023

For 15U Boy & Girl athletes we will have an OPEN TRYOUT CAMP from August 8th - 12th at the GYM from 4:30-6:30pm. This will serve as a club level skill development camp where offers to our 15U teams will also be made throughout the week. To register for our 15U Open Tryout Camp please use the following link: 

 

 

For athletes 12U to 14U we will be running an Open Tryout at the end of November. More Information for our Fall Skills Clinics and Tryouts will be posted on our website by mid-August.

Registation Closed