Thursday, September 15, 2016

Peak Volleyball Club 2017

Peak Volleyball will once again be running in the North Burnaby Region!
As of right now we only have coaching staff for one team at the U15 age group.

Tryouts will take place following the BC Secondary School season, most likely in early December. Stay tuned for further information

We would love to run other teams as well but are looking for coaches. Any level coaches accepted, training will be provided if required. This is a great opportunity for new coaches, experienced coaches looking to coach close to home, university students looking for experience, or individuals hoping to gain experience working with youth. We are able to offer training programs, team gear, travel expenses, and an honorarium.
Please contact us via email if you are interested.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Better Late Than Never

Apologies to all for the (very) late update. Photos from Regionals and Provincials have been added to our Flickr Page. GO to our Photos page to check it out!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ducks Playday Wrap

The time has finally come for everyone to relax! First off, thank you to parents for your support over the past few weeks. We have completed the busiest time of our season where we saw three weekends in a row with tournaments. Not only that, but our tournaments required parent support to scorekeep, lineskeep, and drive all over the Fraser Valley. Thank you for your support! The season slows a little now, with a well-deserved two weeks off for players, parents, and coaches too!

The Coquitlam Ducks hosted a great little playday last Friday which allowed our team some valuable experience in a short amount of time. Our teams were missing several ladies with many starting Spring Break trips, and several out with a nasty flu bug that even got Taylor to take a few days off! 

Power was in a small, three-team pool which allowed them to play two, three-set matches. Our setters, Eva and Celina got quite the workout as we were missing Arika, Francesca, and Carissa. They did a great job getting to balls and starting to run a three-hit offence. The team even had a substitute coach as Shanelle had prior engagements. Coach Nathan comes with plenty of experience working with kids and athletes, but little volleyball background. He very quickly picked up on the rhythm of the game and was excited to select Cara as this tournament's Peak Performer. Cara was the team's "spark plug" as she was constantly cheering on her teammates, and even bringing advice and coaching tips during timeouts even when she wasn't on the court. She kept the energy high throughout the evening with her determined play and consistency.

The team went 4-2 in sets and  did a fantastic job of communicating with each other and demonstrating an all-out attitude when it came to chasing down balls and playing defence. A special thank you to Mitra and Hannah who displayed great teamwork to help out Peak Power as they were missing several athletes. This demonstrated a club-first attitude which was appreciated by coaches and players alike. 

Peak Pride was in a tough pool with a top Ducks team and two Seaside teams. We were able to mix lineups as Pride was also missing several athletes. Nikki even got a start playing power, though it seems that she prefers not to return to the leftside of the court! Our first two matches were very successful despite a loss to the Ducks. The ladies began to gel together, even when different combinations of girls were on the floor. 

The second match saw Pride take a set off of Seaside. Great offensive play and a strong serve receive helped in the winning effort. A huge contribution to the win was made by Natalie in a strong effort. Natalie has worked very hard this season on backing off the net to put herself in an attacking position, and it paid off at this playday. She received several sets and began attacking with consistency and aggression. Moreso than her offence, Natalie's defence and serve receive was invaluable to the set win. Moving her feet to get behind passes, Natalie returned several serves and saved many opponents attacks through her smart, consistent back-row play. Fantastic job, Natalie!

Team Photo Shoot

Each year, Volleyball BC asks teams to submit photos to appear in the Provincial Championship Program. We used some time before one of our practices to stage a photoshoot for the ladies. Below are some of the best shots. All photos are uploaded on our photo page!

Force Invitational

We are in the midst of the busiest part of our season, and the Force Volleyball Invitational marks the halfway point of our three weeks of tournaments.

This tournament proved to be a difficult day for both of our teams, but there was significant learning.  Peak Pride had two hard fought matches in pool play, taking a set of off Vancouver Thunder 26-24. The crossover game had Pride facing a tough Seaside team. This proved to be a very difficult loss, leaving our confidence quite shaken. The ladies overcame this adversity and came together to play a great match against thunder once again. While the loss was hard on the team, the resolve to regroup and come back stronger was a huge accomplishment. 

The Peak Peak performer from Pride this tournament goes to Janice. Naming Janice as one of the team's most consistent performers is something that no one would argue with. She pairs a high level of skill and ball control with a never-quit attitude. When Janice is on the floor, everyone's game is elevated. Furthermore, She has become one of our top defensive players as her effort to save opponents' attacks translates into many saved points for our team. Great job Janice!

Peak Power had a great start to the day. Playing a tough BCO Team, the girls were forced to receive tough serves and strong attacks. There were some athletes playing out of position, which made the communication stronger as the girls were helping each other out on the court. The girls lost the first set 23-25, but recognized the fantastic effort and carried that excitement throughout the day.

Power's Peak Performer of this tournament was definitely Celina. Coach Shanelle even said, "I have no idea how she can get so many blocks!" As mentioned above, Celina was on of the players playing a slightly different position. The team finds itself with 10 athletes, 7 of which are comfortable playing setter. Because only two setters can be on court at a time, Celina was one of the girls who was switched to the middle. Having great physical height is an advantage, but Celina seems to possess something special when it comes to blocking. She has impeccable timing which allows her to get several touches and some stuff blocks. Well done Celina, keep it up!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SFU Wrap Up

Both teams had great days at the recent SFU Playday hosted by the SFU Womens' Volleyball team.
Peak Pride had a great day, playing two of the top teams in the Province, and stepping up their game to meet the higher demand of skill. Both teams have learned that playing against tougher competition means that we need to improve our game to keep up. We always seem to play better against the stronger teams, now to just keep that level of play in every game!
This weekend's Peak Performers are Ruby and Jasmine.
Ruby has worked very hard this season to learn not one, but two positions. Coach Hall has asked her to take on the tough role of playing setter, but she has excelled in the middle too. This weekend, Ruby played consistently at the net and in the back court. Not only that, but she and her soccer teammate Mika hustled off to a soccer game mid day, and returned just in time for the last set of the day!
Jasmine has been a consistent player for Peak Pride so far this season, playing in the middle of the court. She is always aggressive and worked especially hard to force 3-hit volleyball this weekend. Jasmine is also always an encouraging teammate, pushing those around her to become better.
Congratulations ladies!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pink Shirt Day

This Wednesday, February 24th was Pink Shirt Day in support of spreading kindness to all. Pink Shirt Day started in 2009 in support of a teen in Nova Scotia who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. By wearing pink today, Peak athletes are committing to kindness and a bully-free life.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lower Mainland Super Spike - Feb. 13th -14th

This past weekend, Peak teams competed in the Lower Mainland Super Spike. The girls worked very hard throughout the weekend. While the scoreboard didn't always appear the way we would prefer, the weekend proved to be a great learning experience.
Peak Power came across some very strong teams from the Sunshine Coast, competed very well against an Ace Volleyball team where they narrowly lost 24-26. This weekend's Performer was Taylore. Taylore played two different positions - especially tough when we are just learning our rotations - and was consistent in both performance and team spirit. She was constantly encouraging teammates and helping those around her. Well done Tay!
Peak Pride found themselves in a very tough division, but were able to come away with two wins on Sunday afternoon. Priynka was our Peak Performer this weekend. No one will argue that Priynka has an abundance of energy, and it was that energy that was shared with her teammates that made her an invaluable presence on the court. She played consistently while still taking risks with her attacking. She was also all over the floor on defense, providing the team with that little spark! Way to go Priynka!

Our Next tournament will take place at SFU on February 29th. See you there!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Synergy January 31st

Congratulations ladies on a job well done today at the Synergy Playday!

The first competition of a season is always a challenge as athletes are often unfamiliar with systems or teammates. Despite these difficulties both teams did a great job of playing hard and learning new skills on the go. All of the ladies improved throughout the day and have many new things to work on going forward.

Each tournament, coaches will select a Peak Performer from each team. This tournament we would like to recognize Francesca and Nicola. Francesca has taken on the tough task of playing the setter position. Today, She worked very hard on her footwork and was always eager to get to second balls. She took a leadership role on her team as well as she helped teammates with their positioning, movement, and skill execution. Nicola seemed to start off a little nervous, but once she became familiar with her job at the net, she was hard to get a ball by! She is working on being aggressive without touching the net, but improved drastically throughout the day. Her leadership at the net will be a huge asset for the team going forward. Well done ladies!

Following tournaments, photos will be posted on Flickr. Find the link on our Photo Album page.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Peak Pride Night

The ladies got a little silly last practice for our Peak Pride theme night.

All photos taken from the season will be posted on our Flickr photo album. You can find it on our Photo Album page.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teams Finalized

After much movement following tryouts, we are happy to announce that we have finalized out teams for the 2016 season. We will have two, full teams of U14 girls. The teams are as follows:

Congratulations ladies! We are so very excited for this season!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tournament Calendar Updates

Hi Everyone,

The Tournament Calendar has been updated and I have uploaded a tentative document to the Tournaments page for your information.
Please note the following changes:
- No practice February 8th (Family Day)
- Addition of three tournaments: Saturday, March 5th and Friday, March 11th/ Saturday March 12th. One team will compete in the Friday, Ducks Playday, the other in the Saturday, FVVC Tournament
- No Tournaments through Spring break.

I have also confirmed several of the tournaments on the calendar, marked by asterisks (**). The two early Super Spike Tournaments are not yet confirmed but we are working on getting into them and will update the calendar when we know. We are possibly looking for one more date to fit into the calendar - will add when we know.

As mentioned, the two final tournaments in May, Nationals and NW Juniors, are optional. We will discuss these tournaments at a later date.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Peak Volleyball!

We Wish you the happiest of holidays. May this season bring rest, celebration, and joy to all. See you in the New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Parent and Player Meeting

Congratulations to all athletes who are playing with Peak this season. We are very excited to get started!

Our parent and player registration meeting will take place Monday, December 21st at 7:00pm.
We will collect club fees (see Fees Page), fill out paperwork, and try on team gear.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tryouts Have Concluded

Thank you to all players and parents who were able to come out to our first ever Burnaby tryouts for Peak Volleyball Club.
We are very excited to say that it was a great success and we are looking forward to the season. At this time, tryouts have concluded and we are in the process of balancing numbers and awaiting athlete decisions. Team rosters will be decided following December 15th.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


This year, Peak Volleyball will be running a U14 (athletes born September 2001 to December 2002) team in the Burnaby Mountain area.

Tryouts will be held:

Wednesday December 2nd 5-7pm Burnaby Mountain Secondary
Monday December 7th 7-9 pm Burnaby North Secondary (north gym)
Wednesday December 9th 5-7pm Burnaby Mountain Secondary

If you have not already filled out a digital form, please do so prior to coming to tryouts. All athletes within the above stated age are welcome to attend. If an athlete is born in 2003, they are welcome to attend, but please contact prior to attending. There is no cost to tryout.

If you cannot make the tryout dates but are still interested in playing, please contact us and we will try to make arrangements to allow for as many athletes to tryout as possible.

Any athlete who played for a different club last year must bring a signed athlete transfer form.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

What's Next for Peak

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and are well under way with the new school year and volleyball season.

I have received a few emails and texts regarding what might be next for Peak Volleyball. As it stands right now, I cannot answer that question fully. There are some possibilities floating around but nothing is finalized. There is a possibility that we will be running a U18 team this season to allow last year's athletes to finish off their volleyball careers with Peak. There is also the possibility that we will be running a U14 or U15 team elsewhere.

If you are interested in playing volleyball for Peak this upcoming season, I invite you to contact me to let me know. Also, if you are interested in coaching (graduated ladies), please let me know as I am always looking for strong young influences to help the next group of athletes.



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Provincials Photos Uploaded

Photos from the Provincial Championships have been uploaded to our Flickr page. Check it out under the Photo Album Tab.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Team Photoshoot

This past Wednesday, the Peak ladies donned their unis for some photoshoot action to get our Provincials Program photo taken. Here are a few shots from the evening. All photos taken are posted on our Photo Album page.

Thoughts From Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda joined the club last year to help out with some coaching and spending time with the ladies. While Amanda hasn't been able to be at too many events this season due to her rigorous nursing program, she was able to drop into practice on our Anti-Bullying Night. She had these great things to say about our Peak ladies: