16U Blue Team

Head Coach

Player Development

Adam Thompson

Adam is an experienced beach and indoor volleyball player and coach. Adam became a member of Volleyball Canada’s beach national team in 2018 and has trained and competed in many countries around the world. He also earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics while playing varsity indoor volleyball at the University of Windsor for 5 years. Adam’s coaching experience includes lead assistant coach for the University of Manitoba men’s team, Resident Professional at the Indoor Beach Volleyball Centre in Winnipeg, as well as coaching at multiple provincial and national competitions.

Head Coach

Team Performance

Samantha Ellis

Samantha is an experienced volleyball player and coach having played varsity university volleyball at UVIC for 5 years and competed in both BC Summer and Winter games. She is currently the coach of the Argyle junior volleyball team . Samantha has a kinesiology degree from UVIC and a B Sc. Occupational Therapy from UBC. She was also an assistant coach last year and expertly stepped in as head coach to guide the team through through both provincials and nationals.

Open Positions


8 Open Positions – 4 contracts have been signed.

Spots are available at all positions.

Team Schedule


Tryouts – November, 2022

Practice commences – December, 2022

VBC Tourney #1 – Feb 4/5 – Lower Mainland

VBC Tourney #2 – Mar 11/12 – Island (note this is 1st weekend of spring break)

VBC Tourney #3 – Apr 8/9 – Okanagan

Provincials – April TBA – Lower Mainland

Nationals – May 11/12/13 – Calgary

Other Tournaments / Matches will be scheduled