Winter 2022 | Thunderbirds BGCS - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

Our developmental volleyball leagues focuses on all skills needed to develop the fundamentals of the game such as blocking, hitting, passing, serving, and offensive and defensive systems while also helping prepare athletes for the next level of competition...whether that's school or club volleyball. We do this by providing athletes with practices and matches in a league setting with a trained volunteer coach. All coaches go through classroom and on the court training to provide our athletes with the best possible instruction.

Our winter season runs for 8-weeks and include: 8-weeks of practices, pre-season scrimmages, 7-weeks of match play, and an end-of-season single elimination tournament. All athletes will receive a jersey during the first week of practice. The athlete practice day/time is determined by their friend and/or coach request. Practices start as early as 6:00pm for Yeti and White Out division practices. Practices are held weekly on MON, TUES, WED, or THURS with all matches being played on Saturday mornings.

Registration Dates

  • Continuing/Sibling Registration | Nov. 16 - Nov. 23, 2021 ($225.00)
  • Open Registration | Nov. 25 - Jan. 4, 2022 ($235.00)

Refund Policy

  • To withdraw from the Avalanche Athletics, Winter 2022 Developmental Volleyball season, you must contact Chris Stanfield by email ( no later than Thursday, December 30, 2021. An 85% refund of the paid registration fee will be given until that date. After the above date listed, refunds will not be available.

League Dates 

  • Parent/Player Orientation Email | Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 
  • League Dates | January 10 - Mach 5, 2022
  • Pre-Season Scrimmages | Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Tournament Date | Saturday, March 5, 2022

Practice & Match Locations 

  • Practices:
    • Thunderbirds BGCS (Grayhawk | 20199 N. 78th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85255)
  • Matches
    • Thunderbirds BGCS (Grayhawk | 20199 N. 78th Pl. Scottsdale, AZ 85255)
  • BGCS Membership Required ($25 for the year)

Sibling Discount 

  • $12.50 sibling discount (SibWinter2022 )