SMS Athletics – Volleyball

View the SMS Volleyball Schedule for October/November (PDF)

The 2023 volleyball teams have begun practicing and we are looking forward to a great season. We anticipate some tough competition, exciting games and notable skill development throughout the season. Congratulations to all of the students who chose to play volleyball and are working hard to prepare for the season. Our coaches are knowledgeable, dedicated and will do their best to prepare your student for the next level.

Any questions can be directed to the child’s coach, or the SMS Athletic Directors (Al Thiessen, Connor Wiebe) at or

Volleyball Coaches:
Grade 7 Girls – Connor Wiebe & Janine Lavallee
Grade 7 Boys – Meagan Klippenstein & Shayli Patrick
Grade 8 Girls – Harmony Peters & Lauren Laninga
Grade 8 Boys – Tristan Ricketts

SMS does ask that all participating students pay a user fee that is used to pay for officiating at HSD tournaments and banner costs. Additional funds will be collected if the student needs to buy a team jersey (to be kept by the student).

The fee for volleyball is $40 for grade 8s and $30 for grade 7s for the 2023 season.

Teams will order uniform shirts for an additional $25 per player. Players who already own a shirt need not order a new one.

The 2023 season begins the week of October 2 and continues for six weeks, followed by play-offs for grade 8 teams.

Please note that HSD buses will be used exclusively for game transportation. Parents can bring their own student to and from games but may not offer transportation to other students.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We look forward to seeing you at our games.

Al Thiessen,
SMS Athletic Director