2021 House League
We are offering a different Stars program this season. In service of keeping youth girls involved in the sport of volleyball in some way during a global pandemic, we will be running a series of age appropriate House Leagues instead of organized teams. This means no tryouts, and no club teams.
Starting in January, the House league will be similar to our Youth Leagues with a Train and Play type of program. Priority registration will be given to former players and Youth League participants. Registration is expected to open in mid-December.
A Farewell to Our President
After 14 years of running Stars, our President Dori Howard has decided to retire to focus on her retreat centre on Salt Spring Island. Dori started Stars in 2006 with a vision to provide an opportunity for more youth girls to play volleyball on the North Shore. She initially intended to see the club through until her daughter finished playing in 2011, but continued with the dedication and support of many coaches and admin volunteers. We'd like to thank Dori for her years of giving back to our community and helping give countless girls an opportunity to play this amazing sport.
More Than Just Volleyball
The North Shore Stars are a little different from other club volleyball teams. We believe in developing leadership in young girls through more than just volleyball, including:
- Modeling leadership through our coaching and team activities
- Supporting community development through contributions to Harvest Project and Athletics for Kids (A4K) throughout the season as a part of our fundraising activities, as well as providing volunteers for the annual Rotary Ride for Rescue.
- Encouraging and mentoring former Stars players to be junior coaches
- Encouraging U16-U18 players to junior coach at the Stars Youth League
Each year, we drop off several bins of groceries collected during tryouts to the Harvest Project. As a result of our 2018 fundraising efforts, we were able to donate $1,500 to Athletics 4 Kids (A4K).