• Recreational Programs – House League & Summer Camps

    Attack coaches run one of the most comprehensive recreational programs in the province, with more than 800 players in a typical season. Our competitive athletes are the foundation of the program as they invest more than 1,000 hours each season to transfer their skills, knowledge and passion for the game to developing players. The recreational program includes both the youth house leagues and summer camps. We continue to provide the OVA SPIKES program for players age 6-12. The Volleyball Canada award-winning House League program combines skill development with game situations. Consistent with the Canadian long term athlete development model LTAD, the Summer Camp program follows the same format, emphasizing fun and development over competition at the early age levels. Players are taught individual skills and given opportunities to apply them in game situations.


    Award-Winning House League Program

    Most clubs focus only on competitive volleyball. But Durham Attack’s ultimate goal is to instill a love of the sport in as many of our youth as possible, and through that, build and sustain a highly competitive and successful club.  To this end a House League program was started in 2001. The league is a key component of the “grass roots” program that has developed an extremely high calibre of volleyball at Durham Attack.  At their annual awards Gala in 2005 Volleyball Canada awarded a special award to Durham Attack for their ground-breaking work in building a strong and thriving volleyball House League.

    “The Durham Attack Volleyball Club is known for its strong competitive volleyball programs. They have expanded their program to include youth house leagues. We honour their innovation, leadership and implementation of this highly successful program that is allowing Ontario’s youth to discover the joys of our sport at an earlier age.”


    No Experience Required

    Boys and girls between the ages of 9-15 are taught the skills of volleyball and exposed to game situations. The coaching staff includes coaches from Durham Attack along with Durham Attack players, many of whom have played on Provincial and National championship teams. Balanced teams with a variety of skills and age levels are assembled for House League play. Players learn individual skills and perhaps more importantly the importance of playing as a team during the ten-week program.

    Many of our House League players move on to play on our competitive teams. And some competitive players still play House League, for the fun and extra playing time.

    House League also gives players from our competitive teams an opportunity to give back to the Club and to the community that has supported them. Expert instructions is provided by coaches and by our senior players who are among the best in the province.

    Interested in volleyball?  Try our House League!  No experience required.


    Girls House League and Girls / Boys Summer Camps

    The girls House League program has grown to include more than 300 players each season. This year’s House League looks to be even bigger and better.  Our Summer Camps have both girls and boys components and we run a full slate of indoor and beach camps every July.


    Girls House League
    Contact: Chris Williamson: (905) 409-2387 or chris.williamson@durhamattack.ca
    Registration – House League (Girls) and Summer Camps (Boys / Girls)
    Click the appropriate link to find registration info for our Girls House League, and for our Girls & Boys Summer Camps.
    Boy’s House League
    Fall Session 2018 Begins on Friday, September 28, 2018Friday evenings from 6 -8 pm at J. Clarke Richardson High School in Ajax.The Boy’s House League was started in 1992 by the founder and president of the Durham Attack Volleyball Club, Scott Burrows. The league is organized and run like a volleyball skills clinic and the athletes are put through their paces by Scott and other Durham Attack coaches and players. The drills are progressive and challenging but also fun and the athletes are guaranteed to enjoy the experience while at the same time they significantly improve their skills in volleyball. Athletes are also organized into balanced teams and play fun but competitive matches against each other.The league is very affordable and the costs include ten, two hour sessions of volleyball, a uniform t-shirt, and a team photo. There are two age divisions in the league: Pee Wee: for athletes in grades 5 and 6 and Bantam for athletes in grades 7, 8 ,9 and 10.

    If you are looking to try volleyball for the first time or to improve your skills in volleyball either to earn a spot on a school or club team, or just to become a better volleyball player, regardless of your level of experience, then the Durham Attack Boy’s House League is where you want to be.

    Registration: The league begins on Friday September 28, 2018

    The league runs on Friday evenings from 6 – 8 pm at J. Clarke Richardson Secondary School in Ajax and when permit conflicts exist the league runs at Father Leo Austin Catholic Secondary School in Whitby. A Winter house league begins at the conclusion of the Fall league, usually in January. Registration takes place on the first night of the league and you simply fill out the one page registration form provided by Scott or you can download the form below and bring it with you on opening night. We will post the exact schedule as it becomes available. Look for an Update Post on our home page when the school year begins as all of the information for the upcoming Boy’s house league season will be on this post.Information posters are also sent out to all of the elementary and secondary schools in the Durham Region so look for these to be posted at your school. A vast majority of the rep players who have played or are currently playing for Durham Attack played in this house league. See you in September!!

    Boys House League Registration Form

    Boy’s House League Fall 2018 Schedule Link is Below.

    BOYS-HOUSE-LEAGUE-SCHEDULE-FALL-2018

    For more information, contact Scott Burrows at (905) 706-5766

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  • Durham Attack Academy

    Its finally here!!! DA Academy starts Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 and continues weekly to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Ajax High School from 8:00pm-10:00pm.  The DA Academy is for our Senior Team Athletes aged 16U-18U.  

    DA Academy is 8 weeks (on Wednesdays) of advanced skill and tactical training designed to increase your volleyball IQ by offering heightened performance training. Sessions, led by our own Technical Directors and Mental Trainers, will include advance decision making skills in service, offence, transition(s), defense, out of system play and mental training.

    Sessions are limited to 20 athletes and cost $10 each.   Please note that the Mental Training Sessions are complimentary and do NOT require a registration.  Athletes are expected to attend with their team.  Location and times to be confirmed.

      Oct 24 – Tactical Serving, TD Mike Bossence
      Oct 31 – Serve Receive, TD Mike Bossence
      Nov 7 – Mental Training, Steph Wares
      Nov 14 – Advanced Setting & Attacking, TD Mike Bossence
      Nov 21 – Blocking, TD Mike Bossence
      Nov 28 – Defense, TD Mike Bossence
      Dec 5 – Mental Training, Steph Wares
      Dec 12 – Transition to Attacking, TD Mike Bossence
     
    Please register online by using this link:  https://durhamattack.sportngin.com/register/form/299364153
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  • 2018/19 Teams

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    Recreational volleyball: House league and Summer Camps  PDF

    We are excited to announce that we will have 22 Teams playing in the OVA this season. Please visit our Coaches or Team Pges to learn more.

    Here was our anticipated lineup of REP teams for the 2018-2019 season.

    Girls

    Fourteen Girls teams will be playing in the Ontario Volleyball Association

     


    Boys

    Eight Boys teams will be playing in the Ontario Volleyball Association

     


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Durham Attack Academy

Its finally here!!! DA Academy starts Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 and continues weekly to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Ajax High School from 8:00pm-10:00pm.  The DA Academy is for our Senior Team Athletes aged 16U-18U.   DA Academy is 8 weeks (on Wednesdays) of advanced skill and tactical training designed to increase your volleyball IQ by offering […]

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Durham Attack Skills Clinics

REVISED – Durham Attack Skills Clinics are for the JR Programs aged 12U-15U.  They are designed to ensure that all athletes know how to perform basic (and later some advanced) skills while providing the opportunity to get in numerous reps under the guidance of our Technical Directors.   The clinics will run: Friday Evenings at […]

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Learn To Play

LearnToPlay   To Register Online Please follow this link: Register for Learn to Play

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Club News

Latest news about what’s happening within the Club.

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About Us

Welcome to the Durham Attack Volleyball Club. Established in 1992, Durham Attack is one of the premier volleyball clubs in Canada, with 26 national tier 1 championships and 32 Ontario tier 1 championships since 2001, with an equal number of tier one silver and bronze medal finishes. With the motto “developing character through the pursuit of excellence” we are dedicated to teaching our athletes the skills they need to be successful both on the court and in life.

There are some details below… but the net is that “Sport has the power to inspire people, to transform communities and to change lives” (Dr. Bruce Kidd.) We aspire to develop our athletes to enable them to achieve great things, both on and off the court, and to create great members of our community.


Mission

The club has a grass-roots, community-based approach to growth, incorporating both a recreational and an elite program. The club is run by dedicated volunteers and fueled by many of the province’s premier coaches. Our volunteer coaches contribute more than 16,000 hours to the community each season. Our goal is to bring volleyball to the youth of Durham while teaching them the core values of integrity, dedication and commitment, skills necessary for success both on the court and in life. The mandate “developing character through the pursuit of excellence” is at the centre of all that we do as a club, from players to coaches to parents. As a volleyball community, the success of each member is shared by all as together we are able to achieve more.


Objectives

The objectives of our club are:

  1. To maintain a competitive and recognized club:
    To identify, attract (but not recruit), develop and promote athletes.
    To involve our athletes in the support of our programs that give back to our community.
    To maintain a quality program with continuous growth for athletes leading to participation in volleyball at the Provincial, College and University, National and International levels.
    To maintain the organizational, legal and financial framework required to support the Club in the pursuit of its visions and objectives.
  2. To develop great members of our community, using volleyball as a vehicle to promote and enhance the development of youth through participation in the sport of volleyball:
    To create and maintain an environment that teaches core values, develops character and promotes leadership, responsibility and accountability among all of its members.
  3. To focus on Accessibility and Inclusion in our house leagues and sitting volleyball programs, and in our competitive programs from 12U to 15U, in order to expose as many athletes as possible to our sport and to build a broad base of support.
  4. To provide the advanced technical, physical and mental training required to build Elite Teams from 16U to 18U.
  5. To properly prepare our athletes for their post-Club volleyball careers, and their post-volleyball careers.

Our expectations for our members is outlined in our Codes of Conduct for Athletes and Coaches, and for parents of member athletes in our Parent Code of Conduct.

Our mission is: Developing character through the pursuit of excellence


Principles

  1. We are a community-based, non-profit organization committed to training and developing athletes through competitive participation in the sport of volleyball.
  2. Our mission is to develop character through the pursuit of excellence in all we do, from our athletes, to our coaches, our parents and our administration. Though we all love the sport of volleyball, and hope our athletes continue to be involved for their lifetimes, we view the sport as an opportunity and a vehicle for developing truly great members of our community.
  3. We are a group of coaches, parents, and athletes supported by a strong administrative structure with clear areas of accountability and channels of communication.
  4. We are committed to developing the whole athlete through the latest coaching techniques and philosophies consistent with Ontario Volleyball, Volleyball Canada, and the national framework for Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).
  5. The definition of “success” will vary for each team and at each age level, but in general it is achieved by the development of each individual athlete on the team to his or her maximum potential within the season, and by the team competing and finishing to the best of its ability at Provincials and Nationals.
  6. We provide our elite athletes with access to Regional, Provincial, National and International programs and competition.
  7. We provide experience and guidance to families whose son or daughter may be qualified to pursue post-secondary athletic opportunities.
  8. We provide financial support to families who demonstrate the need.
  9. We expect coaches, players, and parents to always encourage good sportsmanship and always act with high personal integrity when representing the Club.
  10. We create positive awareness within the community by developing a working relationship with area schools, community groups, municipalities, universities and colleges, and the OVA.
  11. We are an open, interactive and transparent organization that listens to the needs of the parents and athletes of the Club, and of the community.

Values

Respect fellow teammates, coaches, and Club, and support them to your utmost in your team endeavours.
Embrace your role on the team, and execute that role to the best of your ability.
Treat all opposing athletes, coaches, officials and spectators with respect.
Exhibit the same standard of behavior when out in public, as you do on the court. Realize that when off the court you are a representative of Durham Attack.

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Club News

14U Girls Xtreme go Xtreme Indoor Rock Climbing

On Monday October 22, 2018 the coaching staff and girls skipped out on practice for some Xtreme team building at Rock Oasis indoor rock climbing in Ajax.  The girls worked hard, conquered their fear of heights, and cheered each other on as they maneuvered themselves up and down and side to side on the numerous […]

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17U Crimson girls host golden Provincial Cup

The 17U Crimson girls hosted the 18U Provincial Cup on November 10th at Maxwell Heights.     Their first game in pool play was against a DRVC squad they knew well from last season, 17U Blue. Attack got off to a strong early start and hung on to win the first set 25-17. But things […]

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Durham Attack Skills Clinic – CHANGES

REVISED – Durham Attack Skills Clinics are for the JR Programs aged 12U-15U.  They are designed to ensure that all athletes know how to perform basic (and later some advanced) skills while providing the opportunity to get in numerous reps under the guidance of our Technical Directors.   The clinics will run: Friday Evenings at […]

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