• 2018/19 Competitive Season Updates

    As most of you are aware, the OVA has changed the try-out process this year. The basic premise is the following:

    1. Current players of the club can be resigned from August 20 – September 7 at 11:59pm
    2. Only current players can be re-resigned
    3. Resign offers expire after 24 hours. Email communication will be used and the time on the email details the
      24-hour time stamp
    4. Any players who do not sign a resign form become free agents on September 7th at 11:59pm
    5. Players who sign resign commitments are NOT permitted to tryout for other clubs
    6. The same player can receive multiple offer up to September 7th
    7. The Clinic or Open House Period is September 8 – September 19. NO OFFERS can be given nor accepted
      during this time
    8. The Tryout Period is September 20 – September 30. NO OFFERS can be given nor accepted during this
      time. Offers can only be given out after September 30 at 10:00pm
    9. All offers must come from an official OVA Form via email

    For the 2018/19 Season, the Durham Attack Executive has come up with and will be enforcing the following Resigning Policy (subject to change):

    1. Age Division affected will be 15U-18U
    2. Only athletes who were registered with Durham Attack in the previous competition season may be resigned
    3. Only Black Team players may be resigned
    4. Black Team Coaches may resign up to a MAXIMUM of 8 athletes
    5. The choice to resign athletes or not shall be at the discretion of the coaches for each Black Team
    6. A non-refundable $300 resigning deposit shall be charged per athlete. The club shall not be obligated to fulfill their
      obligation until this deposit is paid and cleared

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    2018/19 Coaches View
    September Pre-Tryout Clinic Dates   PDF
    September Tryout Clinic Dates View
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  • 2018/19 Tryout Schedule & On-line Registration

    Durham Attack 2018/19 Tryout Details:

    Thursday September 20th – Sunday September 30th

    Registration Deadline – Tuesday September 18th (otherwise a $40 Registration Fee will be payable at the door)

    Age Groups

    12U – born in 2007
    13U – born in 2006
    14U – born in 2005
    15U – born in 2004
    16U – born in 2003
    17U – born in 2002
    18U – born in 2001
     
     
    Tryouts Schedule
    Tryouts Schedule  PDF
    Mandatory On-line Registration  Register Online
    Tryouts Information  PDF
    Offer Period

    Sunday September 30th at 10PM on-going

    Uniform Sizing

    Monday October 1st & Tuesday October 2nd

    16U-18U Team-building Day & Evening

    Saturday, October 13th

    12U-15U Team-building Day & Evening

    Saturday, October 20th


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    For more information and a link to the Offer Form and Re-Signing Form please click below:

    OVA Policy and Offer Form and Re-Signing Form  PDF
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  • 2018/19 Coaches

    We were lucky to have a very talented and dedicated group of coaches at Durham Attack. Meet the coaches for the 2018/2019 season!

     

    Girls 12U

    Melissa Cook

    Girls 12U Coach

    Meghan Lusted

    Girls 12U Coach

     

    Girls 13U

    Kevin Hellyer

    Girls 13U Head Coach | kevin.hellyer@durhamattack.ca

    Kevin Hellyer joined the Durham Attack coaching staff in 1999. He is an enthusiastic coach who teaches his athletes the value of hard work and the joy of achieving success as both an individual and as a member of a team. Kevin is eager to help young athletes fall in love with volleyball both with the club and as a teacher with the Durham District School board.

    Kevin’s coaching resume is extensive. In 2002, he was the assistant coach of the Western National Champions. In 2007, Kevin coached the 14u girls to their first National championships. In 2008, his 15u team won both the 15u and 16u Ontario championships as well as the 15u National East Championships. Later that summer, Kevin was the head coach of the gold medal winning team at the Ontario Summer games. In 2009, his 15u girls won silver medals at both Nationals East and West. This same group won gold at Nationals East in 2010. In 2010, his 16u squad won another national medal, winning Eastern Canadian gold. 2012 brought with it one of Kevin’s greatest team accomplishments winning both Provincial and National Championships at the 17 u level. In 2015, Kevin led the 15u team to a National Championship title and most recently, in 2018, won a 14u silver medal at the Canadian Championship in Edmonton.

    In all, Kevin has won six National championships, with five different group of athletes.  Many of these athletes have become top recruits at Division 1 NCAA programs, such as Michigan State and Syracuse, as well as All-Starts in the CIS.

    In 2009, Kevin received a recognition award from the Ontario Volleyball Association for his outstanding contribution to the sport of volleyball. Later in 2011, Kevin was awarded the OVA Achievement Award.  In 2013, the Ontario Volleyball Association named Kevin the Senior Development Coach of the Year.

    Libby Johnson

    Girls 13U Coach

    Craig Ryan

    Girls 13U Coach

     

    Girls 14U

    Kelly Verboom

    Girls 14U Head Coach

     

    Kelly is a former Durham Attack athlete, playing with the club from 1998-2004. She also played for Team Ontario and had a successful NCAA career playing at the University of Northern Arizona.

    After college Kelly continued her playing career, playing professionally in Germany, Sweden, and France.

    Now in the coaching ranks, this is Kelly’s 5th season as a coach for Durham Attack.

    Bob Clarke

    Girls 14U Coach | bob.clarke@durhamattack.ca

    Bob Clarke has been a coach with Durham Attack for the last three years. He has coached at the 12U and 13U levels as the Head coach, winning a Provincial Bronze medal in 2017.  His passion for the game and his desire to develop young athletes is evident in everything he does. He seeks out opportunities to learn more about the game and works as a member of the DA coaching staff hoping to improve all of his athletes. He has coached at Humber College and achieved success on the court himself as an athlete. As a member of Durham College (1987-90), he won an OCAA Gold Medal.

    Bob’s success as an athlete is not specific to volleyball only.  He has achieved excellence in hockey winning both the Eastern Canada Robertson Cup twice and the Allan Cup Ice Hockey Championships.  He has also continued his success in ball hockey, representing Canada four times on the National Ball Hockey team and winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the 1996 World Ball Hockey Championships. Bob is also a two time finisher in the NYC marathon.

    Kira Beresford

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach

    Calum Cameron

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach

    Mike Hayes

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach

    Celeste Hardy

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach

    Sophie Nicholson-Clarke

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach | sophie.nicholson-clarke@durhamattack.ca

    Jason Kerr

    Girls 14U Assistant Coach

     

    Girls 15U

    Troy Neill

    Girls 15U Head Coach

    Troy has played volleyball most of his life, through high school, University and in fact, you can still find him on the court today. However, when you ask him about his days playing, you will find him defer instead to his pride in the contributions he has made to the lives of the multitude of young athletes he has coached. Over his 25-plus years in coaching, Troy has learned that what makes someone a great coach is not really relative to the time they spend, or spent, playing, but rather relative to your understanding of the players and the game and your desire to help them become the best version of themselves. Troy invests a great deal in the relationships he develops with players and treats his athletes with respect and with his understanding of the pressure of youth athletes, combines an emphasis on skill development with an understanding of the tactics of the game.

    Troy has coached with Durham Attack for the last 12 years, coaching at every age group form 12u through 18u, with both the men’s and women’s programs. Several years he has coached two team simultaneously for us. He has also assisted DA at camps and coached in our House league programs, focusing on athlete development. He is a very versatile coach with a strong skill set that lends itself to a variety of situations. He demonstrates a unique approach to practices, investing in his own training equipment to develop individual skills.

    Troy also has the unique experience of being a former DA parent as all three of his children graduated from Durham Attack. He possesses a well-developed and perhaps unique perspective and understanding of the parent’s role on a team and embraces the opportunity to work with parents.

    Ryan Olmstead

    Girls 15U Coach

    Although Ryan is returning for only his second year with Durham Attack, he is no stranger to coaching. As a high school teacher with the DDSB, Ryan has worked with numerous young athletes coaching volleyball, mountain biking, hockey, badminton, football, and rugby for over 19 years. Regardless of the sport, he brings the same professional dedication that has allowed his athletes to develop excellent skills while growing as people and leaders. His athletes are engaged, motivated and supportive of each other while still encouraging each other to work harder and develop more.

    As an educator/coach, Ryan has organized two rugby tours to Wales/Ireland/England, won two LOSSA Rugby Championships and two LOSSA Volleyball Championships. He fills the role of Physical Education Department Head at J Clarke Richardson Collgeiate, leading coaches and students to develop healthy lifestyles. His prowess is not restricted solely to coaching as Ryan has achieved excellence as a competitor himself. As an athlete, Ryan played high school volleyball, rep. baseball, Jr. A Hockey and today remains active in men’s hockey and as a road and mountain cyclist.

    In his free time, Ryan is a five- time member of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The ride is from Toronto to Niagara Falls and involves both significant fundraising and dedication by the participant.

    Amanda Robinson

    Girls 15U Assistant Coach

    Dan Senador

    Girls 15U Coach | dan.senador@durhamattack.ca

    Hoi Leung

    Girls 15U Assistant Coach | hoi.leung@durhamattack.ca

     

    Girls 16U

    Kiana De la Cruz

    Girls 16U Black Head Coach | kiana.delacruz@durhamattack.ca

    Kiana is entering her 7th year as a coach with Durham Attack, having coached in both the competitive and recreational programs.  In her tenure with the club, Kiana has coached in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching in ages 13-17U. She continues to learn and is certified In Training Advanced Development Coach.

    As an athlete, Kiana achieved multiple Division I, tier 1, Provincial and National titles as a member of both the Durham Attack Volleyball Club and Eclipse Volleyball Club.

    Kiana is very involved with the OVA as a member of the Regional governance and coaching. She is currently representing Region Four as the President and was also a member of the 2018 Ontario Summer Games Coaching Staff.

    Martin Paul

    Girls 16U Black Assistant Coach

     

    Jason Stanat

    Girls 16U Red Head Coach | jason.stanat@durhamattack.ca 

    Jason, an elementary teacher with the DDSB, is returning to us for his third year coaching. He has worked in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching 12, 13 and now 14U with the men’s program and 13, 14 and 16 u with the women’s program. His eagerness to develop athletes in our club is evident tin everything he does. He works diligently to assist his athletes and is always willing to learn from others and lend his assistance when needed. He has achieved success with both programs winning a Bronze medal with the 13U boys at the 2018 Provincials and in 2017 a 9th place finish at Canadian Nationals.

    As an elementary school coach, Jason is very busy. He coaches both Junior and Intermediate teams and in a variety of sports.  His success has been apparent as he has won numerous area championships!

    Stephanie Wares

    Girls 16U Red Assistant Coach

    Steph has been coaching with Durham Attack since 2013 and has worked with 13U White, 14U Black (twice), 14U Red, 15U Red and is looking forward to coaching 16U Red during the 2018/2019 season. Steph also has a passion for mental training and expanded the work she was doing with her teams to the whole club this past season, offering multiple workshops to athletes and teams and is excited to be doing it again this season. 

    Srdjan Jestratijevic

    Girls 16U Assistant Coach

     

    Girls 17U

    Erica Naccarato

    Girls 17U Black Head Coach

    Erica is Durham Attack Alumni and is returning to the club this season. Although this will be her first coaching job with the club, it is certainly not her first coaching job. Erica was the assistant coach for the University of Waterloo Women’s Volleyball team from 2016-2018. Erica has also served as the assistant coach for Region Four at the 2016 Summer Games and has six years of coaching experience at various Durham Attack Camps, including our Elite Camp and Beach camps. She has been a fixture around the gyms for the last few years and has embraced the opportunity to give back to the club.

    As an athlete. Erica represented Durham Attack from 2005-2011. She then graduated from the club and attended Ryerson where she played Collegiate ball form 2012-2016, winning an OUA Silver medal in 2016. At Ryerson she won various awards for her academics and community excellence and an athlete, including being named as an Academic All-Canadian, two time Devon Lord Brooks Award winner and being recognized at the Ryerson Athletic Banquet as the winner of the G.L. Dobson Community Award.

    She continued her excellence at Waterloo where she helped the University of Waterloo secure their first playoff spot in 8 years in the 2017 season and continued that success into 2018. While at Waterloo, she completed a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology, focusing on team dynamics and team effectiveness in the workplace.

    Erica’s academic and athletic excellence speak for themselves and we are thrilled to have her a member of our coaching staff.

    Ali Goc

    Girls 17U Black Assistant Coach

    Linda Naccarato

    Girls 17U Black Assistant Coach | linda.naccarato@durhamattack.ca

    Mackenzie Coyle

    Girls 17U Red Head Coach

    Jody Bevan

    Girls 17U Red Assistant Coach

     

    Girls 18U

    Chris Williamson

    Girls 18U Black Head Coach | chris.williamson@durhamattack.ca

    Chris is an original coach with Durham Attack and the driving force behind the beginning of the Durham Attack Women’s Program. In his tenure, he has coached at every age group, winning seven National Championships and numerous Provincial Titles. He has represented Durham Attack as an Assistant Coach with the University of Guelph, head coach with the Regional Program, the Provincial Program and even with the Youth National team program. He is a level three certified coach and a NCCP clinician for the OVA. Chris is the lead with the SSS Youth Volleyball program that serves as the entry program for many Durham Attack athletes. As an educator, Chris has lead numerous elementary school programs to athletic success, winning pennants in volleyball, basketball and track and field.

    Aside from his work with Durham Attack, Chris is an active participant in the volleyball community. He has participated in the World League as a statistician, participated in the Pan Am and Parapan games as a member of the volleyball technical crew and most recently as the volleyball coordinator for the 2017 Invictus games. He has been recognized by the Ontario Volleyball Association on a number of occasions for his volleyball contributions winning the 2002 OVA Coach of the year, the 2007 Achievement Award,  the 2015 Developmental Coach of the Year, and the 2018 Doug Robbie Volunteer of the year.

    Nicol Vandenheuvel

    Girls 18U Black Assistant Coach

    Nicole is Durham Attack alumni, playing with the club from 2004-2011, before graduating to McMaster University and then Durham College. She has a passion for volleyball and enjoys the opportunity to learn new things and work with people. Nicole has recently graduated and is now working for the Region of Durham Paramedic Services.

    As an athlete with Durham Attack, Nicole won one Provincial Championship and two National Silver medals. She was also a member of the Region Four team for the 2009 and 2010 games. As a Durham College athlete, Nicole won a OCAA silver and OCAA All-Academic award in the 2016-17 season. During the 2017-2018 season, Nicole received the Leadership Award for the 2017-18 season.

    Nicole is no stranger to coaching with Durham Attack as she was a member of the staff for the 2011-2012 season as well as over ten years in the house league and summer camp program.

    When Nicole is not on the court or saving lives, she is seeking out travel opportunities.

     

    Boys 12U

    Steve MacDonald

    Boys 12U Head Coach

    Adam Pelton

    Boys 12U Coach

     

    Boys 13U

    Mike Slean

    Boys 13U Black Head Coach | mike.slean@durhamattack.ca

    Mike played his University volleyball at the University of Toronto. He completed both a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health and a Bachelor of Education. With the Varsity Blues, Mike started at Left Side for 5 OUA Championship teams in 5 years. This accomplishment made Mike the first player in OUA history to win 5 Championships. During that time Mike was a 5-Time First Team OUA All-Star and received CIS recognition 4 times as All-Canadian or All-Canadian Honourable Mention. Mike was also an academic All-Canadian in his last year and was nominated twice for both major University of Toronto awards – Athlete of the Year and the Leadership Award. For his efforts at the University of Toronto, Mike was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018.  Mike continues to play indoor volleyball and was a member of the Toronto Ruffriders Club that won the 2012 Open National Championships and won the 40 and Over division at the 2015 US National Championships as a member of FOG Volleyball Club and was named MVP of the tournament.

    On the beach, Mike represented Canada on the FIVB World Tour. Mike came 5th in the 2003 Pan-Am Games in Santa Domingo and also finished 17th in the World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. On the Labatt Pro Beach National Tour, Mike won National Tour events in Parlee Beach, New Brunswick and Parksville, British Columbia.

    Mike is the owner and head trainer of Team 12 Training. Team 12 Training has provided team training services to Durham Attack Volleyball Club for the past 11 seasons. T12 will again be responsible for training services for the club in the 2018-19 Season.   Mike has been a  Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP for the past 15 years.  He also worked at Durham College teaching the Fitness and Health Promotion Program for 6 years.  

    As a coach, Mike is a Level 2 Indoor coach and is entering his 9th year coaching within the club.  This season he will be overseeing the 12-15U boys programs and coaching the 13U Boys.  During his time with the club Mike has been a key part of 4 National Championship teams. This season, Mike is excited to continue to develop the foundation of our boys program.

     

    Mike Stanley

    Boys 13U Coach

     

    Boys 14U

    Tony Kiriakou

    Boys 14U Head Coach

    Tony is returning to Durham Attack for his third year. Although he has only been coaching with the club for a few years, his coaching resume is extensive and varied. Between 1998-2002, Tony was the head coach of the University of Toronto, Scarborough Men’s Team, where he also played. Tony has been the head coach at Uxbridge Secondary School of both the Senior Men’s and Women’s teams since 2002, winning OFSAA Championship in 2016 with the Senior Women. Prior to his joining the 13U boy’s and the DA Goghee staff, where he won a bronze Provincial medal, Tony worked with Aurora Storm and their 18U men’s program in 2015, helping them win a Provincial Silver medal.

    As an athlete Tony was a member of the very successful David & Mary Thomson program from 1993-1998.  He continued his career with U of T, playing with the men’s team at Scarborough.

    Tony has been teaching at Uxbridge Secondary School since 2002.  He has coached volleyball, hockey and soccer, at multiple levels, encouraging both skill development and participation in sport.  Tony has also been the convenor of the Tigers Volleyball Clinics and Camps since 2006.

    Jason Stanat

    Boys 14U Coach | jason.stanat@durhamattack.ca 

    Jason, an elementary teacher with the DDSB, is returning to us for his third year coaching. He has worked in both the men’s and women’s program, coaching 12, 13 and now 14U with the men’s program and 13, 14 and 16 u with the women’s program. His eagerness to develop athletes in our club is evident in everything he does. He works diligently to assist his athletes and is always willing to learn from others and lend his assistance when needed. He has achieved success with both programs winning a Bronze medal with the 13U boys at the 2018 Provincials and in 2017 a 9th place finish at Canadian Nationals.

    As an elementary school coach, Jason is very busy. He coaches both Junior and Intermediate teams and in a variety of sports.  His success has been apparent as he has won numerous area championships!

    Adam Svendsen

    Boys 14U Coach

     

    Boys 15U

    Winston Rosser

    Boys 15U Head Coach

    Winston Rosser enters his sixth season coaching for Durham Attack. He was a standout athlete for the club before going on to have a decorated varsity career as Captain of the University of Guelph Men’s Volleyball Team. He is the Gryphons’ all-time leading scorer and was a multiple First-Team OUA All-Star, First-Team All-Canadian, led the country in serve percentage and was a perennial top-five scorer in Canada. After graduating with an Honours degree in Psychology, he played professionally in Finland.

    Winston is a Trained Advanced Development Coach and has previously coached in the Boys’ 16U-18U age divisions, most recently as Head Coach of the 2017-18 Boys’ 17U Black team.

    This season, Winston takes on a new role as Head Coach of the Boys’ 15U program. He is excited to work with this group of athletes and is driven to apply his knowledge and experience in volleyball and athletics to help them develop and refine their skills.

    Clyde Arceneaux

    Boys 15U Assistant Coach | clyce.arceneaux@durhamattack.ca

    Clyde returns to Durham Attack Volleyball this year for a fifth season. Along with volleyball, he has been involved in various other youth sports including coaching soccer, hockey, gymnastics, and other sports as help has been needed over the years.

    Clyde is a fully Level 2 certified coach and is currently working on completing his Level 3. Also, Clyde is a Provincial level certified referee, and has completed NCCP training in Rugby, Wrestling, and Gymnastics.

    Clyde strongly believes that a strong work ethic will make an even stronger volleyball player.

     

    Boys 16U

    Ryan McIntosh

    Boys 16U Head Coach | ryan.mcintosh@durhamattack.ca

    Ryan McIntosh has been raised with Durham Attack, joining in 1998. He has completed 9 seasons with Durham Attack as both a player and a coach. As a player, Ryan played five seasons with Durham Attack, winning two National Championships, two Provincial Championships and one Provincial Silver medal. He also won an OFSAA Championship with Anderson Collegiate. Ryan followed his club and collegiate playing days with a career at Seneca and Durham College where he played four seasons. As a player, Ryan was recognized on many occasions for his athletic prowess. He was a two-time OVA Award of Excellence recipient, Seneca College Rookie of the Year and winner of the Durham College Team leadership award.

    As a coach, Ryan has been with Durham Attack for nine seasons. In that time, he has coached in the men’s program, in ages form 14u-18u. As both a head coach and an assistant coach, Ryan won a Provincial Championship at 14u and 18u. He has won a National Bronze medal as well as earning three top ten National finishes. He has also won an OFSAA title with Anderson Collegiate.

     

    Boys 17U

    Vacant


     

    Boys 18U

    Ian McNee

    Boys 18U Black Head Coach | ian.mcnee@durhamattack.ca

    McNee, Ian : Boys 18U Head CoachIan McNee is no stranger to volleyball in Durham and extremely excited to be assuming the helm of the 18u Boys team for the 2018-2019 season. As one of the original coaches with Durham Attack, he has a Provincial title under his belt and seven years of club experience. He also parlayed his success at the club level into a 1998 Ontario Summer Games title. As a constant presence in the LOSSA volleyball world, he has won both a LOSSA and an OFSAA Senior Boys Championship in 2001 at Anderson and then another Senior Boys LOSSA Championship in 2005 with Eastdale. His coaching excellence focuses on the technical demands of the game, the nuances of sophisticated systems and the strength of character needed to be a champion.

    We are excited to have Ian re-join us after his hiatus from the club. His knowledge and passion for the game is exciting and we know that he will continue the tradition of excellence that has followed the club!

    Matt Brooks

    Boys 18U Assistant Coach

     

    Physical Trainer

    Mike Slean

    Slean, Mike : Club Physical Trainer, Boys 13U, 13-14U and 14U Head CoachMike played his University volleyball at the University of Toronto. He completed both a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health and a Bachelor of Education. With the Varsity Blues, Mike started at Left Side for 5 OUA Championship teams in 5 years. This accomplishment made Mike the first player in OUA history to win 5 Championships. During that time Mike was a 5-Time First Team OUA All-Star and received CIS recognition 4 times as All-Canadian or All-Canadian Honourable Mention. Mike was also an academic All-Canadian in his last year and was nominated twice for both major University of Toronto awards – Athlete of the Year and the Leadership Award. For his efforts at the University of Toronto, Mike was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2018.  Mike continues to play indoor volleyball and was a member of the Toronto Ruffriders Club that won the 2012 Open National Championships and won the 40 and Over division at the 2015 US National Championships as a member of FOG Volleyball Club and was named MVP of the tournament.

    On the beach, Mike represented Canada on the FIVB World Tour. Mike came 5th in the 2003 Pan-Am Games in Santa Domingo and also finished 17th in the World Championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. On the Labatt Pro Beach National Tour, Mike won National Tour events in Parlee Beach, New Brunswick and Parksville, British Columbia.

    Mike is the owner and head trainer of Team 12 Training. Team 12 Training has provided team training services to Durham Attack Volleyball Club for the past 11 seasons. T12 will again be responsible for training services for the club in the 2018-19 Season.   Mike has been a  Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP for the past 15 years.  He also worked at Durham College teaching the Fitness and Health Promotion Program for 6 years.  

    As a coach, Mike is a Level 2 Indoor coach and is entering his 9th year coaching within the club.  This season he will be overseeing the 12-15U boys programs and coaching the 13U Boys.  During his time with the club Mike has been a key part of 4 National Championship teams. This season, Mike is excited to continue to develop the foundation of our boys program.

     

    Technical Direction

    Kelly Blea

    Mike May

    Chris Graham

    Chris is a former athlete with Durham Attack, playing with the club from 1998-2004. He continued his playing career representing Region 4, Team Ontario and playing in the OUA for 5 years with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs as the starting Libero.

    Determined to follow in the shoes of his previous coaches and give back to the community, Chris became a teacher in the DDSB. His coaching resume includes many sports within elementary schools, an Assistant and Head coach of the Ontario Summer/Winter Games Program, as well as continuing to be involved with coaching and mentoring Durham Attack athletes for the past 10 years.

    This season, Chris is returning as a Technical Director. With his experience as an athlete, teacher and coach, Chris hopes to instill in our athletes, a strong work ethic, good character, and a desire to further learn/understand the game of volleyball.

    Mike Bossence

     

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2018/19 Competitive Season Updates

As most of you are aware, the OVA has changed the try-out process this year. The basic premise is the following: Current players of the club can be resigned from August 20 – September 7 at 11:59pm Only current players can be re-resigned Resign offers expire after 24 hours. Email communication will be used and […]

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2018/19 Tryout Schedule & On-line Registration

Durham Attack 2018/19 Tryout Details: Thursday September 20th – Sunday September 30th Registration Deadline – Tuesday September 18th (otherwise a $40 Registration Fee will be payable at the door) Age Groups 12U – born in 2007 13U – born in 2006 14U – born in 2005 15U – born in 2004 16U – born in […]

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HP & HPP Programs

Did you know that we have amazing things happening in the 2018/19 Competition Season? The 18U Teams will be participating in our HPP (Heightened Performance Program) led by our Head Coaches Ian McNee and Chris Williamson.  This program will include additional training, instruction and input from outside sources including our TDs, mental training, outside professionals […]

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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

Important Information: 2018/2019 Competitive Season

As most of you are aware, the OVA has changed the try-out process this year. The basic premise is the following: Current players of the club can be resigned from August 20 – September 7 at 11:59pm Only current players can be re-resigned Resign offers expire after 24 hours. Email communication will be used and […]

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September Clinic Dates

OVA Tryout window regulations for the 2018/2019 season information is found below: Re-signing Period for returning athletes: August 20th – September 7th. Open House: September 8th – 19th During this phase we invite all athletes to attend our September Pre-Tryout Clinics to brush up on your volleyball skills and get ready for tryouts.  These will […]

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2018 DA Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday July 17th, at 6:30 PM at the Oshawa Civic Centre (Meeting Room 4).  We invited all members to attend to help our club continue to grow as we move forward.  We are always looking for parents who are willing to support their athletes and get involved in our […]

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