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 Pre-Tryout Clinic Schedule  PDF Preregistration is required at attackregister@gmail.com and a $10 fee will be collected at each clinic During this phase we invite all athletes to […]

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Contact Us

We’re always looking for your feedback – and happy to provide information to you. To contact the Club please use the contact information below. Please note that all email addresses below are “@durhamattack.ca”… we have removed this from the addresses below due to the number of spam emails/phishing attempts we are receiving from bots. Executive […]

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2017-2018 Teams

Learn More Recreational volleyball: House league and Summer Camps  PDF There were 21 teams playing in the Ontario Volleyball Association. Visit our team pages to learn more. Here was our line-up of rep teams for the 2017-2018 season. Girls Thirteen teams played in the Ontario Volleyball Association Girls 12U Black Girls 13u Black Panthers Girls […]

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2017-2018 Coaches

We were lucky to have a very talented and dedicated group of coaches at Durham Attack. Meet last season’s coaches! Girls 12U Williamson, Chris Girls 12U Black / Girls 16U Black Head Coach | chris.williamson@durhamattack.ca A teacher with the Durham District School Board, Chris has been with the Durham Attack Volleyball Club from the very […]

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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

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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DA Cares – 15U Supreme Help the Canadian Food for Children charity

While they are in sync on the court, the Durham Attack 15u Supreme work together off the court too.  The girls recently spent a Saturday assembling sleep mats for the Canadian Food for Children charity, to be shipped overseas to help the less fortunate in places such as The Philippines, Guatemala and Haiti.  Thanks girls! […]

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