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    • DA Blaze is collecting new and used coats for kids in need! Drop your coats off to Pickering High this Saturday and help keep someone warm this winter! December 12, 2018
    • 14U Girls Extreme take bronze in Woodbridge December 9, 2018 On December 1st, 2018 the 14U Girls Extreme traveled to the Woodbridge College Secondary School for the MYVB 14U Girls Invitational tournament.  It was an up and down day for the girls, but when Extreme got down, they showed their character and always fought back.  Along the way to their ...
    • Girls 15U Chargers Support the 2018 Dawn Adam Gift Box Program December 4, 2018 The 15U Chargers team created 12 gift boxes for Indigenous families (many of whom are in need of financial support) by adopting six boys and six girls between 8-9 years old for the holiday season.   The team was very much in the holiday spirit after their tournament on Nov 3rd wrapping ...
    • 13U Venom Goes Gold in Cornwall! November 26, 2018 November 24, 2018 Durham Attack’s boys 13U Venom captured the gold medal in their 13U Provincial Cup debut in Cornwall this weekend. Although expected to do well after their silver medal in 14U the previous weekend, this was their first experience with triple ball this year, which meant they couldn’t rely ...
    • 15U Warriors Medal in Ottawa November 26, 2018 A ragtag group of athletes from across the map, the U15 Warriors came together quickly as a team to medal at the Provincial Cup in Ottawa. Facing some tough opponents, the Warriors held strong defeating DRVC to win bronze. Great job Warriors!
    • Two medals in two consecutive weekends for the 13U Blaze! November 23, 2018 Last weekend the 13U Blaze participated in their first 14U tournament of the season the Provincial Cup in Uxbridge. They went into the tournament confident and excited after their gold medal win in the 13U Provincial Cup in Ottawa the weekend before. The team got off to a good start by defeating both ...
    • Girls 17U Vision Giving Back Project November 23, 2018 The 17U Vision team organized a ‘Fill a Purse Campaign’ for their Giving Back project. They collected new or gently used purses and filled them with various items like mitts, hats, shampoo, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items. The initiative was very successful. The team was able to ...
    • Girls 14U Explosion Take Gold at 14U Provincial Cup November 20, 2018 DA 14U Explosion start the season with a Gold at the 14U Provincial Cup on November 17, 2018. Their first game was against Markham Unity North.  This Markham team played well but in the end Explosion took two straight sets. The next game was with Durham Rebels Destroyers.  DRVC always brings their ...
    • Boys 14U Spitfires Capture Bronze at Ottawa/Casselman Tournament! November 19, 2018 The Spitfires had an exciting day Saturday, starting off with a solid win against Kingston VC. They then played some close games to finish the morning in the middle of their pool. The Spitfires came together when it counted in the medal round though, only losing to DA’s own Venom ...
    • Boys 13U Venom exceeds expectations at 14U Provincial Cup November 18, 2018 Boys 13U Venom – Outstanding with a silver in their first tournament, a 14U competition no less! After a long and snowy drive to what seemed like the middle of nowhere (Casselman, Ontario) on Friday, including long stretches during which there was no cell service, thus no contact with the outside ...
    • 13U Blaze win Gold November 12, 2018 Durham Attack 13U Blaze were victorious at their first OVA Tournament in Ottawa this past weekend, bringing home a Gold Medal! After engaging in team bonding activities and intense practices, the team went undefeated with a 5-0 record, dropping just one set. The team was very focused, determined and passionate during the ...
    • 14U Girls Xtreme go Xtreme Indoor Rock Climbing November 12, 2018 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 ...
    • 17U Crimson girls host golden Provincial Cup November 11, 2018 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. ...
    • Durham Attack Skills Clinic – CHANGES November 8, 2018 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 ...
    • 16U Power Win Silver Medal at First Tournament of the Year! November 7, 2018 16U Power started the 2018/2019 season off with a Silver Medal Win when they entered their 1st 17U Provincial Cup.
    • Crimson girls’ season gets off to a bronze beginning November 7, 2018 The DA 17U Crimson girls started their season off November 3rd with a trip to Ottawa for the 17U Girls Provincial Cup. Playing in the Championship Division, the Crimson girls finished first in their pool after a hard-fought, three set win over the Attack 16U Velocity girls (a marathon that took ...
    • Durham Attack Skills Clinics November 6, 2018 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 Frenchman’s ...
    • VELOCITY Shines with a Silver November 4, 2018 For the inaugural game of the 2018-19 season, the D.A. Velocity 16U girls’ team took on our own D.A. 17U Crimson team.  Both teams came to play, and the challenge was “on”.  This first test of skills pressed the teams through to the third set (27-29, 26-24, 12-15), with Crimson ...
    • Employment Opportunities October 9, 2018 Employment Opportunities: Durham Attack will be running a Learn to play program for athletes between the age of 8-11. This is a seven week program that focuses on basic skills and provide opportunities for game situations. We are looking for athletes between the ages of 16-18 to assist with ...
    • Additional Tryout TONIGHT for 14U Girls, 15U Boys & 15U Girls October 4, 2018 Durham Attack Volleyball Club will be holding an additional tryouts tonight: 14U Girls – 6:00pm-8:00pm 15U Boys & Girls – 8:00pm-10:00pm Donald A Wilson Secondary School **Drop-in format with a Preregistration NOT required
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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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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 Extreme take bronze in Woodbridge

On December 1st, 2018 the 14U Girls Extreme traveled to the Woodbridge College Secondary School for the MYVB 14U Girls Invitational tournament.  It was an up and down day for the girls, but when Extreme got down, they showed their character and always fought back.  Along the way to their bronze medal, Extreme met the […]

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Girls 15U Chargers Support the 2018 Dawn Adam Gift Box Program

The 15U Chargers team created 12 gift boxes for Indigenous families (many of whom are in need of financial support) by adopting six boys and six girls between 8-9 years old for the holiday season.   The team was very much in the holiday spirit after their tournament on Nov 3rd wrapping gifts in support […]

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