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.
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.”
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.
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.
Registration – House League (Girls) and Summer Camps (Boys and Girls)
You can find registration info for our girls House League, and for our girls & boys Summer Camps, here on our Recreational Volleyball site.
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 30th.
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!!
For more information, contact Scott Burrows at (905) 706-5766