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.
The objectives of our club are:
1. To maintain a competitive and recognized club:
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:
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
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.