Club Team Tryouts

Athletes interested in trying out for our Club teams this season are encouraged to take part in our Get Prepped for Rep Training and Early Identification clnics.

Open tryouts for our 2021/2022 club teams will begin approximately one week after the start of the new school year. A tryout schedule will be posted in August. However, athletes taking part in our summer training sessions are eligible to receive ‘early offers’ prior to the official tryout period (see offer window section below). All athletes must register online for tryouts and pay the tryout fee.

While some clubs may start tryouts earlier, offers may not be made until the dates listed in the Offer Window section below. Some of our teams may re-sign athletes from the previous season, or make early offers to athletes who participate in our Get Prepped for Rep sessions. A list of signed athletes will be posted on the Ontario Volleyball website along with information about open spots with specific teams.

It’s important to us that families understand their commitment when choosing to play for our club. We ask you to view the Frequently Asked Questions section on our Club (Rep) Volleyball page for important information about playing for Durham Rebels. This is where you will also find information on how tryouts operate.



  • Show that you work hard
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Stay focused on volleyball during the tryout – socialize with friends later
  • Acknowledge when a coach provides you with feedback
  • Accept feedback positively – our coaches are trying to help you improve
  • Hustle. Hustle. Hustle!
  • Everyone will make mistakes – shake it off and keep your body language positive
  • Be respectful of coaches, other players, and club volunteers
  • Arrive dressed and prepared (water bottle, indoor running shoes, knee pads)
  • Be versatile
  • Be confident
  • Be competitive – show you have the drive to compete
  • Don’t be distracted by your phone during breaks