Club Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2021/22 season have now concluded. If any spots remain on our rosters after the offer period, we will post this information on our social media.

Additional: All tryout athletes must register with the Ontario Volleyball Association as a tryout athlete (no charge) and bring proof of registration to their first session.


Team status of October 9, 2021. Note: Any athlete looking to try out for an open spot as of September 24, that athlete (if eligible to be vaccinated) must be fully vaccinated, or plan to be fully vaccinated by October 30, 2021. Many venues now have a mandatory vaccine policy in place for all athletes (ages 12 and older) taking part in organized sports.

TeamBornDivisionPositions AvailableHead Coach
Rogue2010/11/12Early ContactSteve Graham
Alliance 2010Early ContactShane Christopher
Blockade2009Early ContactPaul Koot
Skyblockers2008/2007Traditional Non-SpecializedGreg Hannah
Rage2008Traditional Non-SpecializedDeb Stevenson
Force2008Traditional Non-SpecializedScott Prins
Smash200715U GirlsRob Dyment
Strikers200715U Girls1 (MB)Issac Zywczok
Empire200715U GirlsTBD
Boom200616U GirlsElicia Hannah
Menace200616U GirlsCris Barbulescu
Chewblockas200616U BoysGeoff Thompson
Fury200517U GirlsMichael Hayes
Legacy200517U Girls2 (OH, MB)Brian Bouma
Destroyers200517U GirlsTed Biglow
Ruthless2004/0318U Girls1 (setter)Mackenzie Prins

It’s important to us that families understand their commitment when choosing to play for our Club. Please view the Frequently Asked Questions section on our Club (Rep) Volleyball page for important information about playing for Durham Rebels. And don’t forget to view the Tryout Tips below!



  • Show that you’re ready to 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 makes mistakes – stay positive and keep trying!
  • Be respectful of coaches, other players, and volunteers
  • Arrive dressed and prepared (water bottle, indoor running shoes, knee pads)
  • Be versatile – some coaches are looking to fill specific positions, be ready to adapt
  • Be confident
  • Be competitive – show you have the drive to compete
  • Don’t be distracted by your phone during breaks
  • Have fun!