Club Team Tryouts
All of our competitive teams are now rostered for the 2022/23 season. Athletes in grades 4,5, and 6 still have an opportunity to register for our Friday evening Learn to Play Volleyball program for junior athletes. Learn more
2022/23 Available Positions
|Team||Born||Division||Spots Available||Head Coach|
|Menace||2006||17U Girls||MB and/or Setter||Carlos Reyes|
MB=Middle Blocker | OH=Outside Hitter (left side) | RS=Right Side | L=Libero | S=Setter
It’s important 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!
As a competitive club, it is our goal to establish teams with the highest caliber of athletes, but coaches are looking for more than just skill. Team dynamics are extremely important so remember to be an energetic, encouraging, and positive athlete who is coachable and brings value to the team beyond your court skills. Here’s some helpful tips:
Athletes must register as a “tryout player” in the Ontario Volleyball Member Registration System (MRS)
OPENS ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
The OVA has established a timeline of when Clubs can make offers to tryout athletes. The offer window below lists dates offers may be made to athletes.
|Division||When Offers Can Be Made*|
|Early Re-signing Period||July 1 – 31, 2022|
|Summer Offer Period||August 5-7, 2022|
|18U/19U||September 19, 2022|
|17U||September 20, 2022|
|16U||September 21, 2022|
|15U||September 22, 2022|
|14U (TLS)||September 23, 2022|
|11U-13U (Early Contact)||September 23, 2022|
Extended Age Divisions and Playing “Up” or Playing “Down”
The OVA allows athletes born between Sept. 1 – Dec. 31 (extended age class) to “play down” on a younger team. While we recognize that this may benefit an athlete who starts competitive volleyball later than most, it is not a general practice we follow beyond an athlete’s first year of competitive volleyball and only if that athlete would benefit from a year at early development (and there is not a spot on a tier 2 or tier 3 team). We strive to have athletes play in the age division that coincides with their school year (i.e. grade 9 athletes playing 15U). Experience has taught us that allowing athletes to play down jeopardizes the long-term development and composition of a team either when that older athlete eventually moves to their regular age division or graduates. In addition, allowing older athletes to play in younger divisions lessens opportunities for the younger athletes who are denied a spot due to having older athletes occupy a team. We will not purposely create teams with extended age-class athletes simply to ‘stack’ teams eligible to compete in a younger age class.
Athletes who believe they have the ability to “play up” must be assessed and approved by the club President and Technical Director. These athletes will display the traits to play with older athletes long-term (i.e. emotional maturity, physical attributes, higher than average skill level, etc).
Early Re-Signing Offer Period
For the 2022/23 season, a ‘returning athlete’ is defined as an athlete who was committed to our club for the previous season as either a recreational player or competitive team member. This includes those in a Club houseleague (Learn to Play) program, clinics, or summer volleyball camp (July session). Athlete was NOT rostered with another OVA club team in 2021/22.
Summer Offer Period
The 2022/23 summer offer period is for athletes actively training with a new club, attending clinics and camps through the new club and have chosen to commit to the new club’s program. Athletes must have taken part in these programs prior to August 4 and must indicate, in writing, that they would like to receive a summer offer.