Archive for the 2011-2012 Category

Coaches Wanted for 2012-2013

Posted in 2011-2012, Coaches on July 11, 2012 by DurhamAttack

We are still looking for a number of coaches, especially assistants, to coach on the girls’ side of the club for the coming season.  If you are interested please contact Janet Cairns (


Ontario Summer Games – Opportunities for Athletes and Coaches

Posted in 2011-2012, Athlete Development & LTAD, Beach on May 25, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Athletes – please note the first tryout is next Tuesday May 29, 6:00 pm in Cobourg.

This summer the Ontario Summer Games are being hosted in Toronto, August 16 to 19, 2012. We are excited about the opportunity of sending athletes to represent our region ot this event. We will be hosting tryouts on May 29 and May 31 at 6:00pm , in Cobourg at Victoria beach. In order to be eligible female athletes must be born in 1996 or earlier. Male athletes must be born in 1996 or earlier. You do not need to have a partner as the regional selection team will be selecting athletes and creating partnerships based on performance. There will be a $15.00 tryout fee that will be paid.

If you are selected, you will be expected to practice twice a week for 11 weeks in Cobourg. You will also be expected to participate in a number of OVA Beach tourneys as part of your training. The cost to you for the training will be $150.00. The Ontario Summer Games registration will be approximately $225.00 and there will also be an additional clothing cost for Region Four accessories.

Region Four Coaches are also needed for this event. We require two head coaches, for both the male and female teams, and two assistant coaches accordingly . It is mandatory that a female coach be selected to work with the female athletes. This coach can be either the head coach or the assistant coach. Training sessions are twice weekly with participation at some of the OVA summer beach competitions recommended. Honorariums will be given by the OVA for your time. If you are interested in working in this program please contact Curtis Gilfillan by May 22 at As time is of the essence, please forward resumes as soon as possible, so that a selection can be made.

New ELITE CAMP Session Scheduled for July 30th week

Posted in 2011-2012, Athlete Development & LTAD, Clinics, Summer Camp on May 23, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Durham Attack camps has scheduled an Elite Camp for our competitive team players, in Ajax from July 30th to August 2nd.

Sorry for omitting the cost in earlier versions, we have an updated registration form below.

Elite Camp Registration Form

Provincials D1 Gold Medal Matches Streamed on SSN!!!

Posted in 2011-2012 on March 30, 2012 by DurhamAttack

The OVA has made great strides in promoting the game.  SSN Canada will be carrying all of the Division 1 gold medal matches.  You can find the schedule here on SSN.

Watch our 13U and 16U teams this weekend!

  • 13U approx 3:00 PM Sunday
  • 16U approx 4:10 PM Sunday

SSN Canada

Durham Attack 2012 Summer Camps Line-up!!!

Posted in 2011-2012, Summer Camp on March 30, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Here is our summer camp line-up for 2012!  Five weeks of indoor and beach volleyball.

Flyer/Registration Form:

Durham Attack 2012 Camps

For updates please check:

Durham Attack Summer Camp Volleyball web site

Huge Loss to Our Local Volleyball Community: Stan ‘The Man’ Marchut

Posted in 2011-2012, Coaches on March 30, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Durham College’s legendary volleyball coach passes away

Visitation for Stan Marchut:
Oshawa Funeral Home
Friday, March 30th 2pm to 4pm & 7pm to 9pm
847 King Street West, Oshawa | 905-721-1234

OSHAWA — In his 24-year coaching career, Durham College women’s volleyball coach Stan Marchut racked up numerous awards and accolades, including CCAA coach of the year in 1999 as well as six OCAA coach of the year awards.

Marchut passed away late Sunday night due to complications from heart surgery at age 74. Known to his friends as Stan ‘The Man’, Marchut had a long and illustrious career in sports and education.

Ken Babcock, Durham College and UOIT’s athletic director, was one of the closest people to Marchut in the athletic department.

“He’s one of the people that comes along once in awhile and changes everything,” Babcock said.

“He has touched a whole bunch of people,” Babcock continued. “He’s deserving of a whole bunch of things we can’t even give to him.”

Current head coach of the team, Shane Christopher, was Marchut’s assistant coach in his final years at Durham. According to Christopher the reason Marchut was such a good coach was because of the way he treated his players.

“They respected him and they would do anything he asked them to because of that respect,” Christopher said. “It’s a sad day.”

Former player under Marchut and current assistant coach, Mandi Doris, remembers Marchut fondly.

“If you did something really well he would sit on the bench, stick his arm out with his thumb up and say good job,” Doris said.

Doris also said she knew Marchut wasn’t well and in the back of her mind she knew it was coming, but it is always a shock to lose a mentor and friend.

Marchut’s win percentage as a coach at Durham was .723 and he had over 350 wins in his 24-year career, which is the highest in CCAA history.

Under Marchut, the women’s volleyball team made the playoffs 23 times, missing out only once in his entire career. He took the team to four provincial championship medals and a bronze CCAA medal in his second year of coaching the team.

Before becoming Durham’s most winning coach, Marchut was a phys-ed teacher at Eastdale C.V.I in Oshawa and coached their football, basketball and volleyball teams to numerous championship victories.

In 2010 Marchut was inducted into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into Durham College’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 while still coaching the team. He is only the second person in Durham’s hall of fame history to have that honour.

He will go down in the history books as a legendary coach not only at Durham College, but in the history of the Canadian College Athletic Association

Permit Cancellation – Nottingham – April 19th

Posted in 2011-2012, Permit cancellation, Urgent on March 26, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Our permit for Nottingham has been cancelled on April 19th, due to a school event.  Please have your coaches work with Janis ( to find another gym.

This time of season, as we get into Provincials, we always have surplus gyms on Thursdays (when teams are travelling to Waterloo) and Mondays (when teams who played three days need a break.)

Coaches – if you anticipate not using gyms – please let Janis know that also.