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REGION 4 Coaching Opportunity (6 Positions)

Posted in 2012-2013, Athlete Development & LTAD on July 8, 2013 by DurhamAttack
Region 4 is hiring coaches for the Canada Winter Games in February 2014.
2 Head Coaches (1 Boys, 1 Girls)
2 Assistant Coaches (1 Boys, 1 Girls)
2 Assistant Coach/Chaperones (1 Boys, 1 Girls) Chaperone must be of same gender of team competing
Age Groups: 
Boys 15U must be born 1998 or earlier
Girls 14U must be born 1999 or earlier
Candidate Requirements:
  1. Have coached at club, provincial, or national level
  2. Be in good standing with the OVA
  3. Fully Certified Level 1 NCCP (level 2 is recommended for Head Coaches)
  4. Have a current vulnerable Sector Screening & Police Screening Check (Manditory)
  5. Strong leadership skills in player and coach development

Applications will be accepted until September 1st,  2013.

Please send resumes to


Banquet photos… and please read – HELP US GROW OUR CLUB

Posted in 2012-2013, Parents on May 30, 2013 by DurhamAttack

We’ve posted some photos of our banquet here.  We captured a few pics of some of our award winners, but we would like to post more, so if you have any pictures you want to post then please send them to me.

Ending a season is a bittersweet moment as a coach, as after competition has ended you feel a void when you’re not able to see your athletes until the next season.  It is the same for the Club executive, as we exist in this role to facilitate the success of all of our coaches and teams, and over the season get a chance to meet and support everyone in the Club.

We cannot put into words how proud we are of all of our athletes and coaches, and how they have developed both on and off the court.  This is what motivates us as a Club to do even more next season.

It was amazing to see Deer Creek absolutely full with 19 teams of athletes and parents, nearly 400 people!

Next year should be larger!  We want to sustain, and grow our club, from the 19 teams we have this year, to more next year.  We have an amazing capacity within us, so many talented people.  We know that more athletes want to play, and that the OVA will be pushing the age groups downwards to help us grow as a sport.  As a Club our biggest failure is to leave athletes on the street that want to play.  To that end our biggest constraint is coaches.  Which should be a solvable problem…

Our #1 philosophy is to invest in our athletes.  We primarily do that by investing in our coaches, through NCCP training, certification, our own additional training, and mentoring.  If you want to coach, we will support you.

If you would like to try coaching Club volleyball in a progressive and nationally respected organization, we need you!

If you have a son or daughter that plays, and you have experience playing we need you!

If you have never played (like me) but want to contribute to a great Club that your son or daughter have benefited from, we need you!

Though we are one of the most respected Clubs in the country, we aspire to do much more and provide more for our athletes.  But we can only do this with your help.

If you would like to be part of a team that helps us take our Club to the next level, as a coach or otherwise, please contact anyone in our executive.

Durham Attack Executive

Looking for Video

Posted in 2012-2013 on May 17, 2013 by DurhamAttack

We are looking for action footage to put together a club promotional video.  Preferably not just footage from a camera sitting on a tripod at the back corner of the gym, we want closer action shots.

If you have some video you can give us, contact Larry Skelly or Janet Cairns.

Attack Alumni Invited to Junior National Team Selection Camp

Posted in 2012-2013, Alumni on April 25, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Congratulations to Durham Attack alumni Jayson McCarthy (2012) and Robert Wojcik (2011) who are two of forty athletes invited to the Junior National Team selection camp in Gatineau from May 2-7.

Jayson plays for McMaster Marauders.  Robby plays for Ryerson Rams.  Robby’s father Marius coached for our club for many years.

Coach of the Junior National Team is Dave Preston of McMaster Marauders.

Good luck guys!


We Need Help with Banquet Slide Show!

Posted in 2012-2013 on April 10, 2013 by DurhamAttack

We’re looking for a volunteer to assemble some photos from each team into a slide show for the banquet  Each team will provide a zip file with 20 images.  All you need to do is assemble them into a simple slide show.

Can you help?  Please contact Janet Cairns via:

Ian and Evan Coaching at Provincial Level

Posted in 2012-2013, Athlete Development & LTAD, Coaches on March 11, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Congratulations to Durham Attack coaches Ian Eibbitt and Evan Williams who will be coaching our province’s elite athletes this summer.

Ian is assistant coach for the Ontario Boys 18U Provincial Team.

Evan is assistant coach of the Ontario Womens 20U Canada Games team.

Way to go guys for representing our club so well!

CIS Volleyball Championships Video on the Web

Posted in 2012-2013 on February 26, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Men’s CIS (at Laval) and Women’s CIS (at Sherbrooke) will be broadcast on the web.

Women start Thursday Feb 28 @ 1:00 EST.

Men start Friday March 1 @ 12:30 EST.

Check the CIS video site.