Archive for the 2013-2014 Category

Signing Off

Posted in 2013-2014 on October 2, 2013 by DurhamAttack

This is our final post on our old web site.  though it has served us well since we built it in 2006, a new look and a site friendlier to tablets and phones and social media is overdue.  We will not be posting any more information to this site.  We will keep it around a team archive as long as we are able.

Please change your bookmarks to our new site at .

After a little while we will redirect our old URL to our new site


Clinic for 15U-18U Saturday October 5th

Posted in 2013-2014, Clinics on September 30, 2013 by DurhamAttack
The club is using an extra facility, Maxwell Heights Secondary School in Oshawa, every Saturday for the entire season, to hold events for our members:
  • Clinics
  • Invitationals
  • OVA tournaments
Our first clinic is this Saturday, Oct 5th, a clinic that is focusing on first contact and ball control – critical at this point in the season.  There are time slots assigned to each of our teams, as follows:
9-11 – 15U Girls
11-1 – 16U Boys
1-3 – 16-17U Girls
3-5 – 17-18U Boys
It is important for both athletes and coaches to attend.  Coaches will be able to observe and coach their athletes while drills are run by Mike Slean and our Senior Mens team.
Please RSVP to your coach asap and let your coach know that you will be attending the clinic this Saturday, as the clinic coaches need to know numbers.
For future planning, there will be clinics on October 19th for 15U-18U athletes, and on October 26th for 13U-14u athletes.  Schedules will follow.

Madawaska Teambuilding Survey

Posted in 2013-2014 on September 24, 2013 by DurhamAttack
We’d like you to complete this survey about your 2013 Madawaska Teambuilding experience to help us understand your likes and dislikes and help us continue to improve our programs.  Responses are confidential, we only know which age group you play in.
Give us sincere feedback on your experiences over the past two teambuilding weekends. Please ignore external factors such as the weather (which we cannot control) and the dates (which we also cannot control) – we want to know about your experience with your team.

To complete the survey, please visit:


Durham Attack

Registration Night – Wednesday Sept 25th

Posted in 2013-2014, Parents on September 23, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Our club will hold its registration night on Wednesday Sept 25th in the cafeteria at Ajax High School at 105 Bayly St East in Ajax.  There are two sessions – starting at 6:00 for 13u-15u teams, and at 7:30 for 16u-18u teams.  Once registration is completed our teams can start practice.

Note: we will also be doing physical testing of the 16u-18u athletes after during the 7:30 – 9:00 registration period.  These athletes should be prepared for physical activity – court shoes, shorts and t-shirt.

Here are details.

There are two sessions:

Where: Ajax High School Cafeteria, 105 Bayly Street East, Ajax

When: Wednesday Sept 25th

  • 6:00 – 7:30: 13U – 15U teams
  • 7:30 – 9:00: 16U – 18U teams (includes physical testing)

What: To register you need to do three things:

1)  Complete the necessary forms.

Please print and complete these forms (attached), and bring them with you:

a)  OVA Registration Form – for athletes and coaches.  When you complete it, we are Region 4.  Your coach can help you finalize your team name at registration.

2013-2014 OVA Registration Form

b)  Athlete Code of Conduct Form.

Athlete Code of Conduct

c)  Parent Code of Conduct Form.

Parent Code of Conduct

d)  Photocopy of the athlete’s birth certificate – this is a requirement of the OVA.

2)  Uniform sizing.

If you did not attend Madawaska then you MUST try on uniforms and select your sizes and jersey number.

3)  Make payment for the club season.

a)  Madawaska – if there are any outstanding balances from our teambuilding camps these need to be paid.

b)  Registration fees.  Our registration fees this vary by age group.  Also, our jerseys are identical to last year so returning athletes may be able to reuse their existing jerseys.  Our fees are outlined in this Fee Schedule:

2013-2014 Fee Schedule

This year our fees are to be be paid in no more than two installments, dated October 1 2013 and January 6 2014.

We realize that some families may need to make alternate arrangements.  We also have an Athlete Assistance Program this year that supports families who qualify for external funding programs.  If you wish to discuss either of these options we ask that you submit cheques as per usual but immediately contact the Treasurer ( to schedule a discussion.

c).  Physical Training,.  Provide a cheque for $316 payable to ‘Team 12 Training’, dated October 15, 2013.  If parents have questions then our trainer Mike Slean will be available at registration to discuss our physical training philosophy and approach, and what this fee covers.

Questions: If you have questions please contact your coach, or the executive.

Boys House League Starts September 27th

Posted in 2013-2014, House League & SPIKES on September 18, 2013 by DurhamAttack

The Fall session of our Boys house league starts Friday September 27th at 6 pm, at J. Clarke Richardson secondary school in Ajax.  You can register in advance by sending in this DA_boys_house_league_registration form, or on-site.   For more information including costs this season refer to this 2013 Fall Boys House League registration poster.

Madawaska Teambuilding Weekends

Posted in 2013-2014 on September 9, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Its going to be two GREAT weekends at Madawaska.  What’s it all about?  Here are some pics from past weekends.

Athletes please bring your completed Madawaska forms and a cheque to your final tryout this or next week.  If you are on a team you will be going to Madawaska on Friday evening.  16-18u depart Sept 13th; 13-16u depart Sept 20th.  The team will make driving arrangements after the final tryout, when the team has been selected.

Cheques for $226 ($200 + HST) should be made out to ‘Durham Attack Volleyball Club’.

If you need the athlete waiver forms/packing list/map to camp, here they are:

Introducing 18U Boys Head Coach – Dwayne Cochrane

Posted in 2013-2014, Coaches on August 27, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Dwayne returns to his second season in his new Durham Attack career, after founding the Club with Scott Burrows in 1992.  Dwayne coached the original Durham Attack womens’ team in our inaugural 1992 season.  Dwayne continued to coach ‘Juvenile’ and ‘Junior’ teams, as the OVA called them at that time, all through the 1990’s, and returned to Durham Attack in 2012 after a ten year sabbatical with his young family.

As a player, Dwayne played on the Durham College team from 1990 to 1992, and was an OCAA All-Star both years.  In 1993 he played on Rochester Power, a senior USA Volleyball club team, that won USVBA National Gold and Dwayne was recognized as a 1st Team All American.

Dwayne is a Level 3 referee, ref’ing games right up to International level play.  His desire to give back to the volleyball community that gave him a valuable experience both on and off the court is evident in everything that he does, from refereeing to coaching.

As a coach Dwayne returns to us after coaching a very successful 17/18U boys team last season.  This year’s 18U team combining 17U and 18U elements from last season, is poised for success.  Dwayne is Level 1 certified, and since returning a year ago is halfway through his Level 2 certification.

In Dwayne’s words “I coach because I want to be involved… I was very fortunate to have many dedicated coaches and players that have inspired me.  I strive to pass on my knowledge and experience, helping others to recognize and achieve their goals both on and off the court’.

Which is exactly our goal for our 18U boys as we prepare them for the next level, at college/university and their academic and athletic lives after club volleyball.