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Win a Hundred Bucks and HUGE Bragging Rights!

Posted in 2010-2011, Alumni, Athlete Development & LTAD, Clinics, Coaches, Fanwear, Fundraising, House League & SPIKES, LTAD, Parents, Permit cancellation, Physical Training, Procedures, Sitting Volleyball, Summer Camp, Tournaments, Tryouts, Uncategorized on March 19, 2011 by DurhamAttack

Many sports clubs don’t last ten years.  But we have something really special here at DA that our athletes, parents and alumni believe in, and we will celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2012!  To comemorate the occasion we are planning to produce really SPECIAL clothing for our 2011-2012 season.

We are looking for a logo and slogan design that reflects our values, our achievements, and the culture of our club in all that we do – competitively, recreationally, and with our emerging programs such as Sitting Volleyball.

In return, you can win a Hundred Bucks cash, some SWAG, and bragging rights for an eternity.

Take a look at our design contest…  Durham Attack 20th Anniversary Contest


Fanwear Extension until Monday

Posted in 2010-2011, Fanwear on December 10, 2010 by DurhamAttack

Fred has given us until Monday to have fanwear orders in.   Please coordinate with our parent rep!

Fanwear Now Available to Order

Posted in 2010-2011, Fanwear on December 3, 2010 by DurhamAttack

Dec 3, 2010.  You can now order 2010-2011 Durham Attack fanwear.  Orders received by December 10th will be ready for pickup at Canuck by Christmas.

Here are our fanwear items for this season.  Note that there is also a black ballcap that is not in the picture yet.

Durham Attack 2010-2011 Fanwear Collection

Please use the order form below to assemble one order per team, using as many pages as you require.  Instructions are on page two of the order form.

Durham Attack 2010-2011 Fanwear Order Form

Questions?  Email

DA in 2010-2011!!!

Posted in Clinics, Coaches, Fanwear, Parents on August 20, 2010 by DurhamAttack

Aug 20, 2010.  The summer is winding down quickly and we’ll soon be back in the gym.  Players have been working hard on the beach and on our regional and provincial teams.  Our executive have also been hard at work; planning for next season started in early April, believe it or not, and we have a lot of exciting changes and additions for 2010-2011.  Here are some of them, off the top of my head.

Technical Directors.  We have taken the important step of defining two new Technical Director positions for 2010, and have carefully chosen the  people who will play those roles.  We received a number of applicants and had the difficult job of selecting two individuals.  We are happy to announce that our Technical Directors for 2010-2011 are Evan Williams and Hoi Leung.  Both are local, long term Durham coaches that are well respected in the volleyball community.

Evan is an assistant coach for the University of Western Ontario.  He was selected by the OVA to coach Team Ontario for both 2009 and 2010 and his 18U Team Ontario finished #1 in Canada this past summer.  As a Club coach for Durham Attack, Evan coached our 1991 (“Big Black”) girls to four of their seven straight National Championships.  Widely recognized as one of the premiere technical coaches in the province, Evan is teaching the first high school volleyball curriculum in the province at Henry Street High School this Fall.

Evan will be assisted by Hoi Leung who, prior to starting a family, was assistant coach for the University of Toronto Blues.  At the Club level Hoi has also coached a number of provincial and national champions.

Supported by funding from General Motors of Canada, Evan and Hoi will be working to increase the skills of all our athletes and coaches within Durham Attack.  They have been hard at work this summer, working with a working group of our coaches, preparing for an intensive coach training weekend at Madawaska in September. 

Physical Training. We are expanding our programs again this year with physical training programs at all ages from 13U-18U, overseen by our Strength and Conditioning coach Mike Slean.  Mike was one of the most successful beach and indoor players in the province, and an expert volleyball trainer called on by the OVA to help train its provincial teams. Mike will be conducting baseline physical testing for all out 200+ athletes in late September.  Based on our physical testing results, Mike will implement programs for our athletes.

Madawaska.  As a Club we are extremely thankful to have Ian Eibbitt as a coach and advisor in our ranks.   Ian has a long history in volleyball, including running the hugely successful and popular Madawaska volleyball camp.  In September of 2009 we took our coaches to Madawaska for a weekend of leadership training and team building.  We feel so strongly about how important this is to our teams that this year we are taking the entire club to Madawaska.   We have booked the weekends of September 10th (coaches), September 17th (16u-18u) and September 24th (13u-15u).  Busing will be provided.   Many other sports teams recognize the importance of building cohesive teams early in the season and use Madawaska to do this.  We are breaking new ground, again, and doing this with our entire Club.   Sharing Madawaska with us the first weekend will be the Ottawa Mavericks coaching staff, who heard what a great experience it was for our coaches last year.  We’re looking forward to a lot of good discussion with our friends from the Mavs.

Uniforms.  If you thought last year’s uniforms were nice, wait until you see this year’s!  Marcel and Freddy  (from Overkill) have already been hard at work taking what was already one of the nicest uniforms in the OVA, and making it even better.    They are currently being custom-manufacturered so we will have our uniforms early this season.  They will feature a new technology that is simply stunnning.  Can’t say any more at this point.

Coaches.  Our coaching staff is filled out and ready for tryouts.  We have already had a couple of meetings preparing our coaches for this season, with more to come.  As always, we will finalize the coaching assignments once we have gottten through tryouts and selected our teams. 

Executive and Operating Committee.  A number of people have come forward to volunteer to assist us next season.  Parents of athletes, parents of alumni, and even parents of coaches have volunteered to take on roles next season.  Thank-you – the support for our athletes and coaches  is overwhelming!!! 

We are still looking for assistance and have a couple of very important roles to fill.  Our Facilities Coordinator will work with Janet and Scott to plan our initial practice schedule, and will then be our liason with the Durham Board for gym changes.  Our Tournament Director will liase with the OVA and our teams to secure the tournaments we want to host. These are important roles but not ‘full time’ like some of our other positions.   If you have some time and are interesting in giving back to the Club please contact Janet or I.

Making Dreams Possible.  We are the only volleyball club in Canada to receive a GM grant for this season, and our funded programs are well underway.  Our Technical Directors will ensure that this money is well spent furthering the development of our coaches and athletes.

Facility.  Our medium-term goal has always been to secure our own facility.  This has begun in earnest as we have had discussions with other sports clubs who have approached us about sharing space, and have jointly looked at some of the space that is available. We are continuing to pursue this goal, and if you have some expertise that can help and want to join the committee working on this, then please let us know.

Lots of exciting new things for the coming season!

Get Your Fanwear For Provincials!

Posted in Fanwear on March 25, 2010 by DurhamAttack

Support your team at provincials by wearing DA Fanwear.  Talk to your parent rep at practice this week to coordinate a team order!

The deadline for ordering has been extended to April 1st, with delivery by April 9th  Details of all the items available are in the posting below.

Fanwear – Round 2

Posted in Fanwear on March 7, 2010 by DurhamAttack

Equipment Bags.  We have some extra equipment bags available from this season’s order.  They are available at cost ($38).  Email Marcel at if you want one.

Fanwear.  We are doing another round of Durham Attack fanwear.  The ordering process is as follows…

  • Each team will coordinate and submit a single order – talk to your team Parent Rep.
  • Click here to see the items and pricing.
  • Sizing – if you are interested in the sizing, you can click any of the items on the pricing page to go to the manufacturers web site and see detailed sizing that gives you a number of measurements for every item.  You can then compare the measurements to the measurements of items of clothing you have that fit you.   Or, if you are still unsure, you can try the items on at Canuck.
  • Use this 2010 Fanwear Order Form – Round 2 (as many copies as required) to assemble a team order.
  • Drop the order along with payment off at Canuck Stuff. 
  • You will be contacted when the order is ready.

We suggest that you get your order in as soon as possible.  Orders received by March 27th will be ready by April 3rd- which is before the first Provincials tournament.


Fanwear Orders Due By Saturday Dec 5th

Posted in Fanwear, Parents on November 30, 2009 by DurhamAttack

In order for items to be completed prior to Christmas, you must have your fanwear order submitted to Canuck by this Saturday, December 5th.