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BECOME A DINO

How To Be Identified
Do you want a high performance training experience?
Do you have aspirations to play post-secondary volleyball?
The Dinos Club is built on quality and we take pride in offering the best training experience in Calgary. This training leads to exceptionally prepared athletes who move on to successful post-secondary careers. 

There are various ways for athletes to be identified and considered for a Dinos team. The most important thing  for an athlete to do, is be proactive. If you want to be a Dino, take the first step and contact us. 

1) Dinos Player Application Form

We encourage all athletes interested in joining the Dinos Club to complete and submit a Player Application Form. This form helps Dinos Coaches identify possible athletes for the upcoming season. A player or parent may also contact the Dinos Club at anytime if they require more information about our elite women's volleyball programs. Please be aware that this program is for junior high and high school athletes who are ready to commit themselves today for what it will take to achieve a college/university position. 

If you are interested in joining the Dinos Club, please complete our DINOS PLAYER APPLICATION FORM 

 

OR

 

Send an email to dinosdirector@gmail.com

2) Dinos Summer Camps

There will be Dino Club coaches present at all of the camps in the months of June-August. They will be watching for skilled volleyball players who have the potential to play for a Dino Club team. 

3) ID Session

Starting June 1st the Dinos Club hosts ID sessions where athletes can visit our training facility, meet the coaches, see how practices are run and ask questions about the club programs. This is particularly important for athletes in the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U division as offers can be given to athletes in these age divisions at "Early Signing" (this date changes based on the Volleyball Alberta Recruiting Policies

 

4) Dinos Future Stars Camp

Every year, the Dino Women's Volleyball Club and the University of Calgary host a High Performance camp in August called Future Stars. Sessions are run by Dinos Club Coaches and University of Calgary Varsity Athletes. Sessions concentrate on position specific skills for setters, middles and outside hitters, as well as team systems.

 

You can find out more information at DINOS FUTURE STARS.  

5) Tryouts

Always refer to the homepage for the most up to date information and to register. Tryouts for our our teams will be taking place on Sundays starting in September.  Information can be found below and the registration link will be posted on the homepage.

 

Recruitment & Tryout Process

The Dino Women's Volleyball Club adheres to the Volleyball Alberta Signing Policy. Click HERE to learn more about the Volleyball Alberta Signing Policy.  

We always want to make sure that athletes choose a club that is a great fit for them. To ensure they have made the best decision for the coming year, we encourage athletes to explore multiple opportunities prior to signing with a club. Only by signing the Volleyball Alberta Letter of Intent (LOI) on or after the Signing Dates, is an athlete officially committed to a club team. 

12U Tryout Process

12U tryouts will take place starting Sunday November 3 and ending November 10 . The registration link for tryouts will be found on the homepage on September 1st. 

2024 12U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 5 & 6)

Sunday, November 3, Times TBD

Sunday, November 11, Times TBD

13U & 14U Tryout Process

Athletes competing in the 13U (Grade 7) and 14U (Grade 8) age category are required to follow the Volleyball Alberta Signing Policies below. 

June 1, 2024: Communication between coaches and athletes from other programs is not permitted until June 1.

June (month long): ID sessions will take place for any athletes interested in the Dinos Program.

October 6-9, 2024: Clubs are permitted to "Re-Sign" athletes within their own club.

13U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 6 & 7)

Sunday, October 27, Times TBD

Sunday, November 3, Times TBD

 14U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 8)

Sunday, October 20, Times TBD

Sunday, October 27, Times TBD

15U, 16U, 17U & 18U Signing Process

The selection of our 15U, 16U, 17U & 18U teams begins at the start of the Volleyball Alberta Open Period which starts June 1st . During the month of June we host ID Camps which allows us to meet all athletes are interested in the Dinos program. 

June 1, 2024: Communication with coaches from other programs is not permitted until June 1.

June (month long): ID sessions will take place for any athletes interested in the Dinos Program.

September 8-11, 2024: Clubs are permitted to "Re-Sign" athletes within their own club.

 

15U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 6 & 7)

Sunday, October 6, Times TBD

Sunday, October 13, Times TBD

 16U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 8)

Sunday, September 29, Times TBD

Sunday, October 6, Times TBD

17U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 9)

Sunday, September 22, Times TBD

Sunday, September 29, Times TBD

18U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 9)

Sunday, September 15, Times TBD

Sunday, September 22, Times TBD

Age Classes for the 2024-2025 season

  • 12U/Grade 5 & 6 - Athletes born from September 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 

  • 13U/Grade 7 - Athletes born from September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012 

  • 14U/Grade 8 - Athletes born from September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011 

  • 15U/Grade 9 - Athletes born from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010 

  • 16U/Grade 10 - Athletes born from September 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 

  • 17U/Grade 11 - Athletes born from September 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008 

  • 18U/Grade 12 - Athletes born from September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007 

Important to Note:

*Dinos athletes are expected to play within the age group that corresponds to their grade (eg. 15U = Grade 9; see above).

*Exceptions will be made on a case to case basis following the Volleyball Canada rationale and recommendations on playing up or down in a different age/grade group. 

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