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 Commitment Form on or after the Signing Dates, is an athlete officially committed to a club team. 

13U, 14U & 15U Tryout Process

The selection of our 13U, 14U & 15U teams is done by tryout. As of June 1, 2020, athletes considering Dinos are permitted to contact coaches and find out more information regarding the Dinos Club. Tryouts will take place the week of November 23rd, 2020.

Athletes competing in the 13U (Grade 7), 14U (Grade 8) & 15U (Grade 9) age categories:

  • Are not allowed to accept offers before November 23rd, 2020

  • Must attend tryouts taking place the week of November 23rd, 2020

  • Signing Period: Week of November 23rd, 2020


2020 13U Tryouts: Monday, Nov 23, 5:00-6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov 24, 5:00-6:30pm, Thursday, Nov 26, 5:00-6:30pm 

2020 14U Tryouts: Monday, Nov 23, 5:00-6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov 24, 5:00-6:30pm, Thursday, Nov 26, 5:00-6:30pm 

2020 15U Tryouts: Monday, Nov 23, 5:00-6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov 24, 5:00-6:30pm

*Additional Tryouts will take place on Saturday, Nov 28 & Sunday, Nov 29 if required. 

Athletes interested in trying out for the Dinos Program are asked to register for tryouts by completing the registration form on the home page. (Once registration has opened). All tryouts will be taking place at the JVCentre. There is no cost to tryout.

16U, 17U & 18U Recruitment Process

The selection of our 16U, 17U & 18U teams is done by invitation only and is based on a year-round athlete evaluation and recruitment model. Among the greatest benefits of this system is the fact that athletes considering the Dinos Club are able to showcase their skills in multiple scenarios. Coaches are also able to view intangible athletic qualities such as sportsmanship, attitude, and resilience. Finally, athletes also benefit from making an early decision about the upcoming club season.

Athletes competing in the 16U (Grade 10), 17U (Grade 11) & 18U (Grade 12) age categories are allowed to speak with and accept offers from clubs beginning July 1, 2017, but cannot officially sign with the club until the Early Signing Periods:

  • 1st Early Signing Period: August 31, 2020 – September 4, 2020

  • 2nd Early Signing Period: October 5, 2020 – October 17, 2020

Age Classes for the 2020-2021 season

  • 13U/Grade 7 - Athletes born from September 1, 2007 and younger 

  • 14U/Grade 8 - Athletes born from September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007 

  • 15U/Grade 9 - Athletes born from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006 

  • 16U/Grade 10 - Athletes born from September 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005 

  • 17U/ Grade 11 - Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004 

  • 18U/Grade 12 - Athletes born from September 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003 

Important to Note:

*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.