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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 Tryout Process

The selection of our 13U & 14U team is done by tryout. As of June 1, 2021, 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 28th, 2021.

Athletes competing in the 13U (Grade 7) & 14U (Grade 8) age category:

  • Are not allowed to sign VA offers before November 29th, 2021

  • Must attend tryouts taking place the week of November 29th, 2021

  • Signing Period: Week of November 29th, 2021

**Please see the homepage for the most up-to-date tryout info and to register**

  • 13U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 6 & 7)

    • Day & Time:

      • Option #1: Sunday, November 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

      • Option #2: Tuesday, November 30, 5:30-7:00pm (*will only be posted if required*)

    • Location: Dinos Volleyball Club, #150, 5423 61 Ave SE (Not at the JVCentre)

  • 14U TEAM TRYOUTS (Grade 8 - athletes in Grade 9 are considered 15U)

    • Date & Time:

      • Option #1: Sunday, November 28, 9:30am - 11:00am 

      • Option #2: Sunday, November 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm

      • Option #3: Tuesday, November 30, 7:00-8:30pm (*will only be posted if required*) 

    • Location: Dinos Volleyball Club, #150, 5423 61 Ave SE (Not at the JVCentre)

*Additional Tryouts will take place on Tuesday, November 30th if required. 

*To register, please see the information found on our homepage

 

13U & 14U Practice Schedule is TBD. Example past practice schedules can be found below: (December - April)

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30

Sundays, 1:00-3:00 & strength training 12:00-1:00

Athletes interested in trying out for the Dinos Program are asked to register for tryouts by completing the registration form on the home page. 

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

The selection of our 15U, 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 15U (Grade 9), 16U (Grade 10), 17U (Grade 11) & 18U (Grade 12) age categories are allowed to speak with clubs beginning Jun 1, 2021, but cannot officially sign with the club until the Early Signing Period:

  • 1st Early Signing Period: July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 

  • 2nd Signing Period: Nov 28, 2021 – Onwards 

  • Athletes are not permitted to sign with clubs from September 1, 2021 - November 27, 2021 and club team training should not occur during the high school season. 

Age Classes for the 2021-2022 season

  • 13U/Grade 7 - Athletes born from September 1, 2008 and younger 

  • 14U/Grade 8 - Athletes born from September 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008 

  • 15U/Grade 9 - Athletes born from September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007 

  • 16U/Grade 10 - Athletes born from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006 

  • 17U/Grade 11 - Athletes born from September 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005 

  • 18U/ Grade 12 - Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004 

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.