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, 2019, 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 25th, 2019.

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

  • Are not allowed to accept offers before November 25th, 2019

  • Must attend tryouts taking place the week of November 25th, 2019

  • Signing Period: Week of November 25th, 2019


13U Tryouts (2019): Monday, November 25, 5:00-6:30pm & Thursday, November 28, 5:00-6:30pm

14U Tryouts (2019): Monday, November 25, 5:00-6:30pm & Thursday, November 28, 5:00-6:30pm

*13U & 14U will host a final tryout on Friday November 29th, 5:00-6:30pm if necessary

15U Tryouts (2019): Monday, November 25, 5:00-6:30pm

Athletes interested in trying out for the Dinos Program are asked to RSVP for the tryouts by emailing the Executive Director with their name, birthday and age group. All tryouts will be taking place at the JVCentre.

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: September 2, 2019 – September 7, 2019

  • 2nd Early Signing Period: October 7, 2019 – October 12, 2019

Age Classes for the 2019-2020 season

  • 13U/Grade 7 - Athletes born from September 1, 2006 and younger 

  • 14U/Grade 8 - Athletes born from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006 

  • 15U/Grade 9 - Athletes born from September 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005 

  • 16U/Grade 10 - Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004 

  • 17U/ Grade 11 - Athletes born from September 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003 

  • 18U/Grade 12 - Athletes born from September 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002 

*Athletes are expected to play within the age group that corresponds to their grade. Exceptions will be made on a case to case basis following the Volleyball Canada rationale and recommendations on playing up or down a different age/grade group.