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 Tryout Process

The selection of our 13U team 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 29th, 2020.

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

  • Are not allowed to sign VA offers before November 29th, 2020

  • Must attend tryouts taking place the week of November 29th, 2020

  • Signing Period: Week of November 29th, 2020


2020 13U Tryouts: Sunday, Nov 29, 12:00-1:30pm & 7:00-8:30

*Additional Tryouts will take place on Tuesday, December 1st if required. 

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


13U Practices are as follows: (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. All tryouts will be taking place at the JVCentre. There is no cost to tryout.

14U & 15U Recruitment & Signing Process

For the 2020-2021 season, 14U & 15U athletes will be receiving offers to attend the Dinos program. Our coaches have been assessing and identifying athletes throughout our summer and fall programs, along with our physically distanced open gyms. Refer to the signing dates listed in the 16-18 Recruitment Process section for details.  

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 Jun 1, 2020, but cannot officially sign with the club until the Early Signing Periods:

  • 1st Early Signing Period: Nov 1, 2020 – Nov 14, 2020 (only for returning athletes)

  • 2nd Signing Period: Nov 15, 2020 – Onwards (for new athletes)

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.