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This program was previously offered through VolleyGirls and taught by Hurricanes coaches. The migration of the program to within the club environment is a natural step for athletes in grades 5 or 6 wanting to take their game to the next level from the VolleyGirls fun environment to a more competitive level. 

What is the Hurricanes Volleyball Academy?

The Academy is a development program for Grade 5/6 female athletes who aspire to be leaders on their school volleyball teams and want the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to eventually play at the club level. Participants will have 1 practice per week with Hurricanes coaches that will include 75-90 minutes of skill development and 15-30 minutes of game play that will apply these skills. During game play, participants will gain a better understanding of offensive and defensive transitioning alongside court positioning. The intent of the Academy is to prepare young athletes to eventually play at the club level.  Last year, almost half the athletes on our current 12U Hurricanes team came from the Academy while some even found homes on our 13U teams.

Who are the Coaches?

Academy Head Coach

Adam Petrie, Hurricanes 13U Black Head Coach & Youth Development Coach

2014 13U OVA Provincial Champions, 2015 14U OVA Provincial Champions, Assistant Coach 15U 2016 East National Champions

 Academy Assistant Coach

Connor Thompson, Hurricanes 18U Assistant Coach,

2016 17U National Champions Assistant Coach

Hurricanes Athlete Coaches

18U Black team members- 3x National Champions

How do I tryout?

You must register to tryout by sending an email to

Tryout Dates:

Sunday Dec 11 & 18 – 6pm to 8pm

Trinity Christian School, 2170 Itabashi Way, Burlington

Tryout fee $10 (4 hours of training)

After two tryouts, 24 to 28 athletes will be selected and have the opportunity to train with Hurricanes coaches. We are looking for hard working players who want to get better in preparation for club volleyball tryouts next season. 

All participants will be contacted by email and those selected will be asked to confirm via email their participation and register at the first session for the Academy.

When and where is the training?

Trinity Christian School on Sundays 6pm to 8pm

January          8, 15, 29

February          5, 12, 26 (no training Family Day weekend)

March                   5, 19, 26 ( tournament day)

What does it cost?

Hurricanes Academy fee: $415.84 (incl. HST) for 9 sessions and includes Academy T-shirt

Please make your cheque payable to HRVC.

For more information contact Coach Adam