Continuing a long-standing tradition, players from the Kaizen Volleyball Club helped at the Manoa District Park Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25, 2018. This year’s theme was “Superheroes” and the girls were super in hiding eggs for hundreds of children, supervising the hunt, and cleaning up after the event. Thank you to the nine heroes who gave up their Sunday morning to do this.
Coach Royce’s 14s team has finished in second place for the last two 14U League dates on March 17 at Kalihi Valley and March 25, 2018 at McKinley. The girls made the championship match both times despite not having their entire squad on either date. Congratulations!
The Kaizen 17s won the 2018 AAU Honolulu Grand Prix 18U championship on President’s Day, defeating Hana Hou 22-25, 25-18, 15-12 in the finals at the Hawaii Convention Center. The victory capped off 3 days of play that started on Saturday, when the 17s went undefeated, and Sunday, when they went 3-1. The victory on Monday was a rubber match with Hana Hou, whom Kaizen swept on Saturday but lost to on Sunday.
The girls battled through adversity, overcoming an injury to opposite hitter Cydni Yoshida in set one of the finals, in winning the event. After the injury, the team dedicated the rest of the match to Cydni and played with passion and intensity to come back from one set down. Congratulations to all the girls for a great weekend!
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Also competing in the Grand Prix was the 14s team, which also went undefeated on day one. They beat SAS 14 Blue, Laulea 13 Black, and Ka Ulukoa 14 Black. They continued winning into day two of the tournament, beating Genuine 14 Elite Mark before dropping matches to Laulea 14 Black and OT 13 S. Gibby. Their record put the 14s into the Gold Bracket on day three, where they met SAS 14 Blue in a rematch in round one. Unfortunately, the girls lost a close three-setter, but they managed to finish in 5th place out of 26 teams. Good job Coaches Wayne and Jason and congratulations to all the girls.
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Finally, Coach Royce’s 14s team finished in first place of the 14U league on Sunday at McKinley High School. They swept through pool play, beating Ho’okino MK, Hilina’i, and Kealahou, and then defeated Ho’okino again in the finals. Congratulations to the 14R team!
The 14s team under Coach Royce finished in second place this past weekend in the first week of the 14U League at Kalihi Valley Gym. There were 6 teams entered, with Kaizen 14R finishing behind only Mililani 14s and ahead of Hilina’i 14s Black, RCVH 14 Black, Ho’okino 14LB, and Kulia 14s.
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Tryouts for 13s and 14s will be held on Sunday, October 8 at Manoa Valley District Park from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
A second tryout date for the 13s will be held on Friday, October 13 at McKinley High School from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
A second tryout date for the 14s will be held on Wednesday, October 11 at Community Church of Honolulu from 5:15 – 7:00 pm.
Tryouts for 15s and older will be held on Sunday, October 29 at Manoa Valley District Park from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
Tryout fees are $10 per player. More information to follow.