Last weekend, three Kaizen teams were in action around Honolulu. On Saturday, February 6, the Kaizen 13s team played in their first tournament of the year at Palama Settlement. The girls came in second in pool play and finished sixth out of nine teams.

On Sunday, February 7, the Kaizen 15s Jeff team also played in their first tournament at Farrington High School. The girls had some close contests and ended the day with in fifth place.

Also on Sunday, the 17s played in their second tournament of the year at McKinley High School. The short-handed team battled to an eighth place finish.

Photos of the 17s tournament taken by Glenn Okuno can be seen by clicking here.

This coming Saturday morning will have the 12s in action oat Farrington and the 13s playing at Palama Settlement. On Sunday morning, a combined 14s and 15s Branden team will play at McKinley High School.

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The Kaizen 14s team followed up on their tournament championship last week with a second place finish in their second tournament of the season on Sunday at McKinley High School. The team swept pool play, defeating Hilina’i and last week’s runner-up Laulea Black in straight sets and earning a spot in the first place pool of the second round. After a tie against Mauloa (25-23, 24-26), Kaizen split with Maunalani and finished the day in second place.

Earlier that morning the 17s played in their first tournament of the year, placing 8th. The 12s also played in their second tournament of the season on Saturday at Kalihi Valley, coming in third place. They swept Laulea Black and split with Jammers in pool play, with the tiebreaker going to Jammers for first in their pool.

The upcoming weekend features potential tournaments for the 12s, 13s, 15s Jeff, and 17s teams.

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On Friday, January 29, the girls of Kaizen wore their new Hurley board shorts to practice and took team photos to be sent to the Hurley Headquarters in appreciation for this year’s gear. The Hurley swag that all players received this year includes a personalized backpack, a personalized cinch sack, two board shorts, and a Hurley jacket. Coaches received backpacks, t-shirts, board shorts, and slippers, and team moms received tote bags.

14s parent Matt Osumi was on hand to photograph the girls in their Clark Little and Phantom Printed Beachrider shorts. This was the second season that the girls have received clothing from Hurley as part of their club uniforms.

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The Kaizen 14s went undefeated in their four matches, sweeping Laulea Green, MVA Boys, Jammers 14s, and Laulea Black, en route to the championship of their first tournament of the season at McKinley High School. The girls won their games by an average margin of 9 points and held every team to under 20 points. Congratulations to the girls for a great performance!

Earlier in the day, the Kaizen 15s Branden team took third, sweeping Laulea Green and Hilinai Black and winning their pool. They split with Mililani and lost to Laulea Black in their final two matches of the day. More impressively, they accomplished this with only 6 players as some girls were out with injuries.

The 12s are back in action on Saturday at 2:00 at Kalihi Valley, and the 17s will play their first tournament on Sunday at 8:00 am at McKinley. The 14s will follow them at 1:30 at McKinley.

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The 2016 Kaizen 12’s team, under the guidance of Coaches Wayne and Jason, competed in their first tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Kalihi Valley Gym. This was the first tournament of the year for a Kaizen team. The girls, looking sharp in the new Nike uniforms, came out strong by sweeping both matches in the first round against SAS and Laulea Green. They started the second round with a sweep of Laulea Black before losing to Piko in their final match of the day. With a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, the team finished the tournament in third place.

Good job players and coaches and thank you to all the family and friends who came to support the team.

Photos can be viewed by clicking here.

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