The Kaizen 12s team finished in 3rd place out of 16 teams in the 28th Annual Ho’oikaika Volleyball Tournament in Waimea, Kauai.

CI9E0760The Kaizen 14s Kaena team finished in 8th place out of 21 teams.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches, and thank you to the families who traveled to Kauai to support their girls.


The 12s and 14s Kaena teams are on Kauai this Memorial Day weekend to participate in the Ho’oikaika Volleyball Tournament in Waimea. The 14s Kaena team started their first day of pool play this morning with 2 close matches against the Ho’oikaika boys and Kaulukoa Red. The 12s have completed 2 days of pool play and are currently undefeated. Both teams continue with matches on Sunday, with the 14s playing first at 12:00, and the 12s will finish up the tournament at 4:00 p.m.

Aside from playing volleyball, the teams are enjoying the 2 hotel pools at the Sheraton Poipu, gathering for team lunches and dinners, and even crossing the swinging bridge in Hanapepe.

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In a tune-up for their upcoming trip to Anaheim, the Kaizen 16s team won a friendship tournament this past Sunday at Pearl City High School. They went undefeated in every match in the event which was hosted by Ho’olokahi. Congratulations to Coaches Randy and Royce and to all the girls.IMG_8009IMG_8008

D3S_7295Coach Branden’s Kaizen 14s team added to their championship totals with another tournament win at Farrington High School on Sunday, April 12. They defeated Lanikai, Kaneohe, and Hilinai in pool play and capped of the day with a thrilling, come from behind victory over Mililani in the finals.

Photos from this tournament and previous matches can be seen by clicking here.

Also playing in that same tournament were the 14s girls from Coach Brandon’s team. They lost to Mililani, defeated KOVA, and split with SAS before losing to Kaneohe in the crossover match.

Their photos can be seen here. Thank you to Matt for all the great shots.

Finally, the 16s team battled for a second place finish in pool play and fifth place finish overall in their tournament at McKinley. They will move up an age group to participate in the 17s Regionals this weekend. Good luck to the players and coaches.

The Kaizen 12s team won their first tournament of the year this Sunday, April 12, 2015, at McKinley High School. They won their first pool against Ka Makani and Piko, vaulting them into the gold medal pool of the 9-team tournament. They went on to win that pool, consisting of Maunalani and A’o a Koa, to take the championship.

Congratulations to Coaches Garett and Wayne and all the girls of the 12’s team, and thank you to all the parents, family, and friends who supported them on this exciting day!IMG_7923IMG_7924