The Kaizen 12s and 13s teams finished the SCVA 2016 Summer Soiree in strong fashion. The 12s qualified for the gold division and finished in 5th place overall out of 55 teams. The final 12s standings can be seen here. The 13s made the silver division and finished in 13th place out of 52 teams. Their standings can be seen here.

In addition to volleyball, the teams were able to spend time at Disneyland. Also, for the second year in a row, Kaizen was able to visit the Hurley Headquarters in Costa Mesa to get a behind-the-scenes view of the day-to-day operations of the company. Hurley has been outfitting our teams for several years and it was a good opportunity to see where the creativity behind the designs takes place. They were also able to meet company founder Bob Hurley.

Congratulations to the players and coaches for a great tournament, and hope to see you all again next season.

IMG_3502 IMG_3500IMG_3506 IMG_3507 IMG_3508 IMG_3563 IMG_3564

Day two of the SCVA 2016 Summer Soirée saw more continued success for the two Kaizen teams. In the morning session, the 12s went undefeated for a second straight day, defeating Orange County 12 Blue (25-23, 26-28, 15-10), Aviator 12s (25-16, 18-25, 15-12), and OC Heat 12 Hannah (25-14, 10-25, 17-15) – all in three sets. They remain the #7 seed entering day 3, and will have a tough pool tomorrow with the #s 1, 9, and 16 seeds. If they finish in the top two, they will head to the Gold Medal bracket. You can see the Kaizen 12s day 2 results here and the day 3 schedule here.

In the afternoon the Kaizen 13s also went undefeated, sweeping Aliso Island 13s and Forza West 13-Asics before besting #1 seed Pi’opi’o Bears Kupa’akahai from the Big Island in three (26-24, 23-25, 15-11). They are the new #1 seed and, like the 12s, have a chance to make the Gold Medal bracket by finishing in the top two on day 3. You can view the Kaizen 13s day 2 results here and day 3 schedule here.

imageimageimageimage

imageThe first day of the SCVA 2016 Summer Soirée is in the books, and both the Kaizen 12s and 13s teams are off to a great start. The 12s went undefeated in afternoon and evening play, sweeping Culver 10-Tanner, Pacific Jrs 12-Casie, and Momentous 12-John, three teams from the Southern California region, and claiming the tournament’s #7 seed going into day two. You can see the Kaizen 12s day 2 schedule here.

In the morning, the Kaizen 13s went 2-1,with victories over OC Heat 13 Amanda and Temecula Viper 13 Alli and a loss to Bakersfield 13-Colleen. They remain the #16 seed going into day two of pool play, and they will be grouped with current #1 Pi’opi’o Bears Kupa’akahai from the Big Island. You can view the Kaizen 13s day 2 schedule here.

The Kaizen 12s and 13s start play today in the SCVA Summer Soiree at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The 12s are seeded #22 and the 13s are #16.

UPDATE: In morning play, the 13s won their first two matches – against OC Heat in three sets and against Temecula Viper in two. They dropped their last match against Bakersfield 13 Colleen and resume play tomorrow afternoon.

See the 13s results here.

The 12s start play this afternoon against Culver 10-Tanner. See their results here.

The Kaizen 14s finished 11th out of 61 teams in the Patriot Division of the 2016 Girls Junior National Championships. They were one win away from qualifying for the gold bracket, but dropped a close match to eventual champion Elevation on day 3. The 14s were one of four teams to qualify for the silver bracket. They were also one of only two teams in the tournament to take a set off Elevation, who went undefeated. Final results are here.

The Kaizen 17s finished 30th out of 58 teams and made the finals of the Challenge Bracket in the 2016 Volleyball Festival National Championships in Phoenix. The girls beat Club Koa 18 Mizuno for the second time in three days before falling in a close three-setter to Synergy Chaos. Final standings are here.

Next up this week is the SCVA Summer Soiree in Anaheim, California, featuring the 12s and 13s.

IMG_3451 IMG_3455IMG_3477

IMG_3482