In addition to volleyball, the teams enjoyed their free time with trips to Disneyland and California Adventure, shopping, and hanging out at the hotel pool.
On June 30, the players and coaches toured the Hurley Headquarters in nearby Costa Mesa, where they went behind the scenes to see the creativity and design behind the company’s products. Highlights included the indoor skate park, the music studio, and of course, the store. The trip to Hurley was arranged by Coach Royce and was an important part of our travels as Hurley helped to outfit our players and coaches this season with hoodies, shorts, and other gear.
After Hurley, the girls had a quick lunch at In-n-Out and the headed over to Knott’s Berry Farm for an afternoon of thrill rides. A temporary closure of the park due to lightning did not damper their spirits, and it allowed the group to head over to the restaurant for fried chicken until the weather cleared. The parents capped off the night with a shooting challenge at the Iron Reef game, won by expert marksman Matt Osumi.
Thank you Chris Kadooka for the photos at Knott’s. More photos of the day can be seen here.