Sumida’s Team Places 5th at West Coast Championships

The 16 Sumida team finished fifth in the 2017 AAU West Coast Volleyball Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. They finished with a 4-3 record, with 2 of those three losses coming at the hands of the eventual champion Escuela de los Deportes (Puerto Rico).

On day one, Kaizen defeated VOS C-G 16 Black and Nevada Elite 16-Navy in straight sets before dropping their match against Escuela. On day two, they beat Madison in three sets and swept Nevada Elite 16-Black before facing Escuela again. At 4-2, the girls qualified for the gold medal bracket but lost to NVJRS 16s Black, the eventual second-place team, on day three of the tournament.

Congratulations to the girls and Coach Branden on a great season!


Final Standings

Car Wash Sunday, May 7 at Waialae Petroleum

The 16s Sumida team will be having a car wash on Sunday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Waialae Petroleum, located at 4117 Waialae Avenue. Please bring your cars down and spread the word to support this team’s efforts to fundraise for their trip to Las Vegas for the West Coast Championships later this month.

13s/14s Regionals Results

This past weekend, the Kaizen 13s and 14s teams competed in the Aloha Region Regionals Tournament.

The Kaizen 13s team finished in 2nd place of the 13s age group, coming up a few points short in the championship match.  On Saturday, they ended up with a respectful record of 2 wins and 1 loss – beating Hawaiian Style 14s and KOVA 13/14 in dramatic 3 set victories.  On Sunday, they won their pool, sweeping LAC, Ka Ulukoa, and Ta’ahine, earning the top seed in the championship match.  Congratulations on an awesome regional tournament run!!!

The Kaizen 14s team also qualified for the gold bracket of the 14s age group by sweeping all of their matches on Saturday, defeating Kaleolani, Maunalani Blue, and TAVA. Final results were not available at time of posting.

Congratulations to all the girls and coaches!


Weekend of Community Service

Several Kaizen girls spent this past weekend volunteering at a couple of local events. On Saturday, April 8, girls from the 16s and 14s teams helped out at the YMCA Healthy Kids day. The girls assisted with the games and activities booths at the Bishop Museum event.

On Sunday, April 9, the entire 16s team plus Tatum helped with the City and County of Honolulu Parks and Recreation, Manoa Complex’s Easter Egg Hunt at Manoa District Park. The players “hid” thousands of eggs for the over 500 children who attended the event.


13s and 14s Take 1st and 2nd Again

Once again, on Saturday, March 25th at McKinley High School, the Kaizen 13s and 14s met each other in the championship match of an Aloha Region tournament.  The 13s took first and the 14s second in the eight team tournament for another great Kaizen Club finish.  Congrats to the girls and coaches of both teams!