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.

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The third team to travel to Anaheim was Coach Brandon’s 14s team, which followed up a tough first pool to go undefeated over the next two days before dropping a match to Pacific Juniors, the ultimate winner of their flight. After losing 2 of 3 on the first day, the team ran off 6 consecutive wins, some by impressive margins. By a strange quirk in the tournament seeding, 3 of the teams in their flight had records of 7-2 (Kaizen and Pacific Juniors) or better (North Shore at 8-1). The girls also bonded during their free time with trips to Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Hurley Headquarters.

Photos of  Kaizen Volleyball Club at the 7th Annual SCVA Summer Soiree held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on June 29 2015. Photo: Brandon Flores.

Photos of  Kaizen Volleyball Club at the 7th Annual SCVA Summer Soiree held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on June 29 2015. Photo: Brandon Flores.

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The 14s team coached by Branden Sumida also had an impressive run at the 7th Annual SCVA Summer Soiree volleyball tournament in Anaheim, California. They went undefeated on day one to win their pool, then finished in second place in days two and three to qualify for the gold division. Along the way, they only lost to two teams – SAS White and the Supernova All-Stars. They finished the tournament with a 7-3 record and a ninth place finish overall.

More photos to come.

Photos of  Kaizen Volleyball Club at the 7th Annual SCVA Summer Soiree held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on June 29 2015. Photo: Brandon Flores.

Photos of  Kaizen Volleyball Club at the 7th Annual SCVA Summer Soiree held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on June 29 2015. Photo: Brandon Flores.

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