2019-2020 Junior Girls Volleyball Season
By request here are the teams we will be fielding next year and the travel requirements
The coaches will be announced at a later time – Mahalo
12u- No Travel-USAV League-Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic
13u - USAV League- Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Anaheim Soiree
14u –USAV League- Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Anaheim Soiree
15u- Champs League -Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Las Vegas Classic/AAU Junior Nationals or USAV Junior Nationals
16u- Aloha Region Power League -Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Las Vegas Classic/AAU Junior Nationals or USAV Junior Nationals
16u-Champs League/Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –AAU Junior Nationals
17u-Aloha Region Power League -Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic-Travel – Japan /AAU Junior Nationals
17u-Aloha Region Power League - Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Las Vegas Classic/AAU Junior National
17u/18u- Aloha Region Power League - Trans Pacific Tournament/Spring Break Madness/Aloha Summer Classic- Travel –Las Vegas Classic/AAU Junior National ( Note 18u season ends after Las Vegas Classic)
18u- Aloha Region Power League - Trans Pacific Tournament- Travel –Las Vegas Classic ( Note 18u season ends after 18u local regional)
18u- Aloha Region Power League - Trans Pacific Tournament- Travel –Las Vegas Classic and 18u USAV Junior National Championships ( Note 18u season ends after 18u local regional or 18u USAV Championships)
PRE-SEASON ACCESSMENTS WILL BE HELD AT KAKA'AKO VOLLEYBALL GYM
Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training,attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.
18 and under division
Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2001 or
Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2000 and
a high school student in the 12th grade during some part of
the academic year.
|17 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2002|
|16 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2003|
|15 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2004|
|14 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2005|
|13 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2006|
|12 and under division||Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2007|
Not sure what age division you should try out for? Simple. Just figure out how old you will be next year on August 31, 2020. You are eligible to play in that age group or an older age group. Players are allowed to play up in an older age division, but are not allowed to play down in age.
Registration is now open for the 2020 Hawaii Volleyball Combine February 21-23, 2020. This year will mark the 11th Anniversary of the event that have helped countless athletes from Hawaii pursue their academic dreams. This is the "ORIGINAL" and the biggest "MUST DO EVENT" in Junior Volleyball in Hawaii. Please register now as this event sells out every single year.
Happy to announce today the opening of the new Kaka’ako Volleyball Gym. Centrally located in Kaka’ako and available seven days a week from 8:30am till 12:00pm. Amenities such as an excellent location, Whole Foods, an adult entertainment facility next door, banks, Asahi Grill, and the soon to be open Longs Drug Store with ample parking for their customers. If anyone knows Kaka’ako, the parking is limited and this gym has only street parking but easily available after 4:00pm.
The features include seating areas for the athletes and parents and Exercise Gym on the second floor. The ability to now hold club functions for a nominal cost gives everyone an opportunity to offer more bonding events, fundraising, meetings and most of all secured gym times that fits a student’s schedule.
The ability of live streaming of practices provides a new and unlimited opportunity for all student athletes.
Congratulations to Tommy 18's selection as the 1st team in Hawaii to participate in this ground-breaking technology
Hana Hou Volleyball Club is pleased to be the first club in Hawaii to offer professional live streaming of our students athletes. Does a potential college coach just can’t wait till your next visit to mainland tournament? The solution is live streaming where the athlete has the ability showcase their talents immediately during their next tournament in Hawaii. This immediately creates the bridge between Hawaii and continental mainland .
The technology used is HDMI and 4K Quality with the same types of cameras used by local news crews. The premium brands of Cannon and JVC with three cameras are immediately available utilizing the technology of broadcasting pro.
Hana Hou Tommy 18’s has been selected as the first team to use this technology at their next tournament. The initial response from the college coaches has been positive and they look forward to being able to view our athletes on demand and this will help in the fast moving decision making process.
Congratulations Chloe !! We are so proud of you!!
Hana Hou 17's Jarrett
Over President’s Day weekend, PrepVolleyball.com held one of its Unsigned Showcases in Las Vegas at the It’s All Volleyball facility. We wrote about the standouts our on-court coaches identified and we said we’ll be following up with some of them.
We reached out to a few named MVP’s from their respective sessions and asked them to respond to our questions in hopes of gathering a little more information on them. We’ll be releasing them over the course of the next few days. Below, we introduce Chloe Ka’ahanui, a 5-9 Class of 2020 setter from Hanahou VBC.
From a young age, Ka’ahanui played various sports like soccer and basketball. The one she became most passionate about in time was volleyball. Having two older siblings involved in the sport made volleyball more than just a game for Ka’ahanui. It was family bonding, as Ka’ahanui would run around at their practices growing up trying whatever she could to get a hold of a ball to play with it.
“I would always run on the court and pick up the ball trying to spike, bump, or volley the ball,” Ka’ahanui said. “My mother said that’s when she knew I had a connection with the sport.”
What is your favorite part about volleyball?
Ka’ahanui: My favorite part about volleyball is meeting new players, coaches, and colleges throughout the years. I love to gain new experiences! I feel that it is good to play with diverse amounts of people, learning to adapt to their style of play or coaching. Itʻs kind of preparing me for what’s to come in college, knowing that I will be meeting tons of people!
What did you like or enjoy most from the Las Vegas Showcase?
Ka’ahanui: During the Las Vegas Showcase, I really enjoyed the competition that was there. I definitely was challenged by the other girls, which pushed me even more to perform at my highest. Honestly, each girl there deserves some credit for putting on a great show for all the college coaches. My court had such great energy and the willingness to gain every point! I really enjoyed myself and all the girls I made friends with. Overall, a great combine to showcase all my skills I have, which was rewarding at the end!
What was your focus or mindset during the showcase and what were you hoping to accomplish?
Ka’ahanui: Playing on the court, the mindset I had was to leave everything out. By doing this, I hoped that college coaches would see how dedicated and committed I am. Physically, I did all I could to perform at my best! I believe verbally speaking is what set me apart from the competition. Talking during times when nobody would say anything is definitely the difference I make. Overall, I was personally trying to accomplish grabbing several college coachesʻ attention. I was extremely happy with how many coaches were interested in me. Although, I also had a goal of helping out my teammates on my club team in possibly getting recruited by these colleges. I did all I could to help them get the looks on the court. At the end, all my teammates got what they desired for and gained some interest from coaches. I especially was grateful for what all the college coaches had to say about me!
Do you see yourself wanting to stay closer to home or going farther away when it comes to college?
Ka’ahanui: I see myself staying closer to home, possibly in California, Washington, or Oregon. Iʻve always wanted to stay closer to home by the ocean. However, I am willing to experience new places on the east coast.
What level are you seeking when it comes to playing in college?
Ka’ahanui: I’ve always wanted to play with the best so I really see myself playing at the D1 level.
Do you know what you would be interested in majoring in?
Ka’ahanui: I am very interested in majoring in either health professions, nursing, or radiological sciences. My dream career is becoming a radiologist or a pharmacist.
What are your hobbies or interests outside of volleyball?
Ka’ahanui: I’ve always enjoyed the sport of basketball. The physical contact is a huge reason why I like the sport so much. I also enjoy the adrenaline I get when running up the court and scoring. It serves as fuel for me to continue putting up huge points!
Presently in the volleyball world, the recruitment process has become a part-time job for athletes, parents, coaches, and club staff. It takes time and resources to record and break down video to make highlight reels, tally statistics, and then devise a plan to send this information to college coaches in an organized package. At the same time, high school and club volleyball programs are becoming more sophisticated in searching for an advantage in training and against competitors.
Hudl, a sports video analysis and software company, is revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition and addresses the needs of the growing sport. What began as a football product, Hudl has now developed programs specific to ten unique sports, including volleyball. Its top priority is to give athletes feedback and tools to help them improve as a player every day.
Glenn Hada, a Hudl user and director of Hana Hou Volleyball Club in Hawaii, said, “Our club cannot function without Hudl. In volleyball, we have a ball, a net, and a court. Hudl is the other component of volleyball that we need. We use Hudl to do our highlights and for coaches to use it as a tool to improve player development.”
Hudl has been giving athletes a platform to shoot and display video for various uses. Once a club or team has purchased the program, there is no limit to who may have access to the the account. Not only does this mean that multiple users can view the video simultaneously on a computer, phone, or tablet, but it also means that only one parent now has to record the match and upload it to Hudl. Gone are the days that there are ten video cameras set up behind the same court to get the same film.
Once the film is uploaded, users can go into the interface to take statistics, view technique for player development, scout opponents, and make notes within the program. Players can also use Hudl to choose their best clips to showcase individual highlight reels for recruiting, social sharing, and to feature at end of the year functions.
Within the Hudl application, a player can add music to and edit the video, and use highlighting features such as circling which player a scout should be watching. Within the team subscription, the club or high school program has a website and individuals also have their own page to send off to collegiate coaches in an easy-to-view package. Hada calls Hudl’s user websites “a concise, professional representation of our players.”
For Hada, being in the middle of the Pacific presents challenges to his athletes who want to play in college. Luckily, though, the current landscape of college recruiting almost requires athletes to send video before a coach watches a player live, due to strained time and financial resources.
Hada said, “We’re not like California and Texas, for example. We don’t have college coaches who can come into our gym to watch us. We only travel twice to the mainland, so Hudl is instrumental in our development. All of our players are recruited, 100-percent because of Hudl.”
Additionally, club directors such as Hada at Hana Hou see the benefit of Hudl because he doesn’t have the ability to staff full-time recruiting personnel. Because many athletes come to Hada’s club to compete as well as be seen and recruited, a service such as Hudl is a simple and effective resource to allow players to find a good fit in college, and for Hana Hou to retain club players year after year.
Hudl has taken its services to another level with Hudl Assist, an add-on to the Hudl subscription. Hudl Assist removes the time it takes to upload video from a device, break down statistics, and search for specific film bites. That “part-time job” that coaches once had to analyze film, on top of perhaps his or her day job and coaching, has a solution with Hudl Assist.
In Hudl Assist, you can send your match or opponent’s video to Hudl with a click of a button. Then, Hudl breaks it down statistically (based on the NCAA volleyball required statistics) for both sides of the net. Within 12-24 hours, it’s ready to view. The statistics then can be filtered by player, rotation, team, set, and match. Coaches and players can see trend charts, the box score, overall statistics, and set goals within the Hudl Assist program.
Dan Mader, Associate Club Director at VCNebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska where Hudl is headquartered, mainly uses Hudl for scouting, statistics, and player development.
Mader said, “To us, it makes using film way more efficient. We use Hudl Assist and we’re able to go through scenarios, skills, and rotations, and it makes it more efficient to say, ‘Here’s the area we struggled in and why,’ instead of flipping through film for a long time.”
Mader and other coaches at VCN use Hudl Assist to tag players when they see a valuable teaching moment on film. When this happens, the player will get a message directly to their phone. Mader also uses it to bring lessons to life and to assign homework to his players off the court.
He said, “I’ll give them homework such as, ‘Look at five of your hitting errors and tell me what you need to change.’ And, it’s all outside of the gym on their time. They can do on their phone or at home… that’s where they are usually anyway, on their phone.”
With the breakdown of statistics, an attacker, for example, can now filter a match to view their own plays including kills and hitting errors, while setters can see which plays are successful in each rotation, and liberos can watch opponent hitting tendencies. Mader notes that it’s been proven that kids succeed more when they take the initiative and teach themselves, rather than being told what to do.
The benefit for scouting may be geared more for high school and college programs who face teams multiple times each year, but Mader sees the benefit for club, too.
He said, “We use Hudl Assist against some local teams we play often. In general, I use it to look for themes, like if we play a team that’s really fast, or more physical than us. Maybe we’ve played a team already that reminds me of them and I can remember what worked against them. At the end of the season, it’s useful because we’ll see teams again.”
In the five years Hana Hou has been using Hudl, Hada says it has progressively gotten better and the support is “unmatched” with staff following up with him constantly, performing webinars, and sending season reports.
Hada said, “They set you up with everything. They just don’t supply you the finger to press the ‘Play’ button.”
Not only is the product useful for development and recruitment as a juniors player, but it translates to a skill all players will have to learn at the collegiate level because at most programs, scouting occurs before each match. Since Hudl’s recent acquisition of VolleyMetrics, it has expanded its video and statistical programs from just the high school and club levels, to now being used at the collegiate level as well. Think of Hudl as getting a head-start.
“Hopefully in the future, it’s all seamless for the athletes,” said Mader. “When they learn how to watch film when they’re young, they don’t have to relearn anything. So, in college, the learning curve is faster.”
The cost of Hudl and Hudl Assist has not been a barrier to Mader or Hada because of the payoff. While both clubs subscribe as a program, users can also use Hudl per match in a pay-as-you-go format.
Hada said, “If I spend a certain amount for about 30 matches and all players get recruited, what is the return on investment? Really, really high.”
Hana Hou Raymond 14’s had the pleasure of scrimmaging the Central Coast Volleyball 14’s – Amir.
This team is coached by Coach Amir Rhamati . The club which included two teams were in town for the inaugural 1st Annual Spring Break Madness Tournament. Central Coast Volleyball belongs to the Northern California Region of USA Volleyball and is located near Monteray Bay in California.
After the scrimmage there was fellowship and pizza provided by coach Raymond and arranged by team moms Jen and Jessica. Coach Raymond was assisted by coach rich and coach bill. Thank you to the staff at Kilauea District Park for providing the facilities.
EL PASO, Texas – UTEP volleyball head coach Ben Wallis announced the addition of junior-college transfer Syenna Masaki Wednesday morning. This is the first signee of the Wallis era at UTEP.
"Syenna is a complete volleyball player," Wallis said. "We are really excited to have her join our Miner family because she can help us do a lot of things in the game well."
Masaki is joining the UTEP roster from Western Nebraska Community College, where she spent the first two years of her college career. She was an extremely versatile player who excelled in passing, attacking and setting for the Cougars. The junior is a two-time All-Nebraska JUCO first-team honoree. She was also named the captain of the 2018 All-Nebraska team.
This past season Masaki posted a 12-match streak of double-digit kills, including a 24-kill performance versus McCook Community College (9/20) at a blistering .439 clip. In 2018 she led her team in points (425.0) and service aces (50). Masaki rated second on her squad in kills (331), assists (267) and digs (339).
"She may have been the best passer, attacker and setter at Western Nebraska. She is going to come in and compete for us in all three areas for us as well." Wallis said. "Not only is she very competitive, but also she is a gym rat, which I love. Volleyball is important to her, and it shows."
Masaki is a native of Kaneohe, Hawaii. Her nickname is "Enna", and her favorite TV show is the Vampire Diaries.
"I am really excited to join the Miner family." Masaki said. "The coaching staff and the girls made me feel at home. I am ready to start over and change the program around with them."
Congratulations this weekend to the many athletes who participated in the 10th Annual Hawaii Volleyball Combine. Collegiate coaches were represented from Division 1, 2, 3 , NAIA, JUCO . There were over 100 athletes per session showcasing their skills led by the many local volunteer coaches . The entire event was a huge success and many opportunities were created for local players.
In conjunction with the 10th Annual Hawaii Volleyball Combine , on Sunday after the last session, Hana Hou’s Joey 17’s led by coach Waioli Gonsalves participated in a friendly scrimmage with Team Japan , a team from the Big-Island and Molokai . A big bonus was the addition of one local player and a player from Canada who help-out on Team Japan. The event was the highlight for the team from Japan. Thank you Joey 17’s for providing them with a memorable experience during their recent visit to Hawaii.
The teams of Hana Hou 14’s and 16’s had the pleasure of scrimmaging and hosting the Canadian/British Columbia team (Rockport Secondary School) this past Friday. Along with volleyball the teams were able to engage in fellowship and enjoy some pizza with our northern neighbors. On Tuesday the teams along with Brad’s team joined the fun. Both teams exchanged gifts. Overall a great experience ending w/ an invite to BC.
Lincoln, Nebraska – News Editor
Hana Hou Volleyball club lands in Lincoln, Nebraska!! This years 2018 HUDL Week ran from June 4th to June 8th 2018. Club Director for Hana Hou Volleyball Club Glenn was invited to be the guest speaker for volleyball among the Hudlies that returned from around the world at their annual retreat. Hoping foreign language was permitted ( da pidgin) the director set on the path to work and explain to the audience how HUDL has had a profound effect on recruiting players from the islands. In a hi tech world where there can be a strong disconnect between developer and end user, this opportunity provided a chance to bridge the gap and explain the rewards that this wonderful software has had on club volleyball and athletics throughout the world. The functionality of the software has revolutionized the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the game. Hudl now offers the tools to edit and share video, interact with stats, and create quality highlight reels for entertainment and recruiting purposes.
For Hana Hou Volleyball Club this priceless software combined with our excellent coaches provides the winning formula for moving our student athletes to the next level. Among more than 160,000 active teams and 4.3 million unique users, the club is blessed that our voices and opinions in the 50th state was valued and offered to be shared with one of the fastest growing companies in America.
The addition this year of HUDL Assist to Hana Hou Volleyball Club provided a professional presentation with stats and videos to potential college coaches and the results was evident by the complete recruitment of all our student athletes.
In an audience where the nation’s best and brightest were seated, there was validation that advanced technology was being breed in Lincoln, Nebraska. The city is now becoming incubators for hi-tech and becoming the “ silicon prairie”. A company called HUDL that not only supplies software but provides “ opportunities” . These opportunities have stretched far from Nebraska to Hawaii to a club in the middle of the pacific called Hana Hou.
Hana Hou First Graduating Class
Est May 2016 . Hana Hou Volleyball Club was formed by two parents whose previous club collapsed and needed to provide a opportunity to showcase their 17u old players in what would be the last year at summer travel prior to graduation. In six weeks the club went from zero to being featured as the media story of the 2016 AAU Junior National Championships in Orlando Florida
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