Aloha Volleyball's mission is to grow volleyball on the island of Maui.
To grow volleyball, we need to focus on growing the beach game. it's the most productive path to create success in a small community (like the outer islands). Sucess requires lots of competition: a big pond of fish to compete against. Maui can field more 2s beach teams than 6s indoor teams, relative to a large community. We still support indoor, but believe that growing the pond (beach vb) is the first step to growing the fish (overall game) on Maui.
For 10 years, we've been outfitting the public beach courts with nets & lines. All of our youth tournaments (indoor & outdoor) are free and open. All programs (club & camp) have financial assistance available.
Exercise is leaving the schools, sports are quickly becoming year round clubs. Aloha is proposing a volleyball facility for upcountry Maui. This will create opportunity for upcountry kids to play volleyball year round outside of school. Obvious community benefit: obesity; girls and self esteem; and an opportunity to replace idle "street" time.
The facility would serve to house 3 distinct program enhancements or expansions:
- 1. High School Beach Volleyball Starter Program (allows upcountry schools to field a team & practice)
- 2. Super Cheap After School Program (going home and watching tv or playing beach volleyball?)
- 3. Bigger Free Youth Tourneys (more teams and longer play time: tourneys are currently overcrowded)