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Welcome to Ho'oikaika Volleyball Club!

2023-2024 AAU Age Requirements

Our Club follows AAU's age requirements.  See below.



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, she is ineligible to compete.

Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 (including high school graduates eligible based on the above paragraph).
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year are eligible to compete on 18 and under teams.




Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006.

Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 (18 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eleventh grade (11th) during the current academic year will be allowed to participate in the 17 and under age division.



Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007

15u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
14u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
13u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010
12u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2011
11u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2012
10u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2013
9u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2014
8u   Players who were born on or after July 1, 2015
  Players below 8u will play in the 10u Division.

Be sure to read the AAU Age Guidelines above PRIOR to registering your Player.

SPRING 2024 Player Registration is OPEN for the following Divisions ONLY - Refer to AAU age divisions above PRIOR to registering.

10u, Girls 12u, Boys 14u, Girls and Boys 15u-18u

Our Spring Season will include regular team practices, participation in Mini Tournaments with the other Clubs on the Island as well as our club's Invitational Tournament during the Memorial Day weekend.

*Practice days and times may change depending on the amount of registered Players and skill level of Players.

Siblings requiring SEPARATE registrations in different age divisions, please contact the Program Director, Coach Kim at 808-635-9431, PRIOR to registering your Players. 

Players who were born on or after July 1, 2013 - Click on the 10u registration link below - 

Practices for our 10u Team will be MONDAY's and THURSDAY's from 4pm - 5pm at the Waimea Ed Center.

*Practice days and times may change depending on the amount of registered Players and skill level of Players.

BOYS born between June 30, 2010 thru June 30, 2013 - Click on the Boys 12u registration link below - 

Practices for our Boys 12u Team will be MONDAY's, TUESDAY's and THURSDAY's from 6pm - 7pm.

*Practice days and times may change depending on the amount of registered Players and skill level of Players.



Here's a few things to keep in mind to get you  and your Player prepared - 
1.  Registration is done online. Be sure to check here on our home page.  If you're not following our social media pages, I recommend you do so.  Click on the links at the bottom of the page.
2.  Our season structure - 
       *10u - September through May ($250)
       *Boys 12u - September through May ($250)
       *12u, 14u, Boys 14u, 16u, 18u - Two separate seasons:
             **Fall Season - September through December ($25 per         
                 month) *No uniforms for Fall Season
                     1.  September - Ready position, Agility, and Passing
                     2.  October - Setting and continuation of Passing
                     3.  November - Serving and Serve Receive, continuation
                                                       of setting and passing.
                     4.  December - Hitting, Blocking and Front Row
            **Spring Season - January through May ($250)  *If Players attend ALL of 
                                                                Fall Season, their Spring Season registration is discounted to $200.
3.  Registration fees include AAU registration fees, facility fees,  uniform set (jersey, tights/shorts), remaining balance goes towards club activities and equipment.  Ho'oikaika VBC continues to be amongst the cheapest volleyball clubs across the country with Coaches and Club Administration volunteering their time to help Players grow in the sport we all love..
4.  We do offer discounts for multiple sibling registrations (must be registered at the same time).  We also offer payment plans. 
These will be applied during the registration process.  
5.  With the shortage in gym space and the growing interest in playing volleyball, our club is preparing for a "hybrid" season with
both in the gym and outdoor at one of the local parks.  Specific practice days and times will be determined soon.
6.  Players are assigned to their age division based on the AAU Indoor Volleyball Age Guidelines.  Scroll down for guidelines.
7.  Players in the 12u and 14u division will go through Placement Practices at the end of the Fall Season.  The top scoring Players will be invited to play on the 14u Travel Team. 
8.  Please go to the CONNECT tab, then PARENT PORTAL page to review the information on "Preparing Your Player".
9.  Each year, Players are REQUIRED to participate in one club community service project.  If you have a community service project that needs our help, please submit your request to our Program Director for club review.
10.  Each year, Players are REQUIRED to participate in a minimum of one (1) club fundraiser.  Profits from club fundraisers go back to the Club for various projects and equipment.  Club fundraisers are usually done in the Spring Season.
11.  Each year, Players are REQUIRED to attend scorekeeping and referee training.  This usually happens in the Spring Season.
12.  From January through May, Ho'oikaika VBC hosts Mini Tournaments at our Waimea gym.  Clubs on the Island are invited to participate.  Mini Tournaments are held on Saturdays and are divided up by age division, therefore, each division will not be playing every Saturday.  Occasionally, Ho'oikaika Teams are invited to scrimmage other clubs on the Island.  Should such invite be received, the Coach will inform the Team with details and traveling to that Club's gym is required.
13.  Our regular Ho'oikaika season ends in May with our Invitational Tournament.  We usually schedule our Tournament during the Memorial Day weekend.  This Tournament is open to teams across the US.  ALL Ho'oikaika Players are REQUIRED to participate in this Tournament.  More details will be distributed as the season progresses.

We Need Your Help!

Aloha Ho'oikaika VBC Ohana,

We're being asked to write Letters of Recommendation explaining the importance of having gyms available here on the westside.

For those who have not heard, the current Waimea High School Gym belongs to the County of Kauai. There's plans currently under review to build WHS their own gym on their school property. If approved, the estimated completion date is 2026. Once WHS has their own gym, the County will then review to decide if the current gym should be available for use by the community, or, to break it down and use the property for something else.

In addition, our current Waimea Ed Center gym is also under review. The existing lease that the Waimea Christian Center currently holds, ends in December. To date, they have not allowed me to make payment or reservations for our new season as they are unsure who will continue the lease. I'm in communication with Pat Porter, COK Parks & Rec Director. He is currently reviewing what is available and if the County can help with our immediate needs. Our main goal is to find us a gym to continue in. If there's no gyms available, we will use the parks as a backup until a gym becomes available.

Parents, Players and Coaches - Your "voices" are needed!! I would truly appreciate if you could please take some time out of your busy day to write a letter to Pat Porter at the County of Kauai, Mahina Anguay, WHS Principal and Pastor Olaf, Waimea United Church of Christ, explaining why it is so IMPORTANT for 1. the WHS gym to be built, 2. the existing gyms to remain open and to be available to our community and our Club! Please submit your letters by Aug. 03 via email. Email to the following:

I know there's a promising future for all of our Players. Our LOVE for the game, our Volleyball Club and Ohana will not go quiet because we are faced with adversity. We are SURVIVORS! We find a way, we adapt and we keep moving forward!!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Kim

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Program Director

Coach Kim Castillo
Ph: 808-635-9431

Contact Us

Ho'oikaika Volleyball Club
P. O. Box 681 
Waimea, HI 96796