WELCOME TO THE ALOHA REGION JUNIORS WEBSITE

The Aloha Region is part of USA Volleyball and provides membership for the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai.  Here you will find announcements on upcoming junior events in our region.  Feel free to email us if you have questions.

ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 03/25/20

 

Aloha All,

 
Hope all of you are healthy and doing well.  Here are a few updates that we would like to pass on from USAV.
 
18U GIRLS JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESCHEDULED
The 18U Girls Junior National Championships have been rescheduled to June 23-25, 2020 in Reno, NV.  
 
Click HERE for more information.
 
USAV STATEMENT ON 2020 TOKYO GAMES POSTPONEMENT
Jamie Davis, USAV CEO, posted a statement regarding the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
 
Click HERE for more information.
 
TRUESPORT Q TIPS
Lisa Voight, TrueSport Partnership & Resources Manager provides helpful information to help parents, coaches, and athletes cope with our current COVID-19 quarantine situation.
 

Dear friends,

 

In light of these unprecedented times, TrueSport sends our best thoughts to you and your members.  Hopefully, you received the TrueSport April content on conflict & resolution on March 16, and can look forward to receiving the TrueSport May content on performance anxiety on April 20.

 

In the meantime, because of these extraordinary circumstances, we have reached out to our TrueSport experts for tips on handling quarantine time and are sending you an additional partner content package this month – TrueSport Q (quarantine) content. This content is aimed at helping parents, coaches and their young athletes cope with the uncertainty and challenges associated with COVID-19 and quarantine conditions. Please feel free to distribute through your channels as authentic to your sport. We hope these additional resources provide support and valuable content to your membership.

 

In the attached zip file and at the drop box link, you will find:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5uoee0lzfbbp6x5/AAAzq4TvrLRQcqWUfcogx0Kpa?dl=0

 

  • TrueSport usage guidelines
  • TrueSport Q Tips social media graphics developed specifically for parents and coaches to help young athletes cope
  • 1 article: Keeping Kids Active and Healthy During Quarantine

 

In addition, we are sending you TrueSport Q Tips short videos from our expert Nadia Kyba.

 

  

Please let me know if we may provide more support to you as we navigate these unchartered waters together.

Sending our best wishes to you and your athletes, coaches and members!

                                                                       

Lisa

 
USAV RESPONSE ON COVID-19 WEBSITE
Please continue to monitor the USAV Response on COVID-19 website for USAV event updates.
 
Click HERE for more information.
 
A hui hou and keep healthy...Cindy ?

ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 03/20/20

 

Aloha All,

 
We apologize for the daily emails but we just want to pass on information as we get them from USAV.
 
Click HERE to read today's updates regarding USA Volleyball Response on COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 FAMILY RESOURCES
USAV has added a section on their website with tips to cope with COVID-19.  
 
USAV GIRLS NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
All remaining Girls National Qualifiers have been either cancelled or postponed.   
 
The following is a message from Kristy Cox, USAV Director of Events:
 

Dear Regions,

We know many of you have questions with all the cancellations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus on how the GJNC qualification process will work and if we will extend qualification.  As you know, the canvas is changing daily so we can’t give any definite answers right now. We do have contingency plans set in place depending how things play out the next couple of weeks.  At this time we do not intend to cancel any of our Championships.  We have decided to extend the GJNC qualification season through June 14th.  We hope this will help many of you as you are looking for options to reschedule your region bid events.

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncharted waters.

 

Best regards,

Kristy

ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 03/19/20

A special message from Pat Akana, Aloha Region Junior Coordinator

 

Aloha Members of the Aloha Region:

 

First, thank you all for being supporters of USA Volleyball and the Region.  These are uncertain times and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe, sound, and healthy.

 

We have received a number of inquiries as to the status of Region events, i.e., National Bid playoffs, league play, regional championships, etc.  As you are all aware USA Volleyball has rescinded its sanction of all USA Volleyball activities.  This afternoon there was a further announcement by USA Volleyball:

USA Volleyball is announcing the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 15, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis. 

USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times. 

As a reminder USA Volleyball has a page on its website solely devoted to COVID-19 which is updated with the latest information at https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/features/usa-volleyball-response-on-coronavirus.

 

In addition to USA Volleyball’s position, there is also the preventative actions being taken by the State of Hawaii and the Counties of all islands.  Basically the shutdown of local government facilities, restaurants, bars, and gyms; not to mention schools and the extended closure.  As of today, the shutdown is effective until mid-April with growing expectation that it will be longer.

 

So to answer your queries regarding the Junior Leagues and Bid Playoffs,

…the region will reevaluate the restart of activities and events once the USA Volleyball restores its sanctions, the State of Hawaii and Counties re-open their facilities including the schools.  Basically, we want everyone’s well-being and safety as top of mind and until all avenues are open and deemed safe we will remain in suspension.

 

Till then, please be safe,  see to your health and the health of your loved ones.

 

Mahalo,

 

Pat Akana

ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 03/18/20

Posted 03/18/20

 

 

Aloha All,
 
USAV COVID-19 UPDATE
In an effort to keep you informed about USAV activities, please continue to check the updates on the USAV website.  Information regarding Small Business Administration disaster relief loans for clubs was just posted today.  Also, for those clubs that continue to have practices or training sessions under a "non-USAV" insurance, please read the message from USAV.
 
Click HERE to be directed to the USA Volleyball Response on COVID-19.
 
ALOHA REGION HP PROGRAM UPDATE
The Aloha Region HP team selection process is currently on hold.  As with everything else, we are at the mercy of how everything plays out in the coming months.  We are in close contact with USAV regarding all national events and we should have more information toward the end of the month, if not sooner.
 
ALOHA REGION JUNIOR BEACH SERIES UPDATE
The junior beach tournament scheduled for Saturday, 04/11/20 has been cancelled due to Mayor Caldwell's announcement today that all city parks and public facilities will be closed through 04/30/20. 
 
​ALOHA REGION REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
The Aloha Region Regional Tournament scheduled for April 24-26, 2020 at the Hawaii Convention Center has been cancelled.  The Hawaii Convention Center will be closed until the end of April.​
​That is it for now.  We will keep you informed with USAV related announcements as they ​come.
 
Keep up the health precautions and show aloha to others.  We are all in this together!
 
A hui hou e malama pono...Cindy
 

ALOHA REGION TOURNAMENTS AT THE CONVENTION CENTER - SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM KENT MA, ALOHA REGION COMMISSIONER

Posted 03/13/20

 

Click HERE for a special message from Kent Ma, Aloha Region Commissioner and Tournament Director for Aloha Region Tournaments at the Convention Center.

ALOHA REGION POWER LEAGUE - SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM CHRIS BLAKE

Posted 03/13/20

 

Click HERE for a special message from Chris Blake, Aloha Region Power League Coordinator/Tournament Director.

USAV ALOHA REGION SANCTIONED EVENTS IN MARCH CANCELLED

Posted 03/13/20

 

As a result of this notification, the junior league tournaments, Spring Break March Madness, 2nd Aloha Region HP Girls Select Tryout, and junior beach tournament have been cancelled this month until further notice.  We will send out further updates as soon as we are in the clear and can reschedule.  Please check with your club directors regarding any updates or adjustments to practice schedules or training sessions.

 

With that said, we highly recommend that everyone remain vigilant and continue to check the USAV website for current updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus.

 

Mahalo for your understanding and please watch out for each other.

USA VOLLEYBALL RESPONSE ON CORONAVIRUS

Updated 03/13/20

 

Message from Jamie Davis, CEO, USA Volleyball

March 13, 2020 Update - 5 p.m. Mountain

We are continuing to monitor the status of COVID-19 coronavirus. In the interest of welfare and safety of our membership, USA Volleyball is eliminating the sanctioning for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) effective 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 13. This ban on all USA Volleyball sanctioned activities extends through March 31. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent.

Click HERE for USAV website.

USA VOLLEYBALL RESPONSE ON CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE
Updated 03/11/20
 
Announcement from Jamie Davis, CEO, USA Volleyball
 

March 11, 2020 Update - 10 p.m. Mountain

Due to recent events and information concerning the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus, USA Volleyball is recommending that all USAV-sanctioned events scheduled through March 22 be postponed or cancelled to ensure the welfare and safety of our athletes, spectators and staff. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent. Please refer to this page for the latest updated information on USA Volleyball events.

March 11, 2020 Update - 11 a.m. Mountain

The safety of our members, spectators and staff is our paramount concern.

USA Volleyball has this page dedicated to this situation where we will be posting the latest information on the outbreak, USAV event updates, recommended health precautionary measures and any event-specific protocols that will be adjusted as a result of the virus. Given the fluidity of this matter, decisions regarding each event will be determined independently as factors affecting one may not affect another and we are working with each of the local authorities and event venues to increase safety measures.

Finally, we have established a mailbox at healthinfo@usav.org where you can send any inquiries related to this issue.

 
Please check the USAV website for updates regarding upcoming USAV events.  Click HERE for updates.
 
You may also want to check websites directly linked to specific events.  For example:  The Pacific Northwest Qualifier has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19.  Click HERE for the update and link to the cancellation statement.

ALOHA REGION HP INDOOR 2ND TRYOUTS

FOR GIRLS SELECT AGE GROUP ONLY (BORN 2006 AND AFTER)

 

We will conduct a 2nd tryout for our Aloha Region HP Girls Select team (born 2006 and after).  The tryout is scheduled for Sunday, 03/15/20, 12noon-2pm at Radford High School gym.  If you or anyone you know is interested in attending this 2nd tryout, please register online as soon as possible but no later than Friday, 03/13/20, 5pm.  This is only open to girls born in 2006 or later.

 

Click HERE for more information and to register.

ALOHA REGION REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

 

The Aloha Region Regional Tournament will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 25-26, 2020.  Click HERE to register.  Please email Kent Ma at usaaloha@aol.com for more information.

BID PLAYOFF ENTRY FORMS

 

The 12U-17U bid playoff entry forms are posted on the 2020 BID PLAYOFF page.

CLUB DIRECTORS MEETING NOTES

 

The notes from the Club Directors Meeting held on 10/29/19 at McKinley High School - Hirata Hall are posted below.

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MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE

 

At the end of August, we were advised that USA Volleyball would be increasing its membership fee as a result of upcoming transition of the current Membership Management System (MMS) over to SportsEngine and related processing fees along with increased insurance costs.  The Region will also be incurring additional administrative expenses.

 

The new MMS (SportsEngine) is being planned for a 2020 roll-out and is expected to aid both USA Volleyball and the Regions with its programs and options.  Regions who do not opt-in (MMS) will be assessed a higher fee and increasing modifications (self-absorbed) to meet the new MMS requirements.

 

In lieu of a staggered increase, it was decided that we should absorb the cost with a single increase.  Effective September 1, 2019, the membership fee will be adjusted to accommodate the increase.  The Adult membership will be $62.00 and the Junior Membership will be $58.00.  It should be noted that despite the increase, AH membership fees is still in the median range of the other 46 USAV regions.

 

We would also like to advise that effective January 2020, the USA Volleyball Background screening fee will increase from $20.00 to $31.00.  Also initiated this past May was the requirement that players turning 18 during the 2019-2020 season will be required to secure SafeSport Certification along with a background screening.

 

Please email Kent Ma (Aloha Region Commissioner & Registrar) at usaaloha@aol.com if you have questions or concerns.

2019-2020 ALOHA REGION TRYOUT/COMMITMENT POLICY

 

The 2019-2020 Aloha Region Tryout/Commitment Policy is in place to bring awareness to our membership so everyone understands the concept of giving players the full benefit of high school sports without the added pressures and distractions of recruitment and tryouts.  Please take a moment to read the policy.

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18 YR OLDS NOW MANDATED TO COMPLETE CORE SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION

 

We were just recently informed that 18 year old boys who will be competing in the 2019 BJNCs are mandated to take the Core SafeSport Certification Course.  Members who are affected should have received an email from USAV regarding this mandate.
 
The following announcements were sent to the Region Commissioners and members affected.  
 
Please contact Kent Ma at usaaloha@aol.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue.
 
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UNSANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS

A Message from Pat Akana, USAV-AH Executive Tournament Director

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