Potential beach VB in Hawaii high schools

April 7th, 2013
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Was speaking with Kevin Wong while at the Punahou Tournaement.

He said it's in the works for the HHSAA to add beach volleyball in perhaps a year.

Boys would play in fall, girls in spring, opposite their indoor seasons. It could start as early as the 2014-15 school year.

He's very excited, has seen a lot of growth in his own youth tournaments.

Think it would be a great addition for Hawaii high schools.

12 Responses to “Potential beach VB in Hawaii high schools”

  1. Purple&Green:

    *NOT to rain on any parade*

    But,

    It won't happen! The power$ that be will not be able to make it po$$ible.

    Pre$$ on, though, as HH$AA is poorly managed; unlike conference$/region$ which exi$t on the continent, the I@LANDS are 'ocean$' apart..literally airport$, flight$, hotel room$ away.


  2. vballfreak808:

    That would be great to have. I was hoping to have it for 2013-14. This would be great for the girls side so Scott Wong can have more players to recruit for UH. But sadly they don't have it in college for mens.


  3. Don:

    In addition to the number of schools, think about facilities...how many schools can have 2-3 sand courts needed for practices...maybe 2-3 big ILH schools here would have the on-campus facilities. The public beaches are already in high demand...

    Great idea, but the laws of supply and demand of court/practice/competition space may be the limiting factor as well as general interest.


  4. rayson:

    Bad news guys. I'm at the Alumni match right now and Siki just walked on court with crutches.


  5. vballfreak808:

    4. That is really bad news! This would be the worst timing if this is a serious injury. Did you see something happen like him going down?


  6. Warriorfan:

    Rayson is that alate april fools joke?? no way this team can beat UCSD twice without Siki.


  7. rayson:

    The Alumni win 2-1.

    Siki is wearing a boot on his right foot and that's all I know.

    Things look grim for the final week of the season.


  8. Cindy Luis:

    3. i'm assuming a lot of schools initially would use Queen's. It may be more of a weekend all-day tournament.
    My son, who is coaching preps and clubs, thought it would be better if they went with a grass league. An interesting thought.


  9. Cindy Luis:

    1. P&G must you be so negative? this is what KW told me. it sounds like a go. this is about Hawaii. it has nothing to do with the mainland. I don't see that HHSAA is poorly managed. why do you?


  10. Mspantoja1@Huh.'A'loha:

    @3.
    What Cindy isn't reporting..& so I'll go ahead and do so myself..'cause Wong/Luis outta the ILH (recall) know what's comfortable..

    Like Girl's Water Polo, you know, ONLY a certain few/prosperous will have the opportunity to truly enjoy Girl's sand volleyball @ the HHSAA level.

    Go for it, nevertheless!!


  11. Purple&Green:

    Still..

    People on the mainland can drive to/fro in the event that interscholastic play commences.

    re: Arizona, Girl's Sand VB can be divvied into regions, there, as forerunners on this new sport.

    The BIIF (i think) is the only HHSAA "region" that could possibly be--loosely--classified in such a manner, also?.


  12. Cindy Luis:

    10. no idea what you mean. I'm not out of the ILH. I grew up in San Diego
    At least three leagues would have to sponsor the sport for it to become HHSAA-sponored.. so it's not going to be just the ILH.
    I do see the BIIF getting on board with its strong club program and separate junior region.
    The OIA, ILH, BIIF and MIL sponsor girls water polo. The few, the prosperous? ... Kahuku, Roosevelt, Leilehua, Mililani, Kaiser, Kaiser all made the state girls water polo tournament last year. The OIA had 6 teams in the tournament, the ILH 2, MIL 2, BIIF 2.
    that is based on the number of schools that sponsor the sport. 17 schools in the OIA have girls water polo
    the ILH has 3 teams competing at DI, 5 at DII with Le Jardin and Pac-5 the only DII schools without at DI program.