Volley is Hawaii's premier volleyball training center.
We offer quality all-skills and position specific training at all levels (beginner to advanced) of indoor volleyball.
Our training coaches include former top D1 volleyball coaches Dave Shoji and Matt Sonnichsen, as well as top club coaches Lisa Strand, Alan Lau, Lynden Keala, Luis Ramirez, Daryl Tamashiro, Keali'i Parker and Jordan Nakamura.
We also feature (1) a cutting edge fitness gym utilizing high end machines that are trained on by elite athletes; and (2) a licensed bar with juice/smoothie bar.
In addition, with our association with the Hawaii Volleyball Combine and Hawaii Volleyball Showcase, we have hundreds of college coach contacts that attend our live events, contact us regularly, and watch our live-streams to recruit Hawaii's players.
Finally, we also offer comprehensive recruiting seminars.
Volley is committed to keeping you & your family safe and comfortable:
* Central Air Conditioning
* Ample Free Parking in a Private Lot
* Beverage/Juice/Smoothie Bar
* Clean Modern Restrooms
* Contactless Thermal Temperature Scanner
* Contactless Purell Hand Sanitizing Stations
* Contactless FloWater with Electrolytes
* Covid-19 Single Play Ball Rule enforced
* Covid-19 Contact Tracing Sign-in required
* Face Masks required at all times
* Safe Spacing/Floor Markings enforced
We sanitize our facility daily with an electrostatic fogger spraying Disinfectant that is EPA registered to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Our College and High School Coaches have the experience and expertise to provide you with the proper training to take your game to your next level.
Our coaches and staff have recruited and have assisted hundreds of players in getting recruited to play at all levels of collegiate volleyball.
We offer many services, from renting out court time, volleyball training, strength & cardio training, jump training, college recruiting assistance, and volleyball recruiting clinics. We also rent out our facility (including licensed full bar) for team meetings, parties and fundraisers.
Why train at volley? When you train here, you train with Hawaii's top coaches who have played and coached at all levels from high school, club, college and professionally. Our coaches' success and experience speak for themselves and with our frequent inquiries from college coaches you will be top of mind when recommending players to coaches.
We also have training teams that train with 2 goals in mind; (1) prepare them for college volleyball and (2) get them recruited by way of our weekly training live-streams to DI, DII, DIII, NAIA & JUCO college coaches across the country. Many players have been recruited by way of having appeared in just one of our live-streamed workouts.
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We offer quality volleyball training for players of all levels from beginners to advanced. Our trainings are conducted by top volleyball coaches. Our training focuses on proper technique, footwork, court awareness and strategies. Click here to learn about our coaches. Click here to schedule training.
Licensed Bar/Juice & Health Bar
*The VolleyBar will open once permitted under the City Tier System
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Hawaii's Premier Volleyball Training Center
985 Dillingham Boulevard, Unit 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Tel: 808-377- 4085
*Across Honolulu Community College
*Ample Free Parking!
RECRUIT HAWAII'S PLAYERS
Why should you recruit Hawaii's players? While only 1.1% of girls prep volleyball players across the country go on to play at the D1 level, Hawaii boasts almost 8x (7.6%) that and many more of our players go on to play at the DII, DIII, NAIA & JUCO levels!
Whatever your recruiting needs may be, we can showcase any players of interest to you and whom we believe would be a great match for your program. We will showcase players to you in-person at our facility or in our on-demand livestream right from our facility. Simply contact us and we will showcase any players of interest to you in a workout or scrimmage.
How to maximize your recruiting of Hawaii's top players:
1. Attend the annual Hawaii Volleyball Combine.
2. Watch our weekly livestreams of our Training Teams.
2. Watch our Hawaii Volleyball Showcase livestreams.
3. Follow us on Instagram at @volleyhawaii as we will be highlighting players on a regular basis.
4. Contact us directly at (808-377-4085) or (DM @VolleyHawaii) and let us know your needs.
We have helped hundreds of players get recruited over the years.
Currently we have three (3) training teams; 2 girls teams (Blue and Red) and 1 boys team.
We live-stream the training workouts of the girls teams at HawaiiVolleyballShowcase.com. We will be live-streaming the boys training soon.
The Blue Training Team is coached by former top D1 Coaches Dave Shoji and Matt Sonnichsen. The Red Training Team is coached by Luis Ramirez. The Boys Training Team is also coached by Luis Ramirez.
We have two goals with the training teams. First, is to prepare the players for college volleyball. Second, is to get the players recruited through our live-streamed workouts to college coaches. We typically have over 100 college coaches watching our streams.
All teams train here at Volley Hawaii.
Coach Shoji was the Head Coach for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine for 42 straight seasons. He is just the second women's volleyball coach to win 1,200 NCAA Division I games. He finished his stellar career with a record of 1,202-204-1 record. In 2016, he led the Rainbow Wahine to a 15-1 Big West record to capture the program's fourth BWC title in five years (since returning to the league). It marked their ninth total Big West crown and 25th overall conference title (16-Western Athletic Conference). He guided UH to their 24th-straight and 35th overall NCAA Tournament appearance this season, falling in the second round to No. 1 Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. Coach Shoji never had a losing season in his 42 year-stint at Hawai'i. He led the Rainbow Wahine to four national championships (1-AIAW, 3-NCAA) and nine NCAA Final Four appearances. His teams amassed 20-plus win seasons 38 times and 30-plus win seasons 19 times. He coached 86 All-American selections (14 AIAW, 15 USVBA, 57 AVCA); 25 conference Players of the Year; and 175 all-conference selections. Academically, he has also coached 107 conference all-academic players. The honors have piled up for Coach Shoji over the years. In addition to being a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame, he is a 14-time conference and 11-time all-region Coach of the Year. He is a five-time AVCA National Coach of the Year (1982, '87, '88, '95, '09). Shoji was named one of the all-time great coaches by USA Volleyball in 2002. He was inducted into the Hawai'i Sports Hall of Fame and was named coach of the NCAA 25th Anniversary team. Since the AVCA started their national poll, Hawai'i has been ranked 499 total weeks which ranks them at No. 3 in the poll's history. Only Nebraska and Stanford are ranked higher tied at No. 1 with 510 times ranked. Coach Shoji's sons starred at Stanford University, are USA Olympians and play professional volleyball abroad.
Coach Sonnichsen is the county’s leading volleyball recruiting authority, a former Division I Volleyball Coach for 15 years, and former Women’s Professional Volleyball Coach. Coach Sonnichsen was the Head Coach at Iowa, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, and Newberry College. He also served as an assistant coach at Clemson, Iowa and UC Santa Barbara and was also the Head Volleyball Coach of the Guaynabo Mets of the Puerto Rican Women's Professional League. Coach Sonnichsen can also “walk the talk” as the Texas native was a four-year letter winning setter for UCLA where he earned three All-America honors and helped lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 1987 and 1989. He was also named the MVP of the 1989 National Championship. Coach Sonnichsen also competed professionally before beginning his coaching career. Some of his accolades: 2-time NCAA Champion at UCLA. MVP of the National Championship, 1989. 3 time All American Setter. USA National Team Setter. 2 years playing Professional Volleyball in Europe. 5-year touring member of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Coach Sonnichsen also created the collegevolleyballcoach.com site a number of years ago for two reasons; 1) To provide information and to answer questions about the often-confusing world of college volleyball and recruiting, 2) To have a venue to express my opinions about the sport of volleyball and collegiate athletics. In addition, each summer, he does a large number of volleyball camps at high schools across the USA which he calls his Volleyball Road Camps. Most recently, Coach Sonnichsen was Director of Volleyball Relations and an Educational Speaker for NCSA Athletic Recruiting, whereby he put on Recruiting Clinics at the Hawaii Volleyball Combine for many years.
Coach Strand was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Certificate in Dental Hygiene, and with a Bachelor's in Communications. While at the University of Hawaii, she won back-to-back National Championships. In 1984, she was named as an All-American. Coach Strand competed on the Women's Professional Beach Volleyball Tour since its inception in 1987. She played 7 years of professional beach volleyball on the WPVA, AVP and the BudLight Women's 4-person tour. She has coached volleyball at all levels including PAL, elementary school, junior high, high school, club and college volleyball. She has been a Sports Broadcaster for the University of Hawaii Women's and Men's Spectrum Sports for the past 23 years. Coach Strand is the mother of four, who play and have played college volleyball: Misty Ma'a - University of Miami Micah Ma'a - UCLA - currently playing professionally in France Mehana Ma'a - CSUSB - Sophomore. Won the NCAA National Championship last year! Maluhia Ma'a - Kent State Ohio - Freshman.
Coach Ramirez is the Club Director and Lead Coach at Rainbows Volleyball Club Hawaii. He has coached junior varsity and varsity athletes in volleyball as well as international level players. His volleyball club, Rainbows Volleyball Club Hawaii, has had many successful showings nationally competing with many competitive mainland teams. His knowledge, experiences and winning national tournaments evidences this success as a coach. He strives to teach his athletes the importance of sports and how it relates to life both on and off the court. He thoroughly believes in life-long learning for both my players and himself. Coaching Experience Maryknoll School(1998 – 2001) Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach Maryknoll School (2017- Present) Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Rainbows Volleyball Club (RVCH)(1998 – Present) Head Volleyball Coach & Director •Train volleyball athletes during club season •Provide technical feedback on position specific training •General training and position specific training to all club teams •Assist in obtaining collegiate scholarships for student athletes •Liaison between college coaches and athletes and parents •Supervise head coaches and assistants of the different club teams under ARVC •Counsel and guide players and parents through volleyball cultures and college recruiting process Iolani School (2001 – 2007) Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach (2001 - 2005) Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach (2006 - 2007) Optimal Volleyball Training (2006 – Present) Head Volleyball Coach & Director •Train volleyball athletes during the club off-season •Provide technical feedback on position specific training •General and position specific education on volleyball skills and game strategies •Train youths from ages 7 to 18 years old Achievements High School Volleyball Achievements 2013 ILH League, 3rd Place 2013 Ann Kang Tournament 3rd place finisher 2012 ILH League; & many others.
Coach Keala has been involved in club volleyball for 20 years as a coach and parent. His eldest daughter Logan played volleyball for Oahu Volleyball Club, Kamehameha Schools, and for Cornell. His youngest daughter Loxley played volleyball for Oahu Volleyball Club, Iolani School, and for the University of Missouri before transferring to play for the University of Iowa. He has coached at various clubs over the years. He also coached the Aloha Region High Performance Teams in 2015 and 2016 and was a USAV High Performance National Evaluator from 2010 to 2016. He also coached the Kamehameha Schools JV team in 2004 and Mid-Pacific Varsity in 2015. He played volleyball at the University of La Verne and for the Jaguar Men's Volleyball Team and Lokahi Hawaiians Volleyball Team. He is IMPACT/CAP certified, Safe Sport certified and is a USAV member. Coach Keala has been involved with the Hawaii Volleyball Combine since 2010.
Coach Lau has been involved with club volleyball for 15 years as a coach and parent. His daughter Julia played volleyball for Kuikahi Volleyball Club, Punahou School, and also for Dartmouth College. His son Davis currently plays volleyball for Outrigger Canoe Club and for Punahou School. Alan coached at Kuikahi Volleyball Club from 2010 to 2017. He currently coaches the Outrigger Boys 18s and coached his team to winning the National Championship in 2017. He played volleyball at Punahou School, UC Santa Barbara and on the Outrigger Canoe Club Juniors, Open and Masters teams. He was also a 1995 USA Volleyball All-American. Coach Lau has been involved with the Hawaii Volleyball Combine since 2010.
Coach Tamashiro has coached local, national and international teams for over 20 years. His mission is to give back to our community by developing our youth through sport. He is currently an assistant coach for the Kamehameha Warriors girls varsity team. He has also been Head Coach and Assistant Coach at Moanalua High School and Kalani High School. He is an Aloha Region HP Boys and Girls Head and Assistant Coach as well as Tryout Lead Coach and Evaluator. He is and has been the Hawaii Volleyball Combine Lead Coach for just about every year since the combine’s inception in 2010. His National Coaching Experience: USA Women’s National Team Training Coach, USA Women’s National Team Open Tryout Court Coach, USA Women’s Youth National Team Training Coach, USAV HPC Junior, Youth and Select Head and Assistant Coach, USAV HP Tryout Lead Coach and Evaluator, USAV HP Camp Lead and Assistant Coach. His International Coaching Experience: NSSU (Nippon Sports Science University) Nittaidai Women’s Team Apprentice Coach.
Coach Parker is the founder and director of Kaimana Volleyball Club. He has coached high school and club volleyball for over 10 years. He founded Kaimana Volleyball Club to create a high-level volleyball club embracing a unified and positive family environment.
Coach Nakamura specializes in Libero Training, running Pass First Volleyball. He is a passionate about the pass. He emphasizes proper technique, positioning, and footwork together with repetitive but consistent reps. He is an Assistant Coach for Kaimana Volleyball Club.