leveraging sports participation to develop youth


12 AAU / USAV National Championships (Boys and Girls)

2 silver medals, 4 bronze medals, and 14 top 10 finishes

36 All-Tournament Selections

40 out of our 64 teams have competed in the Open Division


For the 2013-2014 High School Season...

5 boys / 10 girls were in the HHSAA Division I Championship

4 boys / 3 girls named to HHSAA Division I All-Tournament Team

5 boys / 5 girls selected to the Star-Advertiser Fab 15

9 Boys / 9 Girls selected as ILH & OIA Division I All-Stars


We require members to carry a minimum 2.75 GPA

In 2014, our members averaged a 3.2 GPA

Graduates of our program are going to schools like...

Stanford, USC, Gonzaga, Temple, Manhattan,

West Point, Southern Utah, and Linfield to name a few


We want members to be active in their community

Stream Restorations, Beach Cleanups, Next Step,

Spikes for Tykes, and mentoring younger peers

Members have performed more than...

12,000 community service hours in 7 years


bettering the lives of the youth we serve

KAULUKOA – THE VOLLEYBALL INSTITUTE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that’s focused on developing well-balanced youth that are prepared for the next level of competition – and life.

Why choose KAULUKOA?
Simply, we’re more than just volleyball. Teaching members how to compete at the next level is one of our primary functions, but we feel that we have a responsibility to develop the whole person as well. We accomplish this by leveraging the enthusiasm they have for playing sports to focus on 3 facets of their life – athletics, academics, and citizenry.

To-date, we feel that our track record speaks for itself. Since being founded in 2007 and competing in our first national tournaments in 2008, we’ve sent 64 teams to compete at major National Championships (AAU, JVA, USAV). 40 of those teams have competed in the Open Division (the highest level of competition). Over the course of 7 years, our teams have won 12 national championships (8 of which were in the highest division for their age group), 2 silver medals, 4 bronze medals, and earned 14 top ten finishes. Our members have accumulated 36 All-Tournament Team honors and 5 All-Tournament MVP selections.

The success our members have experienced at the national level has seemed to translate at the local level too. Last year (the 2013 – 2014 high school season) 5 boys / 10 girls were in the HHSAA Division I Championship, 4 boys / 3 girls were named to HHSAA Division I All-Tournament Team, 5 boys / 5 girls were selected to the Star-Advertiser Fab 15, and 9 Boys / 9 Girls were selected as ILH and OIA Division I All-Stars. The boys OIA MVP, ILH MVP, and HHSAA Player of the Year were all KAULUKOA members as well.

We cannot not promise outcomes like these every year, but we can promise that we’re committed to delivering the best process we can. We want every child that trains with us to leave better then when they arrived…and they will.

One of our goals is to prepare our members for college. As much as we love the game, we believe that members (every child for that matter) should be focused on getting as much out of their studies as possible. Better grades equal better opportunities at college, which can often lead to better life outcomes. Academics must be a priority.

As part of our commitment to help reinforce the importance of academics, we require all members to obtain and sustain a minimum grade point average of 2.75. We’re happy to report that most members exceed the minimum. Last year (2014) our 120 members averaged a 3.2 GPA and the members that hovered around the minimum tended to trend upwards.

By creating a requirement, performing grade checks, and having dialog with our members about the importance of academics, we feel like we’ve helped prepare them for a wide range of colleges. Our members our going to schools like Stanford, USC, West Point, Southern Utah University, Temple, Gonzaga, Grand Canyon University, Sacred Heart University, and Dixie State to name a few.

The citizenry facet is all about keeping our members grounded. We feel strongly that they should be actively seeking and participating in efforts to make their communities better. Stream restorations, beach cleanups, programs like Meals on Wheels and Next Step shelter, and mentoring younger peers are all great ways to help our kids think beyond themselves and act in selfless ways. Something that we hope they carry with them for life.

Over the last 7 years, we’ve provided more than 12,000 hours of service to the community. As impressive as our athletic achievements are, we may be most proud of this accomplishment. There is no way to measure the impact of those hours, but we’re confident that we’ve helped to change the lives of those that give and those that receive.

KAULUKOA… bettering the lives of the youth we serve. 


Tryout for the Next Level in...








Girls Tryout for Ages 11 - 14

Saturday, October 25
Susannah Wesley
1117 Kaili St, Honolulu, HI 96819

11 and 12u
8 – 9:30 AM

13 and 14u
10 – 11:30 AM


KAULUKOA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping youth, regardless of financial status, experience personal growth and develop life skills through sports participation.



Bettering the lives of the  youth we serve.