The Huikahi Volleyball Club coaches are all volunteers, giving back to the sport in the hope that the Huikahi players will learn the game, enjoy the experiences, develop the friendships, and learn the life lessons that the coaches did when they played. The coaches are dedicated to the girls, and show their commitment to them by sacrificing their own time and money to be there for the girls and to keep the cost low for each family. We are proud and blessed that former Huikahi players who are still in college on the mainland also come to help coach when they are home. With the girls putting in the same effort, the coaches expect the club to succeed.
Coach Courtland is Huikahi's original coach and continues to serve as its head coach. He brings both experience and knowledge from having played and coached for decades with Lokahi Volleyball Club under his coach, Pedro "Pete" Velasco Jr. - a two-time USA Olympian, Hall of Fame member, All-American, and recognized as an All-time Great Volleyball Player - who founded Lokahi and developed the system of play which made Lokahi one of the top clubs in the State. It is Mr. P's system of play being taught to Huikahi players. As Huikahi's head coach, Courtland will help coach each of our Teams.
Coach Meadow is an original member of Huikahi, starting play when she was an 11U with Lokahi, playing for Coach Courtland, then transitioning to Huikahi when Lokahi ceased travel. She was a six rotation player, a testament to the ability of our system to enable its players to compete against all opponents. Meadow was a fierce competitor, known for her deadly short serve and her reckless abandon, using her command of floor skills to fearlessly hit the floor to save every ball. Already home from college, Meadow will also help coach each of our Teams.
After watching a Huikahi Team defeat his eldest daughter's team, then later meeting Mr. P, Alika decided that he wanted his younger daughters to learn and play Mr. P's system. Huikahi had been the last club teaching it after Lokahi shut down, so Alika got Courtland out of a short retirement to teach a new group of girls. Now that his daughters have run their course with volleyball, he continues as Huikahi's recruiter and point-of-contact for new players and is the main reason there are enough players to have a Huikahi Volleyball Club. Alika will assist Courtland and Meadow coach our Teams if he can find the time.