Indoor 2021-2022 Tryout Details2022-12-02T21:28:40-08:00

Tryouts for the 2022-23 Club Season

14 & Younger

Saturday, October 29

U14 tryouts at 9am

U13 tryouts at 12pm

U12 tryouts at 3pm

15 & Older

Sunday, November 20

U16 tryouts at 10am

U17 tryouts at 12pm

U18 tryouts at 3pm

FAQ for Indoor Club Season

DaKine’s National Travel Teams are named Surf & Lokahi. Surf teams practice at DaKine Sports Center, and the Lokahi National teams practice in the Bellevue, Crossroads neighborhood at The Jewish Day School. These teams compete in the local power league, with many of the Surf teams competing in the Platinum Power League; as well as national qualifiers across the country.

DaKine’s Regional Teams are Shaka & Tiki. The Tiki Teams participate in regional tournaments (all driving distance, along the I5 corridor) and practice at DaKine Sports Center. U12 Shaka team is introductory club programs, built for first time club players. U12 Shaka teams have only one practice a week, and only participate in the local power league tournaments.

Indoor club season practices for ages 14 & younger begin the first week in November and for ages 15-18, practices begin the first week of December.

Competition season officially starts in January for all the teams. Competition season runs through the end of May for most teams, with the exception of the U12  Shaka Teams and Tiki Teams, which will wrap up the end of April.

The Surf/Lokahi Travel teams that earn bids to Nationals will continue to train and compete until Nationals the end of June, early July (depending on the age group).

Be sure to review the AGE DEFINITIONS, to ensure you’re registering your athlete for the appropriate age group. At DaKine, we encourage athletes to play in their age groups (exception are up to coaches discretion).

Players will run through a variety of drills and some scrimmage play to evaluate their current skill set. These will be very common drills, with straight forward objectives. Players should arrive wearing athletic attire, with appropriate court, gym shoes. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to get checked in.

The USAV Puget Sound Region determines the dates we are allowed to have tryouts; no tryouts can be held prior to the date given, and no offers or letters of commitment can be made until that specific date.

If you are unable to attend our tryouts, but would like to be considered for the team, you’ll still want to register and complete the necessary paperwork to be eligible to be selected. Registering will ensure you’re on our list of possible candidates; be sure to leave a registration note indicating you will not be in physical attendance. You may be contacted later in the week with an offer.

In order for us to consider your athlete for the team, we need to get some court time with them to evaluate them. Please consider attending one of our open gym scrimmages or club prep clinics so we can get to know you, and you can meet some of our coaching staff.

Following the tryout assessments, we will contact every player via email with placements. We will also contact you if you did not make a team, and communicate alternative training options for the winter. Some offers will be sent the day of tryouts, as soon as we can get them out; we ask for your patience as we understand this can be stressful for the athletes, so we want to take our time to make sure no errors are made in communication. But we will work hard to get this information out as soon as possible, the day of tryouts.

DaKine tuition includes all practice & coaching costs, the cost of team registration for tournaments and a full uniform package.

Tuition does not include travel expenses: airfare, hotels, dining, etc.

See Season Information Document for more details

Tuition for each team will vary based on the number of tournaments and length of season. Tuition can be broken down into month payments, but requires having a credit card on file for monthly billing. Uniform packages will not be issued until deposits are processed.

Please review SEASON INFORMATION document for tuition costs, breakdown of expenses and payment plan options.

We would love to have a roster spot for every athlete that comes through our gym, but unfortunately we are limited to how many athletes we can have join our teams this season. If your athlete does not make the team they hoped to, we do have a wonderful alternative for the winter- hit the beach!

Check out our Winter Beach Academy– there is no better way to develop your volleyball skills than training on the beach! With less players on the court, each athlete gets more reps per practice, allowing them to develop and improve their skills faster. Don’t get bogged down learning rotations, or stuck in one role or position on the team- learn how to do every skill with proficiency.

There are no cuts to join our Beach Academy, but rather a seeding day to evaluate your athlete’s current skill set and place them in the perfect training group for their optimal development and improvement.

U12 – U14 University Place Teams

Team Coaches Team Status
U11 Surf National Christie Plaksy Full
U12 Surf National Kathleen Brown Full
U12 Shaka Regional Kylie Coon Full
U13 Surf National Kim Lok Full
U14 Aloha Regional Jenna Miller Full
U14 Surf-1 National Robert Higashi Full
U14 Surf-2 National Jordan Keane Full
U13 Surf-2 National Layne Martin Full

U15 – U18 University Place Teams

Team Coaches Team Status
U15 Surf-1 National Michael Miller Full
U15 Surf-2 National Roger Afalava Full
U16 Surf-1 National Joe Holland Full
U16 Surf-2 National Matt Cruzan Full
U17 Surf-1 National Jon Killingbeck Full
U17 Surf-2 National Tina Brooks Full
U18 Surf National Ariana Hannemann Full

Kahunas Boys Teams

Team Coaches Team Status
U14 Kahunas Steen Copeland Still Accepting Athletes
U16 Kahunas Savanna Rayos Still Accepting Athletes
U18 Kahunas Avery Shaw Still Accepting Athletes

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