We are a "college prep" volleyball club that trains and prepares our players for college volleyball. We strive to develop our players' volleyball skills and volleyball IQ for the "next level" which necessarily develops their recruitment stock. We achieve this with a high level of specialized training emphasizing technique and tactics. We strategically compete on a national level maximizing our players' exposure to college scouts. We also actively assist our players in getting recruited by schools that best fit their academic and athletic goals. We have been successful locally and on a national level. We have won National Championships, National Qualifiers and Aloha Region Championships.
We are a Hawaii volleyball club in the Aloha Region of USA Volleyball. The history of the ASICS Rainbows Volleyball Club is as follows:
UH Head Coach Dave Shoji, with the help of Howard Wallace, founded Rainbows Volleyball Club in 1985. The club was established to provide Hawaii's youth a place to learn a high level of competitive volleyball. Shortly after its establishment, ASICS Tiger Corp., manufacturer of athletic shoes, clothing and accessories, became a corporate sponsor and the club was then renamed to ASICS Rainbows Volleyball Club. Former coaches and players of Rainbows Volleyball Club/Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club is a who's who of volleyball.
Former coaches include Dave Shoji (Hawaii), Howard Wallace (Hawaii and Creighton University), Charlie Wade (Hawaii) Kari Anderson (Hawaii), Dietre Collins (Women's national team), Keri Majors (U of Penn), Angelica Lundquist (professional player), Tanya Fuamatu (Chaminade University/professional beach player), Lee Lamb (Ka Ulukoa Volleyball Club), Pono M'a (Ka Ulukoa Volleyball Club), Aven Lee (University of the Pacific), Melissa Villaroman (former UH Wahine), Natalie Oana Russo (fomer Professional Player) and many others.
Former girls players include Lyndsey Berg (Minnesota, two time U.S.A. Olympian),Sarah Clark (Stanford), Debbie Lambert (Stanford), Fiona Nepo (Nebraska), Lily Kahumoku (Hawaii), Nohea Tano (Hawaii), Margaret Vakasausau (Hawaii), Casey Castillo (Rutgers University), Kea Kimbal (LMU), Roselyn Dang/Robin Kurusaki (Saint Johns University), Tamari Miyashiro (Washington), Kanoe Kamana'o (Hawaii), Miyoko Pettit (Harvard), Sydney Yogi (Texas), Tatiana Santiago (Nevada - Reno), Anuhea Keanini (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Chelsey Hardin (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Maile Scarpino (Hofstra University), Sarah Palmer (Texas), Ko'ala Matuoka (University of the Pacific) and many others.
We are also proud of having had a high level boys volleyball program. Throughout the years, we have been fortunate enough to have a very talented cast of boys from all over the state. Some standouts include Brent Asuka (All-American, University of California at Irvine), Charles Bell (All State Honorable Mention/OIA First Team Selection/All American), Greg Baxter (All American), Nick Castello (All American), Va'afuti Tavana (KIF Player of the Year/All American/BYU), Riley Tang (All American), Ainoa Miyashiro (All American), Adam Tuifagu (All American), Corey Spence (All State Selection), Todd Blankenship, Jonathan Grobe (All ILH/All State selection/Fab 50 selection/Pepperdine University), Kana Bento (BIF player of the year/All State), Dionisio Dante (MIL Player of the Year/All State Selection/Hawaii), Eric Kalima (Hawaii), and Matt Biniski (ILH First Team selection).
Some of our recent accomplishments:
*2002 - Asics Boys 18U, Junior Olympics, 10th place;
*2003 - Asics Boys 16U, Junior Olympics, Bronze Medal;
*2004 - Asics boys 16U, Junior Olympics, Bronze medal;
*2004 - Asics Boys 18U, Junior Olympics, 5th Place;
*2004 - Asics Girls 15U, Far Western Qualifier, Bronze medal;
*2005 - Asics Girls 14U, Junior Olympics, 17th place;
*2005 - Asics Girls 15U won the USAV Girls 15U National Championship;
*2006 - Asics Girls 16U won a Silver medal at the USAV 16U Junior Olympics and also placed 1st place in the 16U Aloha Region Championships and 3rd in the 18U Aloha Region Championship;
*2007 - Asics Girls 14U won the USAV 14U National Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota;
*2007 - All five (5) Asics Girls Teams qualified for the USAV Junior Olympics in Minneapolis, Minnesota (a first for any Hawaii club);
*2007 - Asics 14U Lehua won the Southern California National Qualifier in Anaheim, California;
*2008 - Asics 15U Luis won the 15s Championship at the NCVA Far Western National Qualifier in Reno, Nevada by going undefeated winning 22 straight sets and finishing 1st out of 92 teams. They went on to place 5th at the USAV Junior Olympics. The Asics 15U team also the 16U Aloha Region Championship;
*2009 - Asics 16U Black (Luis) team won the 16s Championshiop at the SCVA National Qualifier in Anaheim, California going undefeated for the second straight year winning 22 straight sets, finishing 1st out of 124 teams. The Asics 16U team also won the 16U Aloha Region Championship and the 16U Green team placed 3rd in the 16U Aloha Region Championships. The 18U Luis team also won the 18U Aloha Region Championship;
*2010 - Our 25th Year!!
*2010 - Asics 17U Black Luis team won the 18U 3 Day Martin Luther King Tournament that was sponsored by Pakela Volleyball Club;
*2010 - Asics 18U Black team finished 3rd out of 100 teams at the Las Vegas Classic in the 18s Division. The 17s Black Luis team won the Silver Division Title by finishing 9th out of 100 teams;
*2010 - Asics 17U Black finished 2nd (Silver Medal) out of 68 teams at the NCVA Far Western Qualifier in Reno, Nevada sporting a 21-3 (sets) record.
*2010 - Asics 17U Black finished 9th out of 56 teams in the 17U Open Division at the 2010 AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida.
*2011 - Asics 18U finished 2nd out of 176 teams in the 18U Division at the 2011 Las Vegas Classic. The Rainbows finished 9-1 (21-3).
*2011 - Asics 18U won the 3rd Place Trophy at the SCVA Anaheim Qualifier, finishing 3rd out of 108 teams with a 8-1 (16-4) record.
*2011 - Asics 18U won the 4 week Aloha Region Power Tournament.
*2011 - Asics 13U finished 2nd out of 60 teams at the SCVA Anaheim Qualifer, finishing 9-1 (19-5). The Asics 15U finished 5th out of 120 teams going 9-1 (16-4).
*2011 - Asics 18U finished 11th out of 63 teams at the USAV Volleyball Festival. The Asics 13U finished 9th at the USAV Junior Nationals. The Asics 14s finished 18th out of 100 teams at the USAV Volleyball Festival.
*2012 - Asics 14U won the SCVA Anaheim 14U Qualifier - (1st out of 148)(11-0)(22-2)
*2012 - Ascis 18s finished 2nd out of 198 teams at the Las Vegas Classic 18U (10-1)(21-4). They also finished 3rd out of 130 teams at the SCVA Anaheim Qualifier 18U (9-1)(19-4). They also were the 2012 Aloha Region 18U Champions going 7-1 (13-2).
Since 2002, 100% of the players who have played for Asics Rainbows through their senior year have received at least one scholarship offer to play college volleyball. We are very proud of our players and wish them the very best in their collegiate careers!
Mission of the Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club
ARVC's mission is to provide Hawaii's youth with a range of opportunities to participate and compete on select volleyball teams, within a competitive atmosphere. ARVC athletes will learn to successfully progress as individuals and as team members, forming lasting bonds by interacting with people from different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and communities.
Vision of the Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club
ARVC's vision is to provide athletes with personal growth experiences through opportunities for leadership, perseverance, determination, competitive spirit and volition. ARVC strives to prepare athletes for high-level competition, which necessarily positions them to receive collegiate volleyball scholarships.