• Summer Time

    TEAM HIKI NO is excited to provide THREE awesome opportunities in JUNE to our region! All held at Gabriel Park Sand Cts (4500 SW Nevada St 97219). One includes UW Beach Volleyball Head Coach Steve Whitaker! Lezzzgooooo THN!!! 1) ‘Intro to Beach Volleyball’ Clinic: $60 – 2 days (June 5 & 6) Beach Beginners 4:30-6p […]

  • Regionals and WVC

    Regionals 18-1 During this year there has been some rough patches, but this weekend at regionals we learned and played as one. We accomplished our goal of being consistent and going for every ball. We were the most competitive then I’ve ever seen. As a senior, having this weekend be my last regionals ever, I […]

  • Power League Weekend

    18-1 18-2 This weekend was yet another great learning and growing experience for us. We played so well as a team and it was amazing to see everyone and everything come together. There were definitely some rough patches but all season, we’ve been working on getting out of these spots and constantly fighting for every […]

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Home stretch

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We’re coming down the home stretch. Only four weeks left in the season. Don’t forget to send in any pictures for the end of season party or of your spring break in Hiki No gear.
 

14-2 Friendship
Today from the first set to the last the girls looked hungry to be back on the court after some rest and recovery. They had specific goals and skills they wanted to accomplish in the games and seeing them execute and have success was awesome. They found improvement in communication with teammates and how to be a part of the team on and off the court. Through respect and listening to teammates the communication was showed a lot of improvement. There are still areas to work on in practice, but huge strides today for these amazing girls who have found how to come together and perform what we have been practicing all season.

12s Power League

Being on spring break for two weeks was great for the mind, body and soul. However, on the court was a different story. Our 12’s came out the gates slowly with lots of cob-webs. As the day progressed we showed everyone we weren’t going to be made an example of. After losing to Rose City Black in 2 (1st match), we bounced back and beat Excel 1’s in a 3-set thriller to claim 2nd spot in pool play. Going into the X-Over with lots of energy and confidence, we won the first set 31-29, then leading in the 2nd (22-19) we did the inevitable, we ran out of gas and lost 25-23, 15-6 to OJ’s.

Its back to the drawing board on Wednesday, to prepare for our last PL and regionals which is a couple weeks away. The team came to the conclusion that we had a very bad PL and will finish this season on a good note. So, stay tuned and cheer our 12’s on as they put in the hard work to finish 2017 respectively.

18-2 Final Power League
Once again, so close to the championship game but let it slip away in a 3 game match to NW Reign in the first round of bracket play. It was a hard fought match with our girls dominating first game with great team work and chemistry. Our biggest hurdle is making that decision to play hard all the time! At the beginning of club season we saw glimpses of good play, now we see good play all the time with only a few down moments, the improvement just keeps showing. The girls continue to keep moving forward and improve individually and as a team, making us proud. I do believe we will be a force come regionals!

18-1 Final Power League
“COMMIT”! The word of the last wk & wknd or so…at our final PL tourney of the season, we had a solid ‘workmans like’ mentality & effort throughout with a golden opportunity to win our pool but with 3 tipped balls dropping due to lack of “commitment” & personal ownership, we came up short against Athena’s talented 17s group. Will be interesting to see which players choose to take more personal responsibility & accountability for themselves in our last few wks of the season & also looking fwd to the return of Bri & Janey back from injuries…’COMMIT’ to yourself, your team & your own legacy! HIKI NO!!! 😉

PNQ Week 2

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hope everyone enjoyed their spring break. Week 2 of PNQ in the books

 

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We had such an awesome time being a team, hanging out and laughing together and playing games at the team house and enjoying each other’s company and friendship to build stronger trust and bonds – which translated to stronger trust on the court. The players made friends with players from opposing teams, including a team from Albuquerque, NM. Who knows if some of them become teammates when they go to next level (high school, college, etc.)! Many of our players never played in such a large venue and as we all walked into the Spokane Convention Center I can see an awe in their eyes. When players were asked if they were nervous before the first match, we all acknowledged butterflies in our stomach and talked about focusing on the game. And WOW!!! Talk about a growth! In each points played, the players learned and applied what they learned into the next point and it was very noticeable on the court.

16-1 Enough is enough

What a challenging weekend for the 16-1. Two matching going to 3 and losing 16-14 and 17-15 it could’ve looked a lot different on paper if we were to gut those games out.

However, that does not take away from the fact that the girls kept growing and improving. We mixed things up and in true Hiki Nō fashion we had girls doing things they weren’t doing in games all season but stepped in and crushed when they had the opportunity. Examples are Jordan playing middle and serve receiving, Gabby playing DS and Right side, Jenna and Madison setting after being hitters all season.

We are excited for the next part of the journey.

16-2
The 16-2’s played some tough competition this past weekend in Spokane, and had some great opportunities to be pushed & made better by some highly ranked teams. On Saturday the girls played hard & won a great match over a tough team to finish the day on a great note. Over the whole tournament we had great serve receive, lots of tough serves, and smart offense. We finished with lots of things to be proud of, and plenty of things to work on in preparation for regionals!

PNQ Week 1

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There were three teams in action this weekend at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier. Strong showings all around with 15-1 and 18-2 winning their bracket and 18-1 finishing 4th overall. Oregon schools are now on spring break (don’t forget to send in your pictures with Hiki No gear to add to our Where in the World page) leading up to week 2 of PNQ.

 

18-1
What a tournament. The theme for the last couple week have been to keep grinding and this weekend was no different. The team has been able to push through injuries and matches where we weren’t at our best. The girls keep pounding the rock and find ways to grind and push through the tough times. Day 1 started short a few players and had us playing two girls in the front row and four in the back row in three of our rotations. The goal of the day was to survive and the girls did just that battling to a 2-1 record losing a 3 set match to the eventual 2nd place finisher, City Beach. Day 2 brought Delaney back and after dropping a close 3 set match to the eventual 3rd place finisher, Shockwave, the team battled to win their last two matches working their way to the Gold bracket as the 10th, and last, seed of the bracket. Day 3 started against a solid Vision team who had already won a bid to Nationals two weeks earlier. The team came out firing and won setting up a match up with the #1 seed Boise VBC. The team played it’s most discipline game of the weekend and won, advancing to the final four. The semi final was a rematch with day 1 opponent City Beach and a chance to guarantee a bid to Nationals. Unfortunately the team came out flat in the first set and dropped a tough second set 23-25. That meant we would need to win the third place match to earn a bid. Another rematch was in order, this time against day 2 opponent Shockwave. The team battled hard but came up short. While it was disappointing to finish one spot out of a bid to Nationals, it was a pretty successful tournament. The fourth place finish was the highest in club history, and this was the first time a Hiki No team has played in a match to win a bid. It’s been fun to watch the growth throughout the season and look forward to seeing how the last month plays out.

18-2
The 18-2s set a goal for PNQ to focus on giving all out effort and to get better every time they took the court. We knew that our weekend success wasn’t going to come from wins alone, but from working hard and feeling like they did all they could when the match was complete and they did just that. Day one they battled some pretty tough teams, went 1-2, and ended up leaving the tournament that day believing there was more they could do. On day two, they improved even more and finished out 2-1, losing an extremely close match to CCE. However, that battle set them up for success on day three. We continued to focus on effort and improvement and these ladies ended up beating a defensively strong VIP team and an energetic Powersurge team to walk away as the champions of flight two. This tournament taught everyone that if we focus on the effort that we give in our specific role, our team plays to the best of our ability and the wins will take care of themselves.

15s
15-1 had a great weekend. This was probably the best we have played all year. We had a very good team on the ropes on Friday and let that get away from us, however we regrouped and went on to be undefeated the rest of the tournament finihing 21st.

The Hiki No Curve In Effect

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two more Power Leagues and two friendship tournaments again. Kudos goes out to all teams for the way you conduct yourself at the tournaments. The 12s, 15s and 18-2s received a nice mention from CEVA for their sportsmanship and officiating. And it’s good to hear the compliments from other teams, parents, coaches and officials.

 

Power Leagues

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TEAM played solid & consistently well for almost the entire day. With an occasional front row lineup of three 5’2″ girls usually Lib/DS’s, our dependable defense & ball control allowed us to win all 3 pool play matches & our crossover giving us an opportunity to win it all. Unfortunately without our usual fire, passion or discipline, we were unable to handle a tough NCVC team. Regardless we were able to move up to Silver Division & hope we learn & grow from this experience that we MUST “Bring It” every match in order for us to give ourselves a chance to win! Great day overall & nice job girls…HIKI NO, Lezzzzzgooooo!!! 😉

16-1 The best so far
Without a doubt this was the 16-1’s best weekend of volleyball. They really have come out of their shell, and have been working hard in practice to get better. They battled all day and maintained a “scrappy” type of play all day long. This was the best so far. Now what’s next?

16-2
The 16-2’s ended on a great note on Sunday! After a few losses in the morning, they turned it around & played some great volleyball to win their last two games. Tough serves, effort, and determination led to some really fun games & a great way to finish the day!

18-1
This weekend was another grind with the 4th tournament in 5 weeks. The team was able to battle their way through the morning to set up another battle with PVC in the crossover. We’ve already played each other three times this year including an epic 36-34 set in Vegas. Although we lost out on a shot at playing for Platinum, this match was just as great going 25-23, 23-25, 13-15. Looking forward to PNQ this weekend before finally getting a couple weeks off.

18-2
18-2 had a bit of an up and down day but finished on a high note by coming back from being down 10-13 in set 3 to beat Trailsend to stay in Bronze. Dani sparked the comeback with a HUGE stuff block on Trailsend’s middle and the team fed off of that to finish out the match 15-13. Kaiao joined the team for the day to fill in for Diana who was visiting Nashville for her daughter’s 21st birthday and he and coach Suz had a great talk with the team about whatever you do, good or otherwise, own it. I think the girls are beginning to see what they ‘could’ be as the team they ‘should’ have beat last power league moved up to Gold this last week and the team we did beat in pool play this Saturday won the division. We have to strive for consistency down the stretch. These are great girls and every coach who has been on the bench with them this season just wants them to grab the brass ring

 

Friendship Tournaments

12u
Another awesome weekend to be 12 (and under)! These babes had a great opportunity at the OJVA Friendship to implement some new skills and techniques they’ve been working on at practice. One thing is for sure, we can look at our bench and call upon anyone to step in and make a difference on the court. Playing next to and being cheered on by the 14’s was truly exciting and inspiring, especially as they ran through a tunnel of arms and high-fived their big sisters before their final match! With this kind of depth, faith and support, the last push to regionals is going to be one intense and fun ride up the Hiki No curve!

14-1
Such a day of growth! The team focused on playing as a T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) and proved to everyone (especially ourselves) that we are a tough team when we play as a unit. It was also awesome to see few players in different positions that they normally don’t play to show growth and potential – and understanding the importance of not getting pigeon-holed and getting out of our ‘comfort zone’.
Highlights of the day were: Hiki-No compound to share awesome time/food/love among two other teams; and both 14s team jumping into cheer for 12s first match in bracket play!

14-2
Today was a day with positive attitudes and girls having fun with the game of volleyball. Being moved around to new positions and having an open mind for change and finding success was a great accomplishment for the girls. The Growth Mindset was increasing as the focus and commitment to the skills we work on day in and day out in practice were coming together. We came out of the day with many smiles and seeing the T.E.A.M (together everyone achieves more) mentality was tremendous.