Aloha Ball club is one of the first organized sand club in the North West. We have been around for 13 years. We decided to introduce our indoor club volleyball players to sand volleyball, knowing it would only improve their skills, conditioning, strength, volleyball IQ and overall volleyball game.
Many of our indoor players have benefited greatly from sand volleyball. Gary & I have groomed and coach a Nationally ranked indoor club team from the North West. All of them went on to play at Division 1 schools. I believe the previous summer's of sand volleyball training played a significant role in our team's success. The girls simply LOVE playing sand volleyball and cant get enough of it! Our daughter Brooke Van Sickle
currently plays indoor and sand volleyball for University of Hawaii. GO Bows!
Lisa Van Sickle played college volleyball at Hawaii Pacific University. After college she played professional indoor volleyball in Argentina and for Hawaii Wave's professional team. Soon after Argentina, Lisa began playing sand volleyball in Hawaii and became one of the top sand player's in the state for many years. Lisa's sister Danalee Corso Bragado played on the AVP tour.
Gary Van Sickle played volleyball for University of Hawaii men's program where they were ranked number one in the country for NCAA Division I. After college Gary competed in sand volleyball in Hawaii which is know to groom the top professional sand players in the USA.
Brooke Van Sickle played both indoor and sand her first 2 collegiate seasons for University of Oregon. She has transferred to University of Hawaii because she wanted to play for a top sand program. Went to sweet 16 this past season. She was a high school All American. Played on the USA HP 16 team that competed in the NORSECA cup in Costa Rica. Has also played on HP's sand program. She has been playing sand since she was 10 yrs old.
Chon Clayton has been with Aloha Ball club for 7 years. He has been coaching for 20+ years for club.
Madalyn Culp is a former player of ours who currently plays for West New Mexico. Her love of the game and determination got her to where she is today. She has been playing sand for 5 years.
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