Since 2009... Transitioning student-athletes to the next level of competition—and life. • Maui County, Hawaii, USA



Cinda "Gimi" Thibodeaux
President & Co-founder

Mercer "Chubby" Vicens

Darlene Ane

Kauko Kane

Barbara Purdy

Milton "Bubba" Thibodeaux


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LVA Bulletin Board...

9:30 p.m.—Wed., July 1, 2015

July 2015 gym schedule
[ for current LVA players only. ]

How to read the schedule:
whatever grade your daughter will be when starting school in a few weeks
is the night she should attend.

GSGrade school: 4th & 5th grades
INTIntermediate: 6th thru 8th grades
HSHigh School: Freshman thru Senior

There also will be specific nights for HS Middles, Setters & Liberos—
please check with Coach Gimi to get in on these training sessions.
For any questions, please contact Coach Gimi 268-1799.

@ Maui Tropical Plantation
Must present ticket to enter Luau.

Come and celebrate with our LVA Ohana as we end another successful season,
and look forward to another great one next year!

Gentle reminders:
This event is sold out (no tickets sold at the door)
No coolers allowed

LVA 16U Girls at the
2015 USAV Junior National Championships

Bottom row L-R: Lana Brown-Chong Kee, Makena Pang, Kristyn Aiwohi, Erica Pilotin, Rina Kalama, Selai Damuni, Camre Pichay, Jasmine Corn

Standing L-R Chaperone Joleen Pilotin, Head Coach Gimi Thibodeaux, Captain Kaira Davis, Kylee Yamashita, Cheyenne Yap, Assistant Coach Bubba Thibodeaux, Team Representative Max Pichay.

2:30 p.m.—Sun., June 28, 2015

Final day in New Orleans...

16U Girls won 1st place in flt. 6, National Div.
Congratulations, LVA wahine!

The 16U Girls won their last 2 games today.

4:00 p.m.—Sat., June 27, 2015

16U Girls in New Orleans, Day 3 at the
2015 USAV Girls' Junior National Championships

A message from Coach Gimi:

Competition is at its best here, we are trying our best
and definitely getting the experience at the higher level of play!
Enjoying the trip and food! Waiting to play for our final game for today.

See LVA results for the tournament thus far, at this link.

6:00 p.m.—Wed., June 17, 2015

Congratulations to Chantel Dickson, LVA's only senior this year,
who is pursuing her volleyball career at Western Arizona College.

Photo above is from her signing with W.A.C.;
L-R: sister Kylee-Rose, sister-in-law Amber Dickson,
brother Jojo, dad Joe and mom Liane.

The entire LVA ohana wishes her the best of luck and a successful future.
We will miss her contagious wonderful smile and most especially
her positive attitude. We love you Channy!

3:00 p.m.—Mon., May 25, 2015

LVA 12U & 14U Girls finished at the top,
at this weekend's Ho'oikaika Volleyball Tournament in Kauai!

From Coach Gimi:
"I am proud of both teams ending our club season finishing top in Gold Div.
12U was 2nd in Gold, 14U was 1st in Gold."

(Coach Gimi was the head coach for both teams; Coach Willie assisted 12U, Coach Bubba in 14U. Mahalo to team moms Stacy for 12U and Kathy for 14U!)

[ 12U Girls ]

[ 14U Girls ]

8:00 a.m.—Thu., Apr. 9, 2015


Aloha All,

Mark your calendars everyone! The #1 U.S. Women's National Team will compete against the #3 China Women's National Team in the 2015 USA VOLLEYBALL CUP on June 5-6, 2015 at the UH Stan Sheriff Center.

We are very honored and excited to be given such another rare opportunity to have the top women's teams in the world compete in Hawaii. See flier below for more information (click on the image to see the larger PDF version).

Let's fill those stands! GO USA!!

UPDATE: There has been an unexpected delay in the release of tickets for the USA vs China women's volleyball matches scheduled on June 5-6 at the UH Stan Sheriff Center. A new ticket release date will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned and information will be updated in the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

6:30 p.m.—Sun., Apr. 5, 2015

Practice schedule for the rest of April has been posted.
See team calendars --> --> -->

Any players unable to make practice—please contact your coach 2 days ahead.
It is hard to cancel gym on the day of practice. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tickets for the Lu'au will be distributed to each player this week, for the mandatory LVA Lu'au fundraiser. More details to follow soon.

8:00 a.m.—Tue., Mar. 31, 2015

15U players reflect on recent Spokane tournament... which LVA 15U Girls placed 11th in the Open Division at the PNQ (Spokane, WA)—and received the National Div bid in early part of March from our Region (Moku O Keawe) to the National Championship in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2015.

Erica: Special thanks to my coaches and my mom for taking good care of us! I thought that this tournament was a great learning experience, the competition was tough but we had some really great plays in this "open division" being my first time and it wasn't too bad we had some close sets with the top teams which felt great! Overall we made great memories together as a team should!
Camre: This trip has been a great experience & I liked the competition & exposure we got. Thank you Coach Bubba & Coach Gimi & Aunty Joleen. Thank you Dad for helping our team out with all your support.
Kylee: I personally feel that this trip was a great experience for all of us. I think we could have done better if we all worked together as a team and played tighter. Thank you Coach Gimi, Coach Bubba, and Aunty Joleen for this amazing opportunity!
Jasmine: I felt this was a good learning experience for me and my team. We struggled playing together for most of the tournament because the other teams were much more competitive, but came together on the last day. Our team also didn't play to our best ability. We need to train & work harder on our own as well. I would also like to thank the coaches, parents + mama Jo for making this possible. I would also like to thank my grandparents for coming out and supporting us + God for bringing us all here safely and giving us the opportunity to play.

The 15U girls visiting Gonzaga University.

[L to R: Makena Pang, Rina-Jade Kalama, Cheyenne Yap, Hoala Alapai, Krysten Aiwohi]

9:00 p.m.—Sun., Mar. 29, 2015

15U Wahines in the OPEN division in Spokane, Washington:

Text msg. fr. Coach Gimi (sent yesterday):

We won 2 lost 1 yesterday [Friday]. Lost all 3 today [Sat.] play tomorrow at 11am. It's been challenging but what an experience for our 15s! By the way, the girls are showing their support with their pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness and dink pink day today at the PNQ.

12:00 p.m.—Wed., Mar. 18, 2015

16U Wahines 3rd in Gold Div. Moku o Keawe Regional Championships:

12U White team placed 3rd in Gold and the 12U Blue team placed 2nd in Silver:

Great job Lanakila wahines! Mahalo to 16U Coach Gimi, Coach Bubba,
12U Coach Willie & Coach Lehua. Much mahalo to our wonderful and awesome
chaperones—16U "Mama D," 12U Aunty Stacy, and all our wonderful
and positive parent support who made the trip to Hilo. God Bless!

4:00 p.m.—Sat., Mar. 7, 2015

10U Wahines take 1st in Gold in Hilo! Imua LVA! Heading home soon.

2:00 p.m.—Mon., Feb. 16, 2015

Congratulations Lanakila 18U Wahines! Finished 2nd in Flight 4B.
Awesome job Coach Henry Davis and Chaperone Mama Dawna Davis.
Have a safe flight home tomorrow!

Parents: if you want to look up scores, they can be found here—
Advanced Event System, LVA18 Girls, club division.

9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 31, 2015

LVA Wahine 14U placed 3rd this weekend in Hilo.

9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 24, 2015

LVA's 12U Girls teams—White and Blue—did great at the tournament in Hilo
this weekend, with both taking 3rd place in their respective divisions.
Congratulations, LVA wahine!

The Blue team (L to R): Dyllyn Kahalehau, Maddie Sylvester, Noelani Kahoopii, Savannah Dagupion, Lindsey Espania, McKenzie Kubo-Li, Kaena Cervantes

The White team (L to R): Malia Bennett, Daesha Soares, Ella Connor, Victoria Martins, Kayla Yamashita, AJ Aschoff

1:30 p.m.—Tue., Jan. 6, 2015

On the way home from Anaheim:

2:00 p.m.—Sun., Jan. 4, 2015

LVA's 16U Boys reached the final game of Flight 1 bracket, winning 2 consecutive elimination games this morning (see 8 a.m. update below)! They played tough and made us all proud by winning 2nd place in Flight 1 in a hard-fought game, just barely losing in 3 tough sets to Mountain View (CA), 25-11, 20-25, 11-15.

Their final standing in the tournament: 34th place (out of 62 teams).

8:00 a.m.—Sun., Jan. 4, 2015

Scores from last day of SCVA (single-elimination):

       Game 1: WON 2-0 against Seaside South -- 25-20, 25-15
       Game 2: WON 2-1 against High Line (Long Beach) -- 25-23, 24-26, 15-11

9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 3, 2015

Scores from Day 2 of the SCVA Invitational:

       Game 1: WON 2-0 against Wave (CA) -- 25-19, 25-22
       Game 2: WON 2-1 against Vegas Extreme -- 23-25, 25-11, 15-12
       Game 3: WON 2-1 against Spectrum Black -- 23-25, 25-15, 15-7

Way to go LVA 16U Boys! They're now 4-2 in the tournament, after sweeping their matches today!! (Credit for photo below: Willie Dagupion.)

8:00 p.m.—Fri., Jan. 2, 2015

Scores/update from our 16U Boys on Day 1 of the SCVA Invitational in Anaheim:

       Game 1: LOST 0-2 to Sta. Monica Beach Club -- 15-25, 17-25
       Game 2: LOST 0-2 to Pali (CA) Nike -- 12-25, 8-25
       Game 3: WON 2-0 against Akamai -- 25-18, 25-22

Imua 16U Boys!! (Thanks for the texts/updates, Jody.)

3:00 p.m.—Mon., Dec. 29, 2014

A big LVA mahalo to Coach McCutcheon for an awesome clinic today!

6:00 p.m.—Sun., Dec. 28, 2014

Good Luck to Coach Bubba and our 16U Boys team as they travel next week for the SCVA Junior Boys Invitational tournament in Anaheim. Safe travels!

Team moms: please remind players to take score keeping exam for certification. Go to the Moku o Keawe Region website and follow instructions. Get it done this week!

Community service completed forms are due for teams traveling in January. Don't wait till last minute. All forms due Jan 10. for 12U and 14U players.

Uniforms have arrived!! For more info and payment due date see your team links.


Participating in Region:

Moku o Keawe
(American Amateur Union)

10U Girls

12U Girls

14U Girls

16U & 17U Girls


16U Boys


All team calendars above are temporarily

We will update those calendars after summer, for the new 2015-16 season.