TAVA's Junior Volleyball Club hosts young aspiring volleyball players, boys and girls, ages ten through eighteen. Since 2008, Weʻve assembled over thirty junior club teams, competing in tournaments across the United States. TAVA values education and assists graduating seniors make the move to college volleyball, many with athletic or academic scholarships. In 2011, TAVA expanded to include our littlest volleyball players, the TAVA Tots. TAVA Tots helps to develop the athlete in children ages four through nine, by teaching the game of volleyball and nurturing the athletic skills that allow them to play any sport. The TAVA Leadership Program brings TAVA Juniors together with TAVA Tots through mentorship, leadership training and opportunities, and offering club volleyball scholarships as an incentive for hard work.
Both TAVA and TAVA Tots are a programs of Kalamakuokeao Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Kalamakuokeao’s mission is to educate youth and their families through culturally appropriate programs aimed at improving physical, mental, and spiritual health and empowering them to adapt the lifestyle practiced by Native Hawaiians of old to today’s modern living; and to operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, religious, or educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law), with all the powers granted nonprofit corporations under the laws of the State of Hawaii; and all other lawful purposes.
TAVA has established five core values that represent the positive values we encourage on and off the court:
HA’AHA’A - humility/sportsmanship
KŪPA’A - steadfast/loyal
LAMALAMA KA ‘ILI - wellness/healthy
MANAWA NUI - patience/perseverance
LOKAHI - unity/teamwork