Ohana Volleyball Club
Des Moines, Iowa

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Our Ohana Volleyball Club teams are now set for the 2014-2015 season!  Congratulations to all of the girls and boys who made our teams!  We look forward to another amazing season!  Our mandatory player/parent/coach meeting will be held at St. Paul's Church in Johnston (6426 Merle Hay Road) on Friday, November 21st.  The schedule is as follows:

5 to 6 pm  8th & 9th grade teams
6 to 7 pm  10th, 11th & 12th Grade teams
7 to 8 pm  6th, 7th & Boys teams

Tournament schedules will be finalized by the second week in December.  Tournaments begin in January.  Club dues are due by December 1st.  Amounts are detailed below:

6th Grade Team:  $500
7th Grade through 12th Grade teams:  $800
Boys Team:  $400

The Ohana Sports Complex will open on January 2nd, 2015.  You can get more details on our Ohana Sports Complex page or by visiting www.ohanasportscomplex.com.




It's official!  The Ledesma family just signed a lease for the new Ohana Sports Complex which will be located in the Grimes Industrial Park near the Sky Zone, MB2 Raceway, and The U.  Opening day is scheduled for January 2nd, 2015.  It will consist of four volleyball/basketball courts that will be tournament-ready, high-gloss, high performance, sports court (similar to what they used for this year's NCAA Division 1 Women's Volleyball Championships).  The Ohana Volleyball Club will now have a new home for practices, clinics, camps, and tournaments!  For more information, visit the Ohana Sports Complex page on this website.



A special thanks goes out to Dan Corron from Denny Elwell Company (left) and Attorney Murray Gotsdiner from the law firm of McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach, & Rothman P.C. (right) for helping make the Ohana Sports Complex become a reality!  The Ledesma family could not have done it without you!


2014 Iowa Regionals Results:

Ohana 7th Grade Green - Champions of Silver Regionals!
Ohana 7th Grade Black - 2nd out of 21 teams in Silver Regionals
Ohana 7th Grade Boys - 9th out of 21 teams in Silver Regionals
Ohana 8th Grade Green - 24th out of 27 teams in Gold Regionals
Ohana 8th Grade Black - 15th out of 27 teams in Gold Regionals
Ohana 9th Grade Green - 11th out of 19 teams in Gold Regionals
Ohana 9th Grade Black - Champions of Silver Regionals!
Ohana 10th Grade Green - 13th out of 17 teams in Gold Regionals
Ohana 10th Grade Black - 5th out of 17 teams in Gold Regionals
Ohana 11th Grade Black - 15th out of 16 teams in 18s Qualifying Regionals*
Ohana 8th Grade Black - 13th out of 18 teams in 16s Qualifying Regionals*

* These two teams are the first Ohana VBC teams to ever participate in the National Qualifying Regionals.  Both teams played up an age group in this tournament.

The 2014 tournament season for Ohana is complete!  The highlights from this year's tournaments are listed below:

Ohana Black 7th Grade Team (1 Title):

The Ohana Black 7th Grade team won one title, placed second in two other tournaments, and won the consolation bracket championship in another tournament in their 2014 season.

Ohana Green 7th Grade Team (1 Title): 
The Ohana Green 7th Grade team won one title placing 1st in the Silver Iowa Regionals and winning two consolation bracket championship games in their 2014 season.

Ohana 7th Grade Boys Team:
The 7th Grade Ohana Boys team had a solid season placing 3rd in two tournaments and placing 9th out of 21 teams in the Silver Iowa Regionals in their 2014 season.

Ohana Black 8th Grade Team (5 Titles):
 
The Ohana Black 8th Grade team won 5 titles, placed second in another tournament, and competed in the 15U qualifying regionals tournament (one of only two Ohana teams to ever play in a qualifying tournament) in their 2014 season. 

Ohana Green 8th Grade Team: 
The Ohana Green 8th Grade team placed second in one tournament and third in another tournament in their 2014 season.

Ohana Black 9th Grade Team (2 Titles): 
The Ohana Black 9th Grade team won two titles including the Silver Iowa Regionals and won one consolation bracket championship in their 2014 season. 


Ohana Green 9th Grade Team (1 Title): 
The Ohana Green 9th Grade team won 1 title and placed 2nd in two other tournaments in their 2014 season.

Ohana Black 10th Grade Team (1 Title):
The Ohana Black 10th Grade team won 1 title and placed 2nd and 3rd in two other tournaments in their 2014 season.

Ohana Green 10th Grade Team:
The Ohana Green 10th Grade team placed second in two tournaments and third in two tournaments in their 2014 season.


Ohana Black 11th Grade Team (1 Title):
The Ohana Black 11th Grade team won 1 title, placed second in another tournament, and competed in the 18U Iowa Regionals qualifying tournament (one of two Ohana teams who have ever played in a qualifying tournament) in their 2014 season.

Ohana Green 11th Grade Team (1 Title):
The Ohana Green 11th Grade team won 1 title, placed 2nd in two other tournaments, and won the consolation bracket championship in another tournament in their 2014 season. 



Our Mission:

The Ohana Volleyball Club is an independent organization dedicated to the development of girls’ volleyball skills, the establishment of team fundamentals, and the fostering of strong character.

Our Goals:

1.  Have players and coaches keep a positive mental attitude in every situation.

2.  Support your teammates on and off the court.

3.  Work hard and put forth honest effort that will lead to improved performance
     and participation in practice and in tournament play.

4.  Enjoy the sport of volleyball in order to make it a lifelong endeavor.

5.  Create a team of players who will continue to play together year after year.

6.  Make Ohana Volleyball Club and its philosophy the predominate club in the
     Des Moines area.
7.  Be competitive in every tournament that we enter.

8.  Foster a sense of family among the players, parents, and coaches.

9.  Keep an open mind and willingness to play any position that the coach deems
     best for the team.

10.  Have each player improve throughout the season in every volleyball skill.

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