Congratulations to our 16's for their 2021 3rd place finish at AAU Nationals in Orlando! They will be headed to USAV Nationals in Kansas City along with our 13's and 18's!
BOYS: 12's-18's - Sept. 19, 1-4 pm
GIRLS: 12's - Sep. 26th, 7-9 pm
15's - Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
16's - Oct. 26, 8-10 pm
17's - Oct. 26, 6-8 pm
18's - Oct. 25, 8-10 pm
See website links to the right -
1) OKRVA membership number is required to register for Kaizen, so make sure you have registered with OKRVA first, and have your registration number handy.
Important: OKRVA registrations from last year will not carry over through tryouts, USAV changed the dates. ALL RETURNING ATHLETES must re-register with OKRVA before tryouts!
OKRVA registration opens Sept. 1, 2021
OKRVA registration fee is refundable if you/your athlete does not join a team.
2) Kaizen registration is required for participation in tryouts. Cost is $35, and it covers the cost of the tryouts.
While we continue to work on securing additional practice locations, for the 2021-2022 season we will be utilizing the following practice locations (specific practice schedules and locations will be set for each team after the season starts):
Cole Community Center
4400 NW Expressway, OKC
18509 N Meridian, OKC
925 SW 60th St., OKC
Schilling Recreational Center
539 SE 25th St., OKC
2019 SWBT Classic - U14 team was FIRST boys team from Oklahoma to receive open bid to Nationals (2020 Boys 18's and 15's also qualified for Nationals)
One of the oldest volleyball clubs in Oklahoma, Kaizen was founded in 1994 by Mike Freeman with the goal of developing both amateur athletes and coaches. Open to both boys and girls, Coach Freeman strived to create a program where athletes - whether competing at the local, regional, or national level - learned the importance of working together while developing the self confidence to be a leaders. Seeking to develop athletes that excelled both on and off the volleyball court, a central tenant of the Kaizen philosophy was to keep the costs of playing volleyball as low as reasonable, and when able, to provide financial assistance to those athletes in need.
Reorganized in 2019 as the Kaizen Volleyball Development Club, an Oklahoma non-profit corporation (also known as the Kaizen Volleyball Club), Kaizen remains true to Coach Freeman's vision. As a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, Kaizen is working to continually improve the quality and scope of its programs, while building a financial aid fund to enable us to lower the barriers to participation in amateur volleyball competition at all levels.
Kaizen has a dedicated coaching staff committed to the highest level of excellence - so both athletes and coaches are held to the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship, and commitment.
See Club Information page for details on teams, coaches, and corporate governance (Board of Directors).
Kaizen is a Japanese word for CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. Small improvements over time can result in outsized results - which represents our core goal for each Kaizen athlete, coach, and parent.
Our coaches are some of the best tacticians of the game of volleyball. They strive to expand each athlete's knowledge, mastery of technique, while building their confidence. Yet we realize that athlete's true success is not based on the outcome of the match, but rather by their growth in leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and work ethic. This is how Kaizen defines success, and this is what we strive to instill in every athlete that joins our family.
Head Coach and Club Director