About Paradise Sports & The Flying Hawaiian Classic
Who is Paradise Sports?
The Flying Hawaiian Classics & Paradise Sports are operated and managed by former National Collegiate Basketball Coach of the Year, Terry Waldrop.
Coach Waldrop is a 20 year veteran College Basketball Coach and Athletic Director. He has coached at levels including Junior College, NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA. His team at Texas Wesleyan University won the NAIA Division I National Championship and was selected National Collegiate Coach of the Year.
Coach Waldrop is known as a national collegiate recruiting expert and speaks on recruiting at various sites in the country each year. He also hosts a daily FOX Sports radio show and is a well known entreprenuer. He has a passion for the Flying Hawaiian Classic and it nearing its 10th year anniversary.
Coach Waldrop makes sure that this is truly the experience of a lifetime for both student athletes and family members and the testimonials each summer continue to support that statement.
The Flying Hawaiian Classics are a 7 day 6 night incredible sport experience trip to Hawaii for student athletes and many times their family members. They occur (depending on sport/activity) during June and July each summer. The trip combines high quality level sport instruction & competition (in many cases international competition ) with educational and cultural opportunities that are once in a lifetime experiences.
During each week, our staff gets to interact with student athletes whom in most cases they would never meet otherwise, and it also allows athletes and their families unprecedented access to our coaches in order to gain insight, ask questions and networking opportunities.
The "sport experience" concept is founded on 3 components and is designed with something for everyone in the family in mind:
We are providing the participating student athlete an unparalleled opportunity to enhance their skill set, train with our coaches, and participate against national and international competition. Basketball will have 2 days of divisional play culminating with a championship tournament. Golf will play 2 rounds during the week with a tournament on the 3rd day. There will also be optional days that golf could be played as well. This is truly an event for everyone.
We plan for all student athletes and family members (supporting travelers) tour solemn and timeless Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial. You will see the ‘black tears’ still leaking from the USS Arizona, merely a few feet below the surface. Many will drop their lei flowers in the water in silent tribute to the fallen soldiers of December 7, 1941. This is one of the most important, if not the most important part of the trip for many people.
We plan for all student athletes and supporting travelers will be guests at an authentic Hawaiian Luau, traveling through a tropical rainforest over the Koolau Mountains to the tropical windward side of O'ahu and stopping at the Nuuanu Pali Lookout. Additionally, we will take a Honolulu city tous which includes visits the Iolani Palace, the Hawaii State Capital, and the King Kamehameha Statue and much more. You may also see on your tour places where many famous movie and television shows were filmed including (50 First Dates, Lost, Hawaii 5-0 and many others).
Because we feel that it is very important to make the Flying Hawaiian Classic a very family friendly event for everyone, Paradise Sports includes all supporting travelers of the student athlete in every tour, show and event that we offer. We are bringing families together for a great Hawaiian experience while at the same time giving the student athlete an incredible opportunity to participate in sporting events and to learn from and play for our highly skilled staff.
We have purposely kept our prices at a very modest level to give as many student athletes and families as possible the chance to participate. (Modest is relative in traveling half way around the world to Hawaii !!) This is the absolute best value for your money for this type of program, service, accommodations, and highly trained staff to train the students.
Our website, www.playforcollegecoaches.com, is a very viable part of our presence; however is only one aspect of what encompasses Paradise Sports and the Flying Hawaiian Classic.
We have a heart for service to our clients. You now have a direct link into the world of collegiate athletics, and we invite you to look carefully at our site and strongly consider this one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience that you can share with your family forever.
Our network of scouts and coaches across the country recommend student athletes to us in various sports. These scouts include both high school and collegiate coaches in addition to officials, teachers, principals among others. Student athletes can also request an application and our staff will evaluate them and if they meet the criteria they will be issued an invitation. We intentionally keep squad and competition sizes limited to ensure maximum exposure and competition time for our athletes.
Mahalo, and thanks for checking us out!
Email us or give us a call if you have any questions. You can reach Coach Waldrop at email@example.com
Paradise Sports, 109 Steeplechase Circle, West Monroe, LA 71291
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Paradise Sports is a Christian based company and believes:
That Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (1 Cor 15:1-8)
That forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. (Jn 3:16)
COACH TERRY WALDROP
Terry Waldrop, former National College Basketball Coach of the Year, served for 13 seasons as Head Basketball Coach at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth TX where he won a national championship and was selected
Waldrop has served as a Collegiate Athletic Director and an NCAA Compliance Director.
He has also been a high school coach whose duties included Tennis, Golf, Football and Baseball. Waldrop also has served as member of the Distance Learning Faculty at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL and has extensive training in Sports Marketing and Sport Management instruction.
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