passion is what separates the many who want from the few who will: play together, play for each other, come to play and play to win, but above all play with passion.
Welcome to the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA), a youth and juniors club volleyball organization for girls and boys based in Los Angeles, California. Established in 2010, LAVA is one of the premier volleyball clubs in Southern California, featuring some of the best and brightest volleyball athletes and coaches and athletes in the region.
The Academy combines for more than 60 teams and 600 athletes each year, plus a coaching staff that is one of the most experienced, educated, caring, committed, and compassionate in the SCVA region — and beyond.
Our LAVA family — players, parents, coaches, and administrators — bring unique backgrounds, strong characters, vibrant personalities, valuable experience, and a steadfast dedication to LAVA, but foremost an enduring passion for the sport of volleyball and a driving desire to do good and right by everyone in our athletic community.
Welcome once again to the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy!
GIRLS PROGRAM - LAVA GIRLS
The Girls Program for LAVA is the club's namesake and includes six affiliate locations offering full travel teams, limited travel teams, and non-travel training programs for youth and junior athletes: LAVA North (Santa Clarita), LAVA South (Studio City), LAVA West (Thousand Oaks), LAVA East (Corona), LAVA Shack (West Los Angeles), and LAVA VC (Ventura County).
LAVA Girls affiliate locations house quality competitive Full Travel Teams for athletes looking to compete at the highest levels, Limited Travel Teams for those players looking for a less time restrictive club experience, and extensive Non-Travel Programs, including the immensely popular Youth Lite Program for 3rd-5th graders and the Juniors Program for 6th-8th graders.
Boys PROGRAM - SMBC BOYS
Our Boys Program (SMBC Boys) ... SMBC Boys Volleyball Club is one of the longest-running boys volleyball clubs in the country. Established in 1982 in Santa Monica (hence its name: Santa Monica Beach Club for Boys), the club joined LAVA in 2010 as its exclusive boys program. SMBC Boys has five affiliate locations: SMBC South (Encino), SMBC West (Thousand Oaks), SMBC VC (Ventura County), SMBC North (Santa Clarita), and SMBC Shack (West Los Angeles).
SMBC Boys affiliate locations also house quality competitive Full Travel Teams for athletes looking to compete at the highest levels, Limited Travel Teams for those players looking for a less time restrictive club experience, and an extensive Youth and Juniors Boys Non-Travel Program for 4th-8th grade boys.