The Juniors Program is for middle school age girls (6th-8th grades) who are not looking to play on a travel club volleyball team, but who wish to keep their skills up either out of love for the game or a desire to play in high school, or both! The Juniors Program limits both the cost and time commitment required to participate, but still provides excellent training at the hands of our exemplary LAVA coaching staff.
*Click the boxes below for multiple Juniors Program locations.*
Further information on our Lite Program is listed below. Click the text to expand the section for more information.
There are four annual Juniors sessions: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. Each session consists of 6-10 weeks (length is based on season and location), with one scheduled practice per week. The cost to participate runs from $75-$175 per player per session (variability based on length of session and location). Some locations might also include Special Sessions as the schedule dictates or group their seasonal sessions more specifically by month (ex: Sept/Oct instead of 'Fall').
Most people pick the location nearest or most convenient for them! Some people pick based on how many of their daughter's friends attend the same location program. Each LAVA affiliate location has a Juniors Program: North (Santa Clarita), South (North Hollywood), East (Corona), West (Thousand Oaks), Shack (West Los Angeles), and VC (Camarillo).
Online registration can be accessed by location above; click the location box, then register and submit payment online to sign your child up for the program.
The Juniors Program is for middle school athletes in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, although 6th graders (who would prefer Lite over the Juniors Program) are allowed instead to participate in the Lite with Director approval. From July through October, rising 6th graders are encouraged to attend the Lite. Additionally, 9th graders (who keenly wish to play) are allowed to participate in the Juniors with Director approval.
The Lite Program offers something for everyone, from those who have never played before to those who have attended multiple Lite sessions. No experience required; beginner and intermediate players welcome! /p>
Please contact the Director of the location you are interested in to discuss options for your advanced athlete.
Yes, we do! Our LAVA Lite Program is for elementary school aged athletes (2nd-5th grades). Please click here to access the Juniors page.
Several locations also offer boys-specific youth programs. Please click here to visit the Boys Youth page.
SMBC Boys has five locations: South (Encino), West (Thousand Oaks), VC (Camarillo), Shack (West LA), and North (Santa Clarita). There are potential Juniors Programs at each of our locations. Here is the contact info for each of our locations:
Nabil Mardini - South Director ... (cell) 310-433-2623 ... (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Diaz - West Director ... (cell) 818-395-4495 ... (email) email@example.com
Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto - VC Director ... (cell) 805-340-9978 ... (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Catarina Marbach - Shack Director ... (cell) 818-667-5871 ... (email) email@example.com
Kristin Dolan - North Director ... (cell) 661-713-5123 ... (email) firstname.lastname@example.org