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Welcome to the home page of the Lite Program, the official youth volleyball training program of LAVA (Los Angeles Volleyball Academy). On this page you can read all about our popular program — designed to give elementary school athletes a taste of volleyball in an encouraging environment that mixes quality skills training with lots of fun games — and the many locations available at which to play.

# - General Details ... There are four annual Lite 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).

# - How Do I Know Which Location ... There are several LAVA affiliate locations that have Lite Programs: North (Santa Clarita), South (North Hollywood), East (Corona), West (Thousand Oaks), Shack (West Los Angeles), and VC (Camarillo). Click the location boxes on this page to access the location-specific pages or scroll further down for more information.

# - How to Register ... Online registration can be accessed by location below; register and submit payment online to sign your child up for the program.

# - Age Range ... The Lite Program is for elementary school athletes in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, but 2nd graders (who are physically capable) and 6th graders (who would prefer Lite over the Juniors Program) are allowed to participate in the Lite with Director approval. Please click here to access the Contact Page to contact the Director of the location you are interested in for more details.

# - Athlete Experience or Skill ... 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!

# - My Child is Advanced ... Please contact the Director of the location you are interested in to discuss options for your advanced youth athlete. Please click here to access the Contact Page with contact info for all locations.

# - Boys Youth Options ... Youth boys are allowed to participate in the Lite Program. Several locations also offer boys-specific youth programs. Please click here to visit the Boys Youth page. Feel free to sign your son up for the Lite, as well.

# - Middle School Program (LAVA Juniors) ... The Lite Program is for elementary school athletes. Our Juniors Program is for middle school athletes (6th-8th grades). Please click here to access the Juniors page.


LAVA LITE @ LAVA NORTH

LAVA North is based in Santa Clarita. The Lite Program at LAVA North typically runs on Sunday mornings out of the North Facility at 28325 Constellation Road, Valencia, CA. The Director of LAVA North is Kristin Dolan. The Head of the North Lite Program is Brittani Elser.

Kristin Dolan - North Club Director ... (cell) 661-713-5123 ... (email) kristindolan.lava@gmail.com
Brittani Elser - North Lite Director ... (cell) 661-414-4949 ... (email) brittani.elser567@gmail.com


LAVA LITE @ LAVA SOUTH

LAVA South is based in North Hollywood/Burbank. The Lite Program at LAVA South typically runs on Sunday mornings out of Oakwood School (11600 West Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood) or Providence School (511 South Buena Vista, Burbank). The Director of LAVA South is Sheldon Sheehy. The Head of the South Lite Program is Breanna Avila.

Sheldon Sheehy - South Club Director ... (cell) 818-419-1332 ... (email) sheldon.sheehy@gmail.com
Breanna Avila - South Lite Director ... (cell)
310-766-9893 ... (email) bavina616@gmail.com


LAVA LITE @ LAVA WEST

LAVA West is based in Thousand Oaks. The Lite Program at LAVA West typically runs on Monday evenings out of Colina Middle School at 1500 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA. The Director of LAVA West is Trevor Julian; Trevor also directly oversees the West Lite Program.

Trevor Julian - West Club Director ... (cell) 818-631-7785 ... (email) trevor.julian@gmail.com


LAVA LITE @ LAVA SHACK

LAVA Shack is based in West Los Angeles. The Lite Program at LAVA Shack typically runs on Sunday evenings out of Marymount School at 10643 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. The Director of LAVA Shack is Nabil Mardini. The Head of the Shack Lite Program is Catarina Marbach.

Nabil Mardini - Shack Club Director ... (cell) 310-433-2623 ... (email) n.mardini@att.net
Catarina Marbach - Shack Lite Director ... (cell)
818-667-5871 ... (email) catarina.emerson2@gmail.com


LAVA LITE @ LAVA VC

LAVA VC is based in Camarillo. The Lite Program at LAVA VC typically runs on Friday afternoons out of the VC Facility at 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo, CA. The Director of LAVA VC is Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto. The Head of the VC Lite Program is Kristen Casillas.

Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto - VC Club Director ... (cell) 805-340-9978 ... (email) yosh@venturacountyvbc.com
Kristen Casillas - VC Lite Director ... (cell) 805-377-4947 ... (email) casillas.kristen@gmail.com


Boys YOUTH PROGRAMS @ smbc boys

SMBC Boys has four locations: SMBC South (Encino), SMBC West (Thousand Oaks), SMBC VC (Camarillo), and SMBC North (Santa Clarita). There are Lite Programs at each of our locations. Here is the contact info for each of our locations:

Chris Reyes - South Club Director ... (cell) 805-404-3780 ... (email) christopherereyes@gmail.com
Matt Diaz - West Club Director ... (cell) 818-395-4495 ... (email) matthew.diaz@me.com

Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto - VC Club Director ... (cell) 805-340-9978 ... (email) yosh@venturacountyvbc.com
Kristin Dolan - North Club Director ... (cell) 661-713-5123 ... (email) kristindolan.lava@gmail.com