SYLMAR, CA

LAVA MISSION VOLLEYBALL CLUB

LAVA Mission Volleyball Club is based in Sylmar, CA, and is run out of Mission College. It is our newest location and will be serving families and communities in the San Fernando Valley.

About Lava Mission

LAVA Mission is the newest affiliate location of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy, launched in June of 2024. The program looks to field four to six teams annually across the various age divisions, as well as offer extensive youth programs and non-travel juniors training programs. The program will run out of LA Mission College in Sylmar, CA.

The Club Director for LAVA Mission is a successful club and high school coach, David Decker. We encourage you to speak to David or any of our coaches about what it means to be part of LAVA Mission . . . and we look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon!

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    - Pre-Tryout Clinics to help athlete prep for Club Tryouts and the high schools girls season, as well, running throughout Summer time, June-August, for players of all ages and skill levels

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DAVID DECKER
DIRECTOR - LAVA MISSION

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Please feel free to contact David with any questions about the LAVA Mission program. His contact information is below and he is eager to speak with you.

David Decker
(cell) 818-277-0529
(email) david.decker6@gmail.com

LAVA Mission houses a number of programs and program types under its banner, in addition to our club travel teams. Here is a list of all programs offered at LAVA Mission:

# - National Travel Teams . . . We offer club volleyball travel teams for 6th-12th grade girls that compete both regionally in Southern California and nationally at competitive events across the country. Tryouts are in summer/fall and the season traditionally runs Nov-June.

# - Regional Travel Teams . . . We offer club volleyball travel teams for 4th-12th grade girls that only compete regionally in Southern California. Tryouts are in summer/fall and the season traditionally runs Nov-June, although for some teams (especially younger age group teams) the season can be shorter by several weeks or months.

# - Local Play Teams . . . We offer club teams for 3rd-10th grade girls that compete at a more localized level, not traveling very far from their home location and/or within the LAVA affiliate network itself. Tryouts are in fall and the season could begin as early as November and run as late as May; season length is on a team-by-team basis.

# - Youth Lite Program . . . The Youth Lite Program at LAVA Mission is an immensely popular offering for 3rd-5th grade girls to learn the sport of volleyball in a fun, friendly, instructive manner. Sessions are seasonal and run for multiple weeks at a time.
     >> Click Here to Learn More About the Youth Lite Program

# - Juniors Non-Travel Program . . . The Juniors Program at LAVA Mission is an excellent option for 6th-8th graders who are not ready for a full commitment to club volleyball, but who want to keep their skills up for school volleyball or out of love for the game, or both! It is a non-travel program, sessions are seasonal and run for multiple weeks at a time.
     >> Click Here to Learn More About the Juniors Program

# - Summer Programs . . . LAVA Mission offers an extensive array of summer program offerings, including camps, workshops, private lessons, and training pods. You can sign up for as much as you want and we want to see you in the gym!
     >> Click Here to Learn More and Register for Summer Programs @ LAVA Mission

# - Pre-Tryout Clinics & Offerings . . . In advance of Club Tryouts many athletes are eager to get reps in the gym to sharpen their skills. LAVA Mission offers Pre-Tryout Clinics, Workshops, and Open Gyms for athletes looking to prepare ahead of time.
     >> You can find info on Pre-tryout clinics in our Summer offerings

YOUTH LITE PROGRAM @ LAVA MISSION

The Youth Lite Program at LAVA Mission has been popular and successful for several years. The program is seasonal -- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- with each session running for multiple weeks. The cost per player for each session depends upon the length of the session (customarily ranges from $80-$160 per player).

The Lite Program is the official youth training and development program of LAVA Mission, designed to give young athletes a taste of volleyball in a encouraging environment that mixes quality skills training with lots of fun games to build a passion for this wonderful sport. The program is coached by professional, paid coaches; it is not volunteer-based and, as such, the training value and player growth is significant.

The Lite Program is primarily for 3rd-5th graders, although 2nd graders or 6th graders can participate with Director approval on a case-by-case basis depending on available space and the time of year. The program usually runs on two courts, a Beginner/Intermediate Court for newer players and an Advanced Court for experienced youth athletes.

>> Want More Info? Click Here to Visit the Home Page of the Lite Program @ Lava South

JUNIORS NON-TRAVEL PROGRAM @ LAVA MISSION
FOR 6TH-8TH GRADE GIRLS

The Juniors Program at LAVA Mission has been a strong training program for middle school athletes for several years. The program is seasonal -- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- with each session running for multiple weeks. The cost per player for each session depends upon the length of the session (customarily ranges from $80-$160 per player).

The Juniors Program is the official middle school non-travel training program of LAVA Mission, designed to provide quality technical training with focus on individual development (skills training and having fun). The program is for girls 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! It limits both the cost and time commitment required to participate, but still provides excellent training at the hands of professional, paid coaches; it is not volunteer-based and, as such, the training value and player growth is significant.

The Juniors Program is primarily for 6th-8th graders, although 9th graders can participate with Director approval on a case-by-case basis depending on available space and the time of year. 6th graders are encouraged to participate in Juniors instead of the Lite during winter or spring sessions, and the Lite in summer or fall. The program usually runs on two courts, a Beginner/Intermediate Court for newer players and an Advanced Court for experienced juniors athletes.

>> Want More Info? Click Here to Visit the Home Page of the Juniors Program @ Lava Mission

OUR PRACTICE LOCATIONS

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA

LAVA Mission is based in the San Fernando Valley and operates out of LA Mission College. Located at 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342.

OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA

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Nico Stork  '12

Cal Poly Pomona -

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Sophia Lindsay  '18

University of Southern Maine - LAVA South

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Courtney Rasic  '18

Holy Cross - LAVA South

COACHING STAFF @ LAVA Mission

LAVA Mission houses an excellent coaching staff full of men and women of great character and experience. Our staff has multiple past or present high school and college coaches, not to mention excellent players during their own athletic careers, in all centuries of collective volleyball experience. We strive to train our athletes to become the best volleyball players, and finest people, they can be. They also understand what it means to cultivate a team and strive to ensure the experience of our athletes is a positive one they will take with them.

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