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Based in Santa Clarita, LAVA North Volleyball Club fields more than a dozen full travel and limited travel clubs teams annually across the seven age divisions of the SCVA (Southern California Volleyball Association, the local governing body for girls club volleyball), as well as extensive youth programs and non-travel juniors training programs.
LAVA North is housed out of its own exclusive 13,000 square foot facility with two hardwood indoor volleyball/basketball courts, plus additional space for performance strength and conditioning training; the facility is located at 28325 Constellation Road, Valencia. The Club Director for LAVA North is popular, decorated Santa-Clarita-born coach Kristin Dolan.
LAVA North houses an impressive collection of Santa Clarita coaching and athletic talent and strives to train its athletes to become the best volleyball players they can be. The LAVA North coaching staff boasts the finest coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, including the head varsity girls coaches and multiple assistant coaches from four of the six local high schools — Valencia, Hart, Canyon, and Saugus, not to mention the staff of College of the Canyons — plus many others. Click here to learn more about our North Coaches.
The flourishing program fields quality teams each and every year that rise to compete in the Gold Division of the SCVA Power League for their respective age groups. The North reputation is also growing on a national scale as several North teams have captured medals at national tournament events, highlighted by the Lava North 16 Adidas team’s Gold Medal run at the 2016 Junior National Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball. As mentioned above, LAVA North strives to train its athletes to become the best volleyball players they can be — but the program is also committed to training its players to become the best athletes they can be via the renowned LAVA North Strength Training Program.
We encourage you to speak to our Director or any of our coaches about what it means to be part of LAVA North and we look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon!
Celebrated Santa Clarita Valley volleyball star Kristin Dolan (née Gorman) is one of the Santa Clarita volleyball community’s most beloved coaches. The long-time LAVA North coach and current North Director is an award-winning graduate of Hart High School who went on to find great collegiate success while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration, adding to her accomplished background and overall excellence.
Kristin has also compiled a lengthy club resumѐ, a valuable piece of the LAVA coaching puzzle who has been with the club since its inception. She has logged multiple seasons at the 13's, 14′s, 17′s, and 18′s age divisions, always bringing an infectious energy to everything she does, enthusiasm which most certainly transfers over to her players. Kristin has been so valuable, in fact, that in 2015 she took over the role of Division Director for LAVA North, allowing her to impact more than just her own teams as the point person for the entire North program.
Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions about the LAVA North program. Her contact information is below. You can also click here to read Kristin's full bio.
The Youth Lite Program at LAVA North has been popular and successful for several years. It runs primarily on Sunday mornings from 10:00a-11:30a at the North Facility (28325 Constellation Road, Valencia). The cost is anywhere from $95-$175 depending on the length of the session.
The Lite Program is the official youth program of LAVA North, 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 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 ("Lite Plus") for experienced youth athletes.
For more info on the Lite Program at LAVA North, click here to visit our North Lite Info & Sign Up Page.
The Juniors Program at LAVA North has been a strong training program for middle school athletes for several years. It runs primarily on Sunday midday from 11:30a-1:00p at the North Facility (28325 Constellation Road, Valencia). The cost is anywhere from $95-$175 depending on the length of the session.
The Juniors Program is the official middle school non-travel training program of LAVA North, 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 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.
For more info on the Juniors Program at LAVA North, click here to visit our North Juniors Info & Sign Up Page.
# - CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA NORTH ... Club Tryouts for travel teams at LAVA North open in early August for 9th-12th grade athletes and in early October for 4th-8th grade athletes. For more information, please contact our Director or click here to visit our Tryouts Info & Registration Page @ LAVA North.
# - PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS @ LAVA NORTH ... Pre-Tryout Clinics help athletes prepare for club tryouts in August or October. The clinics run for a handful of weeks prior to each tryout date: late July/early August for 9th-12th graders and Sept/early Oct for 4th-8th graders. For more info, please contact our Director or click here to visit our Pre-Tryout Clinics Info & Sign Up Page @ LAVA North.
# - SUMMER OFFERINGS @ LAVA NORTH ... We offer extensive summer offerings at LAVA North, including half-day camps, clinics, workshops, position academies, etc. For more info, please contact our Director or click here to visit our Summer Offerings & Sign Up Page @ LAVA North.
# - I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START ... It's ok! We have a lot of programs and for those not familiar with volleyball, it can be overwhelming. We can guide you! Please contact our Director Kristin Dolan via cell phone at 661-713-5123 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMBC North Volleyball Club for Boys is the brother club of the entire LAVA North girls program. Many of our athletes have girls playing for LAVA North and boys playing for SMBC North. SMBC North fields several teams a year for boys grades 5th-12th, as well as offers an excellent youth program for 4th-8th grade boys not ready to play club volleyball just yet. For more info on our SMBC North boys program, please click here to visit the Home of SMBC North.