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LAVA NORTH - SANTA CLARITA, CA

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    BRONZE MEDAL

    18 ADIDAS (2018)

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    SILVER MEDAL

    17 ADIDAS (2017)

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    GOLD MEDAL

    16 ADIDAS (2016)

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    BRONZE MEDAL

    13 ADIDAS (2015)

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    BRONZE MEDAL

    17 ADIDAS (2015)

About Lava North

LAVA North Volleyball Club is based in Santa Clarita, CA. With its mantra of #BuiltLavaTough and its own exclusive, spacious two-court hardwood indoor facility in the heart of Valencia, LAVA North has been successfully serving the Santa Clarita community since 2011.

LAVA North Volleyball Club fields more than a dozen travel teams for athletes from 4th-12th grades, with added programs like our popular Youth Lite and Juniors Non-Travel training programs. Our teams compete in Southern California regional competition, with top teams in the Gold Division. Several North teams have also captured gold, silver, or bronze medals in national tournament competition in recent years, highlighted by the Lava North 16 Adidas team’s Gold Medal run at the 2016 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.

We strive to train our athletes to become the best volleyball players they can be -- dedicated, hard-working, passionate, disciplined -- as well as excellent teammates and accomplished young women.

We encourage you to speak to our Director about what it means to be part of our LAVA North community. We look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon!

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    CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA NORTH ... CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

      - Pre-register for Club Tryouts for the girls club volleyball season: Sept 19 (9th-12th graders) and Oct 03 (4th-8th graders). Want more info? Click here.

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    YOUTH LITE @ LAVA NORTH - FOR 3RD-5TH GRADE GIRLS ... CLICK HERE!

      - The popular Youth Lite Program is a training and development program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Want more info? Click here.

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    JUNIORS NON-TRAVEL @ LAVA NORTH - FOR 6TH-8TH GRADE GIRLS ... CLICK HERE!

      - The Juniors Program is a non-travel training program for 6th-8th graders who are not playing club volleyball. Want more info? Click here.

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    COVID-19 UPDATES ... CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

      - LAVA has developed extensive health and safety protocols that have proven successful. For the latest updates, click here.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT LAVA NORTH

KRISTIN DOLAN
DIRECTOR - LAVA NORTH

Celebrated home-grown volleyball star Kristin Dolan 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.

Kristin has also compiled a lengthy club resumѐ and has been with LAVA North since its inception. She has logged multiple seasons at the 12's, 13's, 14′s, 17′s, and 18′s age divisions, always bringing an infectious energy to everything she does, enthusiasm that transfers over to her players. Kristin was so valuable, in fact, that in 2015 she took over as Director of 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 and she is eager to speak with you.

(cell) 661-713-5123
(email) kristindolan.lava@gmail.com

LAVA North 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 North:

# - 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 fall and the season traditionally runs Nov-June.
     >> Click Here to Learn More About Our National Travel Teams
     >> Click Here for Info on Club Tryouts 

# - Regional Travel Teams . . . We offer club volleyball travel teams for 4th-12th grade girls that only compete regionally in Southern California. Tryouts are in 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.
     >> Click Here to Learn More About Our Regional Travel Teams

     >> Click Here for Info on Club Tryouts 

# - 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.
     >> Click Here to Learn More About Our Local Play Teams
     >> Click Here for Info on Club Tryouts

# - Youth Lite Program . . . The Youth Lite Program at LAVA North 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 Youth Lite Program

# - Juniors Non-Travel Program . . . The Juniors Program at LAVA North 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 Youth Lite Program

# - Summer Programs . . . LAVA North 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 North

# - Pre-Tryout Clinics & Offerings . . . In advance of Club Tryouts many athletes are eager to get reps in the gym to sharpen their skills. LAVA North offers Pre-Tryout Clinics, Workshops, and Open Gyms for athletes looking to prepare ahead of time.
     >> Click Here to Learn More and Register for Pre-Tryout Clinics @ LAVA North

YOUTH LITE PROGRAM @ LAVA NORTH

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 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 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 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 North.

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

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 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 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 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 North.

The Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA) launched in the summer of 2011 and swiftly became one of the most recognizable and respected clubs in Southern California. LAVA North is one of the three original "compass point" affiliates and has been a part of LAVA since the organization's inception.

Based in Santa Clarita, LAVA North compiled a tremendous coaching staff full of men and women of great character, most of whom were homegrown right here in Santa Clarita, and including the head varsity girls coaches and multiple assistant coaches from many of the local high schools — Valencia, Hart, and Saugus, among others, not to mention Head Women's Coach at College of the Canyons. Our impressive collection of coaching talent strives to train our athletes to become the best volleyball players, and finest people, they can be. Our staff includes 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 Coaching Staff

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!

SMBC West Volleyball Club for Boys is the brother club of the LAVA West girls program. Many of our athletes have girls playing for LAVA West and boys playing for SMBC West. SMBC West 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 West boys program, please click here to visit the Home of SMBC West.

OUR FACILITY @ LAVA NORTH

28325 CONSTELLATION ROAD
SANTA CLARITA, CA 91355

LAVA North operates out of its own exclusive 13,000 square foot facility in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita. The North Facility has two spacious courts of high-quality Teraflex flooring, the same material used by the NCAA for the D1 Women's Championships. Both of our courts are lined and can be used for volleyball or basketball. There is additional space for strength and performance training, which North players take full advantage of as an included element of the North program, in addition to additional space for spectator viewing for parents and families.

Our Graduates @ lava north

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Lauren Russ  '18

UC Irvine - LAVA North

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Sydney Richardson  '18

Lewis & Clark College - LAVA North

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Kelsey Shea  '20

San Diego State University - LAVA North

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Miranda Raitt  '20

Masters University - LAVA North

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Aliyah Phippen  '20

Lakeland University - LAVA North

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Eleya Avery-Ault  '20

University of Delaware - LAVA North

Lava Leadership

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 the majority of local high schools, not to mention the staff of College of the Canyons — plus many others.

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