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LAVA SOUTH - SHERMAN OAKS, CA

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    2014-16's

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    2012-15's

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    2015-17's

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About Lava South

LAVA South Volleyball Club is based in Sherman Oaks, CA, and has been successfully serving the San Fernando Valley volleyball community since 2011.

LAVA South has an excellent history of success fielding highly competitive teams both regionally and nationally, notching a series of national tournament successes over the years, including gold, silver, and bronze medal finishes at out-of-state events.

The program fields six to eight teams annually across the various age divisions, as well as extensive youth programs and non-travel juniors training programs. Our primary practice facilities are Steven Wise School and North Hollywood High School, with a secondary location at Oakwood High School.

LAVA South houses an excellent coaching staff with multiple past or present high school and college coaches, and long-time club coaches. The Club Directors for LAVA South are successful club, high school, and college coaches Sheldon Sheehy and Nabil Mardini.

We encourage you to speak to our Directors or any of our coaches about what it means to be part of LAVA South and we look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon!

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    CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA SOUTH ... 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 SOUTH - 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 SOUTH - 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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NABIL MARDINI & JOSH AUGUR
CO-DIRECTORS - LAVA SOUTH

Nabil Mardini - Co-Director . . .
Nabil Mardini rejoins the South leadership this coming season as Co-Director. Nabil is one of the most decorated two-year collegiate coaches of this millenium after a stellar 17 year run as Head Coach of the Pierce College Women's Program; he is the current Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Mission College in the San Fernando Valley. Nabil is also the Director of Operations for LAVA as a whole; his full bio can be found here.

Josh Augur - Co-Director . . .
Popular home-grown coaching product Josh Augur has been a fixture on the LAVA sidelines since the club's inception and returns to LAVA South for the coming season in his new role as Co-Director. An All-League award-winner for LA Baptist High School, Josh went on to play collegiate men's club volleyball at San Diego State. While at SDSU, he was a volunteer assistant with the school's NCAA D1 Women's Volleyball Program. He found his passion for coaching and came home after college to transition over to the sidelines full-time, and has coached multiple age divisions for LAVA since that time.

Please feel free to contact Nabil and Josh with any questions about the LAVA South program. Their contact information is below and they are eager to speak with you.

Josh Augur
(cell) 818-294-8341
(email) joshaugur.lava@gmail.com

Nabil Mardini
(cell) 310-433-2623
(email) n.mardini@att.net

LAVA South 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 South:

# - 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 South 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 South 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 South 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 South

# - Pre-Tryout Clinics & Offerings . . . In advance of Club Tryouts many athletes are eager to get reps in the gym to sharpen their skills. LAVA South 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 South

YOUTH LITE PROGRAM @ LAVA SOUTH

The Youth Lite Program at LAVA South has been popular and successful for several years. It runs primarily on Sunday mornings. 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 South, 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 SOUTH
FOR 6TH-8TH GRADE GIRLS

The Juniors Program at LAVA South has been a strong training program for middle school athletes for several years. It runs primarily on Sundays mornings or afternoons. 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 South, 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 South

SMBC South Volleyball Club for Boys is the brother club of the LAVA South girls program. Many families have had daughters play for LAVA South with sons playing for SMBC South.

SMBC South fields several teams a year for boys grades 6th-12th, and offers a youth program for 4th-8th grade boys not ready to play club volleyball just yet.

Have questions? Please contact our Director Nabil Mardini at n.mardini@att.net or via cell phone at (310) 433-2623. You can also click here read more about SMBC South.

OUR PRACTICE LOCATIONS

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA

LAVA South is based in the San Fernando Valley and operates out of multiple sites. Our primary practice sites are Steven Wise School at 15500 Steven Wise Drive, Los Angeles (off Mulholland at the top of the Sepulveda Pass) and North Hollywood High School at 5231 Colfax Ave, North Hollywood, with additional secondary sites at Oakwood School (11600 West Magnolia, Studio City).

OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA SOUTH

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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 SOUTH

LAVA South 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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