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LAVA VC - CAMARILLO, CA

About Lava VC

LAVA VC Volleyball Club is based in Camarillo, CA.

LAVA VC launched in 2018 as a merger between LAVA and the successful Camarillo-based girls and boys volleyball club VCVC (Ventura County Volleyball Club). Since inception, LAVA VC has been growing the game of volleyball in its area and offering exceptional travel team and non-travel programs to help serve the needs of the Camarillo and greater Ventura County volleyball community.

LAVA VC operates out of its own exclusive, spacious two-court facility in the heart of the Camarillo outlets, located at 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo. The program fields six to eight teams annually across the range of age divisions, as well as offers exciting and expanding youth and juniors non-travel training programs.

The Director for LAVA VC is long-time coaching fixture Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto, who has been coaching girls and boys club, high school, and collegiate programs for decades, both indoor and beach. Yosh is bolstered by an excellent coaching staff with deep ties to the Ventura County volleyball community. 

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

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    CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA VC ... 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 VC - 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 VC - 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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STEVE "YOSH" YOSHIMOTO
DIRECTOR - LAVA VC

Long-time, popular Ventura County volleyball community coach Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto returns as Director of the VC Program as a whole, LAVA VC for Girls and SMBC VC for Boys.

A product of the Conejo Valley, Yosh graduated from Thousand Oaks High School before heading to Pepperdine University, where he discovered the sport of volleyball and found a significant passion for it. His transition to coaching over the years that followed took him from indoor to beach and back again, with significant high school and club coaching experience. He handled the reins as Assistant Varsity Coach for both Boys and Girls at Camarillo High School, Head Varsity Girls at La Reina High School, and Head Varsity Girls at Buena High School. He has extensive experience in club volleyball with almost two decades roaming the tournament sidelines.

In 2013 he founded Ventura County Volleyball Club (VCVC), the precursor to SMBC VC and LAVA VC, with its own two-court facility -- out of which VC still practices -- and both a boys and girls program, which were both highly respected in the club community and found instant success.

All three of Yosh's sons played for him, proving the bedrock upon which the exemplary SMBC VC program now stands: Evan Yoshimoto, Berkeley graduate, SBCC Men's Volleyball Team, USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated; Owen Yoshimoto, Pepperdine Men's Volleyball Team, USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated; and Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis Men's Volleyball Team, USA National Team Member, International Pro (Switzerland), USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated. Matt and Owen have both coached for VC with Owen still significantly involved in the program, with plans to coach this coming season, while Matt will assuredly coach whenever he is not overseas playing professionally.

Steve Yoshimoto is one of the biggest figures in the Ventura County volleyball community and we welcome him back as Director of SMBC VC and LAVA VC this coming season.

Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto - Director, LAVA VC
(email) yosh@venturacountyvbc.com
(cell) 805-340-9978

LAVA VC 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 VC (click here to visit our Tryouts page):

# - 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

# - 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

# - 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

# - Youth Lite Program . . . The Youth Lite Program at LAVA VC 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 VC 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 VC offers many summer program offerings, including clinics, 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 VC

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

YOUTH LITE PROGRAM @ LAVA VC
FOR 3rd-5th GRADE GIRLS

The Youth Lite Program at LAVA VC has been popular and successful for several years. The program is seasonal -- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- with each session running for multiple weeks, with one practice per week. 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 VC, 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. 

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

JUNIORS NON-TRAVEL PROGRAM @ LAVA VC
FOR 6th-8th GRADE GIRLS

The Juniors Program at LAVA VC 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, with one practice per week. 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 VC, 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. 

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

OUR FACILITY

LAVA VC - 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo

LAVA VC is based out of our exclusive 12,000 square foot facility located at 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo. We have two spacious courts, performance training equipment, a player lounge, ample space for spectators, and easy, abundant parking.

OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA VC

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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

COACHING STAFF @ LAVA VC

LAVA VC 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, with many years 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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