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LAVA WEST - THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Our results speak for themselves -- LAVA West is the most successful girls volleyball club in the history of Ventura County.

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About Lava West

Based in Thousand Oaks, LAVA West Volleyball Club for Girls has grown to become the dominant and premier club of the Conejo Valley — and Ventura County — since its inception in 2011, with a vast array of successes both regionally and nationally.

It is one thing to say you are a premier volleyball club — every club says that. It is another thing entirely to back the claim up with a history of on-court performance and a winning club culture. LAVA West walks the walk to back up its talk, and has been successful on a regional and national scale never before seen in the Conejo Valley (see 'Highlights' below for more).

LAVA West fields more than a dozen travel teams annually across multiple age divisions. Our athletes come from all over: the Conejo Valley, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara to Simi Valley, Moorpark to Malibu, Calabasas to Santa Clarita, Woodland Hills to West Los Angeles, and all areas of greater Ventura County, even Ojai. LAVA West practices out of a handful of facilities, all located in Thousand Oaks a stone's throw from where the 101 fwy meets the 23. The Club Director for LAVA West is highly respected long-time girls club coach Trevor Julian.

We are also known for our expansive and popular youth training programs (for 3rd-5th graders) and our juniors non-travel team programs (for 6th-8th graders who don't play on club teams). as well as extensive youth programs and non-travel juniors training programs. We encourage you to speak to our Director or any of the families in our program about what it means to be part of LAVA West!

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    CLUB TRYOUTS @ LAVA WEST ... 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 WEST - 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 WEST - 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 WEST

TREVOR JULIAN
DIRECTOR - LAVA WEST

Trevor Julian is one of the most recognizable and respected coaches in Southern California with an array of successes both recently and over his coaching career. A long-time and immensely popular girls club volleyball coach — his teams have won multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals in recent years in national competition and consistently compete in the Premier Divisions at regional tournaments — he has one of the most impeccable reputations in the region for dealing with players and parents in an honest and caring way.

Trevor is a former award-winning volleyball player himself — captain and four-year starter for the USC Trojans, member and captain of the USA Men’s Olympic Youth and Junior National Teams — who transitioned degrees in English and Business into a successful career in real estate.

Trevor is the Director of LAVA West and oversees the coaches, players, and families of that program. He has head coached the 13’s, 14’s, 15's, 16’s, and 18’s age groups with tremendous success in recent years; indeed, Trevor has experienced the most dramatic run of success one coach has ever seen in the Conejo Valley: three gold medals, a silver medal, and three bronze medals, plus six qualification bids to Junior Nationals.

Please feel free to contact Trevor with any questions about the LAVA West program. His contact information is below and he is eager to speak with you. For Trevor's full bio, click here.

(cell) 818-631-7785
(email) trevorjulian@gmail.com

- LAVA WEST HIGHLIGHTS -

Every club says they are "the premier club" of their area. It is one thing to say it -- it is another thing entirely to back it up over multiple seasons of on-court performance across multiple age divisions. LAVA West is the premier club of Ventura County. In fact, over the past few seasons it has proven the most successful club in the history of Ventura County.

2019/2020 ... In a pandemic-shortened season, there was minimal tournament play to allow West teams to earn accolades. At the Las Vegas Classic over President's Day weekend, our 17 Adidas, 16 Adidas, and 15 Adidas teams all finished in the upper half of teams in Open Division play, highlighted by the 17's finishing Top 12 in Open Elite. All LAVA West Adidas teams were competing in the Gold Divisions of the SCVA (Top 64), highlighted by 13 Adidas earning their way into Division One. 15 Adidas and 17 Adidas played their way into Division Two.

2018/2019 ... LAVA West 16 Adidas won a Silver Medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Indianapolis in July 2019 (16 Patriot). The 18 Adidas team qualified for 18's Junior Nationals (USA) and finished in the Top 12 at that tournament. Two teams played their way into Division One of the SCVA: Lava West 14 Adidas and Lava West 18 Adidas. Every Adidas team competed in the Gold Bracket (Top 64) of the SCVA Regional League.

2017/2018 ... LAVA West won four medals in national tournament competition: a Silver Medal (17's National) and a Gold Medal (15's Patriot) at the 2018 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Detroit, a Bronze Medal (17's Open) at the Las Vegas Classic, and a Bronze Medal (17's USA) at the Pacific Northwest Junior National Qualifier in Spokane. Two teams earned highly coveted and rare bids to Junior Nationals, Lava West 17 Adidas (National bid via regional performance and USA bid at the PNW JNQ) and Lava West 16 Adidas (American bid via regional performance). Three teams played their way into Division One of the SCVA: Lava West 13 Adidas, Lava West 15 Adidas, and Lava West 16 Adidas. 12 Adidas and 17 Adidas played their way into Division Two. Every Adidas team competed in the Gold Bracket (Top 64) of the SCVA Regional League.

2016/2017 ... LAVA West won three medals in national tournament competition: a Gold Medal (18's Patriot) at the 2017 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Dallas, a Bronze Medal (16's USA) at the Mideast Junior National Qualifier in Indianapolis, and a Bronze Medal (12's Open) at the JVA West Coast Cup in Long Beach. Two teams earned bids to Junior Nationals, Lava West 16 Adidas (USA at the MEQ JNQ) and Lava West 14 Adidas (USA at the SCVA JNQ). Our Lava West 18 Adidas team finished the year ranked #5 overall in the SCVA 18's Division, topped only by our Lava West 16 Adidas team which spent the entire season in Division One for 16's and finished #3 overall. Lava West 14 Adidas also reached Division One and every Adidas team competed in the Gold of SCVA (Top 64).

2015/2016 ... LAVA West won three medals in national tournament competition: a Gold Medal (16's USA) at the Pacific Northwest Junior National Qualifier in Spokane, a Bronze Medal (15's USA) at the SoCal Junior National Qualifier in Anaheim, and a Bronze Medal (14's Patriot) at the 2016 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. Two teams earned bids to Junior Nationals, Lava West 16 Adidas (USA at the PNW JNQ) and Lava West 15 Adidas (Open via regional performance and USA via SCVA JNQ). Lava West 15 Adidas and Lava West 14 Adidas reached Division One of the SCVA, while every Adidas team again competed in the Gold of SCVA (Top 64).

Additional Highlights from Previous Seasons Include: a Gold Medal (14's USA) at the SoCal Junior National Qualifier in Anaheim; a Gold Medal (18's Open) at the Volleyball Festival National Championships; and bids earned in by Lava West 14 Adidas (USA at the SCVA JNQ) and Lava West 13 Adidas (American via regional performance) not to mention more than thirty Top Five finishes at competitive national tournaments.

To Recap: Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, and Bronze. Qualification Bids Earned to Junior Nationals: Nine. Regional Bids Earned to Junior Nationals: Three. Total Bids Earned by Lava West: Twelve.

Simply stated, Lava West has dominated the competition ... and it's not even close. Congratulations to our Lava West teams!

Please feel free to contact Trevor with any questions about the LAVA West program. His contact information is below and he is eager to speak with you. For Trevor's full bio, click here.

(cell) 818-631-7785
(email) trevorjulian@gmail.com

LAVA West 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 West:

# - National Travel Teams . . . We offer club volleyball travel teams for 4th-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 West 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 West 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 Juniors Program

# - Summer Programs . . . LAVA West 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 West

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

For more information on any of our programs, please contact our Director Trevor Julian at (818) 631-7785 or via email at trevorjulian@gmail.com.

YOUTH LITE PROGRAM @ LAVA WEST
FOR 3RD-5TH GRADE GIRLS

The Youth Lite Program at LAVA West 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). It runs primarily on Tuesdays afternoons for 75 minutes each practice.

The Lite Program is the official youth training and development program of LAVA West. The program is 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 West.

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

The Juniors Program at LAVA West 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). It runs primarily on Saturday mornings in Thousand Oaks.

The Juniors Program is the official middle school non-travel training program of LAVA West, 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 West

SMBC West Volleyball Club for Boys is the brother club of the LAVA West girls program. Many of our families have daughters playing for LAVA West and sons playing for SMBC West.

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

Have questions? Please contact our Director Matt Diaz at matthew.diaz@me.com or via cell phone at (818) 395-4495. You can also click here read more about SMBC West.

OUR LOCATIONS

THOUSAND OAKS, CA

LAVA West utilizes multiple locations around Thousand Oaks, all of which are a short distance from where the 101 freeway meets the 23 freeway. Our primary sites are: Athletic Society, with two courts located at 2400 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks; Colina Middle School, with three courts located at 1500 East Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks; La Reina High School, with three courts located at 106 West Janss Road, Thousand Oaks; and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, with one court located at 1375 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. We have additional overflow facilities, including Redwood Middle School and Ascension Lutheran School.

OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA WEST

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Megan Weaver  '15

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Paris Dosch  '15

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Taylor Fanslow  '16

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Ally Wilder  '17

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Danika Chaney  '17

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OUR COACHING STAFF

LAVA West houses one of the finest coaching staffs you will find, a tremendous coaching staff full of men and women of great character and experience. Our staff has multiple past or present high school and college coaches, international athletes, collegiate All-Americans, and Junior National and National Team players, in all more than 250 years of collective coaching experience.

We strive to train our athletes to become the best volleyball players, and finest people, they can be. In addition, our coaches understand the volleyball of this area and the volleyball of Southern California, and understand the strategies and systems required to be successful in a competitive environment. 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, a rare trait in today’s club environment.

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