- OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES -
LAVA WEST IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLUB IN THE HISTORY OF VENTURA COUNTY.
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.
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 undisputed premier club of Ventura County. In fact, over the past few seasons it has proven the most successful girls volleyball club in the history of Ventura County. Our teams have competed at higher levels, earned more top finishes, won more accolades, and found more successes at the regional and national levels than any other club from the San Fernando Valley all the way up to Santa Barbara -- by wide margin.
For more on our successes, please see the 'Highlights' section below.
Lava West fields more than a dozen travel teams annually across multiple age divisions for athletes in elementary school (4th-5th grades), middle school (6th-8th grades), and high school (9th-12th grades), but has grown to feature more than twenty girls teams for the 2021-2022 season.
Our talented, dedicated 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. We produce athletes of the highest technical skill and quality, destined for bigger and better things in their high schools and colleges.
Our athletes train at the hands of our exemplary coaching staff, more than thirty men and women who are committed to excellence, work very hard on behalf of their players, and have a deep passion for teaching and coaching. We encourage you to read up on our entire staff.
Lava West practices out of a handful of facilities, all located in Thousand Oaks a stone's throw from where the 101 freeway meets the 23 freeway.
Our headquarter location is Athletic Society, an amazing high-quality fitness facility in Thousand Oaks, with two spacious hardwood floor volleyball courts. We also utilize a pair of excellent three-court middle school gyms in the area at Colina Middle School and Los Cerritos Middle School, in addition to very nice one-court gyms at Ascension Lutheran School and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.
Here are the addresses of our facilities:
- Athletic Society, 2400 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks
- Colina Middle School, 1500 East Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks
- Los Cerritos Middle School, 2100 East Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks
- Teen Center, 1375 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
- Ascention Lutheran Church, 1600 East Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks
Our Club Director at Lava West is highly respected long-time girls club volleyball coach Trevor Julian. To contact Trevor, please reach out to him by phone or email at the contact info below.
Lava West is very well-known for our significant array of popular non-travel training programs, in addition to our club travel teams. We have youth programs, middle school training programs, seasonal clinics, workshops, and camps, and much more, including:
- Youth Lite Program ... Our highly respected youth training program for 3rd-5th graders.
- Juniors Program ... Our popular middle school non-travel training and development program for 6th-8th graders.
- Summer Programs ... Our long list of clinics and workshops and camps from June-August, covering all ages from 4th-12th graders.
We encourage you read up on these and all of our other successful programs, and to speak to our Director or any of the families in our program about what it means to be part of LAVA West!
Lava West has also earned significant praise for our handling of the pandemic. We have been in the gym safer and longer than all local clubs and have consulted and advised community leaders, health care professionals, athletic governing bodies, and government officials on our protocols, always pushing forward to allow kids to be able to play volleyball for the benefit of their enjoyment and their mental well-being. We will continue to do so as long as the pandemic continues.
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; Los Cerritos Middle School, with three courts located at 2100 East Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks; Ascension Lutheran Church with one court at 1600 East Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks; and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, with one court located at 1375 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.
OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA WEST
Pierce College -
Ventura College -
Cal State Dominguez Hills -
Cal Poly Pomona -
Tusculum University -
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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.