Based in Thousand Oaks, Lava West VBC has grown to become the dominant and premier girls volleyball club of the Conejo Valley -- and the most successful club in the history of Ventura County, with a vast array of achievements both regionally and nationally.
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 with twenty five medals earned in national competitions (nine Gold, five Silver, and fourteen Bronze). 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 houses the finest volleyball facilities in the area, all located in Thousand Oaks a stone's throw from where the 101 freeway meets the 23 freeway.
Lava West Headquarters ("LAVA HQ") ... Our headquarter location is a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Thousand Oaks, exclusively operated by Lava West. With over 14,000 square feet, it features two full-size volleyball courts, performance training spaces, a player lounge, a parent lounge known as the "Lava Lounge", a hydration station, quiet study areas, secure entry, and a host of other amenities. Located at 2360 Townsgate Road, it is truly a home-away-from-home for Lava West athletes. The new facility opens for volleyball use in September of 2022.
Momentum (Formerly Athletic Society, or "AS") ... Our secondary location is the site of the old 'Athletic Society' fitness facility in Thousand Oaks. The 'AS' fitness facility has closed, but Lava West still utilizes the two spacious hardwood floor volleyball courts in the building. In addition to the court space, Lava West has an spacious entry foyer and an office/team meeting room on site, as well.
Schools and Community Centers ... We also utilize a pair of excellent 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, our longest-tenured facility partner in the area.
Here are the addresses of our facilities:
- Lava HQ, 2360 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks
- 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
Lava West fields more than twenty 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), and was one of the few clubs to navigate the pandemic with dramatic success with significant growth throughout.
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 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.
- Pre-Tryout Clinics ... Our series of Pre-Tryout Clinics held between June-Sept to help athletes prepare for Club Tryouts.
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!
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 at (cell) 818-631-7785 or email at email@example.com. He is excited to speak with you!
-- LAVA HEADQUARTERS ... COME VISIT US AT OUR FACILITY --
Lava West is based out of our exclusive two-court facility, located at 2360 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks. Our headquarters location, known as "HQ", is over 14,000 square feet and features two full-size volleyball courts, a green turf performance training space, a weight room with multiple amenities, a player lounge, a coaches room with team film area, the swanky Lava Lounge for parents, a hydration station, study areas, and more: a volleyball home-away-from-home for the athletes of Lava West. Come visit us at our phenomenal facility at 2360 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks. For more info, please reach out to our Director Trevor Julian at (818) 631-7785 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: Lava Headquarters ("HQ"), our exclusive home located at 2360 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks; Momentum (formerly known as Athletic Society, or "AS") located at 2400 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks; Colina Middle School, located at 1500 East Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks; Los Cerritos Middle School, located at 2100 East Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks; the Westlake Yaro YMCA Beach Courts, located at 31105 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Westlake Village (our beach program's site); and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, located at 1375 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, our longest-tenured facility partner.
OUR GRADUATES @ LAVA WEST
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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.