SMBC South is the site of the original long-running SMBC Boys program, which moved to the San Fernando from Santa Monica in the late 1990’s. SMBC South fields talent from West Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, and the San Fernando Valley.
The South fields four to six teams annually across the various age divisions of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA, the governing body for club volleyball in our region). Our primary practice facility is Crespi High School (5031 Alonzo Ave, Encino).
The history of SMBC Boys is the history of SMBC South, the oldest and most successful affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA). The club has won more than 50 medals in national competition — more than half of which have come at Junior Nationals — and has alumni scattered throughout the collegiate men’s volleyball ranks. For nearly four decades SMBC South has been coaching the young male athletes of Los Angeles to exceptional heights.
SMBC South features outstanding leadership in the form of current Club Director Chris Reyes, a long-time fixture of the SMBC South coaching staff, and Nabil Mardini, Co-Founder of LAVA and long-time Director of SMBC Boys. Our leadership has also compiled a coaching staff that ranks against the best of the best, including multiple collegiate coaches, club coaches, and high school coaches — a staff that features some of the finest coaches working today, not to mention a few of the most successful, recognizable, and popular coaches in boys volleyball.
We encourage you to speak to our Director or any of our coaches about what it means to be part of SMBC South and we look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon!