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SMBC SHACK - WEST LOS ANGELES, CA

Established in 1982, SMBC Boys is one of the oldest and most successful boys volleyball clubs in the country.
We have earned 32 medals - and counting - at Junior Nationals over the years, including those below.

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    BRONZE
    2019-17's

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    BRONZE
    2016-14's

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    BRONZE
    2014-14's

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    SILVER
    2015-18's

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    GOLD
    2018-18's

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    GOLD
    2017-15's

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    GOLD
    2015-18's

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    GOLD
    2018-15's

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    GOLD
    2015-14's

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    BRONZE
    2013-15's

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    BRONZE
    2013-15's

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    BRONZE
    2015-17's

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    BRONZE
    2016-17's

About SMBC Shack

SMBC Shack Volleyball Club is based in West Los Angeles, CA.

SMBC Shack offers excellent training and competitive teams for boys club volleyball to the athletes and families of West Los Angeles and its adjacent communities. The program fields two to four teams annually, as well as offers a youth boys non-travel training program.

Our primary practice facility is Marymount School, located at 10643 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, out of which we run our travel teams, as well as our youth programs. The Director for SMBC Shack is Catarina Marbach, who has infused the club with her passion and energy and is an excellent advocate for boys club volleyball. Catarina is bolstered by an excellent coaching staff with strong ties to the volleyball community.

We encourage you to speak to our Directors or any of our coaches about what it means to be part of SMBC Shack. We look forward to seeing you in the gym with us soon.

 

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CATARINA MARBACH
DIRECTOR - SMBC SHACK

Catarina Marbach is a rising star on the Club Director stage, having infused SMBC Shack with her infectious energy and enthusiasm in recent years as she rose to the top spot within the club. Catarina, or Katt for short, is a home-grown Los Angeles volleyball product. Raised in Burbank, the four-year member of the girls varsity team of Burroughs High School is also a graduate of LAVA herself, having finished her club career with LAVA South 18's in 2012.

Katt went on to win a State Championship as a setter for the Pierce College Women's Volleyball Program, under LAVA Director Nabil Mardini - who recognized Katt's exceptional value and brought her on as a coach with the club immediately. She has been coaching with LAVA and SMBC since 2012.

Over the span of her career, Katt has coached every age group ranging from 11's-18's. She began at LAVA South and moved over to West Los Angeles when LAVA Shack launched, coaching multiple age groups as well as the youth program. She swiftly became a popular figure with the athletes and families, and when the opportunity presented itself, Katt was named Club Director of LAVA Shack in 2018 and launched the SMBC Shack boys program in 2019.

Please feel free to contact Katt with any questions about the SMBC Shack program. Her contact information is below and she is eager to speak with you.

Catarina "Katt" Marbach - Director, SMBC Shack
(email) catarina.emerson2@gmail.com
(cell) 818-667-5871

THE HISTORY OF SMBC BOYS

Established in 1982, SMBC Boys Volleyball Club is one of the longest-running, highly decorated, and most respected boys volleyball clubs in the country. SMBC Boys -- which began in Santa Monica, moved to the San Fernando Valley in the 1990's, and in recent years has expanded to multiple locations -- has left an indelible mark on the boys volleyball community.

SMBC Boys is the official Boys Program of LAVA and has multiple locations. The five SMBC Boys locations are: SMBC South (Encino), SMBC West (Thousand Oaks), SMBC VC (Camarillo), SMBC Shack (West Los Angeles), and SMBC North (Santa Clarita). Each location brings everything to the table one would expect given the historic successes of SMBC Boys — top coaching, structured training, and the superior values and ethics that are so very deeply LAVA.

With more than 50 medals won in national competition -- more than half of which have come at Junior Nationals -- SMBC Boys is a well-respected juggernaut with alumni scattered throughout the upper echelons of the collegiate men's volleyball ranks (125+ seniors over the past decade, playing at USC, Pepperdine, UCLA, UCSB, Irvine, Ohio State, Pacific, UCSD, CSUN, among others), including LAVA Co-Founder Trevor Julian who played for the club back in his playing days.

For nearly four decades SMBC Boys has been coaching the young male athletes of Los Angeles to exceptional heights.

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.

LAVA West fields more than a dozen teams a year for girls grades 4th-12th, as well as offers an excellent youth program for 3rd-6th grade girls not ready to play club volleyball just yet.

Have questions? Please contact our LAVA West Girls Director Trevor Julian at trevorjulian@gmail.com or via cell phone at (818) 631-7785. You can also click here read more about LAVA West.

OUR LOCATIONS

SMBC Shack is based primarily out of Marymount High School, located at 10643 Sunset Boulevard, West Los Angeles. Marymount has a safe and secure campus with ample parking and a spacious gym. SMBC Shack has also utilized the gym at Steven Wise School, located at 15500 Steven S Wise Drive, Los Angeles.

OUR GRADUATES @ SMBC BOYS

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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

OUR COACHING STAFF

SMBC Boys 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.

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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