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SMBC SOUTH - ENCINO, 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 SOUTH

Based in Encino, 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.

SMBC South fields three to five travel teams annually across multiple age divisions and practices out of a handful of facilities; primary sites Crespi High School and Steven Wise School, and North Hollywood High School. The Director of SMBC South is long-time and respected club volleyball figure Nabil Mardini, who oversees an exceptional cadre of coaches.

The history of SMBC South is the history of SMBC Boys, one of the oldest and most successful boys volleyball clubs in the country. 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.

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!

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    Training Pod @ Smbc South ... 9th-12th Graders w/ Coach Ryan

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    CLUB TRYOUTS @ SMBC SOUTH ... CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

      - Pre-register for Club Tryouts for the boys club volleyball season on Sat Sept 12, 2020. Want more info? Click here.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT SMBC SOUTH

NABIL MARDINI
DIRECTOR - SMBC SOUTH

One of the most decorated coaches in our area of the last twenty years, Nabil Mardini rejoins the SMBC South leadership this coming season as Director. Nabil is one of the most successful two-year collegiate coaches of this millennium after a stellar 17-year run as Head Coach of the Pierce College Women's Program; he is the current Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Mission College in the San Fernando Valley. He also turned SMBC Boys into the force it is today as Director for multiple seasons (starting in 2000). Nabil is also the Director of Operations for LAVA as a whole and his full bio can be found here.

(cell) 310-433-2623
(email) n.mardini@att.net

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

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA

SMBC South utilizes two primary locations in the San Fernando Valley, plus two additional potential sites. Our primary sites are Crespi High School, with two courts located at 5031 Alonzo Ave, Encino, and Steven Wise School, with two spacious courts located at 15500 Steven S Wise Drive, Los Angeles. Our secondary sites are North Hollywood High School and Oakwood High School.

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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