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SMBC VC - CAMARILLO, 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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    2016-14's

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    2014-14's

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    SILVER
    2015-18's

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    2018-18's

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    2017-15's

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    GOLD
    2015-18's

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    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 VC

SMBC VC Volleyball Club for Boys is based in Camarillo, CA.

The club launched in 2018 as a merger between SMBC and the successful Camarillo-based girls and boys volleyball club VCVC (Ventura County Volleyball Club). Since inception, SMBC VC has been growing the game of volleyball in its area and offering exceptional travel team and non-travel programs to help serve the needs of the Camarillo and greater Ventura County volleyball community.

SMBC VC operates out of its own exclusive, spacious two-court facility in the heart of the Camarillo outlets, located at 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo. The program fields four to six teams annually across the range of age divisions, as well as offers exciting and expanding youth and juniors non-travel training programs.

The Director for SMBC VC is long-time coaching fixture Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto, who has been coaching boys and girls club, high school, and collegiate programs for decades, both indoor and beach. Yosh is bolstered by an excellent coaching staff with deep ties to the Ventura County volleyball community. 

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

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STEVE "YOSH" YOSHIMOTO
DIRECTOR - SMBC VC

Long-time, popular Ventura County volleyball community coach Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto returns as Director of the VC Program as a whole, LAVA VC for Girls and SMBC VC for Boys.

A product of the Conejo Valley, Yosh graduated from Thousand Oaks High School before heading to Pepperdine University, where he discovered the sport of volleyball and found a significant passion for it. His transition to coaching over the years that followed took him from indoor to beach and back again, with significant high school and club coaching experience. He handled the reins as Assistant Varsity Coach for both Boys and Girls at Camarillo High School, Head Varsity Girls at La Reina High School, and Head Varsity Girls at Buena High School. He has extensive experience in club volleyball with almost two decades roaming the tournament sidelines.

In 2013 he founded Ventura County Volleyball Club (VCVC), the precursor to SMBC VC and LAVA VC, with its own two-court facility -- out of which VC still practices -- and both a boys and girls program, which were both highly respected in the club community and found instant success.

All three of Yosh's sons played for him, proving the bedrock upon which the exemplary SMBC VC program now stands: Evan Yoshimoto, Berkeley graduate, SBCC Men's Volleyball Team, USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated; Owen Yoshimoto, Pepperdine Men's Volleyball Team, USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated; and Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis Men's Volleyball Team, USA National Team Member, International Pro (Switzerland), USA HP Beach A1 Player, AAA Beach Rated. Matt and Owen have both coached for VC with Owen still significantly involved in the program, with plans to coach this coming season, while Matt will assuredly coach whenever he is not overseas playing professionally.

Steve Yoshimoto is one of the biggest figures in the Ventura County volleyball community and we welcome him back as Director of SMBC VC and LAVA VC this coming season.

Steve "Yosh" Yoshimoto - Director, LAVA VC
(email) yosh@venturacountyvbc.com
(cell) 805-340-9978

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 FACILITY

SMBC VC - 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo

SMBC VC is based out of our exclusive 12,000 square foot facility located at 161 Plaza La Vista, Camarillo. We have two spacious courts, performance training equipment, a player lounge, ample space for spectators, and easy, abundant parking.

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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