The Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA) is an affiliation of volleyball clubs based in Southern California, and has quickly developed into one of the premier junior athletic organizations in the country. LAVA’s affiliates — all unique, but all dedicated to LAVA’s overarching mission statement of Volleyball Done Differently, which drives us to do boldly, differently, and better in every single aspect of our enterprise — combine for more than 80 teams and 800 athletes.

LAVA Girls is LAVA’s flagship family of affiliate clubs, the first to bear the LAVA name. With its LAVA North (Santa Clarita), LAVA South (Studio City), and LAVA West (Thousand Oaks) locations, collectively more than forty-five teams, LAVA Girls is one of the largest clubs in Southern California, and one of the most respected. The Director of the LAVA Girls collective is Nabil Mardini with Assistant Director Trevor Julian, both Founding Members of the Academy itself.


Our LAVA Girls training structure is one of the best in the business. Our coaches adhere to a regimen crafted by our club directors, bolstered by our LAVA Coaching Guide complete with drills, technical guidelines, feedback key words and vocabulary, age-specific training philosophies, and myriad other coaching supplements designed to improve the overall knowledge and skill-set of each and every LAVA Girls coach. Our coaches also appreciate the flexibility our structure provides — while there is an overall framework in place to guide them, the framework allows each coach to bring major elements of their own personality and style into play, allowing for the use of their own particular strengths and their own particular passions. It for this reason, perhaps more any other, that our coaches return to us year-to-year at an extraordinary rate, giving our program an unmatched foundation.

LAVA Girls has been thoughtfully and comprehensively designed to provide our players with top-tier training and instruction, challenging competition, encouragement, and an overall winning athletic experience, while at the same time offering our parents an efficient administration, open lines of communication, an excellent familial environment that cares about its players, and an organization dedicated to providing tangible value for every dollar spent. We have experienced tremendous success with this approach and deeply believe in its each and every element, and the value and significance of realizing it year after year.

LAVA Girls is one of the biggest and most competitive clubs in the Southern California region — and entirely subscribed to the LAVA’s overarching mission of Volleyball Done Differently. We hope you choose to join us and we look forward to seeing you in the gym!