The Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA) is a premier youth and junior volleyball organization based in Southern California. The program is the combined effort of multiple distinct locations working in tandem with one another and boasts collectively more than 70 teams and 750 competitive athletes. Director of Operations Nabil Mardini and Director of Development Trevor Julian oversee the LAVA collective, both founding members of the organization as a whole.

LAVA VENTURA COUNTY (VENTURA COUNTY, CA) — Based out of Camarillo and Ventura, California, LAVA Ventura County launched in summer of 2018 as a LAVA program boasting excellent staff members with deep ties to the Ventura volleyball community. LAVA VC brings energy and a high standard of ethical behavior to the area as it strives to uphold the Three Core Values of LAVA — integrity, competitiveness, and passion. LAVA VC fields a handful of teams annually across the various age divisions of the SCVA out of its exclusive two-court facility in Camarillo and its additional locaion at Ventura Missionary School. The Division Director of LAVA Ventura County is Steve Yoshimoto.

LAVA Ventura County features an excellent coaching staff that includes long-time Ventura-area coaches Junior Mosones, Jack Richards, Janee Richards, Jon Ballard, and Maurice “Shima” Shimabuku, among several others. LAVA VC adheres to a training regimen crafted by the LAVA principals, designed to help our coaches train their athletes to become the best players they can be. Our coaches are committed and knowledgeable, and our slate of offerings includes both full travel and non-travel options. In addition to competitive travel teams across the spectrum of age divisions for the regional SCVA tournament schedule, LAVA VC also includes an extensive and very popular 12’s training program.


Club Tryouts for the coming club season (click here for more info) will in early August for the 15’s-18’s age groups (9th-12th graders) and early October for the 12’s-14’s age groups. LAVA VC will house full travel and limited travel teams, with possible year-end tournament additions on a team-by-team basis. What is Limited Travel? Click here. Have interest or want more information? Please contact our staff.


What is non-travel? Non-travel programs are skills training and development programs with no competitive travel component. These programs tend to be session-based (a certain number of weeks) and seasonal (one session per season), not team-based with a variety of programs available for youth and junior athletes from grades 03-09. More info on LAVA VC youth and non-travel programs coming soon.

Program for Boys … LAVA VC also features a program specifically for Boys from 5th-12th grades (under the SMBC Boys banner). Please contact our staff for more details.

*The 12’s program at LAVA VC is unique to the organization and includes limited local (Ventura-area) competition events. For more info on the 12’s program, please contact our staff.

For more information on LAVA VC, our excellent coaches and teams, or any of our fine array of programs and offerings, please click here to get in touch with our staff.