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 several dozen teams and several hundred competitive athletes.

LAVA WEST (THOUSAND OAKS, CA) — LAVA West is a program on the cusp of greatness after multiple seasons full of successes across the spectrum of age divisions. Based in Thousand Oaks, LAVA West taps into the talent-rich regions of the Conejo Valley, Ventura County, Malibu, Simi Valley, Calabasas, and the western San Fernando Valley.

LAVA West has swiftly become an immensely successful girls volleyball club. Our goal has been to strive to bring about a change in the competitive culture of an area that stretches from Woodland Hills to Santa Barbara, an area that has the raw athletic talent to find club volleyball success on a national scale — but has never had the organizational structure, sustained commitment to quality coaching, nor an understanding of the kind of training, hard work, and determination required to compete at the highest levels … that is, until LAVA West.

Our teams have been a consistent presence in the SCVA’s Gold Bracket for the past several seasons, as well as enjoyed success at a series national travel tournaments, including: a USA Volleyball Girls 18’s Junior National Championship Gold Medal in 2017, a 16’s Bronze Medal won at the 2017 Mideast JNQ, a 16’s Gold Medal won at the 2016 Pacific NW JNQ, a 15’s Bronze Medal won at the 2016 SoCal JNQ, a 14’s Bronze Medal won at the 2016 Junior National Championships, a 14’s Gold Medal won at the 2015 SoCal Junior National Qualifier, a 12’s Division Bronze Medal at the JVA West Coast Cup, eight qualification bids to Junior Nationals in the past four seasons, and an 18’s Division Volleyball Festival Championship Gold Medal to cap the club’s inaugural season. With a handful of excellent practice facilities in Thousand Oaks, the program fields more than a dozen teams annually across the seven age divisions of the SCVA. The Club Director for LAVA West is Trevor Julian with Robert Haar as Division Manager.


Club Tryouts for high school-aged athletes (9th-12th graders, 15’s-18’s age divisions) are in early August each year. Club Tryouts for middle school and younger athletes (8th graders and below, 11’s-14’s age divisions) are in early October each year. Please click here for more info on exact dates and times for both August and October tryouts. LAVA West offers full travel teams and limited travel teams. What is Full Travel? Click here. What is Limited Travel? Click here. Have interest or want more information? Please contact our staff.


Non-Travel Programs are skills training and development programs with no competitive travel component. Click here for a more in-depth description. 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 02-08. Our youth skills program for 2nd-5th graders, also known as LAVA Lite @ LAVA West and our middle school non-travel program for 6th-8th graders, also know as Lava Juniors @ LAVA West, run over four seasonal sessions — Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall — with 8-12 practices per session (depending on season) at total cost of ranging from $120-$190.

# – Lava Lite Program … Youth Skills Training … For 2nd-5th Graders
# – Lava Juniors Program … Middle School Skills Development … For 6th-8th Graders

Registration and payment for non-travel programs is accomplished online. Online forms for the above listed programs are available via the links provided above.

For the coming club season, building off early accomplishments and working with a new set of bold, long-term competitive goals, LAVA West has compiled one of the most phenomenal group of coaches you are likely find anywhere in the region — names like long-time successful club coaches Trevor Julian and Dhiraj Coats — with exciting new faces brought in to complement an existing staff that features some of the finest coaches working in the area today.

The group has won awards and accolades as players and coaches at nearly every level — club, high school, college, professional — and has produced teams as coaches that have won gold, silver, and bronze medals in Junior National Qualifier and Junior National Championship competition, won multiple Festival Championships, and competed in the highest divisions of the SCVA every year for the past fifteen years.

LAVA West features multiple program offerings with options for all ages and skill levels, including non-travel and skills development programs. For more information on LAVA West, our travel teams or non-travel programs, or the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy as a whole, please contact our staff.

Trevor Julian
Lava West Director
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Robert Haar
Lava West Manager
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Lava West 18 Adidas, Gold Medal 2017

Lava West 16 Adidas, Bronze Medal 2017

Lava West 12 Adidas, Bronze Medal 2017

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