LAVA teams crisscross the country over the course of the competitive season, which runs from January to early July. There are multiple mid-year and year-end travel tournaments, which come in three basic categories: Showcase Events, Qualifier Events, and Year-End Events. Showcases are mid-year events that act as stand-alone tournaments, meaning their results have no impact on future events. Qualifier events are tournaments which do impact future events; you must perform well at a qualifier event to ‘qualify’ for a specific year-end tournament (the most common qualifiers are USAV JNQ events). Year-end tournaments are four-day tournaments to finish the season. This page is dedicated to these multi-day travel tournaments only; one-day tournaments hosted in Southern California by the SCVA are listed here. Please see below for this season’s slate of travel tournaments and their accompanying dates.

Parents: We encourage you to travel with our teams to watch your daughter play. The size of our organization allows opportunities for savings and discounts on parent travel via parent room blocks, car rental, etc. Please click on the flyer icons below to download important travel information, as well as instructions on how to confirm special rates for parents (at our partner hotels and with Enterprise car rental), or click here to email Rose Riedel, travel maven for LAVA, for more specific details.

Enterprise Discount: Enterprise extends LAVA families a discount rate (5% off) for any and all Enterprise car rentals nationwide, whether for a LAVA tournament or just your own personal or business use. Click here to book cars online or by calling 800-261-7331. LAVA parent discount corporate rate #NA32W99 (pin: Los).

*Please note that all dates listed below are for the days of actual tournament play. An additional day of travel for out-of-state tournaments will apply for the day prior (or two days prior in some cases for year-end tournaments) to the first day of play.

Vegas Classic … Las Vegas, NV
16’s, 17’s & 18’s Only
February 18-20 (Sat-Mon)
Website: Vegas Classic

So Cal JNQ
18’s (Open,USA & American): Mar 10-12 (Fri-Sun) — Anaheim, CA
12’s-17’s American: April 7-9 (Fri-Sun) — Las Vegas, NV
Website: SoCal JNQ

Crossroads JNQ … Denver, CO
12’s-15’s: March 04-06 (Sat-Mon)
16’s-18’s: March 10-12 (Fri-Sun)
Website: Crossroads JNQ

USAV Junior Nationals … Minneapolis, MN
18’s: April 21-23 (3 Days-Dallas,TX)
12’s-17’s: June 25-July 04 (4 Days*)
*Staggered start by division
Website: USAV 2017 GJNC

Volleyball Festival … Phoenix, AZ
12’s-18’s: June 29-July 02 (Thu-Sun)
Website: Volleyball Festival

Summer Soiree … Anaheim, CA
12’s-18’s: June 29-July 02 (Thu-Sun)
Website: Summer Soiree


In 2016 USA Volleyball changed its schedule for the 18’s Division. Please note that JNQ events for 18’s teams are on a different schedule than the other age divisions.


Please note also that the USAV 18’s Junior National Championships takes place over three days (not four) at the end of April in Reno, NV (not Indianapolis like the 12’s-17’s). This is a significant change from previous years.