What is SMBC Boys? The Santa Monica Beach Club Boys (SMBC Boys) volleyball program is the oldest and most successful affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA). Established in 1982, the SMBC Boys program has left an indelible mark on the boys volleyball community. With more than 50 medals in national competition, SMBC Boys is a well-respected juggernaut with alumni scattered throughout the upper echelons of the collegiate NCAA Division One Men’s volleyball ranks (USC, Pepperdine, UCLA, UCSB, Irvine, Ohio State, Pacific, UCSD, CSUN, to name a few). The flagship boys program for LAVA — an affiliation of junior volleyball clubs in Southern California featuring some of the best and brightest minds in the region — SMBC Boys has four locations: SMBC North (Santa Clarita), SMBC South (Studio City), SMBC West (Thousand Oaks), and SMBC VC (Camarillo). 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.
SMBC VENTURA COUNTY (VC)
SMBC VC (CAMARILLO, CA) — SMBC VC is our most recent and exciting boys affiliate. Based in Camarillo, SMBC West taps into the talent-rich region of Ventura County, most specifically down “the grade” with its own exclusive two-court facility in Camarillo, CA.
In Summer of 2018, the excellent people behind SMBC Boys and Ventura County Volleyball Club (VCVC) joined forces to bring to Ventura County a strong and dedicated boys club volleyball that shares at its core the three central goals of SMBC Boys: (1) train well and development fully the young male athletic talent of the area in the sport of volleyball; (2) teach the boys of this community how to be excellent young men through the vehicle of athletics; and (3) compete on-court to win matches at the highest of competitive levels. Welcome to SMBC Ventura County!
SMBC VC swiftly assembled an outstanding leadership team, including: Steve Yoshimoto, the long-time owner/director of Ventura County Volleyball Club; Matt Diaz, the Director of SMBC West; Chris Reyes, the Club Director for SMBC Boys South; and Trevor Julian, Co-Founder of LAVA and the Director of girls program LAVA West. Our leadership has compiled a top-tier coaching staff that features some of the finest, most popular boys volleyball coaches working in the area today.