Welcome to Montecito Volleyball Club, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA).
Montecito serves the Santa Barbara area and all its adjacent communities.

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Erika Lilley & Lisa Gera

We welcome Lisa Gera as our new Montecito Volleyball Club Director! Lisa takes over for Erika Lilley, the Founding Director of Montecito, who will continue to coach for Montecito even as she expands her responsibilities with LAVA to include strength training for other nearby affiliates. Congrats, Lisa!


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Stability – The LAVA Network

With 10 affiliates and more than 150 coaches and admins working within its bounds, the LAVA network is one of the largest club volleyball organizations in the country. Size brings stability and stability brings flexibility—in our ability to seek partnerships, control costs, think outside the box, and generate new ideas, all of which in turn creates value.

Integrity – Volleyball Done Differently

LAVA is committed to setting a course and navigating a path with the highest ethical standards of behavior. We strive to do differently—and better—in every aspect of our enterprise, and work hard to ensure our players, parents, and families understand and follow our example, and subscribe to our motto of Volleyball Done Differently.

Tangibility – The Value of LAVA

Stability and integrity are important elements of a positive club culture—most people, however, are also looking for tangible benefits, things they can actually reach out and touch or see. LAVA adds tangible value to its Montecito program: knowledgeable coaches, structured training, approachable and experienced admins, informative manuals, interactive websites, recruiting systems, etc. At Montecito, LAVA comes to Santa Barbara.

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BREAKING NEWS . . . Montecito Announces a New Club Director . . . Popular Local Coach Lisa Gera . . . Click the Press Release Below for More!


Jan 10 – LAVA is proud to present a new website feature: the LAVA Flow, a blog about all things LAVA. We welcome long-time LAVA club coach and award-winning Brentwood High School Head Varsity Girls Coach Jeff Porter, who takes on the role of Club Reporter for LAVA in 2014. Keep an eye out for him at tournaments . . . and don’t be shy about sending him information on your team’s successes, player performances, or anything else of interest. Click
here to email Jeff!

SCVA Commitment Letter!
Click on the image to download the SCVA Commitment Letter. Fill out the form and email it back to Montecito. Click here to email the completed form to Montecito. The Commitment Letter CANNOT besigned before 4PM on Monday, Oct 7th for the 15U-18U teams and 4PM on Monday, Oct 14th for the 12U-14U teams.


Young Athletes! Calling All Players for Montecito Lite!
Calling all young players, the Montecito Lite program is signing up its players! If you are in 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and want to play volleyball, give us a call and/or sign up to play as a member of our popular Lite program, Montecito’s youth option. Contact Erika Lilley (click here to email) or call Erika at 661-476-6296.


LAVA Launches Mardico Coach Education Program!
For five generations the men of the Mardini family have given their businesses the same powerful name: Mardico. LAVA is pleased to announce the launch of its latest venture, a coaching education company, headlined by Director of Operations Nabil Mardini himself and bearing the Mardico name, in honor of the Mardini family and its heritage. A multitude of offerings exist for high school, club, or college programs; visit the offical home of Mardico at lavacademy.com/mardico. For more information or to sign up your program for a Mardico clinic series of customized duration, please contact Nabil himself at 818-710-4429 or nabil.mardini@lavacademy.com (click here to email) . Learning is just one click away!