Welcome to Kern River Volleyball Club, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA).
Kern River serves the Bakersfield area and all adjacent communities.
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.
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.
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 Kern River program: knowledgeable coaches, structured training, approachable and experienced admins, informative manuals, interactive websites, recruiting systems, etc. At Kern River, the best of LAVA comes to Bakersfield.
Summer Offerings via NOR @ Kern River VBC!
Kern River is happy to announce its slate of NOR summer camps! Click the flyer icon at left to download more information.
Sign Up For Kern River Non-Travel!
Kern River’s popular non-travel program returns in January of 2015! Click here to visit the Non-Travel Program page and click here to visit the Kern River Lite program page. We’ll see you in the gym!
January Open Gyms @ Kern River VBC!
Kern River is pleased to host a pair of open gyms in January! Sign up to play and join us for a little competition and a lot of fun! Click the flyer icon at left to download more information. We’ll see you in the gym!
ONLINE SIGN UP NOW AVAILABLE FOR KERN RIVER NON-TRAVEL AND KERN RIVER LITE PROGRAMS!
Kern River has opened its online registration for the popular non-travel and youth Lite programs! Click here to visit the Non-Travel Program page and click here to visit the Kern River Lite program page. You can also download the flyer at left for more information. We’ll see you in the gym!
Club Tryouts & Fall Clinics Announced!
Kern River has announced the dates and times for our series of Fall Clinics for 2014, as well as the dates and times for Club Tryouts for the 2014-15 season! Click the flyer icon at left to download more information and we’ll see you in the gym!
Sign Up Now for Kern River Summer Clinics with LAVA Coaches!
Kern River has partnered with LAVA Coaches Tim Jensen, Gene LeDuff and Brad Lyans to offer Summer Clinics. We have added new sessions for August! Click the flyer icon at right to download more information!
Kern River Coach Editza “Ed” Urias Signs with Dixie State University!
Kern River congratulates coach Ed Urias for signing to continue her excellent volleyball playing career at Dixie State University, beginning in fall of 2014. Congrats, Ed!
Non-Travel Programs Update
All Non-Traveling Programs will move to the River Lakes Community Center starting on March 17th.
PRESENTING THE LAVA FLOW . . .A BLOG ON ALL THINGS LAVA!
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!
PRESENTING THE LAVA FLOW . . .A BLOG ON ALL THINGS LAVA!
Non-Travel Programs to being on January 8th
Session 1 for the Non-Travel Program will begin on Wednesday, January 8th at Bakersfield College. The Lites will be from 6-7:30PM and the Non-Travel from 7-9PM.
Kern River Coach Editza “Ed” Urias Named Player of the Year!
Kern River congratulates our non-travel coach Ed Urias for her stellar sophomore season, which she capped by earning the Western South Conference Co-Player of the Year!
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 Kern River. The Commitment Letter CANNOT be signed before 4PM on Monday, Oct 7th for the 15U-18U teams and 4PM on Monday, Oct 14th for the 12U-14U teams.
The Kern River Shop is Now Open!
The new and improved Kern River Online Shop & Spirit Wear Store is officially activated! Parents, we encourage you to check out the offerings, get yourself something nice, and wear you Kern River gear with pride! Click here to visit the shop. See you in the gym, looking spiffy!
Press Release – Teri Lavo Appointed LAVA’s Affiliate Liaison to Multiple Affiliates, Including Kern River!
LAVA is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Lavo to the position of LAVA Affiliate Liaison. Teri will act in an “as it sounds” capacity, as the liaison for affiliate club parents, coaches, and directors with the LAVA mother company. Click the flyer icon at left to learn more. Welcome, Teri!
LAVA Beach Announces Summer Programs!
Jenny Johnson-Jordan returns as Head Coach as LAVA Beach announces its slate of summer offerings, including week-long mini-camps, individual clinics, and a beach elite program for advanced players. Download the flyer for more info or visit lava-girls.com/beach for more details!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (click here to email) . Learning is just one click away!