WHAT IS NON-TRAVEL @ LAVA?
Non-travel programs are skills training and development programs, typically with one 90-minute practice per week. These programs do not include regional or national travel tournaments; there is no fixed travel and competition component for these training-based programs. Non-travel programs tend to be session-based (a certain number of weeks) and seasonal (one session per season), not team-based. Non-travel programs also utilize online registration and payment systems. There are a variety of programs available for youth and junior athletes from grades 03-09.
Here is the list of current Non-Travel offerings (this information is also available on the Program Descriptions page):
# – LAVA LITE … For 3rd-5th Grade Girls … LAVA Lite is the official youth program of LAVA, designed to introduce the sport of volleyball to girls primarily in the third, fourth, and fifth grades. The immensely popular Lite Program gives young athletes a taste of volleyball in a friendly, fun environment, mixing competition with quality skills training to build and stoke a passion for this wonderful team sport. The Program operates out of multiple locations with four sessions annually: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. Each session consists of 6-12 weeks (based on season and location), with one scheduled 90-minute practice per week. The cost per player runs from $125-$195 per session (based on length of session). Visit the Home Page of the LAVA Lite Program: click here.
# – LITE PLUS … For 5th-6th Grade Girls … Lite Plus is the advanced stage of the LAVA Lite Program, adding in more complex skills and concepts for high-intermediate-to-advanced youth players, most of whom will have completed several sessions of the standard Lite Program. The Lite Plus is for advanced 5th graders, as well as 6th grade girls who are too old for the Lite Program, but still want to train in a non-travel environment. Similar to standard Lite, the Lite Plus operates out of multiple locations with four annual sessions (Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. Each session consists of 6-12 weeks (based on season and location), with one scheduled 90-minute practice per week. The cost per player runs from $150-$225 per session (based on length of session). Online sign up is accomplished via the standard LAVA Lite webpage: click here to access the page. Locations with available Lite Plus programs will be indicated.
# – 6TH GRADE SERIES … For 6th Grade Girls … The Sixth Grade Series is a program only offered in the Summer and Fall, reserved for rising 6th graders (rising 6th = will be 6th graders the very next school year) who are looking to prepare their skills for the upcoming travel club season. Only players who expect to participate in club volleyball as 6th graders should sign up (with director approval 5th graders expecting to participate in club volleyball may also participate). The Sixth Grade Series operates out of multiple locations on 6-10 week schedules for a Summer Session and Fall Session, and also utilizes online registration. Note: some locations also run a combined Lite Plus/6th Series. Visit the Home Page of the 6th Series: click here.
# – WALK-ONS … For 7th-9th Grade Girls … The Walk-Ons Program is for 7th-9th grade girls who are not looking to play on a travel club volleyball team, but who wish to keep their skills up either out of love for the game or a desire to play in high school, or both! The Walk-Ons Program is the natural non-travel extension (for older girls in 7th-9th graders) of the Lite Program and operates out of multiple locations with four annual sessions (Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. Each session consists of 6-12 weeks (based on season and location), with one scheduled 90-minute practice per week. The cost per player runs from $150-$295 per session (based on length of session). Visit the Home Page of the Walk-Ons: click here.
# – OFF-SEASON CAMPS & CLINICS … For 3rd-12th Grade Girls … The competitive club volleyball season runs from November through June. The off-season consists of the summer and fall months (June through October). LAVA offers a wide range of seasonal camps, clinics, and workshops in the summer and fall. Registration is handled online and opens in April or May. Cost and logistics vary by specific location and specific offering. For Summer Offerings, please visit the Summer Offerings webpage. For Fall Offerings, please visit the Fall Offerings webpage.
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LAVA also offers competitive teams with both Full Travel and Limited Travel schedules. For an explanation of what constitutes a Full Travel Team, please click please click here. For an explanation of what constitutes a Limited Travel Team, please click here.