The LAVB Distinction
Vision and Commitment to grow the game . . .
All levels of volleyball opportunities are available through various programs in Louisiana Volleyball and The Volleyball Institute of America (VIA). Quality training and programming is apparent in our youth leagues, clinics, The Academy, camps, private/group lessons, club season, college advancement, tournaments and coach development. Louisiana Volleyball offers various levels of teams to meet our athletes’ abilities, goals and dreams from ages 8- 18! Not only do we serve our home-based community, but we also have a family of clubs in Covington, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Our Elite players come together to compete at the highest-level tournaments offered in the USA.
Community Based and Driven . . .
Louisiana Volleyball was formed in 2001 with 5 teams. We now host 45-50 teams each year. Our athletes are featured throughout the State of Louisiana. Our coaches span middle schools, high schools and college ranks. We are the only club offering a minimum of $10,000 in need-based scholarships to assist families in need.
Our Coaches are our greatest assets . . .
LAVB/VIA invest in our coaches. We have set aside a fund for coaches’ education and training. We have 4 current collegiate coaches, 12 current high school coaches, 5 coaches with past college or high school coaching experience, 12 coaches who played high school and/or collegiate volleyball, 13 coaches who are teachers, several coaches who coached in National Championships Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals and Finals, 9 State Championship Coaches (some won in multiple years).
Professional Leadership . . .
A full time experienced administrative staff working collaboratively towards the success of the club. Our staff and admin are highly accessible and invested in each athletes’ and coaches’ development. Our staff prides itself in meeting and exceeding the Louisiana volleyball community needs.
Proven Results . . .
3 AAU National Championships, 1 National Finalists, and 3 Semi-Finals at Nationals, 5 Gatorade Player of the Year Award winners (in the past 4 years), 16 All-American Players at Nationals, 16 LHSAA MVP (in various divisions) at State Championships, 9 Coaches of State Champion High School Teams.
College Placement . . .
Louisiana Volleyball works with a Recruiting Coordinator to facilitate and educate families in the college recruiting process. Over 70 players from Louisiana Volleyball teams have earned scholarships from 2006 through 2013. We have athletes that are currently playing or have played at Baylor, Belhaven, Belmont, Central Arkansas, Central Oklahoma, Christian Brothers, Columbia, Dominican College, Eastern New Mexico, Faulkner State, Howard, LSU, Millsaps College, Mississippi, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Southeastern, TCU, Tulane, UL Lafayette, UL Monroe, Arkansas, Nichols State, North Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Virginia Tech, University of Pennsylvania
Tournament Play at home . . .
LAVB hosts and participates in several events each club season. This saves on travel/time, gives us the opportunity to support our family of players, and helps encourage top teams around the US to reciprocate and come to our events.
Non Profit . . .
Our goal is to grow the game and serve the community. Your involvement helps to invest in the productthat Louisiana Volleyball has to offer our families. We are passionate about girls playing, learning and loving the game. Our families and coaches ore our most unique resources and define our program.
Our Culture . . .
Our goal is to position our athletes within a competitive and comfortable environment where they are able to find individual and team success along with encouraging personal growth as athletes and individuals. This goal can only be accomplished with mutual participation and cooperation for the athlete, parent and coach.
10,000 – Dollars available from LAVB for need-based athletes
500 – Years of collective volleyball coaching experience
70 – LAVB players that have played in College
25 – LAVB players who have earned D-1 Athletic Scholarships
16 – LAVB All-Americans
16 – LAVB LHSAA State Tournament MVPs
9 – LAVB Coaches who have won State Championships
5 – LAVB Gatorade Players of the year
3 – AAU National Championships in a row