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Better at Beach Level 3 ( Red)

This quiz will your knowledge of the basic fundamentals and rules of beach volleyball. Successful completion of this exam, the physical skills test and a signature from a Better at Beach Master Coach earn you your Red Level 3 Jersey!

Physical Skills Assessment:

The coach will underhand bowl toss free balls from the opposite service line. You must pass to yourself, then set to yourself and then standing overhand spike the ball five or more out of ten times to pass.

From full depth, you must overhand serve balls over the net and in the court. You need to complete 7 or more successful serves in ten attempts.

You must use alternating single arm touches to 'juggle' the ball 20 times in a row without catching the ball or breaking the sequence.

You must pass and set to yourself 20 times in a row without catching or carrying the ball and without breaking the sequence.

Demonstrate 5 Spike Approaches with Proper Footwork and Armwork. 

Remember, you cannot be coached DURING the assessment.

 

Click the button below to start and test your beach volleyball knowledge!

 

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Question 1 of 21

When positioning your feet for a pass or a serve receive, they should be positioned..

A

Just outside shoulders

B

Touching each other

C

One foot off the ground, Karate Kid style

Question 2 of 21

Better at beach teaches this hand position for passing and serve receive.

A

Fingers perpendicular, thumbs parallel and touching.

B

Taco style

C

Interlock all fingers

D

Tomahawk

Question 3 of 21

When passing you should...

A

Stand up straight

B

Keep your chest out/puffed for good posture

C

Keep your shoulders in front of/over your toes.

Question 4 of 21

Better at beaches teaches you to pass in a way that ensures your elbows...

A

Are locked out way before the ball gets to you

B

Extend quickly right at the point of contact

C

Stay as loose and noodle-like as possible during contact

Question 5 of 21

When in a defensive posture, your hands should be..

A

Over your head

B

In front of you and ready

C

Behind your back

D

Squeezing each other as tightly as possible because flexing protects your essential organs

Question 6 of 21

In order to successfully bump set, I should...

A

Put my platform out at the last second

B

Build my platform early and show my hitter where I'm about to set with my angle

C

Forget the platform, I’m going to poke set every time

D

Keep my elbows bent until the last possible second so the ball "pops" off my platform

Question 7 of 21

For a bump set, my steps should be follow this sequence:

A

Off foot, net foot, set

B

Net foot, off foot, set

C

Hop, skip, plant with both feet, set

D

Footwork doesn’t matter when it comes to setting

Question 8 of 21

I’m right-handed, my attack footwork should go...

A

Right, left, right-left

B

Right, left-right

C

Left, left, right, right

D

Hop, skip, jump

Question 9 of 21

The pace of my approach should be:

A

Accelerate, then slow to walk, walk

B

Walk, accelerate, walk

C

One steady speed for all four steps

D

Walk, accelerate, explode

Question 10 of 21

You should thrust your hips forward when passing and make sure your hands and arms stay as close as possible to your hips and torso

A

True

B

False

Question 11 of 21

Better at Beach teaches to pass

A

As close to the net as possible.

B

10 feet (3 meters) off the net

C

So that the ball stays under the top of the antenna

D

6 feet above the top of the antenna and 6 feet from the net.

Question 12 of 21

When I set, I should be…

A

Square to my target

B

Facing my service line.

C

Facing my partner

D

Doing something cool for Instagram

Question 13 of 21

When transition setting, I should…

A

Sprint as fast as I can to the ball

B

Start fast, but when I get near the ball, I slow down to make a calm set

C

Blame my partner for shanking the pass. Are you kidding me?

Question 14 of 21

 

When hand setting, my hands should be up and shaped early (by the peak of the pass):

A

True

B

False

Question 15 of 21

For attacking, I should be taking the first step of my approach towards the ball at the same time OR just after…

A

I get in serve receive

B

I pass the ball

C

The setter makes contact

D

The ball is on its way down

Question 16 of 21

When digging a hard driven ball, I want to…

A

Dig a low shooting ball to the net to speed up the play

B

Dig it to the end line

C

Dig it at my partner wherever they are

D

Dig it high and towards the front middle of the court

Question 17 of 21

What is the tomahawk in beach volleyball?

A

When you play the ball over your head with your hands together

B

When you spike it as hard as you can

C

When you hit your opponent’s hands

D

When you block your opponent’s swing

Question 18 of 21

What is a pokey?

A

A fantastic seafood dish

B

A shot you hit with your knuckles

C

When you accidentally hit the opposing blocker’s hands

D

A short shot over the blocker

Question 19 of 21

What is a free ball?

A

When Wilson does a promotional giveaway for a free volleyball

B

When the opponent hits a terrible shot

C

When the opponent has no viable offensive option, and has to bump it over

Question 20 of 21

When someone is serving you, you should position yourself so that:

A

You are facing the server and angling your platform

B

You should be facing your passing target no matter what

Question 21 of 21

I should aim my set ...

A

1 inch from the net

B

On top of the net

C

At my partner no matter where they are standing.

D

2-5 feet (~1M) from the net

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