This quiz will test your knowledge of beach volleyball. This quiz is for advanced players who should have a deep knowledge of the rules and techniques as taught by Better at Beach. Successful completion of this exam, the physical skills test and a signature from a Better at Beach Master Coach earn you your Royal Blue Level 4 Jersey!
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Question 1 of 37
You should try to keep your hands very close to your hips for effective passing and digging.
Question 2 of 37
When demonstrating good passing posture, your your bottom rib should be...
Tucked to maintain space for your arms
Pushing out so your hands can reach further
Question 3 of 37
In serve receive, you should use the tomahawk.
Only in extreme emergencies
When the ball is serve high and deep
To attack a short serve
Question 4 of 37
If a float serve is coming fast at your neck
Use a drop step to get your torso out of the way and your platform on the ball
Relax and tomahawk
Midline is everything. Make sure your chest and hips stay behind the ball no matter what
Question 5 of 37
Can you dig or pass a ball with the open palm in your hand?
Yes, so long as the ball rebounds and doesn’t stop in your hand.
No, you have to use a closed hand, knuckle or platform for it to be legal
Question 6 of 37
As I’m approaching a ball to set, I should:
Keep my legs straight and stay upright, using only my arms to set.
Keep my knees "soft" and use "off foot, net foot, set" footwork.
Get into a deep squat and then use my legs as much as possible with a full body, explosive upward movement
Question 7 of 37
After I set, I should…
Walk away. My partner’s siding out with that bump juice all day long.
Follow the ball and be ready to cover while trying to see the defense and giving my partner call for where to shoot.
Stare at the defender so they know that I know where they are.
Question 8 of 37
When hand setting, your initial contact on the ball should be at the very top of your reach. Catch it as high as possible.
Question 9 of 37
Most successful world tour players set at this height
The top of the antenna
Underneath the top of the antenna
As high as possible
15-25 feet / 5-8 meters
Question 10 of 37
I should set my hitter...
Straight up and down where I’m standing no matter where they are
Directly in front of their head.
Just outside their body on their hitting arm side but at 2-5 feet from the net.
Just outside their non-hitting arm.
Question 11 of 37
Can you hand set a free ball?
Question 12 of 37
If you use your hands to set the ball to your partner and it comes out clean but it goes over the net, what is the ruling?
That play is illegal. You can't set over the net with your hands.
Play should continue. It was an accident and you really were trying to set your partner so it's fine.
It depends. Hand setting over the net is ALWAYS illegal if you aren't facing where you set.
Question 13 of 37
On my approach, my hips should be…
Going up and down like a wave with each step
Low and level with each step and each transition until take off
High the whole way through
Low, Low then jump up and splash down before your real jump
Question 14 of 37
I pass is too low and tight to the net. I know my setter is going to have to sprint to the net just to save the play. I should…
Call for an outside set
Get close to my setter to save the play
Get near your setter in terms of width but wait at or behind half court ready for a good set but also ready to react to a bad one
Question 15 of 37
When approaching, I should take my look at the defense after…
My first step
My second step
My last step
Never. Focus on the ball.
Question 16 of 37
What is the "go-to" high percentage swing most players should use when they get a bad set AND they have to attack from off the net?
Anywhere so long as it’s hard
Line every time
At the blocker's head
Question 17 of 37
A cut shot or a high line should be
A soft arching shot
As flat or steep as possible so it clears the block/net AND beats fast defenders
Hit as hard as possible
Question 18 of 37
What is a Jumbo?
A big swing
A short shot just over the blocker
A high arching angle shot over the defender’s head
A high line shot
Question 19 of 37
I should be taking the first step of my approach towards the ball at the same time OR just after.
I get in serve receive
I pass the ball
The setter makes contact with the ball
The ball is on its way down
Question 20 of 37
What is a high line?
A swing to the deep diagonal corner that hits a one of the lines
A shot to the angle
A shot over the blocker down the line
A shot under the blocker to the line
Question 21 of 37
If you are teaching a right handed player to perform a standing float serve, which foot should they step forward with just prior to contacting the ball?
Neither. Your feet should be directly next to each other throughout the standing float serve.
Question 22 of 37
When performing a standing float serve, you should...
Never pull your elbow back. Make sure you hand and elbow stay as high as possible at all times.
Pull your elbow back to a "bow and arrow" or "nike" position just before contact.
Leave your elbow in front of your torso throughout the movement so you can be accurate like when you play darts.
Question 23 of 37
One thing I should always do when jump serving is…
Hit it with pace, every time
Reach for a high contact point
Aim for the alleys
Question 24 of 37
When jump (spike)serving, my arm should be
Tight and flexed the whole swing
Loose and snappy
Question 25 of 37
I am a blocker positioned next to the antenna. The opposing team hit a high, deep line over me that my defender can get to. My next instinct should be…
Chase the ball.
Get close to my defender.
Wait where I land.
Hop quickly towards the middle of the court and off the net.
Question 26 of 37
I am a blocker positioned next to the antenna. The opposing team hit a cut shot that my defender is pursuing. My next instinct should be…
Wait where I am
Get 15 feet off the net
Get a step off the net and close the distance to my defender without crossing the middle line
Run at my defender to help him with the dig.
Question 27 of 37
When chasing down a high line, my first step should be a crossover step
Question 28 of 37
One handed digs.
Are a sign of laziness and should be avoided in all situations
A necessary part of the game and give you extra length to make create digs
Make setting impossible
Question 29 of 37
If an attacker drops their hitting elbow below their shoulder and in front of their body, they are about to…
Hit power middle
Hit power line
Shoot or hit a slow shot
Impossible to know
Question 30 of 37
During match play, the best players spend the most time watching
The sand on the other side
Question 31 of 37
As a blocker, when the attacker is approaching, you should initially position yourself so that the hitter is approaching directly at the middle of your chest.
Question 32 of 37
When peeling, I should…
Get my chest to face the hitter by the time they contact the ball
Keep moving backwards, depth is the most important thing
Take at least 7 steps to get off the net
Question 33 of 37
What is the footwork pattern for a peeling blocker on a very out of system ball?
Open Cross Plant-Plant
One big step back.
Side shuffle to the back line.
Question 34 of 37
The other team has a terrible pass that takes the setter off of the court. As a blocker, you should...
Peel Immediately, there’s no way they can get back to a position to hit hard
Wait until the set contact then leave.
Wait until the attacker jumps.
Leave only if you see that the set doesn’t allow the attacker to jump high and hard from close to the net.
Question 35 of 37
What is the regulation height for a men's beach volleyball net?
6 feet (1.83m)
7 feet, 11 and 5/8 inches (2.43m)
7 feet 4 and 1/8 inches (2.24m)
10 feet (3.05m)
Question 36 of 37
What is the regulation height for a women's beach volleyball net?
Question 37 of 37
If the ball travels directly over the antenna while crossing the net to the other side, it is….
In, line is good and it didn’t hit the antenna
Out, the antenna is out and so is the infinite line above it