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Secrets to Getting More Digs in Volleyball for Unstoppable Defense

 CAN YOU DIG IT?!

 

 One of the best ways to win more beach volleyball games is to have a SOLID defense. 

Have you been finding yourself just shy of digging those hard driven balls or cut shots to the corners? Maybe you are finding yourself stuck in the sand and not moving quickly enough? Or Are you not quite sure if you are in the right defensive position for volleyball?

Let us help you with the

Secrets to Getting More Digs with an UNSTOPPABLE DEFENSE in Volleyball. 

  

CHASE FOOTWORK FOR DIGGING IN VOLLEYBALL

READING THE ATTACKER TO GET MORE DIGS IN VOLLEYBALL

DEFENSIVE POSITIONING IN VOLLEYBALL

 

 In this video, one of our professional beach volleyball coaches, Logan Webber, walks you through these three topics and how to get moving on defense for digging more balls in volleyball! 

 

 

 

CHASE FOOTWORK FOR DIGGING IN VOLLEYBALL

 

Even the most tenacious defenders can look...

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19 OF THE BEST (AND MOST FUN) SOLO VOLLEYBALL DRILLS

 

OUR FAVORITE BEACH VOLLEYBALL DRILLS 

 

Here are some volleyball drills that you can do with or without a partner anytime, anywhere.

These 19 drills are a few of our favorites but you can also download our FREE Online Drill Book with 36 of our BEST drills to round out your practices and keep you getting better. 

 

 

Solo Volleyball Drill 1 - Pass, Tomahawk, Pass

This is a great solo drill to help with your ball control as well as incorporating different passing techniques.  Try to complete as many as you can in a row.  Keep track of your completion number and try to beat it the next time!  Still confused on how to Tomahawk Pass?

Watch as Mark explains how to do this below 

 

 

Solo Volleyball Drill 2 - Pass, Pokey, Pass

Get those knuckles strong and ready to make some incredible passes.  How many do you think you can get in a row?  When should you use a pokey? How to you perform a pokey perfectly?

Brandon...

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The MUST-HAVE Mechanics You NEED to Jump Higher in Volleyball

APPROACH MECHANICS FOR SPIKING IN VOLLEYBALL

 

Gain your max vertical and start jumping higher, hitting harder, and moving faster.

 

The Four Step Approach and Jump Mechanics

 


 

Before diving into the mechanics you need to jump higher in volleyball, you should know where you start your approach.  Brandon explains this key point in our video

“The EASY & SIMPLE Way to Know Where to Start Your Approach for Spiking a Volleyball”

 

Already know your timing and looking for a few things to give you that edge and get you that max vertical in beach volleyball? 

 

Let’s talk about the mechanics for jumping higher!

Chad covers jump mechanics and more in this video while conducting a private lesson at one of our exclusive training camps in St Pete, Florida. 

The size and speed of your steps are crucial to perfecting your jumping mechanics.  

“Small and slow to fast and big” 

 

 

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Everything you NEED to know about Arm Swing Mechanics in Volleyball

ARM SWING MECHANICS FOR SPIKING A VOLLEYBALL

 

Think of all of the biggest hitters in beach volleyball you know.  Your list likely includes, at least, a few of these names: Taylor Crabb, Phil Dalhausser, Casey Patterson, Chase Budinger,  April Ross, Alix Klineman, and Kelley Kolinske.

Every one of these players mentioned have exceptional arm swings.  

How do they spike the volleyball like that, you ask?

It's time for you to find out and

Unleash the BEAST in your arm!

This is all about Arm Swing Mechanics and how to generate MAX velocity when you are hitting in volleyball. 

We will discuss the following:

 

  • PROPER ARM SWING MECHANICS AND BODY POSITIONS FOR A SPIKING A VOLLEYBALL
  • SHOULDER HEALTH AND MOBILITY FOR ARM SWING MECHANICS IN VOLLEYBALL 

 

If you want to know how to hit harder, gain more power, or are just interested in learning more about the arm swing for volleyball, then watch this video as Mark guides...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - HEADPHONES

We’re JAMMIN…

We want to be JAMMIN with you!

 

Training on or off the court takes discipline.

One way to dig into the well of motivation is great tunes and assuring you get the tunes you want straight to your ear drums is amazing headphones!

That’s right, this week’s Staff Picks is all the noise about our favorite headphone selections!

Different styles, different brands, and different features that are important to you! Join us this week for a quick look at some new pair of headphones you should strongly consider grabbing!

 

 

 

Powerbeats Pro by Beats

 

 


These performance headphones mean business!

They start by hooking around your ear so unlike other style of headphones, these bad boys are secured when you become active. When warming up for practice early in the morning or preparing for the finals at your local tournament, being able to focus on “YOU” instead of your headphones is crucial!

NINE HOURS of play...

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Defending High Lines and Cut Shots in Beach Volleyball

 Dig Those High Lines And Cut Shots!

 

Are you struggling to find the right positions to defend the high lines and cut shots during your beach volleyball games and tournaments?

Watch this video as one of our professional volleyball players coaches a Better at Beach camp athlete on how to move quickly and snag those shots every time!

 

Topics Covered in this Blog:

DEFENSIVE POSITIONS IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL

DEFENSIVE CHASE FOOTWORK AND MECHANICS IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

 

The high line shot is the most common offensive shot in beach volleyball. Don't forget those tricky cut shots, too! So, guess what is also a critical skill in beach volleyball?

Knowing how to dig the high lines and cut shots. It's imperative to chase down a few high lines and cut shots every match. It throws off the offensive player on the other side:

If the easiest shot to hit, and the most consistent place to score, is no longer available, then what do I do now? It helps create some confusion...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - APPAREL EDITION

BAB SWAG

 
This week’s Staff Picks are in and we are shamelessly plugging our own gear!
 
BAB fans check out our top 3 picks from our very own shop!
 
Represent the brand at all your local tournaments and watch your bumpers bump straighter, your claws dish the nutter butter, and your attacks clap back!
 
After all if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you’ll play good!
 
 
 
 
 

BAB Classic T-Shirt 

 

Keep it classic, keep things simple!
Grab a BAB tri-blend t-shirt sure to have you in style on the court or at the after party! Available in multiple colors so grab one for each day of the week…never know when it’s time to play!
 
 
 
 
 

BAB Long Sleeve

 

Looking for that comfy warmup shirt?!
The one that makes you feel like an AVP pro and comes in clutch on those crisp mornings?! Ya same here! The BAB long sleeve has got you “covered”!
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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - RECOVERY

RECOVERY TOOLS

 
Biggggg Recovery Guys here… Do we really even need to explain the why behind recovery?
We don’t stay 23 forever so taking care of your body now goes a long way!
If you plan on playing volleyball for as long as you can and want to remain in good standing with your body…make sure you’re taking care of it!
We’ve gathered our top 3 Recovery tools for this week’s Staff Picks!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trigger Point GRID VIBE-

Trigger Point is an industry leader in the recovery game! Their original “GRiD” foam roller can be seen at all the universities, health clubs, and physical therapist offices, so it’s to no surprise that their GRID VIBE makes the list!
Arguably the best foam roller in the industry now has vibration technology to further loosen tight muscles, aid in lactic acid breakdown, thus increasing range of motion! Whether your recovering after the gym or court, you’ll want one...
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How to Spike a Volleyball - Approach Footwork EXPLAINED

WANT TO

JUMP HIGHER AND HIT HARDER?

 

Every volleyball player asks the question, "How can I hit harder and jump higher?" Watch this video as Mark walks you thru the essential steps to perfecting your volleyball approach and timing to hit those amazing shots and win more games!

 We will discuss the following:

  • TIPS FOR A BETTER APPROACH
  • WHERE SHOULD YOU BE WHEN APPROACHING IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL
  • WHAT SHOULD YOUR FEET/BODY BE DOING DURING YOUR APPROACH IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL 

 

 

 

 

TIPS FOR A BETTER APPROACH

After watching Mark discuss approach footwork for beach volleyball, let’s review the four step approach.  You can visit our previous blog for more information on

HOW TO MASTER SPIKING A VOLLEYBALL - A BEGINNERS GUIDE. 

 

 

  • The Timing Step  (First Step)

This is the slowest step and happens right when the setter is touching the ball. This step will help set up your rhythm based on what set is produced.

  • The...
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How to Pass A Volleyball - Special Situations

 Special Situations for Passing a Volleyball

 

Did you finish reading "How to Pass a Volleyball - Advanced Footwork and Drills" and crave more information?

We covered positioning on the court, passing, and footwork in the last few blogs on How to Pass a Volleyball. Here, we'll go over some special situations to help develop a deeper understanding of the game. 

Passing height is a controversial topic in the beach volleyball world. Should I pass low? Should I pass high? How high is high? How low is low? What if I have a bad setter? 

These are all important questions that will be answered right here.

 

What's we will cover:

 

 

 

HOW HIGH SHOULD YOU PASS IN VOLLEYBALL

 

First, it’s important for the pass to have...

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