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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - TRIPODS

TRIPODS FOR CAPTURING YOUR BEST VOLLEYBALL GAMES

 

Let’s be real…it’s time for a new tripod!

One of the most crucial components to getting better in volleyball is, video feedback!  Don’t set up your phone against a water bottle or some small ledge, invest in a solid tripod that’s going to last!

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to, so check out our list of

Staff Picks - Tripod Edition!!

 




UBeesize 67” Cell Phone Tripod with Wireless Remote   

 



Impressive height ranges collapsing to 20.1 inches and expanding to 67.3 inches, the UBeesize Tripod captures from all different angles! The tripod comes with a universal phone mount, a go pro mount,  and a wireless remote as well to capture on all devices with ease! With an Amazon rating of 4.7 over 6,500 ratings, no wonder this tripod is the #1 best seller!



MACTREM Professional Camera Tripod with Phone Mount

 

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How to Pass A Volleyball - Advanced Footwork and Drills

Advanced Beach Volleyball Footwork

 

We're going to cover some advanced footwork and techniques you can use to level up your game and start winning some beach volleyball tournaments. This will be building on the foundation of the basic footwork we went over in the blog “How to Pass a Volleyball - Basic Footwork”.  

 

What will be covered:

  • How to Pass a Volleyball that Comes High and Fast
  • 1, 2, Kick to Kneel

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PASS A VOLLEYBALL THAT COMES HIGH AND FAST 

 

Sometimes, serves come at our chest, neck and heads -- quick!

There is no time to get behind the ball and rock forward. You are not allowed to use your fingers to set the first ball unless it's flawless (so don’t try it) and we’ve already said that tomahawks in serve receive are a big no-no, so what do you have left?

The drop-step is a crucial piece of footwork you have to learn if you want to start winning your indoor and beach volleyball...

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How to Pass A Volleyball - Basic Footwork and More

BASIC VOLLEYBALL FOOTWORK TO LEVEL UP YOUR GAME

 

Did you read "How to Master Passing a Volleyball in Beach Volleyball" and still missing the basic footwork skills?

This is where we cover the 5 Basics steps to begin and move into more advanced situations that will have you moving like a pro in no time. 

 

Athletic Position and The Five Basics of Volleyball Footwork

  • Athletic Position
  • Lateral Steps
  • Lateral Lunges
  • Move 1 Move Both
  • Step-Shuffle 
  • Backpedal

 

The Athletic Position for Volleyball

 There is one posture that is common to almost all sports, and it’s called the athletic position. Regardless of the surface you compete on (sand, grass, hardwood, concrete), the athletic position is essentially a mandatory posture. Could be defense in basketball, preparing to field in baseball, or getting into serve receive in beach volleyball. 

I tell my players I coach to “Learn to live in a quarter squat! We are beach volleyball athletes...

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How to Master Passing a Volleyball - Beginner's Guide

How to Pass in Beach Volleyball and Know You're A Good Passer 

 

Why can I not get the volleyball to my partner every time? Do you constantly find yourself chasing down balls because your pass went clear into outer space? No need to fret.  We have you covered.   

Whether you are looking to perfect your passing or starting your volleyball adventures, mastering the volleyball pass is crucial if you want to get better at playing beach volleyball. We will be covering a few basics to get you started to becoming the best beach volleyball player you can be and passing like April Ross and Phil Dalhausser. 

While there are a few differences between passing for indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, we encourage everyone to use this information and add it to your arsenal. 

If you're interested in this blog on passing in beach volleyball, you may want to take a look at our Passing and Serve Receive Course in our Complete Player Program to really dive...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - PORTABLE HYDRATION STATIONS

 

Hydrate…Hydrate…HYDRATE!

Easily the most important part of the day when playing volleyball is making sure you hydrate! Whether training, playing for fun, or playing for keeps, keeping a cold bottle of water is vital in our sport!

 

This week’s Staff Picks are in and we are talking portable hydration stations…

That’s right, WATER BOTTLES!

We’ve selected a few of our top picks that keep your drinks cold (or warm for that morning coffee) for your next trip out to the courts!

So ditch the ole plastic jug and let us set you up with a water bottle you actually want to drink from!

 

 

 

 

HiDrateSpark Smart Water Bottle

Start tracking your water intake throughout the day! Stay on track with the LED sensor that reminds you to take your sips!

Comes in 17oz, 21oz, and 32oz for all your beach volleyball hydration needs,  

 

 

 

Iron Flask

4.8 stars from over 90k reviews says it all!

The value is...

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How to Master Spiking a Volleyball - Beginner's Guide

 

MASTER SPIKING IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

We all know that beach volleyball requires numerous sets of skills. A key component to the perfect regime is mastering your arm swing mechanics and approach footwork specifically for beach volleyball. Everyone wants to have that sweet volleyball SPIKE!

Are you willing to do the work to obtain it?

We will briefly cover:

 1. Arm Swing Mechanics


2. Proper Approach and Timing Footwork

 

 

ARM SWING MECHANICS

 

Everyone wants to bounce balls and score points all while the crowd goes wild. So, how does one do this…By having the proper arm swing mechanics to spike a volleyball. 

Setting up for the proper Arm Swing involves a few major points. 

 

The Bow and Arrow Positioning  - 

For the right handed hitters, you want the left arm reaching high as the right arm goes straight up and pulls back immediately with the elbow along the same line as the shoulder girdle and the arm relaxed in...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - BEACH CHAIRS

Have a seat while we talk Staff Picks this week!

 

The beach is supposed to be relaxing right?!

One bump on the road to relaxation station is having a great beach chair! Components that break, liners that rip, uncomfortable material, and super bulky designs are a few reasons why people get irritated before even getting the chance to sit down and relax in the sand!

 

Our staff picks this week are here to help you find a quality beach volleyball chair based on your specific needs!

 

Whether it is ease of carrying, portable sized options, or mini cooler attachments to stay refreshed… we got you covered this week.

 

 

Top 3 Staff Picks…

Beach Chair Edition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Sport-Brella Folding Backpack Beach Chair 

 

This chair is equipped with it all!

 

First, the 7.5lb backpack chair is constructed of waterproof nylon material which is sure to last in all kinds of weather! Conveniently located on the...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - SPEAKERS FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

 

It's all about the BOOM!

Summer is right around the corner and you don’t want to be left training/playing while trying to listen to music off of your phone, right?!

The question then is, “what kind of speaker should I get”?!

Whether you’re looking for something that can help you run a volleyball tournament or a nifty budget friendly option, we’ve got our favorites laid out for ya!

 

Check out our Staff Picks -

Bluetooth Speakers for Beach Volleyball Edition!

 

 

 

#1 - Sony SRS XP-700


 

Looking to own the beach?

This Sony SRS XP-700 Party speaker will provide your beach volleyball tournament, court, or even background with all the vibes. Front/rear speakers, mic input, 25 hr battery life, LED lights, charge port for cell phones, and can party connect with up to 100 other compatible speakers…don’t forget it’s splash resistant as well!

When volleyball players talk about bringing the...

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Volleyball Tips - Secrets to Hitting Better Cut Shots and High Lines in Beach Volleyball

Shot Placements in Beach Volleyball -

How to Hit Better Cut Shots and High Lines

Are you wanting the secrets to placing the perfect cut shots and high lines when you are playing beach volleyball? Do your defenders keep reading your position when you attack the ball? Are you finding yourself just a little frustrated and wanting to make some changes to improve your attacking in volleyball? 

Look no further! Here are some tips on how to hit those volleyball cut shots and high lines with ease and leave your defenders stunned in the sand. 

 

We will cover :

  • Proper Form 
  • Approach 
  • Speed of Contact
  • Hand Placement   
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practice Drills 



What is the proper form and approach?

 

Possessing the proper form and approach when trying to execute cut shots and high lines in beach volleyball is essential. Knowing hand placements, body positioning, and speed will help elevate your game to a higher level.  

When setting up to...

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Everything you NEED to know about Volleyball and Volleyball Rules

Indoor and Beach Volleyball Rules

“Why so angry? It’s just the rules, man.”  Ever had this conversation on the volleyball court? Nothing can get heated more than an argument on the court about rules.  To make sure you do not experience this, we have compiled a condensed version of volleyball rules.  

 

 Time to Dive In...

 

 

I GET ALL THE TOUCHES I NEED, RIGHT?

 

There is a maximum of three touches in volleyball and you want to get all three touches.  You want to get one pass that controls the ball for your team, then your setter is designed to set the third touch up for a jump and a spike.

Who is the setter? In indoor volleyball, you have a designated setter, but in beach volleyball everyone is a setter because there are only two people.  If you are playing with a few people that are sending the ball back and forth with one or two touches, you are not going to be effective. You should always encourage the...

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