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EASY BEACH VOLLEYBALL DRILL FOR DEFENSE: DIG THE CUTTY!

If you're interested in this blog on how to play defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which, of course, is the first line of defense in, ahem, defense. It will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

There are, essentially, three major shots and swings in beach volleyball. There's the hard swing angle, which is essentially everyone's default swing in beach volleyball. Then there's the high line, which is typically option No. 2 after the hard swing to the angle. 

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Rich Lambourne, Indoor Gold Medalist, Shares Some Beach Volleyball Knowledge

 

Today we introduce to you Olympic Gold Medalist and Beach Volleyball Super Coach, Rich Lambourne

 

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Great beach volleyball serving exercises for all levels of players

If you're interested in this blog on beach volleyball serve receive and passing, you may want to take a look at our passing and serve receive course! And, now that the beaches are open again, we'd love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Can you tell me what you think is the most important position in baseball? For most, I'd expect the answer to be pitcher. History would say you're correct. So why is it so obvious that pitching is the most critical element of building a baseball team, but serving in beach volleyball is so routinely ignored? Or, if not ignored, not prioritized? 

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How to Warm Up for Volleyball: Full Body Dynamic Range of Motion Series

 

Full Body Dynamic Range of Motion Series for Beach Volleyball

Today we will show you a series of Full Body Dynamic Range of Motion exercises which you can do on your own. Watch this video and see if you can incorporate these exercises into your beach volleyball practice warm-ups. 

  • Lying Straight Leg Kicks
  • Lying Straight Leg Cross Over Swings
  • Lying Scorpions
  • Cat / Cow Series
  • Push Up - Downward Dog / Upward Dog Series
  • Alternating Calf Stretch
  • Knee Hugs
  • Quad Stretch
  • Lateral Lunges
  • Elbow to Instep / Lunge Twist
  • Warrior One / Triangle Stretch
  • Alternating Pigeon Stretches
  • Deep Squat Twist
  • Open / Hug
  • Straight Arm Swings
  • Clasp Hands Behind Back / Hamstring Stretch and Reach

 

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Beach Volleyball Drills for Ball Control: 6 Guns

If you're interested in this blog on serving and how to play defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which, of course, is the first line of defense in, ahem, defense. It'll will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

In beach volleyball, you'll get a lot of weird touches -- one-hand, opposite hand, pokie, tomahawk. You'll get volleyballs crushed at you and you barely have time to respond. It's all about reaction time, and controlling the ball in spite of having very little reaction time. 

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Beach Volleyball Ball Control Drill: Chaos and Control

If you're interested in this blog on serving and how to get better at defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]
 
Defense in beach volleyball is chaotic. It's tough. Things get a little weird out there on the beach, and it really doesn't matter what beach you're on, be it Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach -- wherever. Defense is wild. 
 
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What I Love About Beach Volleyball: Mike C.

 

My name is Mike C. I live in Hermosa Beach.

I have been playing volleyball for 12 years. What got me into beach volleyball was just love for the sport, watching it on TV back when I was a kid, and then being able to play it for a little bit of time when I lived in Chicago.

What's really frustrating with my game is my scoring and my attacking and I think Mark has really improved my scoring and my jump serving as well. 

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What's unique about Mark's coaching that's helped me is his detail to individualize, and in a group of people where he’ll be able to pinpoint something really small that I do, that I can work on, and it really helped.

My serving has definitely improved in my game, and my confidence on the defensive level has improved in my game since taking the...

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Building the beach volleyball foundation with proper positioning

If you're interested in this blog on positioning and how to play defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which, of course, is the first line of defense in, ahem, defense. It will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Have you ever tried to move in the sand? Chances are that you have -- you wouldn't be reading this blog on beach volleyball if you haven't. So, because you know how difficult it is to move, you know, then, how imperative it is to be in the right spot -- you can't depend on blazing speed in the deep...

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Beach Volleyball Drills for Advanced Players: Over the Net Pepper

If you're interested in this blog on serving and how to play defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which, of course, is the first line of defense in, ahem, defense. It'll will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

This beach volleyball drill is a favorite of Todd Rogers. And if it's a favorite of his, it should be a favorite of yours. He's an Olympic gold medalist. When the man speaks, you listen. 

He spoke about this drill at the 2019 AVCA Coaches Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., telling the...

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Two-person beach volleyball serve and transition drill tutorial

 If you're interested in this blog on serving in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course, which will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Yes, the days of sideout beach volleyball, where you can only score when you're the serving team, are mostly over (except during the AVP main draws when the freeze is on). But that doesn't mean that defense in beach volleyball is any less important. The old sporting adage, 'defense wins championships' is as true as it has ever been. There's a reason that Phil Dalhausser and Nick...

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