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CBD: The Beach Volleyball Player’s Secret Weapon

 

Why are so many beach volleyball players using CBD in their recovery protocol? Should you?

By Allison Cass

How many times have you gone up for an epic spike and as soon as you land think to yourself, “UGH there comes that back pain… again”  Or gone up for a stuff block only to find your knee pissed off as you squat down to jump.

When quick and powerful movement is the name of the game, any kind of muscle and joint pain can hinder your ability to move efficiently and effectively – let alone without whispering the “F word” to yourself between each play. 

Some people chalk this up to getting older, but we believe that people should move pain-free regardless of age.

It comes as no surprise that amateur, competitive, elite, and professional athletes alike are turning to CBD to help them recover better, faster, and ultimately enhance their performance. Physical training can be extremely taxing on the body, especially when done for...

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Beach Volleyball Home Gym Essentials

 

Hey Beach Volleyballers. In this volleyball training video AVP pro Mark Burik takes us inside his home gym, with a rundown of all the training equipment and strength conditioning gear he uses for his beach volleyball workouts. From volleyball warmups to exercises and aerobics, here's what you need to know when equipping your own gym for beach volleyball training.

After watching this volleyball training video you'll be ready for our 60 Day Strength and Conditioning Program for Beach Volleyball. Get your game on for greater mobility, strength and speed! 

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Improve Your Blocking Fast: Beach Volleyball Video Analysis

 

The following video is a video analysis that Mark had done with one of his players. Our video analysis sessions are designed to have professional AVP athletes/coaches sit down with our players and they go through 45 minutes of tape review. Our coaches look at the player’s game film, the techniques and what decisions the player makes in a game. Watch a sample of Mark’s video analysis in action.

Make sure to subscribe to Mark’s YouTube channel and social media accounts if you want to see more of these.

 

Our Complete Serve Receive course starts at the bottom and takes you all the way to the top. Whether you are a true beginner, or you've been playing for decades, this course will offer you a chance to build and re-build your basics and take the next jump. Take the time to follow the course and do the drills. We guarantee you are going to Get Better at Beach! https://www.betteratbeach.com/offers/LYbwq3yL

 
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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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!
 
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. 
 
It's why we create drills that create chaos. Because defense is synonymous with chaos in beach volleyball. Sometimes you have to dig a ball with one hand. Sometimes with two hands. Sometimes you have to dig it with your hands, sometimes with your platform. Occasionally, you'll dig one with a chicken wing, an elbow, a knuckle, a chest. We're...
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Beach Volleyball Highlights With Rising Star Sarah Sponcil

 If you're interested in this blog on 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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

Sarah Sponcil is going to be one of those names you hear in sports for a long, long time. She's the rare kind of athlete and beach volleyball player where it's all but certain that generations from now, people will still be talking about her. 

They'll be mentioning her scorpion digs, or flying squirrel digs, or saucy hand sets, or limitless grit, or goofy swagger. With good reason, too. Sponcil is a two-time National Champion out of UCLA, and she didn't even take the time to graduate before she went full-time on the FIVB Tour. Her and Kelly Claes hopped on a...

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Drill: Beach Volleyball Double Juke Training for Defenders

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 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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay! 

There is a common yet underrated skill that is involved in pretty much every sport you can think of -- basketball, soccer, baseball, beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, football, hockey, you get the point. 

It's juking. 

Think about it: Basketball players feint one way, only to go the next -- it's the most basic move, the crossover. Soccer players live off a shifty juke. Baseball players stealing use jukes to fake out the pitcher. Barry Sanders was the King of the Juke during his heydey with the Lions (do yourself a...

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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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

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. 

Which is why we designed this beach volleyball ball control drill: Six guns. It'll prepare you for any touch, under any reaction time, you'll find throughout your volleyball practice or match.

Beach Volleyball Drills for Ball Control: 6 Guns 

6 Guns...

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Beach Volleyball Training: Setting Your Feet on Defense

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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

The most important aspect of defense in beach volleyball isn't the crazy layout dig. It isn't the amazing scoop on the huge swing from the opposing team. It isn't the wild run down or how soon to put out your platform. These are all vital aspects of being an excellent defender in beach volleyball, yes, but the most critical element of defense to focus on is your feet. 

It isn't sexy, but most of the critical elements of sport aren't. In golf, there is a saying "Drive for show, putt for dough." Bombing drives 300-plus yards...

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Float Serving in Beach Volleyball

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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

It doesn't come in particularly fast. It isn't likely to make many, or any, Instagram highlights. It certainly isn't going to draw huge crowds at your beach volleyball tournament. But one of the most effective weapons in the game of beach volleyball is a float serve. 

If you ask 100 professional beach volleyball players if they'd rather pass a float serve or a top-spin jump serve, most -- especially if it's on a windy day -- would vote for the top-spin serve, any day of the week. Nobody likes passing float serves. 

A float serve is a bit of a misnomer. It doesn't so much float as it does dance. A properly hit float...

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Beach Volleyball Video Analysis Private Lesson: Arm Swing Mechanics, Defensive Positioning, Attack Timing

 

Beach volleyball is an all-encompassing game. When we talk to our students at Better at Beach, sometimes we cover everything -- Beach Volleyball 101 style. In this call with Joe L., AVP Professional beach volleyball player Mark Burik discusses topics A-Z in the game, from good arm swing mechanics to defensive positioning to attack timing. 

It's one of the many products and services we offer here at Better at Beach, and if you'd like to schedule a call with Mark or one of our professional volleyball players, check us out with a 30-minute phone call and film review. We can go over any topic, skill, or question you have -- as we do with Joe in the video below.

We're firm believers that aside from physically practicing and being on the beach, there is nothing that can help your development in beach volleyball as studying your own game from practice and match film. I challenge you to think of a single sport where teams at the highest level don't watch hundreds of hours of...

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