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AVP San Francisco Men's Beach Volleyball Burik/Lorenz vs Allen/Slick


Check out this hard-fought beach volleyball match from the AVP San Francisco. Marty Lorenz and Mark Burik came up against Billy Allen and Stafford Slick. Allen/Slick won the set and match.

This is part of our beach volleyball training series where you can study Armswing Mechanics, Defensive Positioning and Attack Timing by observing AVP pros in action.

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Time Heals All Wounds in Beach Volleyball


By Leo Keegan

June 26th, 2016. Was it just another day?

Before we answer that, let’s flashback to April 2th, 1995. It was the start of a 3-year period in which Sinjin Smith did not play an AVP tournament. One significant factor was Sinjin was working to grow beach volleyball internationally, playing and supporting the FIVB. And because of that, Sinjin Smith was persona non grata on the AVP. Imagine that, the most influential male beach volleyball player of all time was not playing on US soil.

But time heals all wounds, and on August 24th 2001 at the Manhattan Beach Open Sinjin was celebrated as one of the game’s greatest players of all time as he played in his last AVP tournament (finishing 9th) and retired. All of the past tension and conflict was just that -- in the past.

How many more fans would beach volleyball have if Sinjin had played in AVP tournaments during those years between 1995 and 1998? How many more battles between Randy Stoklos, his former partner,...

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Great Beach Volleyball Serving Exercise for All Levels


Serving: Around The World

For this drill, we've divided the court into eight portions. We do this simply by laying out some ropes. If you have players with different abilities on the same court, an elite player has to serve all eight spots, while a novice player or a beginner can just serve four spots on the court but every spot has to be designated and every shot has to be called. Watch it on this video!



Our 20 Complete Practice Plans are designed for you to have a smooth practice with a centralized focus for each practices goal.  Each practice plan will come with drill explanations, drill videos, and a schedule for how long you should spend on each drill. All you have to do is show up to the court and motivate your team!  We have taken care of the rest! With these practice plans you can start your journey of getting Better At Beach today!


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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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  • 7 Nights accommodations according to camp dates. Sunday to Sunday.
  • 30+ Hours of Instruction and Training.
  • Professional coaches and players lead your training.
  • Introductions to current professional beach volleyball players.
  • Practice matches.
  • Sit court-side at AVP and FIVB World Tour practices!
  • One Full video analysis session.
  • Chance to enter local tournaments when available.
  • Discounts at partner restaurants.
  • Camp t-shirt, lanyard, water bottle, backpack, giveaways and prizes!
  • Local knowledge, outings and more!!!

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AVP & FIVB Beach Volleyball Defense Highlights: 93 Digs in 9 Minutes



Better at Beach presents a compilation of AVP and FIVB matches from the 2019 season featuring beach volleyball pros in action. 

Experience 93 awesome digs in less than 9 minutes.

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Pro Player Mark Burik Talks to Coach Donny on The Dig


Coach Donny Hui just interviewed beach volleyball pro Mark Burik on YouTube show, THE DIG.  Mark is a professional beach volleyball player (AVP and FIVB World Tours), an athletic performance trainer, entrepreneur, and beach volleyball coach, as founder of VolleyCamp Hermosa and Better at

“Learn about his Mark’s story of going from a serious baseball player, to picking up volleyball in college on a club team, to walking onto a Division 1 program, to becoming a professional volleyball player,” Coach Donny says. “Mark provides insights into his thought processes and work ethic that will inspire you to achieve your own goals!  Feel free to share this video with your friends to inspire them as well.”

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Transcript of The Dig #6 – Coach...

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Partner Toss Dig Cut Shot

This is a really easy drill that you can have any person, even if they have no volleyball experience feed, for you to execute and work it out. Watch the details on this video. Enjoy!



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You will receive live feedback on all aspects of the game from ACTUAL PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS! You can expect to be coached on strategy, mechanics, offensive and defensive systems, overall performance and execution, and decision making.


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Top 10 Beach Volleyball Vacation Destinations


When you love beach volleyball and you’re overdue for a vacation by the sea, might as well combine the two and make dreams come true. The best destinations deliver thrilling beach volleyball action and soul-satisfying scenery, which is one of the hallmarks of a great vacation. So where to go?

Beach volleyball can obviously be played anywhere you can find sand and a net. In the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, approximately 4,000 tons of sand were trucked into a 15,000-seat stadium for the beach volleyball event. But there’s nothing quite like a beach volleyball destination with a stunning ocean view.

If you’re going to take vacation time to play beach volleyball, might as well travel where the action is at its best and the scenery is most beautiful. With these goals in mind, we’ve rounded up the Top 10 Beach Volleyball Destinations throughout the world. Each of these destinations offers the best beach volleyball you can find on the planet, amid...

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Serve, Dig, Set, Retreat, Transition Drill

This is a good Partner or Coach on One drill.

In order to play defense, the server needs to serve to a specific spot, that way we can start getting into a game rhythm with only two people on the court.

We’re going to give our server a target and if they hit that target, they can come in, they're going to play defense once, and then set. The server would need to retreat after because that same ball will be returned back to them via an attack, and then it's a dig-set-hit. We got two hard-driven digs coming at the server.

Watch the video and enjoy!



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7 Deadly Sins of Hand Setting in Beach Volleyball


Hand setting in volleyball can be a challenge until you’ve mastered proper technique.

We clock a lot of hours every month coaching beach volleyball and it turns out there are 7 common mistakes players make again and again in their hand sets. Overcoming these 7 deadly sins on the court can make the difference between crushing it in a match or getting crushed. 

To help, we’ve put together this video demonstrating the 7 deadly sins of volleyball hand setting, but more importantly, proper technique that puts you in charge of the volleyball – and ultimately the court. So don’t be the player with “dainty lady” hands, or a slapper. A balloon catcher, or ol’ “crab hands.”

Be sure to check out our other beach volleyball training videos for coaching tips from pro volleyball players. Lots of good stuff to learn and review. You’ll find great volleyball drills and clear, entertaining explanations on how to do everything...

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