You don't always need a full squad at a beach volleyball practice. Sometimes it's even better, honestly, to have just you and your partner. That's all that really matters anyway, isn't it? You can't control what the other team is doing -- the best way to get better...
If you've ever watched a beach volleyball match with someone who doesn't play beach volleyball at a decently high level, you'll inevitably be asked the question: What do those numbers mean?
By "numbers," we are referencing what the blocker at the net is signaling to the defender....
If you're interested in this blog on beach volleyball, 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 beach volleyball. 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]
If you are to peruse the best beach volleyball teams of all time -- Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos, Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, Jake Gibb and Sean...
This tip on spiking in beach volleyball actually runs contrary to most tips on the subject matter. Many tips on spiking or swinging or how to hit harder in beach volleyball will focus almost exclusively on the hitting motion itself. But what we want to focus on today is what you're doing before you go to hit the ball.
In beach volleyball, it doesn't really matter if you're Phil Dalhausser, one of the best blockers in history -- if not the best -- or Nick Lucena, one of the quickest and best defenders in the United States -- if not the best defender in the United States. No matter who you are or...
Three years ago, Victor Fitch was, in his own words, “a strung out drug addict.” Weeks away from being homeless, from losing all contact with his son, Fitch enrolled into a treatment program. We hear of the 12 step recovery process often.
It’s rare that we hear volleyball is one of them.
In his treatment program, Fitch discovered a love and passion for volleyball. It’s a sport he describes as “church, it’s my connection to the sober community and a huge outlet.”
Last week, at a Better at Beach camp in Salt Lake City, Fitch was given the opportunity to take a week off of his job at Netflix and, well, go to church.
From 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fitch was playing volleyball.
Many in the beach volleyball community have heard of VolleyCamp Hermosa, which is exactly what it sounds like it is: a beach volleyball camp in Hermosa Beach. But the company, founded and expanded by longtime professional beach volleyball player Mark Burik, rebranded,...
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]
The high line shot is the most common offensive shot in beach volleyball. It's the equivalent to a fast ball in baseball, or an elbow jumper in basketball: If you're going to play beach volleyball, you need to have a high line shot.
Even Phil Dalhausser -- gigantic, physical,...
On this episode of the CROSSNET Volleyball Podcast show, USA Indoor Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Millar, talked with me about my path through the game. It's always fun to talk shop with someone you haven't met but then you realize that all of your experiences are so tightly aligned.
"AVP beach volleyball professional and the owner of the Better At Beach YouTube Channel, Mark Burik. Mark and I discuss our experiences playing professional volleyball in Europe, different ways to compete at CROSSNET , Mark’s #1 underdeveloped beach volleyball skill, and his deep desire to help as many people as possible become better players at beach volleyball.
Enjoy this fun interview with a great ambassador of the game."
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There are five areas of concentration: Passing, Setting, Attacking, Defense, and Gameplay. The drills progress from...
If you're looking to learn how to be one of the best setters in beach volleyball, you've come to the right place! At Better at Beach, headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA we run beach volleyball setting drills every day! And if you'd like to enroll in our online setting course, you can do that year-round, day in and day out, partner or no partner.
However, you don't have to wait for one of our beach volleyball classes to start learning the fundamentals. We mainly teach sand volleyball but if you play indoor volleyball, fear not! The principles and drills are almost exactly the same for bump setting and hand setting in the two sports.
Yes, the first thing nearly every coach preaches is pass first, pass first, pass first. There’s a reason for that: Every single offensive action you could possibly take, whether in serve receive or defense or waiting for the beloved free ball, begins with the pass.
Yet it’s the second – and likely most...
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