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How to Hit Better in Beach Volleyball: 10x Your Attacking with These Tips for Hitting Shots (Part 1 of 3)

 

This is Part 1 of a three part series. Make sure you open up Part 2 and Part 3 so you can get the full lesson. Feel free to read them in any order.

1. How to hit better in beach volleyball? Hit on your way up!

Just about every beach volleyball player wants to know how to hit a volleyball better. Most players know that you should hit the ball at the highest point of your jump but not everyone accomplishes the task. Most players will jump, feel the top of their leap, and then swing. When this happens, you are actually contacting the volleyball on your way down because you only START swinging when you feel your top. One good key I’ve been using to help myself hit better (and while coaching players in our volleyball classes in Hermosa Beach, CA) is to start swinging while you are on your way up. This mindset allows you to REALLY contact the ball at the top of your jump.

If you hit the volleyball before your peak, it’s not altogether a bad thing. Most...

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Volleyball workouts that help you last a whole beach volleyball tournament

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Beach volleyball conditioning requirements are unique. Unlike a lot of athletes, beach volleyball players have to train to compete in tournaments, which means we need to be able to turn the engines on and off multiple times in a day.

At the pro level, you max out at four matches in a day. Ninety percent of matches last  from 30 to 64 minutes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. AVP matches tend to be a bit longer due to less stringent rules on time taken between points. Matches in amateur...

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Beach volleyball drills that will increase your game speed

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Why is speed so important to a beach volleyball player?

Speed, in some way, shape, or form, is crucial to almost every sport and beach volleyball is no different. There are different types of speed. Gymnasts need to have speed to perform multiple flips. Baseball players need straightaway speed to pursue a fly ball or get to first. Most volleyball training programs neglect to incorporate speed exercises in their workouts and that is a huge mistake!

Meanwhile, our 60 day strength and conditioning program,...

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The best agility drills for beach volleyball players

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Agility is the ability to change body positions quickly and efficiently. In beach volleyball, specifically it requires a smooth integration of movements using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, power, reflexes, strength and endurance. Agility for beach volleyball (or sand volleyball) means changing directions of the body in an efficient and effective manner. On the sand, your balance and ability to change directions gets hindered in a lot of ways. The movement patterns are slightly...

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Glute activation, and why beach volleyball players need it to jump higher

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. 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 looking for volleyball workouts for jumping higher and moving faster, this article is going to surprise you with some crucial but completely overlooked exercises. If you’ve read our other posts on jumping workouts for volleyball, you know how important it is to first stabilize the joints and then strengthen the muscles. We’ve shown you how important it is to have a sturdy core which will stabilize the spine. A stable spine helps you move faster and jump higher because it prevents...

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Lower body explosiveness for beach volleyball players

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Beach volleyball players have to be explosive in order to jump higher. That is probably the simplest statement to be made and it's definitely the most obvious. It is more difficult, however, to find the best ways for volleyball players to train for explosiveness. Although being strong is a huge factor for volleyball players who want to increase vertical jump and quickness in general, without speed production we can never maximize our athleticism.

Athletes like beach volleyball players who rely on first...

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Lower body strength exercises for beach volleyball players to help you jump higher

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

There isn’t a single beach volleyball player in the world that doesn’t wish they could jump higher. With all of the knowledge on the internet and in the world today, learning how to jump higher isn’t really a secret any more. There are lots of vertical jump programs for volleyball players and while each of them uses their own design of jump exercises, sets and reps, the principles behind the vertical leap do not change.

Here is your one-sentence crash course in learning how to jump...

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Easy Beach Volleyball Hitting Drill for Accuracy: Self-Toss Target Practice

 

Learn how to spike a volleyball accurately with this easy beach volleyball drill: Self-toss Target Practice

This is a great beach volleyball warm-up drill for spiking and attacking. when you're starting to get your arm loose on the court or if you want to get some spiking and accuracy reps while you're at home or away from a volleyball court.

It won't get you any game-like reps, but it's really important to be able to control the volleyball and incorporate vision.

Toss to yourself but you must make sure that you toss well above the top of the antenna. After you follow where the ball is with your eyes, you need to drop them or focus them on your partner (or a target on a wall) and then return your gaze to the ball.

When the ball that you tossed reaches its peak, your partner is going to put one hand anywhere they want. Your job is to reach to the top of your swing and try to snap the ball to their hand, hitting the target on a straight line drive as if you were throwing a...

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Why upper body strength is still vital for beach volleyball players

 

We also run beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors at VolleyCamp in Hermosa Beach, CA. We are in the Beach Cities between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. We run volleyball vacations right here in Los Angeles but we also take our players on awesome volleyball trips to exotic locations. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

A sound beach volleyball training program has to cover all of the bases, but one of the most talked-about topics is how much upper body training is really necessary for a volleyball player.

I remember in 2008, I was watching the USA men's indoor volleyball team in the Olympics with my brother. I had just finished my career at George Mason University and I was a pretty typical college male jock. I was bench pressing and doing biceps curls on a regular basis and while I told myself and everyone else it was...

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Fix Your Arm Swing: Volleyball Spiking Drills You Can Do Alone at Home

 

Beach volleyball spiking drill for parents and partners: Pass, Set, Spike, Catch

Here's a great beginner drill for volleyball that works on ball control and spiking.  I get to meet lots of volleyball parents who just want to help their kids get better but they don't know how. This basic hitting drill for volleyball is an easy way for parents, coaches and friends to help the volleyball players in their lives get some extra reps.

If you want to practice attacking on your own and do some drills at home, you can also think about drawing a big box on a wall somewhere. If you can throw a very high ball to yourself, bump it, set it and then spike it into the box, you get a point!

Basically what we're going to do is have one person, the player, use three touches. They have to pass to themselves, set to themselves, and then hit at a target or a catcher.

Parent: If you're a non volleyball player, if you can catch it, that qualifies as a good hit from the player. Just throw...

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