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?
Serving is no different than...
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.
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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...
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.
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 classes.
What I love about beach volleyball is the sun, some solar power that actually helps me a lot, and also the non-impact sport on my joints and my knees.
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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...
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 crowd...
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...
Watch Mark Burik and Piotr Marciniak’s 2019 AVP Chicago Gold Series match against John Hyden and Theo Brunner.
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Watch Mark Burik and Ian Satterfield of the United States battle it out with Argentina in the Men's Beach Volleyball at the 2019 Pan American Games.
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