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Beach Volleyball Tutorial: Footwork for Digging the Line Shot

 

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, bouncing...

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Make Your One-Hand Digs AUTOMATIC!!! Beach Volleyball Tutorials

If you're interested in this blog on 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, 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]

Defense in beach volleyball can get a little weird sometimes. If you were to ask someone the fundamentals of how to play defense, they'd respond, almost immediately, with: use both hands. 

"If you can use one, you can use both," is the old adage from coaches. 

While they have a point -- if you can...

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The best two-person beach volleyball drill for serving and defense

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, 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]

You don't always need a full team to practice against in beach volleyball. Sometimes, as is the case with this drill for serving and defense in volleyball, you only need a ball, and one other partner. 

Below, we describe the serve, dig, set, retreat transition drill. 

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EASY BEACH VOLLEYBALL DRILL FOR DEFENSE: DIG THE CUTTY!

If you're interested in this blog on 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, 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]

There are, essentially, three major shots and swings in beach volleyball. There's the hard swing angle, which is essentially everyone's default swing in beach volleyball. Then there's the high line, which is typically option No. 2 after the hard swing to the angle. 

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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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Great beach volleyball serving exercises for all levels of players

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, 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]

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...

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How to Warm Up for Volleyball: Full Body Dynamic Range of Motion Series

 

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. 

  • Lying Straight Leg Kicks
  • Lying Straight Leg Cross Over Swings
  • Lying Scorpions
  • Cat / Cow Series
  • Push Up - Downward Dog / Upward Dog Series
  • Alternating Calf Stretch
  • Knee Hugs
  • Quad Stretch
  • Lateral Lunges
  • Elbow to Instep / Lunge Twist
  • Warrior One / Triangle Stretch
  • Alternating Pigeon Stretches
  • Deep Squat Twist
  • Open / Hug
  • Straight Arm Swings
  • Clasp Hands Behind Back / Hamstring Stretch and Reach

 

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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, 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]

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...

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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, 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]
 
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...
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What I Love About Beach Volleyball: Mike C.

 

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. 

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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...

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