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Beach Volleyball Attacking Course: Spiking a Hard Cross

 

Today we're all about the hard cross in beach volleyball. This free training video shows you how to master this vital attack move on the beach volleyball court. AVP pros Brandon Joyner and Mark Burik take you through every jump, step and swing so you can spike the volleyball high and hard. 

This video is part of our Better at Beach attacking course available through our Rising Star Membership and above. Ramp up your skill set with professional beach volleyball players and coaches. Sign up today!

You'll get a FREE drill book when you shop our selection of online courses that will take your beach volleyball game to a new level of awesome! Your free book includes 36 essential beach volleyball drills. Our training programs are designed by beach volleyball pro players to give you maximum value -- and results that you can see on the scoreboard.

  

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Beach Volleyball Drills for Advanced Players: Over the Net Pepper

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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay! 

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 of a few hundred or so that every single practice he did with Phil Dalhausser began with over the net pepper. Every single one! 

If you don't know much about the duo, allow me to explain why this is so relevant: They are one of the most...

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7 Deadly Sins of Beach Volleyball Defense

 If you're interested in this blog on defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course. Serving is, of course, the first line of defense in beach volleyball, and this course 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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

We hear it so often in sports, and beach volleyball is certainly no different: Fix your mistakes. It makes sense. There's no way we're going to improve at our sport, whatever it may be, if we can't fix our mistakes. But what if we don't know them? What if we continue to struggle without realizing what's going wrong? 

That's why we're here, to teach you the 7 deadly sins of beach volleyball defense, so you can recognize, fix, and improve your game from them. 

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Building the beach volleyball foundation with proper positioning

If you're interested in this blog on positioning 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 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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!

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 sands of Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. 

Your positioning has to be on point. 

This goes for all aspects and positions in beach volleyball. If you're a defender, you need to be positioned correctly, with the proper balance, if...

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Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Ball Control Drills with AVP Pro Katie Spieler

 

Beach volleyball control ninja and AVP pro Katie Spieler shares training drills in the latest episode of VolleyChat!

At 5'5 Spieler is one of the shortest women on the beach volleyball AVP tour, which does nothing to hold her back because she has total control over the ball. Spieler also founded her own beach volleyball club, East Beach Volleyball Academy in Santa Barbara.

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Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Exercises to Keep You Strong with AVP Pro Stafford Slick

 

VolleyChat visits via videoconference with AVP Beach Volleyball pro Stafford Slick to find out how he's been staying healthy and fit while in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. You can stay healthy and strong during this quarantine by joining our online 60-Day Strength and Conditioning Program!

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CBD: The Beach Volleyball Player’s Secret Weapon

 

Why are so many beach volleyball players using CBD in their recovery protocol? Should you?

By Allison Cass

How many times have you gone up for an epic spike and as soon as you land think to yourself, “UGH there comes that back pain… again”  Or gone up for a stuff block only to find your knee pissed off as you squat down to jump.

When quick and powerful movement is the name of the game, any kind of muscle and joint pain can hinder your ability to move efficiently and effectively – let alone without whispering the “F word” to yourself between each play. 

Some people chalk this up to getting older, but we believe that people should move pain-free regardless of age.

It comes as no surprise that amateur, competitive, elite, and professional athletes alike are turning to CBD to help them recover better, faster, and ultimately enhance their performance. Physical training can be extremely taxing on the body, especially when done for...

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Beach Volleyball Home Gym Essentials

 

Hey Beach Volleyballers. In this volleyball training video AVP pro Mark Burik takes us inside his home gym, with a rundown of all the training equipment and strength conditioning gear he uses for his beach volleyball workouts. From volleyball warmups to exercises and aerobics, here's what you need to know when equipping your own gym for beach volleyball training.

After watching this volleyball training video you'll be ready for our 60 Day Strength and Conditioning Program for Beach Volleyball. Get your game on for greater mobility, strength and speed! 

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Improve Your Blocking Fast: Beach Volleyball Video Analysis

 

The following video is a video analysis that Mark had done with one of his players. Our video analysis sessions are designed to have professional AVP athletes/coaches sit down with our players and they go through 45 minutes of tape review. Our coaches look at the player’s game film, the techniques and what decisions the player makes in a game. Watch a sample of Mark’s video analysis in action.

Make sure to subscribe to Mark’s YouTube channel and social media accounts if you want to see more of these.

 

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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 in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay!
 
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 volleyball. Sometimes you have to dig a ball with one hand. Sometimes with two hands. Sometimes you have to dig it with your hands, sometimes with your platform. Occasionally, you'll dig one with a chicken wing, an elbow, a knuckle, a chest. We're...
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