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Volleyball Serve Receive Series Chapter 5: Where is the Perfect Pass? | Special Situations

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

This is the last chapter in the Volleyball Serve Receive series. We covered positioning on the court, passing, and footwork. Here, we'll go over some special situations to help develop a deeper understanding of the game. 

Passing height is a controversial topic in the beach volleyball world. Should I pass low? Should I pass high? How high is high? How low is low? What if I have a bad setter? These are all important questions we'll answer in this bonus chapter:

  1. Apex
  2. 6 Feet Off the Net
  3. 30 Degrees Off Inside Foot
  4. Side Wind

Apex, 6 Balls Above the Antenna

First, it’s important for the pass to have an...

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Volleyball Serve Receive Series Chapter 4: Advanced Beach Volleyball Footwork

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

In Chapter Four of the Volleyball Serve Receive series, we're going to cover some advanced footwork and techniques you can use to level up your game and start winning some beach volleyball tournaments. This will be building on the foundation of the basic footwork we went over in the previous chapter. 

Let's get started. 

Here's what you'll learn in this chapter:

  1. Drop Step
  2. 1, 2, Kick to Kneel

DROP STEP FOR HIGH FAST BALLS

Sometimes, serves come at our chest, neck and heads -- quick!

There is no time to get behind the ball and rock forward. You are not allowed to use your fingers to set the first ball...

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Volleyball Serve Receive Series Chapter 2: The Forearm Pass

 

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

Learning the keys to serve receive for beach volleyball or indoor volleyball is a crucial process if you want to get better and win more matches and tournaments. In the previous chapter, you learned everything about positioning. In this chapter, we'll cover the actual volleyball pass. You may have searched something like "how to bump a volleyball" to get here. It's ok to use the word "bump" if you're a beginner, but you'll soon learn that when more experienced volleyball players talk about bumping a volleyball, we will say "pass" or "forearm pass". 

As you might know, there are two types of passes in indoor...

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Volleyball Serve Receive Series Chapter 1: Positioning

 

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

Mastering the volleyball pass is crucial if you want to get better at playing beach volleyball. As you know, there are two types of passes in volleyball: the forearm pass (also known as the underhand pass or the bump) and the overhead pass (great for indoor volleyball players but nearly useless for beach volleyball).

Since we’re talking about serve receive for beach volleyball, this guide will focus on the forearm pass. If you play indoor volleyball, the concepts still 100% apply to you, but you have an extra weapon: your hands!

Beach volleyball players should only use their forearm passing platforms...

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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. 

In the beach volleyball video below, filmed in Hermosa Beach,...

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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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