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How to Master Passing a Volleyball - Beginner's Guide

How to Pass in Beach Volleyball and Know You're A Good Passer 

 

Why can I not get the volleyball to my partner every time? Do you constantly find yourself chasing down balls because your pass went clear into outer space? No need to fret.  We have you covered.   

Whether you are looking to perfect your passing or starting your volleyball adventures, mastering the volleyball pass is crucial if you want to get better at playing beach volleyball. We will be covering a few basics to get you started to becoming the best beach volleyball player you can be and passing like April Ross and Phil Dalhausser. 

While there are a few differences between passing for indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, we encourage everyone to use this information and add it to your arsenal. 

If you're interested in this blog on passing in beach volleyball, you may want to take a look at our Passing and Serve Receive Course in our Complete Player Program to really dive...

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The ULTIMATE Dynamic, Full Body Beach Volleyball Warm Up!

We are going to share with you the ULTIMATE dynamic, full-body warm up for beach volleyball. It includes every move that you need to get mobile, loose and ready for your practice or match!

Want to SEE each of the exercises as well as just read about them? Check out the ULTIMATE beach volleyball warm up in action from one of our 7-day camps in St. Pete, FL:

 

*Note: ALL exercises should be done for either 20 reps or 20 seconds unless otherwise stated.

1) Cat/Cow Stretch 

Start on your hands and knees with your knees directly under hips and your hands directly under shoulders. You are going to alternate between "Cat" and "Cow." Cat stretch: push your spine up towards the sky (Cat), rounding out your back. Cow stretch: drop your belly button down to the ground, so your spine curves the opposite way that it did in Cat, and lift your shoulders and head up towards the sky. You should feel your pelvis moving forwards and backwards, and feel your shoulder blades...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go: Peel Footwork for Blockers

 

If you're interested in this blog on peel digging 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 also run 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]

Blockers block in beach volleyball, right? They're the big goons at the net who are supposed to stay at the net. Correct? 

Yes and no. 

In an ideal world, a blocker would never have to leave the net -- or peel, in volleyball vernacular. In the ideal world, a blocker stays at the net, and the defender covers whatever...

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Improve Your DIGGING, SETTING, and HITTING in ONE Beach Volleyball Drill!

 

If you're interested in this drill on setting and digging, you may also be interested in 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]

All of us beach volleyball players are looking for that one big thing -- the one lift to get us stronger, the one way to make money so we can continue pursuing this life on the beach, the one thing that'll get us hitting harder, jumping higher, running faster. Sadly, we do not have the answer for some of those things -- you can, however, take our 60-day strength and conditioning program to get you bouncing balls and swat-blocking and running around like Taylor Crabb

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Five easy living room drills to help you become a main draw beach volleyball player

 

Are you trying to learn how to play volleyball?  Tired of having the same finishes in sand volleyball tournaments?  Trust me, we've been there too!  The following beach volleyball drills are perfect for people trying to answer these types of questions.  Whether you are trying to learn or trying to get better finishes these volleyball passing drills are perfect to help you gain the confidence to step out on the court!

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! 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 ...

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Beach Volleyball: Full Practice Plan for Passing Footwork and Attack Accuracy

 

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! 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]

One of the most underrated difficult elements of improving as a beach volleyball player is pinning down a practice plan. Beach volleyball isn't like basketball, where all you really need to get better is a hoop and a ball. On the beach, you need at least one other person, ideally three, and rare is the time that everyone has the same goals in mind. One team wants to play games while the other wants to rep...

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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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  • 7 Nights accommodations according to camp dates. Sunday to Sunday.
  • 30+ Hours of Instruction and Training.
  • Professional coaches and players lead your training.
  • Introductions to current professional beach volleyball players.
  • Practice matches.
  • Sit court-side at AVP and FIVB World Tour practices!
  • One Full video analysis session.
  • Chance to enter local tournaments when available.
  • Discounts at partner restaurants.
  • Camp t-shirt, lanyard, water bottle, backpack, giveaways and prizes!
  • Local knowledge, outings, and more!!!

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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? 

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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

 

Now you're ready for our 60 Day Strength and Conditioning Program for Beach Volleyball. We'll help you achieve greater mobility, strength and speed! 

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