Beach Volleyball Serve Receive: Everything You Need to Know from Positioning to Footwork

The serve receive is one of the fundamental volleyball skills you need to master if you want to improve your game. Watch this short video to learn more about how you can improve this basic skill. 

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This Is a 5-Part Series on The Volleyball Pass 

For most beginners, they think that as long as they don’t allow aces from their opponents, that’s perfectly fine.

While that may be true, learning how to pass properly in indoor volleyball and sand volleyball gives you a better chance at getting a point for your team, rather than just preventing one from the opposing team. 

That’s why we created this extensive guide to provide you with everything you need to learn about the volleyball pass. 

As you know, there are two main types of passes in volleyball: 

  1. Forearm pass (also known as the underhand pass or the bump)
  2. Overhead pass (great for indoor volleyball players but nearly useless for beach volleyball)

This guide will focus on the first one.

We are going to help you build or rebuild your passing skills from the ground up. 

This guide breaks down everything you could ever want to know about how to pass a volleyball. We are going to talk about positioning, posture, wind direction, where your hands should be, and where your eyes should be. There are tons of DETAILS that so many players and coaches forget are SO IMPORTANT.

We want to equip you with sound reasoning, statistics, strategies and examples so that you know which techniques to use in each situation.

Chapter 1: Positioning

Where do you actually stand/position yourself on the volleyball court? Closer to the net? Or farther?

Chapter 2: The Forearm Pass

If you can’t pass the ball, you can’t win. You'll learn where to look and what to look for to perform the perfect pass.

Chapter 3: Basic Footwork

You don’t play volleyball by just standing in place. You have to be ready to move in every direction.

Chapter 4: Advanced Footwork

If the ball is heading towards your left side, what’s the best way to get to it? Which leg do you move first?

Chapter 5: Special Situations

Where should I pass the volleyball? How high should I pass in beach volleyball? How far from the net should I pass? How do I play beach volleyball when it's windy?

Ready to Level Up Your Game?

These 5 chapters cover the fundamental volleyball skills you need to master if you want to get better at serve receive or passing.

While some of these may seem basic, it’s important you use these lessons to learn the proper principles and building blocks of great passing. 

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