This article and video series reviews how beach volleyball players who develop a “Game Plan Offense” can takes advantage of “Learned Automatic Response” and “Implicit Guidance” to beat opponents and overcome physical disadvantages on the court. The tactic I will discuss were used quite successfully in the 2016 Olympics to defeat Kerri Walsh Jennings and…
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This video features a continuation and a progression from the previous spray pass drill. Now players not only have to set a bad spray pass, but in some cases the spray pass is so bad they have to set the ball behind themselves. This video also works on player spacing and helps the attacker with where and how to approach a bad pass so they can still maybe be in system or at least get a decent attack in on the bad pass.
This video features the players doing warm up hitting lines with Anjinho Bacil during the beach practice. The players are getting more physically ready for the tougher more intensive drills that include more attacking. What I like about this video is it brings up the important point that the passer / hitter should always pass the ball infront of the setter in beach. On a tough serve / free ball / even warm ups the passer needs to work to get the ball in front of the setter to set up the offense.
3 Ball Transition Beach Volleyball Drill – 3 For Offense, 2 For Defense to Score with Pedro Brazao (2 Videos)
This beach volleyball drill features a serve and two free balls. This drill focuses on both defense and offense and put allot of pressure on players to consistently side out.
Moving to attack is one of the most important and under practiced skills in beach volleyball. Stein calls it “Moving without the ball” and in this instructional and drill series you will learn this important skill so that you can spike better.
This video is a great example of something Stein picked up while competing in Boulder, Colorado on the AVP Pro Tour that really helped him be a better player and get more kills and more aces while playing at altitude. The technique is call the “Goose Neck – Snap it Like a Pig”.
Steve presents a series on spiking which is what every beginner wants to learn. In these videos everything is broken down and builds confidence with easy to understand instruction and drills.
1. The arm swing on the beach is unique and slightly different from indoor. Proper technique prevents injury and forms a base to work on.
Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 3 of 5 – Passing and approach beach drill. This is a great drill to develop the important skill of passing the ball followed by an approach.
This beach volleyball and sand drill focuses on passing a ball followed by the technique for a volleyball approach and spike. A few things this drill will help reinforce with good verbal cues: Slow to fast, open up to the ball and contact the ball on your right shoulder.
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 2 of 5 – Drill and instruction on passing to spiking in sand volleyball.
In this multi video instructional series Tom Black and John Meyer offer specific details on helping players improve their approach and thus their spiking after passing. This is a great video and drill for players of all levels. There are also some great verbal cues offered for coaching.
Priscilla demonstrates a court vision beach drill. The drill has the hitter use their peripheral vision to hit to a coach, without a call from the setter.
Priscilla shows and explains a cut shot drill. The drill is run on both sides of the court with two players.
Priscilla presents two line shot drills for the beach. Each drill is with two players switching to both sides of the net for a lot of touches and cardio.
Seth presents a 6 video series on hitting with power. Using a bungee cord these exercises greatly increase arm speed and power when spiking a volleyball on both the beach and indoor.
When in trouble on the beach there is one place to put the ball. Seth demonstrates a drill of hitting to the middle.
Seth talks about and runs a drill for hitting or spiking on two. The first advantage is to keep the defense on their heels and many other reasons.
In part II Dana tells the defender to hit the same shot every time while the blocker works on setting.
Part III the players switch positions with Dana making corrections during and after the play. Great to see some of the corrections and verbal ques.
Part IV the players review how improvements are noticeable. Dana adds even more for the players to work on during the beach volleyball practice.
Part V players switch to the other side of the net and are able to work on any shot they want. Verbal cues are made for good contacts.
Dana starts to mold the players approach for moving on the sand. The advantage of an outside vs an inside set is explained.
Dana puts into action running an outside set with a cone and verbal cues. Essentially beach volleyball spiking and hitting tips.
Dana has the players switch sides to work on the left side and plan “B” shots.
Dana and Andor wrap up the practice with comments from the players.
Adriano shows a drill that concentrates on a good pass, good footwork then waiting for the set and more.
Adriano demonstrates a drill with all parts of offense, pass, set and spike.
Adriano talks about hitting on the outside of the court with correct footwork and more.
Adriano presents his drill about hitting on the inside of the court with correct footwork and more.
The transition from indoor to the beach volleyball is very simple when armed with the correct knowledge. In this series of volleyball videos Ed teaches what you should know.
Ed presents his series of videos on how to be an effective hitter on the beach. These tips and drills work on several techniques to be a multidimensional attacker.