This is a practice we filmed with infamous beach legend Dana Camacho. Dana is best known for having one of the greatest sky balls serves in the world as well as his on the court volleyball antics but what is less appreciated is his incredible coaching knowledge that is revealed once you dig a little deeper.
Dana Camacho introduces himself, how he learned to play volleyball by watching others and continues his career as a coach.
Andor Gyulai Volleyball1on1 Owner introduces Dana Camacho and the players he will be coaching Taylor and Chase. Also discussed is a little about the beach practice.
Dana warms up the players with a triangle drill while calling verbal cues. This is perhaps the most used and common warmup drill in beach volleyball.
Dana starts on a passing drill with correct position, staying relaxed and remove indoor tendencies.
Dana builds on what he said before but continues on the theme of correct position, staying relaxed and remove indoor tendencies.
Dana works on transition setting for the blocker. The blocker is told how to handle the balls natural backspin when it is dug, plus more.
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 works on how to put topspin on a set with this drill. Great drill for developing bump setting for beach volleyball.
Dana puts into practice the corrections made for the player to have good topspin on the set when bump setting in beach volleyball. A ball with spin is easier to hit.
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.
Dana Camacho demonstrates his world famous beach volleyball sky ball serve. This serve is the thing of legends and something that will entertain and cause havoc all at once. Practice and enjoy! Make sure you tell your friends who taught you!
Dana gives more details of how to hit a sky ball serve that lands in ninety percent of the time. See the master in action!
Dana switches sides and demonstrates what changes are needed for the wind and location of the court when serving the beach volleyball sky serve from the other side.
Dana presents a video on how to read the hitter better in volleyball while playing defense and how to dig every ball.