This video features advanced beach volleyball defense technique and tips with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video also features a simple defense beach volleyball drill to help with these techniques.
The technique is described as the “Stretch Step Shortening Cycle” and is used to help players load as the ball is contacted so that they are more explosive moving to dig the ball on defense.
The video features tips, technique and a drill on the technique including an example of Sean Rosenthal doing the technique to have and extraordinary dig that made it onto sports center highlight reel.
- Shuffle so that you have a good line to the attacker, often based upon their approach angle.
- Stretch Step just before contact
- Be loaded on contact
- Be neutral on contact
- Cross over step for the line or cut so you can travel the largest distance on your first step