This is a 5 videos beach volleyball defense series teaching the skill of defense. It features gold medal coach and head coach of beach volleyball Canada Steve Anderson.
Video 5 on beach volleyball defense is on an exercise Steve does with players to help teach good technique and form for defense. The exercise known as shadowing has the student following the movements of the coach on the court.
Stein gives instruction on how to play defense on the sand. Defense start with reading then reacting with the correct footwork and form to get to the ball. In these instructional videos Stein coaches both for beach volleyball defense.
Steve presents a full video series of playing defense on the beach for beginners. This series goes through the process for players and coaches to efficiently build skills and confidence quickly.
1. Defense starts with the player covering their half of the court and determining how many shots they can systematically cover.
Priscilla walks through a drill for beach volleyball defense. The drill includes digging two hard shots then chasing down a line shot or a cut shot on defense. To view all of Priscilla Lima’s videos – Click Here!
Being a former hitter indoors Marcin demonstrates how to play effective volleyball defense with proper body position and footwork.
Lauren shares a video on defensive footwork. Starting in the best position and moving smoothly to the cut shot and the line is demonstrated.
Lauren presents a video of defensive footwork drills. Several drills are demonstrated as all can be done without a ball at any time.
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 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 and Andor wrap up the practice with comments from the players.
Dana presents a video on how to read the hitter better in volleyball while playing defense and how to dig every ball.
Adriano runs professional player Matt Prosser through part III of a progression drill. The full series is run with Andor. You can see both players are puffing hard at the end of the drill.
Adriano runs professional player Matt Prosser through part IV of a progression drill. The full series is run with Andor. You can see both players are puffing hard at the end of the drill.
Adriano talks about how to do the first part of a progression drill. This works on ball control, footwork and more.
Adriano demonstrates the next part of the drill. Here an extra touch is added, the ball must be hit to the coach in the same area all the time and more.
Adriano discusses part three that adds yet another touch. This is the same drill run with pro player Matt Prosser that adds another touch at the net and more.
Adriano presents the last part of the progression as it adds a final touch on the ball. This is the same drill run with pro player Matt Prosser and more.
Ed presents a chalk talk session on the difference of passing and defense in beach volleyball.
Keeping the ball up on your side of the net leads to points being scored. Alicia goes through six of her favorite drills to keep the ball up.
One arm digs are a necessity and perfected with practice. Chicken wings are best you use a flat surface to contact the ball.
Alicia became a pro beach volleyball player by learning to read the opponents hitting tendencies. In this video she talks about how to do this through the course of a match or tournament.
Alicia has a simple drill to increase passing skills. Look at the bottom of the ball since that’s where the majority of contacts are made.
Anthony gives a full insiders look at how to become a top defender on the beach. His easy to understand, step by step instructions include the following.
1. Get into position by not watching the serve, be ready and relaxed.
2. Keep the body in good position and ready to go dig the ball in any direction.
Defense wins championships. Eric presents a series of videos on defense that led him to the ultimate prize, an Olympic gold medal.
1. Begin by positioning on the sand with the feet and arms in the correct location.
2. Using correct footwork to run down a shot with minimal steps increases speed.
Priscilla discusses and demonstrates playing defense for blockers. This video shows how a blocker is still responsible for short shots directly behind them.