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.
Beach volleyball defense and defensive advice and information, including tips for reading the games when playing defense, how to fake out your opponents, how to play line, middle and angle defense, how to run down shots, hot to dig hard driven balls and much much more. Advice and information is offered by some of beach volleyballs greatest defenders including Sinjin Smith, Eric Fonoimoana and Stein Metzger to name just a few.
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.
The libero position was created in part because of Gary’s little brother Eric, who won gold in the 1988 Olympics. Gary tells how the position is used.
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.
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.
Eric presents his tips and lessons on how to defend the line shot on the beach. This includes helpful tips on footwork, movement and more.
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.
The perfect pokey and how it is done is shown by Alicia in this video series. Every player must have this move in their arsenal.
1. What the pokey is and a drill to get started
2. How to use the pokey on defense
3. Quickly adjust when the ball is hit easy and the hands are already up high
This series contains 6 videos by Olympian Stein Metzger on how to dig a volleyball.