Sand Volleyball Improves Your Indoor Game

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Playing sand volleyball is a great way for girls to improve their indoor

volleyball skills.


The bad news is that unfortunately not everybody can adopt this

strategy, because they may not have access to a sand

court.

The good news is that sand ball is increasing in popularity around

the US at an enormous rate, both among female players in college and

at the high school level. 


This means that more local universities and colleges are investing in

building sand courts in and around their campuses. Not only

will these courts be used in the spring during the college sand season

but more coaches are hosting volleyball camps for sand players which

allows you to attend and learn how to play volleyball from those who

know the game well.



So if you are one of those young players who don't live near a beach

check with your local university or college to see if there's a sand court

on their campus or if they're hosting a sand camp this summer.


This way you can take advantage of the benefits of sand ball in

order to help improve your indoor game.



Sand Benefit #1: Get Stronger Legs


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The sand is a soft, uneven pliable surface which provides resistance and

contributes to indoor players developing the leg muscles that help them

when it comes to increasing their vertical jump.


Even without becoming aware of it, the more you run, jump and play in

the sand, the more you develop strength in your legs.


It takes alot more strength and energy to move your body through the

sand so your muscles are working harder to hold you up and to move

you forward or in the direction you are trying to go when chasing a ball

so our muscles are working twice as hard than when you are running or

walking on a hard surface.



Sand Benefit #2: Get Faster On The Court


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Another major benefit of playing volleyball in the sand  is that

players increase their foot speed when they transition from

practicing on a sand court to playing on an indoor volleyball court.


One of my two high school coaches was Chris Rundle wife of beach

volleyball legend and indoor Olympian Larry Rundle.


My high school was two miles from the beach so Chris would often have

our indoor varsity volleyball practice and do 

conditioning drills on the sand since our school was so close to it.


At first, I would just die from exhaustion because the sand seemed to

hold me back from doing any of the volleyball skills I was used to doing

well.


But it doesn't take long to get used to it.



That was the first time I learned the benefit of practicing and doing

conditioning drills in the sand.


After awhile, when I started running and jumping in my

indoor games and practices I noticed I was a lot faster and I

jumped a lot higher since the gym floor didn't provide the resistance

that the sand did.


This is a common occurrence to almost all players who learn the sand

game then go indoors to play during their season.



You'll find that it takes less time to cover more area of the court in

defense because your legs aren't pushing as hard against the pliable

surface of the sand.


Just like its harder to go from learning the indoor game to becoming

good at the outdoor game, it becomes easier to go from the outdoor

game to the indoor game.


One of the best things a player can do when she's doing

her summer volleyball training workout is to find some sand to run 

sprints and jump train in.





Check out more sand volleyball articles below. 

The Overhand Volleyball Serve On The Beach 

The Pass In Volleyball On The Sand 

Using The Volleyball Bump To Set The Ball On The Beach 

How To Pass The Volleyball On The Sand 

Rules Of Sand Passing

Sand Rules For Passing A Ball

Sand Volleyball Improves Your Indoor Game

The Beach Volleyball Set

Sand Tips For Setting A Ball




Return To Beach Volleyball Girls Who Love To Play From Sand

Volleyball Improves Your Indoor Game



Return To Inspiring Female Volleyball Players From Sand Volleyball

Improves Your Indoor Game



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