Beach Volleyball Tips Beginners Face 3 Obstacles Playing In The Sand  

Beach Volleyball Tips beginners use when playing in the sand like is playing on an uneven surface, 2 players not 6 and overcoming position specialization

Is beach volleyball hard? 

The sand volleyball game is tough enough for new beginner players first learning how to play beach volleyball

What're The Three Beach Volleyball Tips Beginners Learn When First Learning How To Play Beach Volleyball?

Three things are obstacles to overcome

  • First, not only do you have to adjust to playing volleyball on an uneven playing surface


  • players have to learn who takes what responsibilities on a volleyball court that now has to be evenly shared between two players, not six


How Does Specialization in Indoor Volleyball Affect The Beach Volleyball Player?

Let's look at the middle blocker position on the court. 

Unfortunately many volleyball coaches only allow their middle blockers to specialize in playing the front row.

So these players learn 

Some will

But, this front row specialization doesn't help them 

I was fortunate enough to have had a pretty dominating career playing indoor volleyball at the highest levels but when I decided to transition to the beach volleyball game I really had to learn to develop all of my volleyball skills especially the passing and defensive part of my game.

Even though I was a good indoor passer, I never fully appreciated the importance of learning how to pass the volleyball accurately until I went on to play on the sand.

Luckily, I started playing beach volleyball pretty early in my career.

In sand volleyball, with so much area to cover on the volleyball court, it's crucial to establish which partner will use the beach volleyball forearm pass when its served to specific areas of the court.

And this is especially important when the players of the opposing team serve the volleyball to the middle of your court.

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Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.

If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list. 

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