Is Beach Volleyball Hard? 3 Obstacles Indoor Players Face On The Sand  

    Is beach volleyball hard?   
3 obstacles indoor players must overcome is playing on an uneven surface, 2 court players not 6 and overcoming position specialization

Is Beach Volleyball Hard? What're The Three Obstacles Indoor Players Face  When First Learning How To Play Beach Volleyball? (Ralph Aversen)Is Beach Volleyball Hard? What're The Three Obstacles Indoor Players Face When First Learning How To Play Beach Volleyball? (Ralph Aversen)

Is beach volleyball hard? 

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


What're The Three Obstacles Indoor Players Face
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

but

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

and 


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

Is Beach Volleyball Hard? Let's look at the middle blocker position on the court. Many coaches only allow their middle blockers to specialize in playing the front row. (R. Aversen)Is Beach Volleyball Hard? Let's look at the middle blocker position on the court. Many coaches only allow their middle blockers to specialize in playing the front row. (R. Aversen)


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.


Is Beach Volleyball Hard? In doubles, with so much area to cover on the court, it's crucial to establish which partner is going to pass the ball when its served to specific areas of the court.Is Beach Volleyball Hard? In doubles, with so much area to cover on the court, it's crucial to establish which partner is going to pass the ball when its served to specific areas of the court.

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.


Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out more of my volleyball passing articles by clicking one of the links below! (April Chapple)Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out more of my volleyball passing articles by clicking one of the links below! (April Chapple)

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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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