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How to Get Better at Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is a challenging sport to master. It’s also incredibly fun to play. No matter your current skill level, Volleyball Beach has some tips to help you improve your game. Three great ways to get better at beach volleyball are to practice the essential moves, build your stamina, and work on your jump.

Practice Essential Moves

The three basic volleyball moves are the pass, set, and hit (or spike). But learning these moves isn’t something you do in a day or even in a year. These are skills that constantly have to be practiced and refined if you want them to get to a competitive level.

Most routine beach volleyball drills will help you work on at least one of these moves at a time, so the key here is to practice, practice, practice!

An easy drill to do that only requires two people is to stand at a distance facing one another. The ball gets passed back and forth, with the first person passing, the second person returning the ball to the first with a set, and the first person spiking it back. The second person then passes the ball, starting the moves over again. This gives each player the chance to practice all three moves repeatedly.

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Build Your Stamina

Your stamina, or endurance, is your ability to play at a consistent level throughout the whole game. Beach volleyball is a very aerobic and intense sport, and it takes practice to make it through a whole game without exhausting yourself.

There are great ways to build up aerobic endurance that you can do at home, outside, or at the gym, including:

  • Running or jogging
  • Brisk walking
  • Jumping rope (which can be upgraded to weighted ropes)
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Dancing

But this list is not all-inclusive. Anything that gets your heart rate up for an extended period of time and works the cardiovascular system can help your body build stamina and increase how long you can play.

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Work on Your Jump

A strong jump is a powerful tool when playing beach volleyball. You need to be able to jump with your hands above the net for a good block or a good hit, and jumping in the sand can be more difficult than jumping on flat ground.

A good way to improve your jump is to work on the muscles necessary for jumping. You need to have strong legs and a strong core, so any exercises that work the muscles in this area are beneficial.

Some good jump conditioning exercises include:

  • Box jumps
  • Burpees
  • Jump Rope
  • Squats
  • Lateral jumps

If needed, we provide a more in-depth explanation of how to do each exercise.

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Volleyball Leagues at Volleyball Beach Ozark

At Volleyball Beach, our 10 indoor sand volleyball courts are open year-round. We host leagues and tournaments, and you can stay after the game to enjoy delicious food, drinks, and occasional live music on our beautiful patio.
For more information about sand volleyball, sponsored or corporate events, leagues, or tournaments, visit us in person,  contact us online, or call us at 417-771-9330.