Why Play Beach Volleyball? It is one of the best known methods for improving indoor performance!
Beach Volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. An athlete learns to move more fluidly on a court, develops court awareness, and the sand leads to significant improvements in physical condition and jumping ability. More importantly, with burnout and injury statistics at an all time high, the benefit of playing a different sport during the off season that still greatly correlates to indoor volleyball cannot be stressed enough.
Fun Fact! The transfer of skills between indoor and beach are closer than any other two CIF sports! While still completely different games, indoor and beach rely on explosive movements and techniques that benefit both sports. Additionally, with only 2 players playing an entire match and less coach intervention, beach allows players to develop the internal motivation, self awareness, and coachability needed to excel at the next level.
Do you want to become faster and/or stronger for next club season? Do you want to become a more versatile hitter or better defender? With only two players on the court, each athlete is required to perform all aspects of the game with 66% more touches than indoor volleyball. This is not only our opinion, but also the opinion of the top collegiate/professional coaches.
"It’s easier to take your outdoor skills into the gym than to bring your indoor skills outside. Simple reason. Beach volleyball forces you to have all the skills. That’s why I think it’s a good idea for indoor players to play on the beach. . . . Learning those skills can only help improve a player’s indoor performance. All my years playing on the beach as a kid certainly helped my indoor game. If nothing else, a player’s quickness and jump will be increased by playing on soft sand."
"The beach game is GREAT for improving your indoor skills/game. Whatever your weaknesses are, you get to work on them a ton. Unlike the 6 person game, you touch the ball in every rally, and with just two of you covering the court, you learn to read and anticipate much better. Dealing with the sun and wind helps you be more adaptable. Player height is less important outdoors where ball control and skill is more important."