Defending against a team that can’t hit

I had a close call in a social tournament a few years ago. We played against a pair of young girls who were playing in the men’s draw. They were national Champs the following season, so they were both decent players. We went in pretty casual assuming it would be an easy win, and decided…

Defending a middle attack

This is a defensive system to defend against an attacker coming through the middle of the court. It is mainly for rally or non-side out situations, but could also be used in side out. Imaging you are in a rally. The ball has already gone back and forth a few times, and your opponents have…

How to turn a beach volleyball match

Hopefully you go into every match with a game plan. Even if you don’t know the team you are playing you should have seen a few things in warm up that might give you a few ideas , or worst case, you’ve decided to start serving at the shorter guy  But what do you do…

The Slimy Line

I originally started thinking a lot about the short line shot, or “slimy line” as it’s often called, while I was watching Todd Rogers play in Klagenfurt. Since then I have see it used more and more. Nowadays I think it’s pretty much an essential part of any high level players side out game. I…