Skills Training 1

As discussed, the focus on training on Saturday was mostly about establishing a few basic standards to see us through the season. We focussed on our greatest strength (service), and our greatest weakness (setting). The NE rule was implimented. We both made the mistake once, did the push ups, and then hit the ground for…

Are you a Ninja in Defense? 5 tips to back court brilliance!

Have you ever had a game where every shot you played got dug? Like the defender could read your mind. If you have, you probably felt like the defender knew something that you didn’t… and you were probably right. Defence is a tricky business. Good defenders are like Hollywood Ninja’s. You never know where they…

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…