Setting a beach volleyball 1 of 3

This is the first in a three part series of short videos to help you get on the right track with your beach volleyball setting. This video shows what is probably the most important part of the entire movement, without which, it’s just about impossible to perform a good set. It’s all in the wrists!…

Beach volleyball defence – the “Lay down”

Chasing and digging a line shot is one of the most exciting plays in beach volleyball. This video explains one of the techniques used by professional player to make a full length dive at a ball, but still maintain balance and control as they make the dig. The laydown is a great technique to learn…

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…

Is this a revolution in Hand Setting rules?

If the new rules laid out by the FIVB are interpreted by referees the way I read it, then anyone who learned to set a volleyball longer than two weeks ago is going to need to change their technique. Here is the opening paragraph of the new definition: “During the action of players setting overhand…

Bump Setting vs Hand Setting

Julien Prosser bump sets in the 2010 NSW Open on Manly Beach – photo courtessy of Justin Kern – JFK Audio Visual This season I’ve had very few opportunities to train on the sand, so I have concentrated more on my fitness than my skills. The only skill that has noticeably suffered has been my…