Archive for the Beach Volleyball Category

Conditioning Drill for Beach Volleyball: Timed Transition Attack

  Deep Middle Transition Attack It is important every now and then to incorporate some type of conditioning into your volleyball training and this is an example of a drill that we can do while still playing volleyball. Our player needs to hit a hard middle seam

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What It’s Really Like to Play on the World Tour – FIVB 1-Star Cambodia

  Watch Mark’s documentary on their World Tour FIVB 1-Star Tournament in Cambodia   Our 20 Complete Practice Plans are designed for you to have a smooth practice with a centralized focus for each practices goal.  Each practice plan will come with drill explanations, drill videos, and

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How to Set a Volleyball: 9 Keys to Being an Excellent Setter in Beach Volleyball

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If you want to learn how to set a volleyball, you’ve come to the right place! At VolleyCamp Hermosa in Hermosa Beach, CA we run beach volleyball setting drills every day! However, you don’t have to wait for one of our classes to start learning the fundamentals.

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Are You Using the Best Serve Receive Footwork?: Beach Volleyball Tutorial

  Serve Receive Footwork It’s the basic footwork that everybody needs to accomplish in order to get to a ball efficiently, so that we can pass the ball as best as we can. The majority of our footwork in Serve Receive comes in the form of a

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Beach Volleyball Highlights With Rising Star Sarah Sponcil

Sarah Sponcil beach volleyball

Check out these amazing plays from beach volleyball rising star Sarah Sponcil. Sponcil and Kelly Claes are currently the third-ranked U.S. pairs in Women’s Olympic volleyball qualifying. We hope you enjoy these instructional videos and free lessons. Be sure to check out our full line of training programs, available

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Drill: Beach Volleyball Double Juke Training for Defenders

Beach volleyball double juke drills

Work on your defender skill set with this beach volleyball double juke training video featuring AVP pro Mark Burik. Also be sure to check out our full line of training programs, available now at BetteratBeach.com. DRILL NAME: Double Juke SKILL FOCUS: Defensive Tactics MINIMUM PLAYERS REQUIRED: 3 BEGINNER

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Get Up and Hit! How to Dig a Cut Shot and Become an Attacker in Beach Volleyball

  When you’ve just taken a cut shot, dug a cut shot, or you’ve pursued a short free ball or a short serve, sometimes you’ll end up on a dive pattern. There is a specific way to get up so that you can be in a good

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Beach Volleyball Training: Setting Your Feet on Defense

Beach volleyball training videos

AVP beach volleyball pro Mark Burik sits down with a junior athlete to discuss the importance of setting your feet on defense. Also be sure to check out our full line of training programs, available now at BetteratBeach.com. Take your game to the next level with one of our popular training

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Float Serving in Beach Volleyball

Standing float serve in beach volleyball

Get the secrets to float serving in beach volleyball! Join AVP pros Mark Burik and Brandon Joyner as they reveal all in this training video. There’s still plenty to learn beyond float serving in beach volleyball. Be sure to check out our full line of training programs,

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Best Beach Volleyball Plays | AVP Highlight Reel | MissionBeachVolleyball | Mark Burik

  Check out this highlight reel of professional beach volleyball player, Mark Burik. Please subscribe to Mark’s YouTube channel, follow us on Instagram and on Facebook @markburikbeachvolleyball or @volleycamphermosa   Become a Better at Beach Bronze Member and get access to all of this for just $9

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Beach Volleyball Video Analysis: Arm Swing Mechanics, Defensive Positioning, Attack Timing

Beach Volleyball Attack Training

Beach volleyball pro Mark Burik sits down with Joe L to discuss arm swing mechanics, defensive positioning, and attack timing in this helpful beach volleyball training video analysis. Aside from actually practicing, there is NOTHING more crucial to your development as a beach volleyball player than studying

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Beach Volleyball Attacking Course: Approach Footwork

Beach volleyball attack training

Hey guys, the video that you’re about to watch is an example of one of our lessons from our attacking course: approach footwork, which will be coming out soon. We have a lot of different lessons that are built into this course that will teach you all

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AVP Player’s Pre-Season Beach Volleyball Workout

Beach volleyball training

Follow along as we go through this 60-minute pre-season full-body beach volleyball workout with professional beach volleyball players Mark Burik and Brandon Joyner. This workout is part of our 60 Day Strength and Conditioning Program available now at BetteratBeach.com. MOBILITY D) Dynamic Range of Motion – 1

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AVP San Francisco Men’s Beach Volleyball Burik/Lorenz vs Allen/Slick

Beach volleyball videos

Check out this hard-fought beach volleyball match from the AVP San Francisco. Marty Lorenz and Mark Burik came up against Billy Allen and Stafford Slick. Allen/Slick won the set and match.  This is part of our beach volleyball training series where you can study Armswing Mechanics,

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Time Heals All Wounds in Beach Volleyball

By Leo Keegan June 26th, 2016. Was it just another day for beach volleyball? Before we answer that, let’s flashback to April 2th, 1995. It was the start of a 3-year period in which Sinjin Smith did not play an AVP tournament. One significant factor was Sinjin

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Kyle Friend – Indoor MVP Turned Beach Volleyball Pro – Answers the Most Important BVB Questions

  Lightning Round Indoor MVP Turned Beach Volleyball Pro, Kyle Friend   Better at Beach Strength and Conditioning Program: Lifting, Conditioning and Mobility for Beach Volleyball. 60 Days to Quick First Steps, Huge Verticals, Unshakeable Shoulders and Stronger, Leaner, Healthier Bodies https://www.betteratbeach.com/offers/Kr2qoQ9f  

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Beach Volleyball Drills: Finally, a Better Way to Pepper!!!

  3-Person Vision Pepper It’s a three-man pepper so it’s a dig-set-hit rhythm. The middle person is going to be the setter, after the set the person who is about to play defense is just going to leave their hands in a natural defensive position. The hitter’s

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AVP & FIVB Beach Volleyball Highlights

Better at Beach presents a compilation of AVP and FIVB matches from the 2019 season featuring beach volleyball pros in action. Experience 93 awesome digs in less than 9 minutes. Want to play beach volleyball like a champion? Take it to the next level! Learn about our 7-day

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Beach Volleyball Pro Mark Burik Talks to Coach Donny on The Dig

Coach Donny Hui just interviewed beach volleyball pro Mark Burik on his popular YouTube show, THE DIG.  Mark is a professional beach volleyball player (AVP and FIVB World Tours), an athletic performance trainer, entrepreneur, and beach volleyball coach, as founder of VolleyCamp Hermosa and Better at Beach.com.

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EASY BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIXES: STILL STUCK AT THE SAME LEVEL? ARE YOU MAKING THESE CRITICAL MISTAKES?

  The video you are about to watch is a video analysis from Mark Burik. Mark works one on one with people who sends him some game tapes, and they sit down and they go through the details and what could be better about their game. It’s

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Top 10 Beach Volleyball Vacation Destinations

When you love beach volleyball and you’re overdue for a vacation by the sea, might as well combine the two and make dreams come true. The best beach volleyball vacation destinations deliver thrilling beach volleyball action and soul-satisfying scenery, which is one of the hallmarks of a

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HOW TO WIN VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS WELL INTO YOUR 70’s: JOHN HYDEN SHARES A TINY BIT OF WISDOM

  Today we introduce to you AVP/FIVB Star and Two-time Olympian, John Hyden.   Join the Better at Beach Elite Performers Tribe and Stay Connected to the Best Minds in Beach Volleyball. Our community forum gets your most important beach volleyball questions answered by top level coaches

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Hand Setting in Beach Volleyball: 7 Deadly Sins

Hand setting in beach volleyball can be a challenge until you’ve mastered proper technique. We clock a lot of hours every month coaching beach volleyball and it turns out there are 7 common mistakes players make again and again in their hand sets. Overcoming these 7 deadly

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Beach Volleyball LIGHTNING ROUND with AVP / FIVB Star, Ryan Doherty

  Today we introduce to you AVP/FIVB Star, Ryan Doherty.   Become a Better at Beach Silver Member and get access to all of this for just $19 a month! Video Library Strength and Conditioning for Beach Volleyball Better at Beach Elite Performers Tribe 20 Practice Plans

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Beach Volleyball Defense Drill: 4 Steps to Paradise

  This drill is called Four Steps To Paradise. It’s a Defensive drill and a little bit of Conditioning. A defender is going to be placed at 3/4 depth as a normal diagonal defense and we have two hitters who are going be at each antenna. The

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VolleyCamp Hermosa Camper Shares Experience

We recently welcomed native Floridian Kelly Goncalves to our 7-day training camp. Based on her review, Kelly had a blast. She blogged about her VolleyCamp Hermosa experience and was kind enough to share her thoughts with us, published below with her permission. By Kelly Goncalves Traveling to

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Beach Volleyball Drills: #1 Most Common Pro Drill – Triangle Setting

  Today we’re going to show you the Triangle Setting. This drill is focused on Ball Control – Setting skills.  We would need a minimum of 3 players to execute this beginner-friendly, repetition-based, and light intensity type of drill. Follow along and good luck! I hope you

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11 Shoulder Exercises for Beach Volleyball in 1 Minute

  Here are some Shoulder Exercises that you can do in less than a minute. *30 Seconds of 4-inch pumps for each exercise. NO REST Limited Lateral Raise Series Limited Fly Series Overhead Abduction Series Limited Front Shoulder Raise External Rotation “Scarecrow” Robinhood Shoulder Pulls For Rear

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It’s Never Too Late to Call Yourself an Athlete

This post is written by Tonya Stumphauzer. Tonya is a freelance producer, editor, and writer, and when she’s not playing beach volleyball, running, or just enjoying the amazing Southern California lifestyle, she writes for her own blog called Budget and the Beach. You can also follow her

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Beach Volleyball Practice Session: Agility and Defense

  Watch a clip of one our practice sessions for Agility and Defense. Enjoy!   Become a Better at Beach Bronze Member and get access to all of this for just $9 a month! Strength and Conditioning for Beach Volleyball Advanced Serve Receive Concepts Better at Beach

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AVP Highlights Pro Mark Burik’s Love For Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Hermosa, CA

Hey guys: the AVP just published a trending article from beach volleyball pro Mark Burik, CEO and co-founder of VolleyCamp Hermosa. Mark shares his perspective on the sport he loves and the path he took around the world — from Queens, NY to Hermosa Beach, CA —

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Beach Volleyball: How Shorter Players Side-out

  Hey guys welcome back to VolleyCamp Hermosa! We’re gonna take you through some Side-out points. We have Alexander Huber from Austria and his partner Leo Williams from South Africa – both good players. How far off are we setting for a perfect set? Most people think

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SANDCAST with Mark Burik: Volleyball Adventures, The Power of Coaching and Social Media

By Mark Burik Had a great time talking to the very cool people over at Sandcast this week about VolleyCamp Hermosa, our beach volleyball training camp outside Los Angeles for players at every skill level. We talk about the importance of good coaching and how if you

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Common Beach Volleyball Blocking Mistakes

  We will be discussing about Blocker Positioning. This video is from 2016 and as we were reviewing it, we noticed a lot of easy errors from our blockers, both from our team and team Austria. On this video, Mark and Ian were playing against Kunert and

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Beach Volleyball Tactics: Where to Serve and Why?

  Advanced Tactics for Beach Volleyball Hey everybody welcome back to VolleyCamp Hermosa. We are going to take you through some world tour qualifier points from 2016 with Mark Burik and Tri Bourne against the players of Brazil. We just have a couple of points here and

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Pro Beach Volleyball Match Analysis: AVP Strategy, Tactics and Positioning

  AVP Strategies, Tactics and Positioning – Straight from the Pros Watch out for the Q&A section of this webinar. If you’re interested in getting some good information that you can apply to your playing style, keep coming by and check out our blogs on a regular

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Winning Defense for Beach Volleyball: “Digging, Blocking and How to Get a Touch on Everything”

Watch Mark’s webinar wherein he talks about Proper Defense. Stay tuned for the Q&A section and obtain valuable information that can greatly improve your game.   Our 20 Complete Practice Plans are designed for you to have a smooth practice with a centralized focus for each practices

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Beach Volleyball Training Vacations in CALIFORNIA

Hear what our member had to say about Mark’s style of coaching I think one of Mark’s greatest talents as a coach is to take you – no matter where you are – to that next level, and then beyond. He really stretches you. By doing that

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Beach Volleyball Setting Drills!

  Hey what’s up guys? it’s Mark. Today we have a setting drill. It’s called ‘Pass-Set-Set-Set-Catch’. So, we have one passer at the back, he’s going to give us a nice pass ball to target. On this video, Paul’s going to pass this ball front middle and

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Student Spotlight: Zein Obagi

This month in our student spotlight series, we are featuring Zein Obagi! How long have you been playing volleyball? I played in ninth grade, but then stopped. I resumed four years ago with indoor social volleyball in Hollywood, then social beach volleyball (five on a court) in

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Best 2 Person Beach Volleyball Drill Ever!

  What’s up guys. It’s Mark and Wild Bill Kolinsky. Today we’re doing a two-man drill, it’s just the two of us so we figured we could share what we’re doing with you today. We drew a map on our sidelines, we got about a two-foot space,

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What Should I Do to Get Better at Beach Volleyball???

 I am Mark Burik and I have dedicated my life to learning, teaching, and playing beach volleyball. I love playing, I love the lifestyle, I love being on the beach. I love to go swimming after training. Hermosa Beach is the mecca. Some people go to

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The Mental Struggle of a Sports Injury

This post is written by Tonya Stumphauzer. Tonya is a freelance producer, editor, and writer, and when she’s not playing beach volleyball, running, or just enjoying the amazing Southern California lifestyle, she writes for her own blog called Budget and the Beach. You can also follow her

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Beach Volleyball Advanced Passing Tutorial with VolleyCamp Hermosa

Passing During Drills Is Easy It is easy to have your platform solidly built if you have somebody tossing or hitting straight to you, right? They’ll just have you put your hands together, arms locked out and have you finish with your arms together. That is the

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Why Isn’t Beach Volleyball More Mainstream?

Volleyball Spike

Why Isn’t Beach Volleyball More Mainstream? Imagine a world in which there are no sports, but someone gives you a medium-sized ball and tells you to come up with one. Odds are something resembling volleyball would be one of the first things you thought of. Team handball

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Brandon Joyner

Brandon Joyner, VolleyCamp Hermosa Coach and professional beach volleyball player.

Brandon Joyner Meet Brandon Joyner, one of our awesome coaches with VolleyCamp Hermosa. Brandon comes from an indoor background and became good friends with founder and head coach of VolleyCamp Hermosa, Mark Burik when they both played volleyball at George Mason University. He and Mark even share the

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Be the First You

Be the First You You’ve probably seen this before on social media: Someone posts an article about breaking the world’s record for being the youngest person to travel to every country, or how a couple retired at 30, or some other kind of success or achievement, and

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Heart+Fire+Grit

Beach volleyball attack training

Being around a lot of athletes, it becomes easier to see character traits that contribute to their success. Sometimes this has less to do with natural ability or being gifted, but instead, possessing HEART, FIRE, and GRIT. HEART You can love something you are doing, whether that’s

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WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO PLAY ON THE WORLD TOUR – FIVB 1 Star Cambodia

Beach volleyball has taken me a lot of places in this world. I can safely say it’s been a very up and down ride. Ian Satterfield and I walked into this tournament with a lot of confidence and an FIVB Medal within reach. We were well on

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ARE YOU USING THE BEST FOOTWORK FOR SERVE RECEIVE? – BEACH VOLLEYBALL TUTORIAL

If you want to see your game take a MASSIVE LEAP, sign up for our Elite Beach Volleyball Training Plan. What’s included??? – 36 Essential Drills for Beach Volleyball (E-BOOK) – Better at Beach Elite Performers Tribe: Our online forum led by AVP/World Tour Athletes and Coaches. Ask

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Kyle Friend – Indoor MVP Turned Beach Volleyball Pro

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Beach Volleyball Defense Drill: 4 Steps to Paradise

DRILL NAME: Digging and Movement Drill – 4 Steps to Paradise SKILL FOCUS: Defensive Footwork & Digging MINIMUM PLAYERS REQUIRED: 3 BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes INTENSITY: Medium STYLE: Repetition Based DRILL EXPLANATION: Players 1,2, and 3 will all be on the South side of the net.  Player 1

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EASY DRILL FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL: DIG THE CUTTY!

In another video we showed you an easy drill for digging a volleyball using only one hand. Once you have seen that, take a look at this one so you can learn the proper footwork when digging the cutty. DRILL NAME: Partner Toss, Dig Cut Shot SKILL

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Lightning Round with Ryan Doherty – Beach Volleyball Tips

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR RYAN DOHERTY, FOR THIS CHANNEL, FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL AND ALL OF ITS SPONSORS! IT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GROW THIS SPORT TOGETHER. BUY HIS RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY BOOK AND GET A SHIRT FOR THE TALL MAN IN YOUR LIFE with TallSlimTees https://www.amazon.com/Avatars-Guide-Beach-Volleyball-professional-ebook/dp/B017NB4RVG

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Sleepy California City a Volleyball Haven

Hermosa Beach offers plenty of sun and sport By: Taylor Allen Posted: 01/12/2019 3:00 AM Discover Los AngelesHermosa Beach ‘has everything you want and need,’ Mark Burik says. The city isn’t packed with the usual tourist stops found in the more-famous California destinations, but has a great selection

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Digging the Line Shot

Mark Burik Digs a Line Shot at the Waupaca Boatride

Digging the line shot can seem outright impossible at times. Even the most tenacious defenders can look like a statue against great hitters. One of the most important things a beach volleyball defender can do is work on their chase mechanics. Don’t think of this situation as

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Setting Drills for Beach Volleyball: #1 Most Common Pro Drill

Short Poke Volleyball Attack

DRILL NAME: Triangle Setting SKILL FOCUS: Ball Control – Setting MINIMUM PLAYERS REQUIRED: 3 BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes INTENSITY: Light STYLE: Repetition Based DRILL EXPLANATION: All Players will be on the South side of the net.  Player 1 will be at the net straight in front of Player

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Beach Volleyball Super Fan in Your Life

Time is running out. I know you’ve been busy but no one wants to be “The Grinch” this holiday season. Your loved ones are counting on you to get them some awesome gifts. If you have a beach volleyball super fan in your life, I’m going to

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SANDCAST with Billy Kolinske and Miles Evans

SANDCAST with Billy Kolinske and Miles Evans This week on SANDCAST Billy Kolinske and Miles Evans join Travis and Tri. They discuss Billy’s start playing beach volleyball, great travel stories, and their decision to go all-in with P1440 instead of the AVP. We especially enjoyed the story

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How to go from Amateur Beach Volleyball Player to AVP Pro in NO TIME.

When AVP and FIVB beach volleyball players and coaches watch film, we hunt for tendencies, weaknesses, strategical flaws and opportunities to win. In any player tent, you’ll see players studying film from past matches so they can keep tabs on what they have been working on AND

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Beach Volleyball: Full Practice Plan for Passing Footwork and Attack Accuracy

Have you ever showed up to a court wondering what you should do to get better? STOP WONDERING! Here, at VolleyCamp Hermosa we are building an extensive library of beach volleyball practice plans that you can use for your own training. Every day, I work tirelessly at

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11 Shoulder Exercises for Beach Volleyball in 1 Minute

So often, I’m asked questions about the best ways to warm up or workout for beach volleyball. Professionals have extensive warm up routines that armor their joints and work on their weaknesses. If you’ve been anywhere near a volleyball court in your live, you’ve seen somebody rubbing

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SANDCAST with John Mayer, Stafford Slick, and Travis Mewhirter

SANDCAST with John Mayer, Stafford Slick, and Travis Mewhirter We apologize for missing a few weeks of posting about SANDCAST! But we do hope you will check out these three amazing episodes! John Mayer recently retired from competing to focus more on coaching, so you will not want

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Beach Volleyball Offense: Easy Drills for Consistency and Attack Accuracy

A lot of players think there is a BIG SECRET to getting better at certain skills or at beach volleyball in general. I’m here to tell you, the large majority if your improvement comes from repetition and calibration. Even if you don’t have access to a coach, markers and

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SANDCAST’s One Year Anniversary

SANDCAST’s One Year Anniversary Check out this week’s episode of SANDCAST, which marks their one year anniversary.  We’re so excited about how quickly this podcast took off, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a sponsor of the show!  Thank you to all who listen, and thank you

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You’ll NEVER be a Main Draw player if you can’t complete these 5 Living Room Volleyball Drills. (They’re harder than you think!)

There’s a certain right of passage that every beach volleyball player goes through. Often enough, it starts with that player holding a volleyball while watching the best of the best on TV or YouTube. I clearly remember, at the start of my volleyball obsession, watching Karch Kiraly

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SANDCAST with King of the Court Creator, Wilco Nijland

SANDCAST with King of the Court Creator, Wilco Nijland Tune in to this week’s episode of SANDCAST, as Wilco Nijland joins Travis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne to discuss the new tour’s recent success.  We absolutely love his mindset regarding the constant development and improvement of the rules.

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SANDCAST with Evie Matthews

SANDCAST with Evie Matthews This week on SANDCAST, coaching legend Evie Matthews joins Tri Bourne.  We especially love this episode because it gives us an insider view on international beach volleyball traveling, not to mention the grind and efficiency of veteran player John Hyden. Thanks as always to

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SANDCAST with Jeff Alzina

SANDCAST with Jeff Alzina Check out this week’s episode of SANDCAST with legendary coach Jeff Alzina. You might have heard him calling several of the P1440 matches. Or maybe you recognize his name as one of the coaches that led UCLA to their first national title, or the long-time

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SANDCAST with Norwegians Anders Mol & Christian Sørum

SANDCAST with Norwegians Anders Mol & Christian Sørum Listen in as the top team in the world, Norwegians Anders Mol & Christian Sørum join the SANDCAST podcast this week! They talk about their success this past year and the mindset that has worked for them to achieve

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How far from the net is the perfect set?

I decided to make this quick video of some frames to help players with their sideout. Setting has a lot to do with our sideout percentage. Almost every day I hear amateur players talk about where they “need” their set. Some sets feel great in warm ups

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How Shorter Players Sideout

Alexander Huber of Klagenfurt, Austria is one of the best little guys in Beach Volleyball. In this video, we take a look at one of his in-system side out plays from the p1440 event in San Jose. Take note of how much space he keeps in front

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SANDCAST with John Rodriguez

SANDCAST with John Rodriguez You don’t want to miss this week’s episode of SANDCAST with John Rodriguez. He is one of the most respected and recognized refs on the AVP tour. This week he joins Travis and Tri as they discuss beach volleyball from the perspective of a referee.

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SANDCAST with The World Tour Cast

SANDCAST with The World Tour Cast Tune in to this week’s episode of SANDCAST, as Travis Mewhirter interviews a variety of players from the World Tour at the P1440 event in San Jose!  They discuss their time in California as well as what they’re working at to

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SANDCAST: P1440 and Dane Selznick

SANDCAST with P1440 and Dane Selznick This week Dane Selznick joins Travis and Tri as they give a preview of the first ever P1440 event in San Jose.  They discuss the upcoming event as well as discuss the state of beach volleyball in the United States.  It

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Common Beach Volleyball Blocking Mistakes

This post features a video critique from the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball Season. Team USA, composed of Mark Burik and Ian Satterfield, squared off against Christoph Dressler and Thomas Kunert from Austria in the final round of the qualifier. We wanted to use a video of HIGH LEVEL

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Beach Volleyball Training: Sideout Consistency and Block Preparation

Darius is an Open level player who purchased a Video Analysis package so we could take a look at his sideout game and see where he could make some fixes. He also wanted to make sure he was getting his block set up in the best position.

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SANDCAST Episode #45

SANDCAST Episode #45 Each week on SANDCAST, Tri and Travis ask the guest for their advice to up-and-coming beach volleyball players.  More often than not, their advice is pretty simple: JUST PLAY.  Listen as Taylor Crabb, Nicolette Martin, Katie Spieler, and Rafu Rodriguez share this insight in

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10 X Your Beach Volleyball Offense: 16 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Shots (Part 3 of 3)

This is Part 3 of a three part series. If you missed it, Check Out Part 1 Here and Part 2 Here. Feel free to read them in any order. 11. Learn and practice the cross body swing. Stand on the left side of the court, close to the

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10 X Your Beach Volleyball Offense: 16 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Shots (Part 2 of 3)

This is Part 2 of a three part series. If you missed it, Check Out Part 1 Here. Feel free to read them in any order. 6. LOOK when your arms go back, just before you jump. Early in my beach volleyball career, hours and hours of

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SANDCAST with Karissa Cook

SANDCAST with Karissa Cook Listen in as Karissa Cook sits down with SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, hosted on Volleyballmag.com.  This episode is full of discussion of the upcoming AVP event in Hawaii, as well as the P1440 events this year.  She also talks about

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World Tour Beach Volleyball Tutorials. 3 Blocks, Set the Hitting Arm, Hit on 2

  In this video we take a look at what goes into scoring points at the World Tour level. This is one of my qualifier matches in 2016 in Rio. I’m playing with Tri Bourne against a young but physical Brazilian team. I keep these videos short

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10 X Your Beach Volleyball Offense: 16 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Shots (Part 1 of 3)

1. Hit on your way up. Just about every beach volleyball player knows that you should hit the ball at the highest point of your jump but not everyone accomplishes the task. Most players will jump, feel the top of their leap, and then swing. When this happens,

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SANDCAST with Katie Spieler

 SANDCAST with Katie Spieler This week on SANDCAST, Katie Spieler joins Travis and Tri as the first guest after the end of the regular AVP season.  Along with partner Karissa Cook, Katie earned her best finish of the year, a 3rd, at the AVP Austin event. As

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SANDCAST with Eric Zaun

SANDCAST with Eric Zaun Thanks to Volleyballmag.com for hosting & sponsoring this podcast on their site. Also, thanks to Travis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne for hosting the shows! This week Eric Zaun, a man of many names, is the guest of honor.  It’s another entertaining episode with the 2017 AVP

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SANDCAST Episodes with Tri Bourne and Jake Gibb

SANDCAST with Tri Bourne and Jake Gibb Big thanks to Volleyballmag.com for hosting & sponsoring this podcast on their space on the internet. Also, thanks to Travis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne for hosting the shows! Last week we missed our post about Tri Bourne’s return to the

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SANDCAST with Caitlin Ledoux

SANDCAST with Caitlin Ledoux This week, Caitlin Ledoux is the guest on SANDCAST. Listen as she shares about her time training in Brazil during the offseason with Maria Clara Salgado. She refers to this time “off” as “career-changing.” And it has shown in her results in tournaments

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SANDCAST with Steve Obradovich

SANDCAST with Steve Obradovich This week on SANDCAST, we welcome beach volleyball legend Steve Obradovich! Known as OB, he was not only an excellent player, racking up 11 Open wins, but also incredibly entertaining.  Listen in as he discusses his time playing, and all of the uniquely colorful

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SANDCAST with Rafu Rodriguez-Bertran

SANDCAST with Rafu Rodriguez-Bertran This week on Sandcast recent AVP Champ Rafu Rodriguez-Bertran joins Travis and Tri. He talks about the road to partnering with Ed Ratledge, their big win in San Francisco, and their love for the game. He also talks about how he now trains “part-time

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What you need to know to get to the next level… One player’s experience with us.

Dan’s been playing club for his college team and trying to pick up beach volleyball at the same time. A few weeks ago he played at the same Great American Volleyball tournament me and I was playing with my good friend, Shane Donohue. Shane wins about 99%

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Pro Beach Volleyball Match Analysis: AVP Strategy, Tactics and Positioning

  Learn the how’s and the why’s of professional beach volleyball players. Learn technique, positioning and tactics that will take you to the next level. In this webinar, I reviewed pieces of two matches from AVP San Francisco in 2018.

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SANDCAST with Brian Cook

Brian Cook joins hosts Travis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne in a short but humerous episode on-site at AVP San Francisco. Don’t skip the messages from the sponsors as they mention VolleyCamp Hermosa as a new sponsor!  We won’t spoil the fun, but do check out Brian’s Instagram

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SANDCAST: Nicolette Martin: Just Keep Playing

SANDCAST: Nicolette Martin: Just Keep Playing Here at VolleyCamp Hermosa we are always excited about getting this sport more publicity. We appreciate all of the writers, photographers, and staff at Volleyballmag.com, as well as the Sandcast hosts, Travis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne. Stay tuned next week for

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VolleyCamp Hermosa to Appear on NBC’s Today Show

VolleyCamp Hermosa to Appear on NBC’s Today Show Tomorrow morning NBC will air a clip on the Today Show that features our own Mark Burik and several friends playing beach volleyball with none other than Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. They filmed on Friday morning at Venice Beach.

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SANDCAST Answers Your Beach Volleyball Questions!

SANDCAST Answers Your Beach Volleyball Questions! Have you listened to Sandcast yet?  If not, go have a listen!  Every week Travis Mewhirter (who you might know as that beach volleyball writer guy) and Tri Bourne (who needs little introduction to beach volleyball fans) sit down and interview

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Our Coaches and Athletes in Huntington!

Our Coaches and Athletes in Huntington! It is the first AVP of the year, and an FIVB 4-star event at that!  Click here to read Travis Mewhirter’s take on favorite teams and contenders (through Volleyballmag.com).  But we want to talk about our coaches and athletes who have

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The Frugal Spiker

The Frugal Spiker OCTOBER 28, 2017 FROM BILLY ALLEN VOLLEYBALL, host of the “Coach Your Brains Out” Podcast Starting out in this game is tough. Paying your way across the country to play single-elimination qualifiers in the hopes of earning enough points to one day make it straight

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Blocking Calls 101

Learn What All of the Blocking Calls Mean If you haven’t already checked out the McKibbin brothers video tutorials, do it. They have some really great video tutorials on pretty much every aspect of the sport on their Youtube channel.  This week they came out with this

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The FIVB Season Kicks Into Gear

USA Begins With Four Gold Medals in First Four FIVB Events The 2018 FIVB season started early this year with an indoor event in The Hague, January 3-7.  It was a 4 star event, and USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman won the gold on the women’s side.  Next was a 1-star in

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See Why It’s Called the Mecca of Beach Volleyball

See Why It’s Called the Mecca of Beach Volleyball We’re a little biased, but we believe Hermosa Beach is the best place in the world. What is it about this tiny beach town that makes it so amazing? If we had to sum it up in 2

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VolleyCamp Hermosa
Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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