- Run drills requiring players to perform multiple roles within the same rep
- Give your athletes multiple reps within the same sand drill
- Train setters to face forward when setting to a target
With Nina Matthies, Pepperdine University Head Coach;
one of the winningest female beach players of all time;
and Marcio Sicoli; Coach for Kerri Walsh & Misty May-Treanor at the 2012 Olympic Games in London;
Assistant coach of the Brazilian Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball Team from 2000-2004 (2004 Olympic Silver medal); Pepperdine University Assistant Coach (both indoor and outdoor women's volleyball)
Sand coaches Nina Matthies and Marcio Sicoli share their wealth of knowledge of training sand athletes. You will learn their favorite drills that will not only keep your athletes engaged, but also give them the necessary skills and strategies needed to become an elite sand team. Add to your drill book with these great warm up drills and their progressions! Encourage your players to get multiple touches and serve various different roles within the same drill! Teach athletes to focus on solid ball control required to be able to play within a small area while still playing smart and aggressively.
Matthies reiterates over and over again the importance of:
- Facing your target when setting
- Facing forward with passing
- Using legs to push the ball to your target
When practicing in sand, players cannot simply lay out for a ball and roll to get back on their feet quickly enough to continue play as on a hard court - they must RUN down every single ball. Using the drills included here will build your athletes' speed and strength.
Don't miss out on these incredible practice tips from one of the world's top female sand players of all time!!
Produced at the 2012 AVCA National Convention in Louisville (KY).
47 minutes. 2013.Volleyball Videos