Ever feel like you’re learning a new language when you step on the court? Well, you basically are. Don’t worry, here are some beach volleyball terms that will help you communicate more effectively. · Ace: a serve which is unreturnable because it drops immediately or is shanked. · Butter: a set that comes out so…

As with any sport, there are a whole lot of unwritten rules in beach volleyball to accompany the official rules. Because these are not official rules, you aren’t in danger of being penalized for breaking them, but you are in danger of making a bad impression on other players. Referees: One of the biggest differences…

So you’ve fallen in love with volleyball (we can’t blame you there) and want to try your hand out at beach. First off, congratulations! Second off, there’s a reason why indoor and sand volleyball are two separate sports. While the basic premise is the same—bump, set spike, don’t let the ball drop on your side…

This is it—the day you’ve been training for has finally arrived. You and your partner finally ready to tackle a tournament. But now that you’re signed up and ready to go, you might be wondering just what you should bring on the day of the tournament. Do you really need all those things that you…

It’s always exciting to watch the best beach volleyball players come together during the AVP tour, but it’s especially great when one of our very own Sand Soul coaches is in the mix! Last Thursday, we got to cheer on our very own Camie Manwill as she competed in the qualifier in San Francisco. In…

If you read our last post about beach volleyball’s increase in popularity in recent years, you might still be wondering why. What makes beach volleyball such a great sport after all? Read on for just a few of our favorite reasons why you should get out on the beach: It complements indoor volleyball. That’s right—if…

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