Any athlete knows the power of consistency in training. The more time an athlete is able to dedicate over the long haul, the better the results will be. Here at Sand Soul we offer year-round training, and the beautiful Southern California weather helps make this possible. There are times, though, that the weather turns a…

The time you put into your training this winter will show up in your game next summer. Make sure you’re still hitting the beach volleyball court regularly to keep your sand legs, but for days that you can’t make it on the court, integrate these plyometric activities into your routine to tone your muscles for…

  We are firm believers that every volleyball player can benefit from playing some sand volleyball. Whether your goal is to take your beach volleyball game all the way to the top, or whether you want to simply improve your skills for your indoor game, you will benefit from getting out on the sand. If…

One of the best ways to prevent your sweet tooth from overtaking you during the holidays is to keep your stomach satisfied. Filling up with a healthy protein before showing up to a party or family gathering might be all you need to resist all the sugary treats. Read on for four holiday-inspired protein shakes…

The combination of mental and physical strength that yoga promotes makes it the perfect complement to any sport. As you utilize your breath to get deeper into poses, you’re not only learning how to better control your mind, but you’re preparing your body to be more resistant to injuries. Attending an hour and a half…

Chances are, if you’ve been playing beach volleyball already, that you have your own list of reasons why it’s the best sport out there. But it can never hurt to point out a few more reasons to love the game, so read on for three benefits you might not realize come with beach volleyball! 1….

“It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball you don’t have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.” —Misty May-Treanor As with any sport, there are no shortcuts in beach volleyball—except for maybe growing a foot…

It might seem like beach volleyball has been a staple forever with how popular it’s gotten lately, but there was a time when it wasn’t a college sport or even an Olympic sport! Read on for a list of interesting beach volleyball facts that you can impress your fellow players with. 1. Volleyball was invented…

The holidays are quickly approaching, and so is all that sugar and sweet buttery goodness that comes to us in large doses starting around Halloween. Maybe you’ve already seen the signs for pumpkin bread around, or even succumbed to a sugary treat or two. In any case, now is the perfect time to recommit to…

1. Start Your Research Now This is definitely an area where you can bet that the early bird gets the worm! Have an idea now of what you want out of your college sand volleyball experience and start finding potential fits today. Don’t be afraid to reach out to coaches and ask questions and let…

As much as we wish we could have had an endless summer, fall is finally here. But it’s going to take a lot more than a bit of cool weather to get us off the beach! We might not be able to play in bikinis anymore, but you can bet we’ll be getting in our…

We are so proud of all our Sand Soul players and their stellar performances in tournaments this season! Summer season may be winding down, but don’t worry, there are plenty of tournaments to keep you busy throughout the year, and fall training is starting soon, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get on the…

As summer comes to a close, some might also think that beach volleyball season is also ending. Luckily, beach volleyball season is year-round here in Southern California, and we don’t have to stop training when fall rolls around. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up four quotes to inspire you to continue training all year…

If you’ve been involved with the beach volleyball scene much at all lately, you’ve likely noticed that Kauai Bikini has become the latest sensation. So what’s the big deal about Kauai Bikini? Why does everyone want to wear it all of the sudden? Read on to discover why we selected this awesome brand for our…

We’re going to let you in on a little secret about dressing for beach volleyball: it’s all about layering. If you know how to layer right, then you will be prepared for just about every scenario that might come up throughout the day—and if there’s anything consistent about the weather at the beach, it’s that…

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…

Beach volleyball has come a long way from its humble beginnings just a century ago—in 100 short years, beach volleyball has become a full-fledged professional sport, an official Olympic sport, and in recent years, a college sport! That’s right, as of 2015, beach volleyball was the fastest-growing NCAA sport, and now there are more than…

Club season is practically here- – time to begin searching for the best group for your aptitude level. In spite of the fact that club is tedious and costly, it is definitely justified even despite the exertion over the long haul. In any case, before selecting a club, consider the accompanying exhortation. In the event…

There is substantially more to getting the slaughter than hitting the ball harder. There’s position, there is timing, and there is tooling and numerous different approaches to score a point on the assault. Be that as it may, we should let it out; hitting the ball hard is entertaining. What’s more, it can make an…

Volleyball is really a fun sport that may be easily performed year-round. This volleyball game is about developing consistency. That consistency comes through focused repetition. Nearly any volleyball drill or game with serving in it may be modified to really make it focus on precision. The excitement and fun of volleyball fishing lures many children…

Beach volleyball is seen a rise in popularity these days. This is more during the holiday season where families or friends love to spend their evenings playing a game of volleyball on the moist beach sands. Beach volleyball is very much similar to the indoor style of playing volleyball. There are two teams which play…

Leadership is like something that all the team members need it for success, but it is not always something that can be easily developed or designed. We cannot say or do this and do that and by this we cannot become a great leader for the volleyball team. Here are several things and few tips…

Up until now beach volleyball was always played for fun. It gained popularity slowly and gradually and found its way in to the mainstream. Volley ball causes less strain. It is fun playing in the sand and does not cause any strain on the legs, knees, ankles and the lower back. It is essentially played…

Volley ball is the sport which is preferred to be played by many groups of people on several occasions like picnics and outings. But, the volleyball played on beach is very different and more interesting as compared to the traditional volley ball. It is played on the dry sand with the barren foots and intense…

Dissimilar to a practice where there is a ton of scrimmaging and boring, a camp will back it off a little to ensure players developed a strong base to work from. The members will take in the careful strategies and abilities, for example, setting volleyball and passing volleyball. What is the Best Way to Pick…

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