Our vision at Riptide Beach Volleyball is to introduce athletes to the growing sport of beach volleyball.
Riptide Beach Volleyball will help develop vollleyball skills in a fun, competitive and positive environment. We will encourage good sportsmanship and build life skills. We will work hard, have fun and promote teamwork.
Top Reasons Why Riptide Beach Volleyball can make you a better volleyball player overall
1. Increased Quality Practice Reps Per Person:
-Practice all skills consistently
-Strengthen your weaknesses
-Solidify ball control and perfect fundamentals
2. Build and Strengthen Teamwork Skills:
-2 player team forces communication
- Build and gain trust, work together as a team
- Become a leader for your team
3. Develop Mental Toughness:
-Execute under pressure – no subs
-Develop a strategic mindset
-Learn how to read a players
4. Strength and Conditioning:
-Become a stronger and more explosive player
-Move faster and hit harder than ever before
-Benefits magnified when transferred to
Here is what some of the best volleyball coaches had to say about the Benefits of Training in the Sand for Indoor Players
NATIONAL AND COLLEGIATE COACHES RECOGNIZE BENEFITS OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Top coaches agree – in fact nearly every reputable collegiate coach in the country agrees - that beach volleyball is one of the best training methods known for improving your indoor performance – and it’s healthy and fun too!
Olympic gold medalist and beach legend Karch Kiraly recommends beach volleyball for indoor players . According to Karch:
It’s easier to take your outdoor skills in to the gym than to bring your indoor skills outside. Simple reason . Beach volleyball forces you to h ave all the skills . That’s why I think it’s a good idea for indoor players to play on the beach . . . . Learning those skills can only help improve a player’s in door performance. All my years playing on the beach as a kid certainly helped my indoor game. If nothing else, a player’s quickness and jump will be increased by playing on soft sand. Karch Kiraly, Beach Volleyball
USA Volleyball’s John Kessel also recommends beach volleyball for improving your indoor game. John says that:
The beach game is GREAT for improving your indoors kills/game. Whatever your weaknesses are, you get to work on them a ton . Unlike the 6 person game, you touch the ball in every rally, and with just two of you covering the court, you learn to read and anticipate much better. Dealing with the sun and wind helps you be more adaptable. Player height is less important outdoors – ball control and skill is more important. . . . Most top level coaches encourage their players to play as much as they can on the beach . . . .” John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Education , Grassroots , Disabled & Beach Volleyball.
Why is the beach game so effective in improving indoor performance? Mainly because you touch the ball on every play and play in difficult sun, sand and wind conditions that force you to learn good ball control.
John Cook, head coach of the University of Nebraska Women’s Volleyball Program states:
“We feel there are many advantages to training in the sand and we have gone as far as building an in door sand court at Nebraska . Not only can [the players ] play on the sand, but we can train them there as well.”
So if you play indoor volleyball and want to dramatically improve your game, learn, practice and play beach volleyball. It’s effective, healthy and fun!