Outdoor volleyball is gaining popularity across the nation (and the NCAA adopted it as another sport on its list of recognized championships for women). The discipline is a great way to hone your skills and improve your all-around game, all while soaking up the sun.
And you can play just about anywhere. Sand and grass volleyball are both played with two players (or three) per team, increasing your touches each rally and allowing you to practice all aspects of the game. Whatever your weakness is, the outdoor game is a great chance to work on it. Playing outdoor volleyball improves your ability to read and react. Dealing with the sun and wind helps you to become more adaptable. A player’s height is less important outdoors – ball control and skill take top priority. The outdoor game is also a great way to improve a player’s jump. In addition, playing outdoor volleyball emphasizes the importance of communicating effectively and helps teammates strengthen their relationship.
We love just about everything about outdoor volleyball, and we know you will too. So ditch your gym shoes and knee pads, grab some sunglasses and head outside!
The Badger Region requires clubs to register with the office before starting any programming — including grass or beach training or competition. To register your club for a great outdoor season, click here.
BEACH MANUAL (click here)
To help athletes, coaches, parents and directors get started navigating the relatively new landscape of sand volleyball, the Badger Region has come up with a manual to use to help you through this process. The Beach Manual was last updated in 2018 and can be found by clicking here.
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