Round Table with 4 AVP Stars

Mark Fishman, Beach Nation’s CEO leads a round table discussion with 4 Members of Team USA presented by AVP, Beach Nation and JVA. Hear from Tri Bourne, Sara Hughes, Crissy Jones and Emily Stockman as they share their insight and experiences as former junior and current professional athletes. Watch here!

HOW TO WIN: Teach the skills not the drills

The Beach Nation team shares strategies to help coaches improve their ability to teach the skills needed to be successful in the sand. Reflecting on years of experience, trials and errors, Beach Nation Coaches Patty Dodd (MBsand), John Kessel (former USA Volleyball director of sport development) and Todd Rogers (Olympic Gold Medalist, Cal Poly Head Coach) will explore ways to … Read More

Training proper vertical setting

Many high school players are side setters, which may work indoors, but it can be problematic on the beach. Side setting is when you are more parallel along the net and vision is also more to the sidelines than the net and court in front of you. Many professional players have found immediate improvement to their game when they transitioned … Read More

AVP announces partnership with Beach Nation

The AVP is energized to announce a new partnership and strategic alliance with Beach Nation, the leader in beach volleyball education. Through their camps and clinics, @beachnationvolleyball offers an elite educational experience that teaches athletes and coaches “the skills not just the drills.” ⁠ ⁠The distinctive, process-driven curriculum includes internally developed philosophies to enhance motor learning, fundamental keys, strategies and tactics to empower athletes … Read More

Excel in the Sand with these Footwork Tips

“Most people believe that an improved jump by itself will translate into more effective hitting. Hops help but a more impactful focus on would be to develop great footwork.” Reid Priddy, 4-time USA Men’s indoor Olympian and current member of Team USA Beach Beach volleyball has so many added distractions vs. indoor volleyball such as sun, wind and weather conditions. … Read More

Vertical Setting at the College Level

 Beach Nation teaches skills not drills.  Technical mastery and consistency are core beliefs so our goal is to empower players to develop volleyball habits of excellent technique.  As a college beach coach at GCU we spend large amounts of time breaking bad  habits formed during the previous 4 to 8 years of junior’s level beach volleyball.. Having coached and recruited … Read More

Beach Defensive Strategy: Pulling Down the Line

Covering the sand court with two defenders requires a balanced defensive strategy. Beach Nation shares the most common defensive strategy used among junior and collegiate programs of pulling down the line. When the opponent’s set is far enough off the net, the front defender (blocker) should “pull” off the net to dig, rather than block. Pulling down the line vs … Read More