Beach volleyball tips - Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Consistency, determination and technique are key features of Brouwer/Meeuwsen's success over the years, and they are happy to share tips with aspiring beach volleyball players.
Read some of them below:
Get your body ready
Beach volleyball itself is a whole-body workout so proper conditioning should be done with a focus on legs, arms and core stability. Train at the beach or at a local beach volleyball court and focus on footwork with ladder training, short distance sprints, shuffling, and back pedaling to help increase agility and speed.
Get the right equipment
You do not need much equipment for beach volleyball, but a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will definitely help players during a game. Playing barefoot will help familiarity with the surface, but beginners should take it easy to avoid blisters.
Don’t spend too much time on technical aspects of the game
Beginners should just think of playing with the basics of the game and not so much about techniques and tactics because it will slow down their progress. Technique is developed through constant play.
Take a ball with you wherever you go
Beginners should take a ball wherever they go and practise their control of the ball outside of games too.
Be creative with your court
Beginners can play anywhere even without a net because simplicity is key. Just draw lines on the ground and you are good to go.
Read more of Brouwer/Meeuwsen’s beach volleyball tips on the Red Bull website.
Quick links - Beach volleyball:
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2016
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Beach Volleyball
FIVB.com - Beach Volleyball