Sat, Jul 04, 2015
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WELCOME TO THE 2015 SOUL VOLLEYBALL SEASON.

2015 marks the 23rd year of Soul Volleyball.  We will be offering two camps this year, along with various single day clinics throughout the summer.  We will also be back in the sand coaching our AVP teams and a few teams on the AVPNext and NVL tours.  We will also be at the 2015 NCAA Sand Championships in May.  Please check back for updates, as we may add dates during the spring.

High School coaches: We are offering training discounts for your indoor teams.  Keep them in shape and moving this summer with Soul Volleyball.  You can train on our grounds, or we can come to your school.  All our coaches are background checked and USA Volleyball and/or AAU members.

 

Sand volleyball is a sport that can be enjoyed by players of various ages, abilities, and goals.  You do not have to be training for the Olympics or a career with the AVP to enjoys the benefits of sand volleyball.  If you are an indoor player simply looking to stay in shape and keep your skills sharp, then sand volleyball is a great solution.  Maybe you just want your son/daughter to get an introduction to the game without the commitment of playing club volleyball. The fact is, sand volleyball is a great activity for a healthy lifestyle, a great way to improve your indoor skills, and also a way to play some high level/elite volleyball if you would like.  We offer programs from Sand-Tots (3-6 years old), to elite players looking to play in college,  on a professional tour, or possibly a USA Beach National Team. 

 


Why Sand Volleyball Improves Your Indoor Game!
By: Kara Hill (My Recruiting Solutions)

Sand volleyball is exploding in the U.S. as college programs are offering scholarships to young women. Currently, there are 41 college programs recruiting for sand, but this number is expected to grow tremendously in the next few years. Playing volleyball in the sand offers many advantages to indoor players who want to improve their game. As Sand volleyball is exploding in the U.S. as college programs are offering scholarships to young women. Currently, there are 41 college programs recruiting for sand, but this number is expected to grow tremendously in the next few years. Playing volleyball in the sand offers many advantages to indoor players who want to improve their game. As the summer time is approaching, athletes are always asking how they can improve before the high school season begins. I asked Christine Phillips, Beach Director of Texas Advantage Volleyball Club in Dallas, Texas to share her thoughts on sand. Christine said, “Most people’s first response to playing in the sand is that it increases your vertical, which it does, but to add to the vertical, it also helps your joints. Not only is the sand better for your body, but it also helps to strengthen those joints. In addition, when you play in the sand as a middle you are learning to pass and move faster, libero’s and setters are learning how to terminate, and the outsides are improving their shots, ball control, and vertical.” Regardless of your weaknesses indoor, in the sand, there are only two of you and communication is key. As an athlete, you’ll face your weaknesses head-on, improve on your ball control which makes you a better player, and when you return indoors, you’ll expand on your digging range with your speed and agility. You will also improve your ability to read players, and predict what will happen in the game. This is one of the most important skills of all. Being able to anticipate an opponent's shot will help you with every position indoor and on the sand! Whether you see yourself playing sand volleyball in college or not, there are many benefits to training in the sand. My suggestion is to put your sunscreen on, get out in the sand and have some fun! Your body will thank you, and so will your coach.

Testimonials

" The small training group sizes are perfect.  I have done a lot of volleyball camps and clinics the past few years, but I feel this is the most personal attention I have gotten. (Susan, Age 17) "