Having won world and Olympic medals with three different partners, the American beach volleyball star knows a thing or two about working well as a team. Here are her top tips.
Every few minutes, about a half-dozen surfers paddled their boards into the shimmering celadon waves that approached. The surfers would then stand, turn and crouch to try riding the water as it crested over a reef and curled across the lagoon in head-high wedges before breaking, only to reform into mellow little rollers of the sort you might find in Waikiki.
Every coach has their own style – from the way they run tryouts to their demeanor on the sidelines and everything in between. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with comparing a few notes, coach to coach.
hat makes a serve float and how a server can maximize float. What follows might be more than you ever considered about serving a volleyball and perhaps information that might just make you a better player.
‘Cause Santa Barbara’s 22-year-old Conner Coffin has been waiting for this moment — CT qualification — for all his life…Oh, Lord. A moment that, for hundreds of other QS grinders, does not come easily. But after a little adapting to some crummy Brazilian and Portuguese beachies, Conner’s excited to surf the waves we all dream [tour] about. With one or two other guys out…Oh, Lord.
Planning is accelerating for the first Olympic-level World Beach Games for October 2019 in South Mission Beach, San Diego. 2 temporary stadiums will be built!
“It’s all about being ready and peaking at the right time,” Blanton said. “No one knows better about peaking at the right time than Eric and I because we had never won an international event until we won the Olympics, and we played our best volleyball at the right time.”
To everyone who pushes themselves at a rate that makes others uncomfortable. DO. NOT. STOP. You will live in places that they won’t even have the chance to visit. Test your limits. Live beyond average.
The Touch Zero One is a fitness watch aimed at beach volleyball players, from beginners to professionals. It is able to measure the power of smashes and number of hits. It also has a “clap-o-meter” that records the amount of claps and the intensity you are getting on the sand.
The fact is, hunting integrates us with the environment far more than buying shrink-wrapped products in a store that have been shipped thousands of miles. And isn’t this the sort of ethically and environmentally conscious behavior that many surfers subscribe to?