Outdoor volleyball is gaining popularity across the nation, and NCAA has accepted Sand Volleyball as a new Collegiate Championship Sport. The discipline is a great way to hone your skills and improve your all-around game, all while soaking up the sun and enjoying the outdoors.
You can play just about anywhere. Sand and grass volleyball are both played with two players per team, increasing your touches and allowing you to practice all aspects of the game. Whatever your volleyball weakness, 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 and strengthen their conditioning. In addition, playing outdoor volleyball emphasizes the importance of communicating effectively and helps teammates strengthen their competitive relationship.