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Beach Volleyball Defensive Strategies & Footwork
Use the sand game to improve footwork and court awareness
See a simple method for dividing the court into strategic defensive positions
Develop verbal and nonverbal communication skills
with Danalee Bragado-Corso, USA Junior Beach National Team Coach
Did you know that volleyball players spend over 95% of their time away from the ball? This makes footwork and court awareness paramount for success! As a player, Danalee Bragado-Corso developed her own unique system for footwork training. In this sand court presentation from the 2008 AVCA convention Bragado-Corso shares this training system along with invaluable strategies for the sand game. Her footwork instruction focuses on patterns for defending a variety of shots including cut shot, deep angle shot, high line shot and short over shot, along with drills to reinforce proper footwork positioning. Bragado-Corso shows a simple method for dividing the court into strategic defensive positions. Her block call signal strategies along with verbal communication strategies are imperative in the sand game. Bragado-Corso's teaching style is simple and very effective with exceptional verbal cues for each movement.
53 minutes 2009.
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