Queen City Beach Volleyball
OVR beach season is over. We had nearly 50 girls join us for training and tournaments. We had 2 players finish in the top 30 in OVR rankings. Looking forward to next year!
Congrats to the 1st and 2nd place teams from our July 24th tournament!
Congrats to our June 12th 1st and 2nd place teams!
Congrats to our July 10th 1st and 2nd place teams!
Beach Volleyball Training
Led by Coach Chuck Shafer
Group Training Sessions for next year will be posted in the spring.
Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 at
Cincinnati Sands Volleyball in Milford on Route 50.
Why Beach Volleyball?
- Improve speed and agility through added resistances of sand
- Shifting sands require muscles to work hard to maintain stability and balance
- Sand provides a lower impact surface, easier on the body
- All around skill development – a beach player has to do it all: block, pass, set and hit
- Less players on the court requires better communication, aggressiveness and responsibility
- Softer sand surface eases the fear of diving
- Increase hand-to-eye coordination and ball control skills by dealing with different outdoor elements including sand, sun, wind and possible rain.
Olympic gold medalist/Women’s National Indoor Team Coach and beach legend Karch Kiraly recommends beach volleyball for indoor players. According to Karch Kiraly: “It’s easier to take your outdoor skills into the gym than to bring your indoor skills outside. Simple reason. Beach volleyball forces you to have all the skills. That’s why I think it’s a good idea for indoor players to play on the beach… Learning those skills can only help improve a player’s indoor performance. All my years playing on the beach as a kid certainly helped my indoor game. If nothing else, a player’s quickness and jump will increased by playing on soft sand.”