Speed is of major importance to beach volleyball, and can determine whether or not you are a great defender. Chasing down a line shot or cut shot requires a quick and explovesive first step followed by either a crossover step or another fast running step. VBN shares a couple ways you can train this first step on your own.

In addition, it’s important to build strength in your lower body since the more strength you have there, the more explosive you can be.

When accelerating in the sand, you want to run on the balls of your feet, lifting your knees high and driving your arms back powerfully as they swing. 

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