Sand Recruits

  • August 23, 2017

    3 R’s to keep yourself on track with your goals

    At this point in the season you are in full swing of your beach season. In our previous discussions we covered pre tournament readiness, resetting during matches, and setting and establishing goals. You have most likely had up’s and down’s and so goes the nature of sports and competition. Four of the most critical tenets […]

  • October 29, 2017

    April Ross fights cancer with Side-Out Foundation

    When April Ross’ following started, she wanted to promote a cause that was near and dear to her heart, breast cancer.  The Side-Out Foundation approached her, and after she lost her mother to breast cancer. The Side-Out Foundation focuses on creating cutting-edge research for stage IV cancer, the most advanced stage. They believe that the […]

  • October 2, 2017

    Mike Bright “occupied a really special place in the history of our sport”

    Mike Bright, one of the brightest stars in beach volleyball, passed away on September 22nd at 79 years old. He was a three-time USA volleyball Olympian and won five consecutive Manhattan Beach Opens, which still remains a record. He and his partner Mike O’Hara were one of the first teams to successfully utilize the block […]

  • September 21, 2017

    The Emergence of Girl’s Junior Beach Volleyball

    Want to make your indoor game better than it already is? Don’t take your summers off, join a beach league! Playing beach volleyball is a lot tougher than indoor. For starters, there are only two of you on the court so you have a lot more ground to cover, but on top of that you […]

  • August 25, 2017

    As he nears 45, Hyden ready for another season on the beach

    This summer Hyden, 45 years old, won his 26th title at the AVP championship in Chicago, the oldest to ever do so, earning himself the FIVB Most Inspirational Player. Hyden played a lot of sports growing up but didn’t take to volleyball until he realized he wasn’t going to get a scholarship with basketball. He […]

  • July 25, 2017

    Walsh Jennings drops out of FIVB Worlds, Emily Day to replace her

    Kerri Walsh Jennings had to withdraw from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships on Friday after dislocating her shoulder in the semi finals. Emily Day will replace the three-time Olympic champion and compete with her partner Nicole Branagh. The two have never competed together, but have trained and practiced together. Walsh Jennings is headed into […]

  • June 30, 2017

    Walsh Jennings-Branagh ousted from FIVB Porec by Day-Hochevar

    Walsh Jennings and new partner Branagh lost to Day and Hochevar 21-16, 21-16. Before the qualifier, Jennings and Branagh were excited to compete. After Jennings and Ross took bronze in Rio’s summer Olympics, they went their separate ways and Jennings partnered with Nicole Branagh. They have played together from 2008-2012 and have a ton of […]