High School Features

Making The Jump From Hardwood to Sand

As collegiate beach continues to grow out of a fledgling sport, more and more indoor players are taking their talents to the sand.

As collegiate beach continues to grow out of a fledgling sport, more and more indoor players are taking their talents to the sand. I reached out to beach commits and collegiate coaches to see what it took to make the jump from indoor to beach. The answers were outstandingly insightful.


You must login to view this article or subscribe to PrepVolleyball.com! Annual subscriptions start at just $1.87/month!

If you are already a member, please click here to login.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Avatar

    Anonymous

    October 9, 2019 at 11:25 am

    In generally, playing both indoor and beach is not really going to work if you are trying to get into the top NCAA programs….USC, UCLA, FSU, Pepperdine, et. This a very small universe of girls who live in Southern California, Dallas-Ft Worth, Austin/San Antonio, and Florida and fly back and forth during the Summer to LA to participate in top national tournaments. The problem with the rest of the country is that you don’t have the numbers to hold local competitive junior tournaments. That being said, sticking with indoor and beach at the same time is likely a good idea if you aren’t in the those areas, and can’t travel to where there is a strong beach presence. LSU might be an exception to this rule as they have a small local demand for junior beach training and a very good beach coach. So you might see more home grown players there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

To Top