Outdoor volleyball is immensely popular throughout the nation, and Illinois is home to some of the best athletes and events on the outdoor circuit. The discipline is a great way to hone your skills and improve your all-around game, all while soaking up the sun.
The best part? You can play just about anywhere. Sand and grass volleyball are both played with two, three or four players per team, increasing your touches each rally and allowing you to practice all aspects of the game. Whatever your weakness is, the outdoor game is a great chance to work on it. Playing outdoor volleyball improves your ability to read and react. Dealing with the sun and wind helps you to become more adaptable. A player’s height is less important outdoors– ball control and skill take top priority. The outdoor game is also a great way to improve a player’s jump. In addition, playing outdoor volleyball emphasizes the importance of communicating effectively and helps teammates strengthen their relationship.
We love just about everything about outdoor volleyball, and we know you will too. So ditch your gym shoes and knee pads, grab some sunglasses and head outside!