Beach Volleyball Classes
Overview of Classes Offered
"Enjoy learning Beach Volleyball next to iconic Hermosa Beach Pier from Dennis Collins, a former AAA player and pro qualifier. Dennis has been teaching beach Volleyball for over 25 years. His comic descriptions combined with a masters degree in science and a professional certification in Human factors/ergonomics are a perfect match to communicate essential skills of the game."
Instructor: As depicted on the Fine Living Channel, Dennis Collins, X-AAA player & Masters National Champion, is in his 29th year of coaching Beach Volleyball. Many top players, pros and coaches are alumni of Coach Collins' system.
Youth Beach Volleyball Classes
A great enviornment for youth ages 11-16 to learn and improve their Beach Volleyball skills after school. Participants are paired with youths with similar skill levels. These class sessions are usually synced with most school calendars. For additional information contact Dennis directly.
Continue focusing on improving fundamental skills while adding some strategic elements, partner orchestration, setting transitions, and misdirectional offense.
Understand the fine details of proper mechanics and self diagnose errors which significantly limit giving points away in bunches, Understand different strrategies based upon your partners abilites and disecting and attacking your opponents by expoiting both their weaknesses and using their strengths against them. Learn about communication to encourage your partner to assist you and give guidance todirect your partners offense. Learn which net approach is appropriate based upon your pass, you offense preferences and your oppenents tendencies. Learn the value of misdirected offense and how to disguise your offense. Understand the value of a "pokee" and learn why all fingers and thumb are critial to controlling a ball outdoors.
- Volleyballs and Nets are provided
- Depending on the time of year and day, dress in layers including shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants.
- Bring fluids to class.
If it is raining heavily or VERY windy just prior to start of class we likely won't be playing volleyball. If the weather is "iffy" or it is raining lightly or moderately, the instructors will be at the beach where a decision to play or talk volleyball will be made. Please note, if you're a bit late to a Wednesday night class and you don't see anyone on the courts, more than likely, we will be at a local watering hole "talking volleyball strategy" over a couple of bevies and hoping the bad weather passes.
As you're aware, the weather can change rapidly (sometimes within 15 minutes or less) and it can turn out to be a beautiful day/evening. On these occasions the type of students we draw typically want to resume class, so that's what we do!
For more information visit our contact page or to contact the coaches directly.