The Benefits of Playing Beach Volleyball

There are numerous benefits of participating in beach volleyball that are good for the body, mind, and spirit as well as your social life. Here are some of them: 

Anyone Can Do It!
Any age, size, shape or fitness level can be good and have fun playing beach volleyball.

Fun and Fit
Rather than spend time on a treadmill or at the gym you can enjoy having fun playing beach volleyball while staying fit at the same time.

A Social Sport
Whether you are playing in teams of 2’s, 4’s, 6’s or anything in between, beach volleyball is one of the most social sports to play and requires good communication between you and your teammate(s).

Safer in the Sand
Beach volleyball is one of the safest sports to play due to playing on the ‘forgiving’ sand.

Burn Calories and Fat
Studies have shown that playing 60 minutes of beach volleyball can burn up to 500 calories.

Increases Aerobic Activity
A 20 minute slow paced game of volleyball or a 12 minute fast paced game expends the same amount of energy as running a mile.

Improves Interpersonal Skills
Beach volleyball requires that teammates work cooperatively, and at a fast pace, which transfers well to other life situations.

Mood Booster and Success Motivator
Your involvement in beach volleyball can improve your mood and self confidence, reduce stress and encourage pride in your accomplishments.

The Sport is Growing Fast
Beach volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the history of the NCAA and one of the most popular Olympic sports.

Improves Performance in Other Sports
The sand shifts under your feet which challenges your muscles to maintain stability, helping condition and strengthen for other sports.   

Improves Spontaneity
Beach volleyball can be a spontaneous activity, through pick-up games on the beach or even in pools. Knowing how to play the game keeps you ready to join in at any time.

Improves Tone of Muscles
Multiple research studies show that the body works more vigorously in response to the resistance created by sand.

Energy Increase
Regular physical activity is not only beneficial for mental health, but are also great for boosting energy levels. Beach volleyball offers this as well as the increased energy lift of being outdoors.

Make New Friends
When you play beach volleyball you become part of a community of healthy, like minded individuals. The small court along with teams of 2s, 4s and 6s provide lots of laughter and conversation with teammates and opponents.

More Time Outdoors
Playing the sport is a great reason to spend time outside while getting some of the best and safest sport exercise available.


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