Kerri Walsh

Tells You Why

Phil Dalhausser

Tells You Why

Beach Volleyball Improves Your Indoor Game

Karch Kiraly, the best indoor and beach player in the world said: “The beach game taught me great lessons about how to elevate the play of my teammate, or teammates, and how to anticipate and expect the ball so much more than the indoor game ever could. It taught me — even forced me — to be a much better all-around player. That allowed me to help our USA Olympic Team in many more ways than I ever could have otherwise.”

The Rio 2016 Olympic statistics for amount of touches in volleyball reveal a very important fact. In an indoor game to 25 points the average amount of touches is 16 (give or take, a setter touches the ball more than a middle blocker). In a beach the average amount of touches in a game to 21 is 46. Beach volleyball is played with doubles, for every ball played on the beach, three people watch. Indoor volleyball is played 6 vs. 6, for every ball played, 23 people watch, 11 on the court and 12 on the bench. To play beach you have to learn all the skills, pass, set, hit, serve, block. This makes the player more complete. Beach teaches reading and anticipating faster than indoor because you touch the ball more often and have to cover more court.


Beach Volleyball Is A Life Sport


Beach volleyball is part of the California lifestyle. Learning how to play beach volleyball is giving your child a healthy life skill. It’s easy on the joints, it’s easy to set up games, it’s social, you can play it as a kid and well beyond your 50’s. It’s comforting to send your teen to the beach with friends and a volleyball.

Beach Volleyball is a team game but at its core it teaches self reliance. Little coaching during competition, no subs, just you and your partner figuring out how to bring the best out of each other and succeed. At MBsand, we strive to be the best partners we can be.



You choose how often you practice, MBsand’s training is flexible. No long term commitments, pay as you go. MBsand Club offers beach volleyball training year round for boys and girls 10-17 years-old. Our program offers 4-5 practices a week in four sessions, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Players can sign up for a “drop in” practice or buy a practice package. The practice package expires after 3 months of purchase. Injuries are the exception.  Practices are two hours long.

Fall, Winter and Spring practices are on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Advanced practices (by invitation only) are offered on Tuesdays and some Saturdays, see calendar! 

Summer practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Summer Advanced are on Mondays and  Fridays. see calendar! 

MBsand hosts some Saturday scrimmages, queen of the court format. We invite players from other clubs to grow the sport and foster new partnerships.

Private and semiprivate training is available by appointment only: 310 227 6668  or patty@doddvolleyballschool.com


It is limited to pre, post game and timeout coaching. No coaching allowed during play. Patty Dodd attends most South Bay tournaments, no coaching fee for MBsand players. Players need to wear MBsand uniform to all tournaments.


MBsand uses Sports Recruits platform to help its players research all College Beach Volleyball programs. Does your daughter have dreams of playing in college?MBsand can assist your family in understanding and navigating the recruitng process. Patty Dodd is well connected with College coaches and will walk you through recruiting. This is recommended for High School players and/or Spring-Summer of 8th grade. 

Dr. Dominique Scott teaches our players mini seminars on selected dates. Topics include injury prevention, recovery, lower and upper boby performance, athlete preparation. 310 376 5433  youthsportswellness.com