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Your must have volleyball equipment

Whether you're hitting the beaches or indoors, choosing your volleyball equipment carefully can be crucial to improving your game and preventing injuries. Today we take you on a journey through the must-have equipment and clothing in volleyball.

What equipment do you need for volleyball?

The basic equipment is quickly found. Here you can see everything you need in terms of clothing, accessories and protectors for volleyball. We will then go straight into the differences between indoor volleyball and beach volleyball.

Volleyball clothing:

  • Volleyball pants
  • Volleyball jersey
  • Volleyball shoes

Volleyball protectors and bandages:

  • Volleyball forearm guards
  • Volleyball knee pads
  • The BetterGuard as an ankle support

Volleyball accessories:

  • network
  • ball
  • Ball pump
Volleyball in the sand

The right volleyball clothing for the match

Choosing the right volleyball clothing contributes significantly to comfort and performance and is also subject to certain rules during official games. There are different requirements and preferences in both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball.

Indoor volleyball clothing

Jersey and pants are standard for men and women in indoor volleyball. Jerseys should always have a tight fit for the greatest possible freedom of movement. Pants are usually short and flexible. Women often prefer tight-fitting shorts that offer even more freedom of movement. The shoes are particularly important for indoor volleyball - they must be light to support quick movements and jumps and have excellent cushioning to absorb the impact forces. This protects the joints from the stress caused by the constant jumping and landing in volleyball.

Beach volleyball clothing

In beach volleyball, players have greater freedom in choosing their clothing, partly due to the warmer, sunny weather and sandy surface. Women often compete in bikinis or tank tops and short, tight athletic shorts , while men typically wear tank tops or T-shirts along with shorts. The clothing is lightweight and designed to dry quickly in the heat. Shoes are not required in beach volleyball as it is played barefoot, which allows for better control on the sand.

The dress rules in professional volleyball

For the professional players among you: The rules are clearly defined. Uniformity in the color and design of the jerseys and pants as well as specific requirements for the shoes are not only important for aesthetic reasons, but also promote team spirit and identity. A professional appearance on the court reflects discipline and respect for the game.

BetterGuards team member at a volleyball match

Protectors and ankle bandages

Ankle bandages, arm guards and knee pads are a tradition in volleyball. The many jumps and changes of direction can otherwise put a lot of strain on the joints in the long run.

What are arm guards used for in volleyball?

Arm guards in volleyball are specifically designed to protect players' forearms. They serve to cushion the impact of the ball and prevent skin abrasions that can occur from repeated contact with the ball. In addition, they provide light compression that promotes blood circulation and can reduce muscle fatigue . These protectors are particularly useful for players who need to perform precise and powerful digs and assumptions.

Why do you need knee pads for volleyball?

Knee pads are another part of volleyball equipment. They offer protection against bruises and abrasions that can occur when falling, slipping or kneeling abruptly on the hard floor. Thanks to their padding, they absorb a large part of the impact energy, which significantly reduces the risk of knee injuries such as bruises or abrasions. In addition to protection, knee pads also provide stabilizing compression that supports the knee joint during rapid movements and rotations .

The BetterGuard in volleyball: Revolutionary support and prevention

The BetterGuard takes joint protection to a whole new level. Our innovative technology offers natural freedom of movement and stabilizes the ankle in critical moments. The built-in intelligent mechanism - a mini-piston called BG POWER - activates automatically during dangerous movements that could lead to twists and sprains. This rapid response provides protection three times faster than your body's natural ability to respond, reducing the risk of ankle injuries and supporting faster recovery. Dr. Dr. explains what else you can do if you twist your ankle while playing volleyball. C. Lukas in the blog post “Sprained foot” .

Men in volleyball equipment playing

The necessary volleyball accessories

A real volleyball game cannot take place without these two components: the ball and the net. We'll tell you here what you should pay attention to when choosing and how the net is attached.

Which volleyball should I use indoors or on the beach?

Choosing the right model plays a role, whether on the sand or indoors. In indoor volleyball , the balls are generally a little harder and lighter , which allows for quick, precise shots. In beach volleyball, on the other hand, the balls are larger, softer and slightly heavier in order to be able to better withstand the elements - especially the wind. A well-inflated ball is the heart of the game; its texture affects everything from trajectory to the way players can hit and receive the ball.

How is the volleyball net correctly tensioned?

The net: It not only separates the two teams, but also defines the playing space. For men it hangs at a height of 2.43 m and for women at 2.24 m. It should definitely be taut, as a net that is too loose can lead to ambiguous game situations.

Finally, we would like to remind you that the right equipment is essential not only to increase performance, but also to prevent injuries. The BetterGuard is at the forefront of ensuring safety and freedom of movement for volleyball players.

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