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The ultimate ankle brace for volleyball

The BetterGuard's ultra-lightweight design seamlessly integrates with your footwork, allowing for explosive cuts, lightning-fast stops, and dynamic changes of direction. Experience exceptional support without sacrificing agility to stay ahead of the competition.

Experience volleyball ankle support that's made to move

Own the court with unrivaled agility. We engineered The BetterGuard ankle brace for volleyball's dynamic movements. Experience a high range of motion and natural court feel for explosive jumps, powerful attacks, and quick transitions while feeling supported and confident.


Why we made this

Ankle sprains are by far the most common injury in volleyball

A recent study found ankle sprains occur more often in volleyball than any other injury. Frequent jumping and landing combined with quick changes of direction make volleyball a hotbed for ankle sprains.


BJM estimates volleyball ankle injuries are the most common injury in the sport, with ankle sprains accounting for 41% of all injuries


The same study found 75% of volleyball players with ankle sprains reported having had at least one previous ankle sprain


One study found that up to 40% of athletes who sustain a lateral ankle sprain (lateral ankle ligaments) developed chronic ankle instability within 12 months


We built the best ankle support for volleyball based on science – not tradition

Ankle sprains might be the most common injury in volleyball, but they're no match for The BetterGuard's intuitive design. In the event of sudden lateral ankle turning or twisting, The BetterGuard activates at impact and stabilizes your ankle joint 3x faster than your body. Its secret weapon lies in the innovative mini ankle stabilizer beneath the surface.

Similar to a seatbelt in a car, the micro-hydraulic piston moves freely during normal gameplay and provides exceptional ankle protection only when needed.


Introducing advanced ankle support for volleyball players that works like magic

Protection & performance — No other ankle protection gives you more

Natural court feel

The BetterGuard's lightweight design gives your foot and ankle a high range of motion for explosive jumps, powerful serves, and quick cuts. The sleek compression sock and mini-ankle stabilizer allow you to move without holding you back.

Active ankle stabilizer

The mini volleyball ankle stabilizer hidden inside subtly adjusts to provide targeted support during unexpected lateral ankle turning or twisting. It can aid in preventing lateral ankle injuries and reduce the risk of ankle sprains without compromising agility on the court.

Recover faster

The BetterGuard empowers your return to the court with a high range of motion to re-build mobility, and targeted support to minimize re-injury risk throughout recovery.*

Intuitive design

Wear a brace that moves freely with exceptional breathability. The BetterGuard's lightweight compression feels barely there, allowing for explosive jumps, quick transitions, and powerful attacks without weighing you down.

The perfect fit

The BetterGuard's innovative design seamlessly integrates with volleyball shoes. It provides the ankle support you need without the bulk of traditional braces.

Pros use The BetterGaurd

Trusted by volleyball champions, The BetterGuard's innovative design aids in injury prevention and efficient recovery, helping you perform at your best on the court.

Move better. Recover faster.

Shop The BetterGuard ankle brace for volleyball


Volleyball ankle support created by science — loved by athletes

Thousands of athletes worldwide trust The BetterGuard to help them stay in the game.

Casey Patterson

2016 USA Olympian

Charlie Fuerbringer

2024 Gatorade High School Player of the Year

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Own the court. Fearlessly.

Experience the freedom of movement and exceptional support you deserve. The BetterGuard seamlessly integrates with your game, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: peak performance on the court.


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*Comparison of an adaptive ankle brace to conventional taping for rehabilitation of acute ankle injury in young sub-elite soccer players: a pilot study, Krobholz D et al. Accepted for publication by JSR