Beach Volleyball Hall of Famer Releases Book: Angela Rock's Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics

"Beach volleyball takes years to understand, but with this book, you get a crash course in everything," said Olympian Holly McPeak.

Angela Rock's Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics was released in January 2017

​​Before stepping onto the beach, volleyball in hand, you’ll want to read the newly released book: Angela Rock’s Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics. Rock, an indoor Olympian, member of Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame, and veteran of the pro tour shares an insider’s view of the game and distills her hard-won knowledge throughout the book.

Whether you’re a new player just starting out or an aspiring elite player, you’ll learn a variety of volleyball strategies from one of America’s most celebrated and decorated players.

Although this book is for anyone who wants to play beach volleyball, it is a goldmine for those who are higher-level competitive players.

Angela Rock, Author

“Angela discusses philosophies, approaches and parts of the game that only someone with her playing and coaching experience can do,” said Holly McPeak, three-time Olympian beach volleyball player. “Very few people worldwide have the creditability and experience to coach/play at the highest level like Angela has done. Beach volleyball takes years to understand, but with this book, you get a crash course in everything, and the learning curve is accelerated.”

With a love of beach volleyball, Rock provides insight into the subtleties of the game, drawn from her 30 years of experience as both an indoor and beach player, as well as information from athletes she has trained.

“The attitude and skills of a beach volleyball player are much different than that of an indoor player and the transition from indoor to the beach can be difficult for even the best indoor players in the world,” said Rock. “I hope that my insights give the reader an in-depth look into the game from the perspective that comes from my long professional playing and coaching career.”

The book is filled with Rock’s “secrets” when playing and those of other champions. Her tactics are clearly explained with real-life examples, including warming up outside the courts, serving to score, setting skills and responsibilities, offensive tactics, effective blocking, defensive variations, and strategic options.

“Being coached by Angela Rock completely transformed my playing career,” said Brooke Niles, the 2016 NCAA Beach Coach of the Year and head beach coach at Florida State University. “Having played at the highest level herself, Angela Rock understands the game but also has a unique way of teaching.”

Although Angela Rock’s Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics is for anyone who wants to play beach volleyball, it is a goldmine for higher-level competitive players.

About the Author:

Born and raised in California, Rock earned her bachelor’s in psychology from San Diego State University (SDSU), a master’s in physical education from Azusa Pacific University, and a master’s in education from National University.

While at SDSU, she participated on two NCAA Final Four volleyball teams in 1981 and 1982 and received First Team All American honors as an outside hitter on the Aztecs’ women’s NCAA volleyball team in 1984.

Rock was Team USA’s most valuable player in 1985 and a member of the SDSU Hall of Fame and the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame. She coached the U.S. beach volleyball team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the inaugural year of the sport in the Olympic Games.

Internationally, Rock played on the U.S. national team for five years, and participated in the 1986 Goodwill Games, the 1986 World Championships, the 1987 Pan American Games, and most notably, the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, where the Americans placed seventh.

From 1987 to 2000, Rock was a major force on both the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association and the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball tours. She won 27 events, including 12 titles in 1991 when she was voted the tour’s best hitter.

Rock is a former San Diego firefighter and has mentored elite beach volleyball players over her career. She was recently hired as the beach volleyball coach at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. When she isn’t coaching, she spends time playing golf or enjoying her garden.

How to purchase Angela Rock’s Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics, by Angela Rock

Available on AmazonBarnes & Noble and bookstores. 

Ebook: $6.99 ISBN: 978-0-9979503-1-1 (Available through all major online ebook outlets)

Paperback (134 pages): $19.99 ISBN: 978-0997950304 

Publisher: Mericle Publishing, January 2017

For more information and to set up interviews with Angela Rock, contact:

Stacey Phillips, Publicist: Phone: 858-401-2692 l Email:

Read more details on LinkedIn. 

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