Volleyball Social Media Accounts To Follow While Social Distancing

Screen Shot 2020-03-29 at 9.45.58 AM.png

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

It’s probably too soon to have hard numbers on the massive increase in social media use during the coronavirus pandemic, but I’m willing to bet the growth in time we spend online is exponential — and it’s not like it was small to begin with. 

So, if you’re looking to spice up your social media newsfeed, and looking to get your volleyball fix, here are some accounts you should start following. 

McKibbin Brothers on YouTube (The McKibbin Brothers)

If you’ve never browsed the very deep library of videos conceptualized, shot, and edited by Riley and Maddison McKibbin, there's no time like the present. Their videos cover everything from complete match replays to a breakdown of each volleyball skill by a pro known for that skill to behind-the-scenes looks at life on the AVP beach volleyball tour. 

Some of my recent favorite videos include “The Black Book of the AVP,” “Legendary Beach Volleyball Final | The Dinosaur Kauai, Hawaii 2020,” and “How to Serve a Volleyball | Jump Serving Technique.” 

And of course make sure you're following all the FloSports channels on IG, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Mark Burik on Instagram (@markburik and @volleychamphermosa)

Burik, a regular on the AVP beach volleyball tour and founder of Volley Camp Hermosa, has a ton to offer his IG audience. He’s got at-home workouts, at-home volleyball drills, links to webinars, and some good old fashioned fun content and videos, like the one below:

Betsi Flint (@betsiflint) on Instagram

Betsi Flint deserves a lot of props for advocating for social responsibility and the cancellation of all beach tournaments when the FIVB was dragging its feet on doing so up until a couple weeks ago. She and a number of other Americans made the tough choice not to play even before the events got cancelled. 

More recently, she’s been posting a ton of workout content, including some great video with her dog and chickens. She also has a few posts about food, goals, and scheduling during this super weird, unstructured time.


Kelsey Robinson's YouTube channel

Women’s indoor national teamer Kelsey Robinson and her fiance Brian Cook have one of the most professional volleyball vlogs out there. The videos document Kelsey’s game day makeup routine, some of her favorite recipes, and some of the exotic places she’s traveled throughout her pro career. There’s also a whole video themed around Turkish street kittens...

Kelsey’s most recent video talks through what her life in quarantine looks like. She also shares her thoughts on the postponement of the Olympics. 


Sarah Sponcil (@smsponcil) on Instagram

Turn to beach volleyball player Sarah Sponcil for your comic relief. She’s not a super prolific poster, but when she does post, it’s gold. Also, Sponcil happens to be a complete freak athlete, so whether she’s posted a video of her workout, soccer, juggling, a volleyball match, or messing around on the tennis courts, you’ll definitely be entertained.

Also, take a few minutes to scroll back a few weeks and watch some of Sponcil and Kelly Claes’ parody music videos. 


Dustin Watten (@dustinwatten) on Instagram

Let national team libero and pro indoor volleyballer Dustin Watten be your guide through this period of self-quarantine. I’ve interviewed Dustin a few times, and he’s one of the most zen, organized people out there. He and I once spoke about the list of things he’s developed that he aims to accomplish every day. Examples of what’s on his list include journaling, reading, working out, meditating, etc. — all things that would be super helpful to add to your routine these days!

Just today he shared a 7-day free passing course available through his website noezybuckets.com. Other regular themes of his account include workouts, insights, and volleyball highlights.


Haleigh Washington (@hales_yeah) on Twitter... and well, everywhere

Women’s national team member Haleigh Washington is worth a follow on every social media platform, but I think her quick wit shines especially bright on Twitter. She also has a great blog and a fun Instagram account.

She’s always good for a laugh or some insight, and I would expect she’ll only get more prolific as we get further and further into this quarantine period.

CAA Announces All Teams Will Compete In 2020-21 Conference Tournaments

Towson

The Colonial Athletic Association will provide every team in every sport the opportunity to participate in their respective conference tournaments during the 2020‐21 season as the league announced its championships schedule on Tuesday.

We Stand With You

Flo-Blackout-1920x1080.jpg

The events of the last week have been tremendously painful to us all.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Youth Sports Leaders Form PLAY Sports Coalition

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 1.39.55 PM.png

400+ youth sports leaders join forces to form the PLAY Sports Coalition to support young athletes through COVID-19.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

PacWest & FloSports Announce 3-Year Partnership

null

Create a free account to unlock this video!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

FloSports Acquires Streaming Rights To Complete Basketball and Volleyball Seasons Across The Conference’s 11 Member Institutions In California And Hawaii 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Athletes Unlimited Announces Plans For Indoor Volleyball League

au.jpg

When the company Athletes Unlimited kicked off its quest to build a new network of professional sports leagues, it started with softball, announcing a women’s fast-pitch league in March, which is set to begin play in August in Chicago. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

COVID-19 Might End The Age Of Skyrocketing NCAA Expense Sheets

Penn State

Ten billion, three hundred fifty-seven million, one hundred forty-nine thousand, fifty-one dollars. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Towson Day Watch Guide

Towson

Calling all Towson Tigers.

Coming Up On CAA 24/7: William & Mary Day

image_handler (2).jpeg

Tell you whole Tribe. We have big news.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

James Madison Day On FloVolleyball

final.jpeg

Calling all JMU diehards.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

There's No Precedent For What Happens To Volleyball If Football Is Canceled

Penn State

If the college football season is canceled, what happens to college athletics?

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In