Beach Players Learn What Hechtbaggersprung Means (Video)

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 03rd, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach, Video


With such a large world scaled tournament as the 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships, you have many different cultures and languages that come together. Many players at the competition were asked to pronounce a volleyball term that is used in Austria – Hechtbaggersprung.

All of the players had difficulties pronouncing the word and when explained to what it actually meant were in awe that it was such a long term. Hechtbaggersprung means to dig a ball in volleyball. Something so small and simply said elsewhere around the world is more complexly used in Austria.

The women’s quarterfinals and the men’s Round of 16 will begin on August 4, with the finals coming on the 5th and 6th for the women and men, respectively.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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