Touches are important to grow talent. So is feedback.
This is Talent at it's simplest...."repetitions and feedback". The kid who practices at home every day should have more talent than the one who doesn't. Likewise for the kid who receives better feedback from an experienced coach. And while feedback is a function of luck and your coaching selection process....touches are democratic. Everyone can touch a ball regardless of their coach. Touches are one of the MAIN reasons beach accelerates your growth.
Let's look at the difference in playing 6s vs 2s and its affect on average touches per possession:
Let's assume a possession in volleyball uses up the allotted 3 touches per possession. If there are 2 players to share these 3 touches, then each doubles player will receive 1 1/2 touches per possession, on average. If there are 6 players that share the 3 touches, then each indoor player receives an average of 1/2 a touch per possession. That's a different of 300%. Would you like a 300% raise? A 300% jump in talent? A 300% ROI?
By this conversion, a beach player in a game to 21 points will get the same amount of touches as an indoor player that plays a game to 62 points!!! Factor that out for years....
Mathematically speaking, Beach volleyball accelerates your growth.