Episode #7: Practice Plans in Beach Volleyball
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 What's up everybody?

A volleyball practice plan is critical to your coaching success. You must learn how to plan practice sessions and teach the important skills of volleyball. Today, Head Coach Mark Burik and Co-Founder Brandon Joyner will discuss practice plans, and there is a lot to learn about volleyball here, as well as a lot of solid drills. Come and run a killer volleyball practice plan in this episode!







  • 01:23 - How to Build a Great Volleyball Practice?
  • 02:48 - What Points Mostly Coaches Miss Out?
  • 05:13 - Passing and Serving Statistics
  • 06:07 - Hitting Percentage
  • 12:30 - Energy of Coaches
  • 21:06 - Check In With Your Players
  • 23:07 - Understanding that their Needs to be a Progression
  • 27:30 - How To Be A Great Coach
  • 39:26 - Live Q and A


Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top beach volleyball players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble three times. He has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches.

Brandon started playing volleyball in Chester, Virginia when he was 16 years old for his high school volleyball team. As a senior, Brandon was named Virginia State Player of the Year and has been a coach for more than 10 years. He found success in the National Volleyball League as high as third and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016.

Connect with Mark + Brandon:

Mark Burik

FB https://www.facebook.com/markburikbeachvolleyball/

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burik-693671102/

IG https://www.instagram.com/markburik/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkBurik


Brandon Joyner

IG https://www.instagram.com/joy_beachvb/

FB https://www.facebook.com/brandon.david.98229



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