Episode #20: College Recruiting Tips For Volleyball Players + The Mental Game with Allie Wheeler
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Take risks, take action!!

Be intrinsically motivated. Don't wait to be written an offer letter to pursue your passion. With all of the changes and new responsibilities in your life, it's easy to lose sight of what you're doing this for. So, meet our guest in today's podcast, Allie Wheeler a longtime volleyball pro. She’s bright, curious, and passionate about her walk of life. Check this out to make some difference in your career!





  • 00:47 - Learn from Allie Wheeler as an Entrepreneur and on Her Volleyball Journey.
  • 08:16 - When and Why Allie started playing volleyball
  • 0:25:19 - Mental Toughness
  • 0:44:04 - Allie Wheeler Advise For All the Players

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.

Allie Wheeler is a beach volleyball player who competes on the AVP and FIVB tours. Her team won three National Championships, two Pac-12 titles, and she was awarded an AVCA All-American her final year while majoring in international relations and minoring in business at the University of Southern California ('13-'17). Allie now lives in Hermosa Beach after graduating from Cal Poly and pursuing her passion of playing professionally, coaching, and teaching future athletes like herself.


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


Allie Wheeler

Website https://www.awrecruits.com/

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

BUSINESS IG https://www.instagram.com/awrecruits/

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

YT https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDX5x2ZKSGgo2ctKBMMqmnw



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