Better at Beach Volleyball Camps and Training Vacations

 

Play. Train. Compete. Have Fun. Travel. 

 

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Play.

It's not every day you get the opportunity to play volleyball for hours on end. Well we do it 7 days in a row! You can get at least 40 hours of beach volleyball in just one week! You will definitely learn how to play the game at a higher level but it's not all drills and practice. We have loads of opportunities for free play and pick up games.

Train.

Our camps are designed to get you Better at Beach Volleyball... MUCH BETTER!!!
We offer over 20 hours of group training! Our world class coaches and pro players will take you through 3 hour practice sessions that include full warm ups, tutorials, demonstrations, drills and competitive training! You'll also have the opportunity to book private & semi-private lessons for extra attention!

Compete.

Our camps include 3 tournaments! Put your skills to the test, win awesome prizes and get the chance to play with real pro tour players!

Have Fun!

When you join one of our training vacations, you are guaranteed to make friends for life. Players at every level and every age come out from all over the world! This sport brings people together in a special way. With group dinners, excursions, contests, dance-offs and player parties, there is no shortage of fun times with great people!
 

Travel or invite us to you.

We are always looking for the best beaches and top notch facilities. We'll be inviting you to fabulous beach volleyball destinations for years to come but if you can also bring our coaches to your hometown. Click here to learn how you can bring Better at Beach to your backyard!
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Play.

It's not every day you get the opportunity to play volleyball for hours on end. Well we do it 7 days in a row! You can get at least 40 hours of beach volleyball in just one week! You will definitely learn how to play the game at a higher level but it's not all drills and practice. We have loads of opportunities for free play and pick up games.

Train.

Our camps are designed to get you Better at Beach Volleyball... MUCH BETTER!!!
We offer over 20 hours of group training! Our world class coaches and pro players will take you through 3 hour practice sessions that include full warm ups, tutorials, demonstrations, drills and competitive training! You'll also have the opportunity to book private & semi-private lessons for extra attention!

Compete.

Our camps include 3 tournaments! Put your skills to the test, win awesome prizes and get the chance to play with real pro tour players!

Have Fun!

When you join one of our training vacations, you are guaranteed to make friends for life. Players at every level and every age come out from all over the world! This sport brings people together in a special way. With group dinners, excursions, contests, dance-offs and player parties, there is no shortage of fun times with great people!
 

Travel or invite us to you.

We are always looking for the best beaches and top notch facilities. We'll be inviting you to fabulous beach volleyball destinations for years to come but you can also bring our coaches to your hometown. Click here to learn how you can bring Better at Beach to your backyard!

Upcoming Camps

Location Unknown

Details coming soon

TBD

Past Camps

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Voted the #1 Best Beach in the Country! With perfect weather and unbelievable sunsets, this camp was our welcome back from quarantine and welcome to Florida party all in one. We had some epic player parties!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Minutes from the best skiing in the country, SandBar sets the standard for indoor sand facilities around the country with 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor. We will always be grateful to SLC for welcoming [email protected] with open arms.

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Our 2nd camp in Florida had a record setting attendance, Olympians, night volleyball and lots of dinner outings. We were blown away by the number of early morning private lessons booked. We knew we had found a home in St. Pete.

Hermosa Beach, California

The Mecca of Beach Volleyball. This is where it all started for [email protected]. Wide beaches with deep soft sand and volleyball nets as far as the eye can see. Walk The Strand on any given morning and see AVP, World Tour, and Olympic athletes training within a stones throw.

Long Beach, New York

Our origin story. This was the first destination camp Mark ran. Players went to Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, a broadway show, a baseball game at Citi Field, and somehow still played 5 hours of volleyball every day. Should we go back to The Big Apple?

Loveland, Ohio

This was one of our smaller camps with only 36 players but that left lots of time for private lessons! The best part was the campers got to know every pro player/coach on a personal basis. Thanks to Jon and Grand Sands Volleyball for hosting and easy intimate week.

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What Does A Better at Beach Volleyball Camp Look Like?

Our camps start on Sundays. Courts will be set up for free play so you can get on the sand right away! That night we will have welcome meeting and group dinner together.

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will have two group training sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will have 1 group training session in the morning and then a tournament in the afternoon. 

Group training sessions are 2.5 - 3 hours long and include instruction, drills, and competitive games.

On Saturdays, we offer free play, private lessons and another tournament followed by a 'last hurrah' players party to send everyone off.

In between sessions everyday, you'll have time for Free Play and Private Lessons.  This is your time to play pick up games, get extra reps, book a private lesson with one of our amazing coaches or simply relax.

Checkout is Sunday morning.

We also give you the opportunity to sit courtside at pro practices.

Players are separated into courts by skill level as determined by our organizers. 

Please see our mock schedule below to see an example of how a week could go.

Hotels, Flight and Transportation info:

Hotels, Flights, and Transportation are not included in our training fees and must be booked separately. For most part, our campers get heavily discounted rooms at our partner hotels! Click on the individual camps to get specifics!

Are Day Passes Available?

Sometimes, but not always. If our full camp does not sell out, we will open the option for Day Passes 3 weeks before the start of camp. Check the individual camp pages for details and make sure you are on our email list to receive updates!

Extra Coaching?

Our coaches will make themselves available for private training. We will send an email with their schedules to camp participants.

You must download the Better at Beach Volleyball App! 

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Contact us at: [email protected]
 

"Wanted to really thank Mark, Brandon, and the Better at Beach Coaching team. I knew Mark and Brandon were already putting out top-tier sand VB content out there. And you matched that with incredible coaching and a professionally run camp environment. You're really impacting people's lives with what you're doing - both with the instruction and bringing people together. Can't wait to practice what we worked on this week and to dig into more of your content. Keep up the great work!." - Clint Watson

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Questions? Email us at: [email protected]

Meet the Team

Mark Burik - Founder & Owner

Mark has been coaching sports for over 20 years and has played 15 years of professional volleyball all over the world. After receiving his degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University, he played indoor professionally in Sweden, Norway, and Croatia.

Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top beach volleyball players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt.  He recently added a NORCECA Continental Championship and a trip to the 2019 Pan American Games representing Team USA.

Brandon Joyner - Chief of Operations & Director of Education

Brandon played and coached Division 1 Volleyball for George Mason University. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education: Curriculum & Instruction Design. His unique skill set makes him a fantastic Master Coach. Brandon regularly is competes for his spot on the AVP and FIVB circuits.

Andy Benesh - Coach

Andy Benesh was a four-year starter as a middle blocker at Southern Cal and played indoor professionally in Switzerland.

Just 26 years old, he already has 2 semi-final appearances on the AVP Tour and is already one of USA's premier blockers.

Upcoming Camps

Location Unknown

Details coming soon

TBD

Past Camps

Clearwater Beach, Florida

Voted the #1 Best Beach in the Country! With perfect weather and unbelievable sunsets, this camp was our welcome back from quarantine and welcome to Florida party all in one. We had some epic player parties!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Minutes from the best skiing in the country, SandBar sets the standard for indoor sand facilities around the country with 5 indoor courts and 4 outdoor. We will always be grateful to SLC for welcoming [email protected] with open arms.

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Our 2nd camp in Florida had a record setting attendance, Olympians, night volleyball and lots of dinner outings. We were blown away by the number of early morning private lessons booked. We knew we had found a home in St. Pete.

Hermosa Beach, California

The Mecca of Beach Volleyball. This is where it all started for [email protected]. Wide beaches with deep soft sand and volleyball nets as far as the eye can see. Walk The Strand on any given morning and see AVP, World Tour, and Olympic athletes training within a stones throw.

Long Beach, New York

Our origin story. This was the first destination camp Mark ran. Players went to Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, a broadway show, a baseball game at Citi Field, and somehow still played 5 hours of volleyball every day. Should we go back to The Big Apple?

Loveland, Ohio

This was one of our smaller camps with only 36 players but that left lots of time for private lessons! The best part was the campers got to know every pro player/coach on a personal basis. Thanks to Jon and Grand Sands Volleyball for hosting and easy intimate week.

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