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2019 AVP Chicago Gold Series: Mark Burik/Piotr Marciniak vs John Hyden/Theo Brunner

 

Watch Mark Burik and Piotr Marciniak’s 2019 AVP Chicago Gold Series match against John Hyden and Theo Brunner.

 

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You will receive live feedback on all aspects of the game from ACTUAL PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS! You can expect to be coached on strategy, mechanics, offensive and defensive systems, overall performance and execution, and decision making.

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2019 Pan Am Games Beach Volleyball: USA (Burik/Satterfield) vs Argentina (Capogrosso/Azaad)

 

Watch Mark Burik and Ian Satterfield of the United States battle it out with Argentina in the Men's Beach Volleyball at the 2019 Pan American Games.

 

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  • Practice matches.
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  • One Full video analysis session.
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AVP Highlights Pro Mark Burik’s Love For Beach Volleyball

 

Hey guys: the AVP just published a trending article from beach volleyball pro Mark Burik, CEO and co-founder of Better at Beach. Mark shares his perspective on the sport he loves and the path he took around the world — from Queens, NY to Hermosa Beach, CA — so he could play pro. Learn some great insights from a pro player and coach whose life mission is to help players get better at volleyball.

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“If you’re like me, you didn’t find volleyball early on in life,” Mark says. “I grew up playing every sport I could and while I still enjoy them all, beach volleyball has completely hooked me for the last 10 years.”

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VolleyCamp Hermosa Camper Shares Her Experience

 

We recently welcomed native Floridian Kelly Goncalves to the 7-day training camp at VolleyCamp Hermosa. Based on her review, Kelly had a blast. She blogged about her experience and was kind enough to share her thoughts with us, published below with her permission.

By Kelly Goncalves

Traveling to California is an adventure regardless of where you go. The rumors are true, the weather really is perfect all the time and the traffic is terrible all the time. I didn't rent a car and lived by the beach for eight days during my stay and I recommend you do the same. Hermosa Beach is an hour bike ride south of Venice beach. It's a smoke-free beach with miles on end of beautiful deep sand, high waves, and plenty of volleyball courts to share. Bring your own ball and make some new friends there is always someone playing.

In late August I flew out to the West Coast to watch the AVP games and attend a 7-day training camp.

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7 Deadly Sins of Hand Setting in Beach Volleyball

 

Hand setting in volleyball can be a challenge until you’ve mastered proper technique.

We clock a lot of hours every month coaching beach volleyball and it turns out there are 7 common mistakes players make again and again in their hand sets. Overcoming these 7 deadly sins on the court can make the difference between crushing it in a match or getting crushed. 

To help, we’ve put together this video demonstrating the 7 deadly sins of volleyball hand setting, but more importantly, proper technique that puts you in charge of the volleyball – and ultimately the court. So don’t be the player with “dainty lady” hands, or a slapper. A balloon catcher, or ol’ “crab hands.”

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Top 10 Beach Volleyball Vacation Destinations

 

When you love beach volleyball and you’re overdue for a vacation by the sea, might as well combine the two and make dreams come true. The best destinations deliver thrilling beach volleyball action and soul-satisfying scenery, which is one of the hallmarks of a great vacation. So where to go?

Beach volleyball can obviously be played anywhere you can find sand and a net. In the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, approximately 4,000 tons of sand were trucked into a 15,000-seat stadium for the beach volleyball event. But there’s nothing quite like a beach volleyball destination with a stunning ocean view.

If you’re going to take vacation time to play beach volleyball, might as well travel where the action is at its best and the scenery is most beautiful. With these goals in mind, we’ve rounded up the Top 10 Beach Volleyball Destinations throughout the world. Each of these destinations offers the best beach volleyball you can find on the planet,...

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Pro Player Mark Burik Talks to Coach Donny on The Dig

 
 

Coach Donny Hui just interviewed beach volleyball pro Mark Burik on YouTube show, THE DIG.  Mark is a professional beach volleyball player (AVP and FIVB World Tours), an athletic performance trainer, entrepreneur, and beach volleyball coach, as founder of Better at Beach Volleyball.

“Learn about Mark’s story of going from a serious baseball player, to picking up volleyball in college on a club team, to walking onto a Division 1 program, to becoming a professional volleyball player,” Coach Donny says. “Mark provides insights into his thought processes and work ethic that will inspire you to achieve your own goals!  Feel free to share this video with your friends to inspire them as well.”

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AVP & FIVB Beach Volleyball Defense Highlights: 93 Digs in 9 Minutes

If you're interested in this blog on defense in beach volleyball, you may be interested in our serving course. Serving is, of course, the first line of defense in beach volleyball, and this course will have you serving more accurately, with more power, in just a few weeks! We'd also love to have you drop by one -- or more -- of our beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. We run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. We can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]
 
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AVP San Francisco Men's Beach Volleyball Burik/Lorenz vs Allen/Slick

 

Check out this hard-fought beach volleyball match from the AVP San Francisco. Marty Lorenz and Mark Burik came up against Billy Allen and Stafford Slick. Allen/Slick won the set and match.

This is part of our beach volleyball training series where you can study Armswing Mechanics, Defensive Positioning and Attack Timing by observing AVP pros in action.

Take your skills to the next level with our 7-day beach volleyball training camps. Hot fun in the sun. We also have beach volleyball courses and training programs to suit every skill level and need.

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AVP Players' Pre-Season Beach Volleyball Workout

 

Follow along as we go through this 60-minute pre-season full-body beach volleyball workout with professional beach volleyball players Mark Burik and Brandon Joyner. There's a wealth of beach volleyball training information, covering strength, conditioning, aerobics and exercises to improve your volleyball skills. 

This workout is part of our 60 Day Strength and Conditioning Program available now at BetteratBeach.com.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL MOBILITY WORKOUTS

D) Dynamic Range of Motion - 1 Set of 10 Reps Each Side.

  • Lying Straight Leg Kicks
  • Lying Straight Leg Cross-Over Swings
  • Lying Scorpions
  • Cat/Cow Series
  • Push-Up - Downward Dog / Upward Dog
  • Alternating Calf Stretch
  • Knee Hugs
  • Quad Stretch
  • Lateral Lunge
  • Elbow to Instep/Lunge Twist
  • Warrior One / Triangle Stretch
  • Alternating Pigeon Stretches
  • Deep Squat Twist
  • Open/Hug
  • Straight Arm Swings
  • Clasp Hands Behind Back / Hamstring Stretch and Reach

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL SHOULDER HEALTH

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