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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - BEACH CHAIRS

Have a seat while we talk Staff Picks this week!

 

The beach is supposed to be relaxing right?!

One bump on the road to relaxation station is having a great beach chair! Components that break, liners that rip, uncomfortable material, and super bulky designs are a few reasons why people get irritated before even getting the chance to sit down and relax in the sand!

 

Our staff picks this week are here to help you find a quality beach volleyball chair based on your specific needs!

 

Whether it is ease of carrying, portable sized options, or mini cooler attachments to stay refreshed… we got you covered this week.

 

 

Top 3 Staff Picks…

Beach Chair Edition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Sport-Brella Folding Backpack Beach Chair 

 

This chair is equipped with it all!

 

First, the 7.5lb backpack chair is constructed of waterproof nylon material which is sure to last in all kinds of weather! Conveniently located on the...

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STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK - SPEAKERS FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

 

It's all about the BOOM!

Summer is right around the corner and you don’t want to be left training/playing while trying to listen to music off of your phone, right?!

The question then is, “what kind of speaker should I get”?!

Whether you’re looking for something that can help you run a volleyball tournament or a nifty budget friendly option, we’ve got our favorites laid out for ya!

 

Check out our Staff Picks -

Bluetooth Speakers for Beach Volleyball Edition!

 

 

 

#1 - Sony SRS XP-700


 

Looking to own the beach?

This Sony SRS XP-700 Party speaker will provide your beach volleyball tournament, court, or even background with all the vibes. Front/rear speakers, mic input, 25 hr battery life, LED lights, charge port for cell phones, and can party connect with up to 100 other compatible speakers…don’t forget it’s splash resistant as well!

When volleyball players talk about bringing the...

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What I Love About Beach Volleyball: Mike C.

 

My name is Mike C. I live in Hermosa Beach.

I have been playing volleyball for 12 years. What got me into beach volleyball was just love for the sport, watching it on TV back when I was a kid, and then being able to play it for a little bit of time when I lived in Chicago.

What's really frustrating with my game is my scoring and my attacking and I think Mark has really improved my scoring and my jump serving as well. 

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What's unique about Mark's coaching that's helped me is his detail to individualize, and in a group of people where he’ll be able to pinpoint something really small that I do, that I can work on, and it really helped.

My serving has definitely improved in my game, and my confidence on the defensive level has improved in my game since taking the...

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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.”

At Better at Beach, we’re located in Los Angeles living the dream. In this sporting...

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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.

Since writing this post, the training camp has added a...

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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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Transcript of The Dig #6 – Coach Donny’s interview with...

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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]
 
Want to learn how to run down a high line? How to dig a scud missile of a swing? How to chicken wing? One-armed stabby? Pick up a cut shot? Roof a guy who's way bigger than you? Joust? Run down a jumbo? Get a guy with a fake? 
 
The list of defensive maneuvers is, legitimately,...
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Mark Burik joins the writing staff of Volleyball Magazine!

 

Volleyball Magazine recently announced that our Head Coach, Mark Burik, will be a contributing journalist for their publication! Burik has written numerous articles for Avp.com, authored a beach volleyball drill book for BetteratBeach.com and runs beach volleyball classes, private lessons and training camps for adults and juniors in Hermosa Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah. He also run volleyball vacations in exotic locations around the world. He can even run beach volleyball clinics for your group, club or team in your hometown! Send an email to [email protected]

Mark enjoys sharing his thoughts on life, adventure, success and motivation.


Look for his articles titled "Player's Perspective with Mark Burik" on VolleyballMag.com where he will be sharing his views from inside the player's tent at each AVP event this season.

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CROSSNET PODCAST: Playing pro volleyball in Europe and underdeveloped beach volleyball skills.

 

On this episode of the CROSSNET Volleyball Podcast show, USA Indoor Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Millar, talked with me about my path through the game. It's always fun to talk shop with someone you haven't met but then you realize that all of your experiences are so tightly aligned.

"AVP beach volleyball professional and the owner of the Better At Beach YouTube Channel, Mark Burik. Mark and I discuss our experiences playing professional volleyball in Europe, different ways to compete at CROSSNET , Mark’s #1 underdeveloped beach volleyball skill, and his deep desire to help as many people as possible become better players at beach volleyball. 

Enjoy this fun interview with a great ambassador of the game."

You can also subscribe to the podcast and listen here.

Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crossnet-volleyball-podcast/id1513197489?i=1000484591974

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/...

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