What is Better at Beach?



Mark Burik, started VolleyCamp Hermosa in 2015 mid-way through his career as a professional beach volleyball player. Originally, it was only designed as a camp (and somewhat of a volleyball hostel) where players could book accommodations, training partners and a high level coach in ONE CLICK.

As the popularity of the camps and private lessons blossomed, he began to open up more opportunities by hosting regular classes for locals.That, too, started to grow in popularity. They added more coaches and people to the team. Better at Beach has always kept quality of coaching and small groups (NO LINES) as the priorities for in-person coaching. 

Then things got bigger! Under the advisement of some friends, Mark ran a few webinars and posted some drills on YouTube to help promote knowledge of the game and offerings. After adding a videographer, Tonya Stumphauzer, the reach grew 10-fold. She remains an integral part of Better at Beach’s growth and ability to teach beach volleyball. 

Literary savant and AVP player, Travis Mewhirter edits and writes beach volleyball articles. He plays a huge role in making content digestible and intriguing.

Brandon Joyner is Mark’s business partner. He is the co-founder of Better at Beach, an exceptional coach, a great volleyball player and one of the best friends. He is the resident educational expert sporting a Master’s Degree from George Mason University and in a former life was a middle school teacher. Always evolving he and Mark have worn many hats and take it on their shoulders to grow something special together that will serve players and coaches for decades to come.

Better at Beach Volleyball’s main goal: Help 1 Million People Get Better at Beach Volleyball. 

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Anyone who wants to get better at playing, coaching or understanding beach volleyball. 

We are constantly creating tools, blogs, videos and training opportunities for players at each and every level.

We have worked our butts off to create an immersive learning experience PACKED with information that covers, technique, tutorials, drills, strategies, workouts, and more.

The VolleyChat! forum is a community designed to allow players and coaches from all over the world to interact, ask questions and answer each other’s questions. Professional volleyball players and officials moderate those boards so the answers and responses will be of the highest quality. This is a space where you can discuss everything beach volleyball and also help each other!

If you ever have a question, post it there because there is no doubt we have thousands of other players who have the same question or fought the same battle.


If you are interested in training with us in person, you can sign up for our local classes and private lessons. We also organize beach volleyball camps and volleyball vacations around the world.

Currently we offer classes in:

Interested in a franchise? That is coming soon! You will be able to get in touch with us if you want a fast, easy system to build your beach volleyball coaching company. 

Our online courses and workout programs are very tightly organized programs designed to take you step by step through skills, techniques and strategies. Watch our videos and then follow our strict training guidelines and we guarantee you’ll get better. The courses all have progress bars so that when you sign in, you can pick up exactly where you left off. We have a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the content of the courses.


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