Episode #25: How to Get Better in Volleyball AT HOME with Stafford Slick and Katie Spieler

No sand required!

Learn some effective and fun beach volleyball drills that you can do at home. Here's how to get better AT HOME with these tips and drills!



  • 00:45 - Introduction
  • 02:26 - Brandon Joyner
  • 08:04 - Pass, Set, and Hit Drill
  • 11:22 - How to Bump Set with Spin?
  • 14:09 - Stafford Slick
  • 15:53 - Hip Hinge
  • 18:48 - Shoulder Stability
  • 30:04 - Katie Spieler
  • 33:26 - Katie's At-Home Drills
  • 40:51 - Better at Beach Announcements

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.

Slick's first-ever AVP main draw came in Hermosa Beach in 2010 when teaming with Olympic Gold Medalist Dain Blanton. In the 2016 season opener in New Orleans, Slick had a partially detached retina in his left eye and ever since has worn protective goggles while playing. In his career Slick has played with six different Olympians (Dain Blanton, Adrian Carambula, Casey Patterson, Todd Rogers, Sean Rosenthal, and Indoor Olympian Reid Priddy).

Katie Spieler holds a career-best 3rd place finish on the AVP with multiple top 10 finishes over her three years on tour. She has won 3 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals internationally, with her most recent win as the 2019 World Champion for Beach Volleyball 4 x 4. In 2016, Katie co-founded a youth and adult beach volleyball club in her hometown of Santa Barbara, called East Beach Volleyball Academy. Besides being a volley enthusiast, Katie is a beekeeper (hence her nickname “Honeybee”).


Connect with Mark + Brandon:

Mark Burik

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

Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkBurik

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Brandon Joyner

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FB https://www.facebook.com/brandon.david.98229


Stafford Slick

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

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

Twitter https://twitter.com/staffordslick

Club https://www.eastbeachvolleyballacademy.com


Katie Spieler

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

FB https://www.facebook.com/katie.spieler



Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Exercises to Keep You Strong with AVP Pro Stafford Slick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVlZq5DqCEg

Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Ball Control Drills with AVP Pro Katie Spieler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFzst0P6xjo



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Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Exercises to Keep You Strong with AVP Pro Stafford Slick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVlZq5DqCEg

Beach Volleyball | Quarantine Ball Control Drills with AVP Pro Katie Spieler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFzst0P6xjo



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