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Episode #26: Gretchen Hand's Motivational Advice for Student-Athlete Coaches

Want to be the BEST?

Beach volleyball coaches don't want you to just play volleyball, they want you to play BETTER volleyball. They want to win and have a good time doing it. That is why we are here—to develop winning habits for players of all skill levels. Give us a SHOUT out in today's episode with Coach Mark Burik and Coach Gretchen Hand. Learn how we can help you make your beach volleyball experience the BEST!


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Timestamps:

  • 00:31 - Introduction
  • 03:10 - Gretchen Hand
  • 07:14 - How to Get Better On and Off the Court?
  • 18:15 - Do You Throw Intentional Wrenches?
  • 21:01 - Most Important Mental Attribute


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.

Coach Gretchen Hand begins her third year as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Webber International University during the 2021 season. She was announced as the Warriors' new head coach in March 2019. Hand transitioned into beach volleyball and moved to Manhattan Beach, California, to pursue her dream of playing professionally worldwide. She had main draw finishes in the AVP, the NVL, Corona Wide Open, the EVP and the FIVB.

 

Connect with Mark + Brandon:

Mark Burik

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

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burik-693671102/

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

Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkBurik

Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@markburikbeachvolleyball

 

Brandon Joyner

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

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

 

Gretchen Hand

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

Missouri State Beach Volleyball https://missouristatebears.com

 

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