Episode #27: Evan Silberstein - Everything You Need to Know to Get Better at Beach Volleyball as a Player and a Coach

Break it Down and Show What You've Got!

Technique and skill in any sport will only get you so far. To be at your best as a beach volleyball athlete or coach, it is essential also to enjoy your experience and have fun. That is usually the reason every athlete starts their beach volleyball journey to learn more about everything you need to know to GET BETTER AT BEACH VOLLEYBALL with Coach Mark Burik and Coach Evan Silberstein in today's episode!




  • 00:56 - Introduction
  • 10:24 - Playing in an Equal Field
  • 27:55 - How to Handle Athletes Leaving On a Team?
  • 41:10 - Emotional and Mental Attribute
  • 44:30 - Increase in Height or Speed & Agility?
  • 01:01:53 - How Would You React to Every Single Touch?
  • 01:19:44 - Parents and Coaches that they're Doing Wrong
  • 01:36:05 - Better At Beach Announcement

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.

Evan Silberstein was named the interim head coach of the Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball program in July 2021. He begins his eighth season with the BeachBows, boasts a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for beach volleyball. As a player, Silberstein competed on the professional beach circuit, including the AVP, as well as international competitions in Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Guam, and Saipan. In 2001 he won a gold medal in the 2001 Macabiah Games in Israel. During his tenure, UH has attained the school’s first-ever No. 1 ranking (2015), won three straight Big West titles (2016-18), recorded a school-record 37 wins (2018) and came within one match of playing for the national title in consecutive years (2017, '18).

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Mark Burik

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Brandon Joyner

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


Evan Silberstein

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UH Beach Volleyball IG https://www.instagram.com/uhbeachvolleyball

UH Beach Volleyball FB https://www.facebook.com/UHBeachVolleyball/



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