Episode #33: Matt Olson Volleyball - AVP Player Turned Ultra Successful Club Director

Guess what? We have Coach Matt Olson today!!!

Having a SOLID partnership is one of the best methods to win more beach volleyball matches. In beach volleyball, each of our touches needs to have a purpose, a target, and a direction. Even if your pass lands exactly on your platform, it won't matter if you don't direct the ball to the area where your partner will have the simplest time setting you up. Even if you place it too far outside or behind you, it won't matter if you have the earliest of sets. It doesn't matter whether you make the crispest of shots if they land in the middle of the court. So, in order for you to know, CHECK THIS OUT!

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Timestamps:

  • 09:57 - Do you think coaching is the right avenue to get better?
  • 20:57 - What type of player should embrace a quick offense?
  • 28:04 - Is this the Good Way to Approach Your Partner?
  • 42:13 - Who was the Coach or who wasn't?
  • 56:59 - Specific Way to Feed Drills
  • 1:10:12 - One Piece of Advise that Mostly Applied
  • 1:16:18 - Q and A
  • 1:24:02 - 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.

Matt Olson was a Head coach for the Wave 13’s in 2006. He assisted Ed Machado for two seasons (2006/2007) at LCC where the team won back-to-back CIF championships and finished 3rd in the state in their 2007 Season. Matt directed/coordinated the Wave Boys program for 3 seasons (2006-2009) before taking a year off to pursue his professional beach volleyball career. The 2011 AVP season marked Matt’s 8th season as a pro beach volleyball player.


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

 

Matt Olson

IG https://www.instagram.com/beacholson/?hl=en

 

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