Episode #34: Breakthrough the Challenges and Become Unstoppable in Volleyball - Wisdom From Cati Leak

INDOOR VS. SAND

The greatest distinctions between beach volleyball and indoor volleyball are discussed in this podcast episode by Mark Burik and Cati Leak, along with the top things you wish you knew before leaving the indoor court and entering the sand. Find out what you SHOULD DO by listening to this!


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Timestamps:

  • 00:32 - Introduction
  • 03:35 - Best Part of playing Indoor Volleyball
  • 12:24 - Changes to Battle Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball
  • 23:20 - Hitting Advice from Leak
  • 32:41 - Initial Focus Point for those Who Suffer Injury
  • 47:06 - Skills that are Currently Working In Progress
  • 55:47 - 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.

Cati Leak started 22 of LSU’s 29 matches in her final season, playing in 83 total sets. She was named to the Bobcat Invitational and Days Inn and Suites Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team. She also suffered a season-ending foot injury at Kentucky on Nov. 1, missing the final seven matches of the season. Leak returns to LSU after helping to lead both the volleyball and women’s basketball teams as an assistant coach at the University Lab School in Baton Rouge to semi-final appearances at the state championships during the 2017-18 school year.


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Mark Burik

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Brandon Joyner

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

 

Cati Leak

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

FB https://www.facebook.com/cati.leak

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/cati-leak-230024a3/

Twitter https://twitter.com/cati_leak?lang=en


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