Episode #40: TCU Beach Volleyball Coach Majo Orellana’s Passion and Major Life Experiences!

One Kill That Changed Majo's Life!

She has always been passionate about volleyball. Time and energy weren't the only things important to her. She desired to play. She began pursuing her aspirations without any financial support. Developing a desire to play at a high level and build relationships. Learn how to be like Coach Majo Orellana in today's episode with Coach Mark Burik. Together, let's ACHIEVE our goals!



  • 00:40 - Introduction
  • 07:28 - Transition from Playing to No Longer Playing
  • 21:02 - Private Club System Relates with the Federation
  • 29:29 - How do I get sponsors for my tournaments?
  • 49:13 - Does footwork is the ability to change direction?
  • 01:02:07 - What to Do During Off-Season?

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.

Majo Orellana played Beach volleyball for the Guatemalan National Team. She qualified and competed in 4 Panam Games since 2015, placing one 5th and two ninths. Qualified for the World Championships in Netherlands in 2015 with her little sister Mandi. Started playing the AVP Tour at the end of the 2016 Season qualifying for the main draw in her second event. As a player and a coach, she has learned from some of the top coaches in the US and internationally, giving her a broad spectrum of different systems and techniques. Coach Majo was nominated "Assistant Coach of the Year" in 2021 by the AVCA.

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Majo Orellana

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