Episode #42: Why a Positive Attitude Is Important in Volleyball - Beth Van Fleet

Why a Positive Attitude is Important in Volleyball.

In today's episode, Coaches Mark Burik and Beth Van Fleet will help you start unlocking your full potential in volleyball.



  • 00:36 - Introduction
  • 07:50 - Do You Think You Can Fix Players?
  • 16:17 - Pre-Game and Post-Game Questions
  • 25:49 - Does an Athlete Do Better With or Without a Coach?
  • 38:51 - Pre-match to Fire You Up
  • 49:38 - Way to Stop a Specific Strategy
  • 01:16:56 - Rapid Fire Questions

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.

Beth Van Fleet, a former beach volleyball professional and GSU standout, became the head coach of the Georgia State beach volleyball team prior to the 2013-14 season. In her tenure at Georgia State, Van Fleet has twice earned the GSU SAAC Coach of the Year Award (2016, 2018), and was named the 2016 CCSA Coach of the Year. She has led the Sandy Panthers to six 20+ win seasons. The 2022 season produced the most succesful National Championship run in Georgia State sports history and a program high 28 wins.

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Brandon Joyner

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Beth Van Fleet

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