Episode #46: Energy Driving Techniques From Kerri Pottharst - the Olympic Gold Medalist

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Success depends on your ability to execute your plan. To be quick and accurate, you must continually learn new things and broaden your knowledge. In this episode, coach Mark Burik, Brandon Joyner, and Kerri Pottharst will help you solve the puzzle. Let’s GO!



  • 06:36 - Introduction
  • 08:09 - What did a PRO indoor look like?
  • 19:06 - How soon did you set your sites on an Olympic goal?
  • 32:37- When you decided to pursue an Olympic dream?
  • 51:30 - What does being Professional means?
  • 1:00:32 - Serving Aggressive
  • 1:20:49 - Biggest Mistakes in Beach Volleyball
  • 1:27:03 - Offensive Strategy
  • 1:50:56 - Transition from Playing to Coaching
  • 02:07:41- Was it hard to find motivation when you were hurt?
  • 2:15:49 - Better at Beach Announcements

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.

Kerri is a retired Australian Indoor & Beach Volleyball player. Her career spanned over an incredible 22 years, including 3 Olympic Games, a Bronze Medal in Atlanta, and the one many of us remember, the Gold on the sands of Bondi Beach in Australia at the 2000 Games. She is also an author, executive coach, athlete mentor, MC, and a sought-after Inspirational Speaker.

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