Episode #48: How to be a Great Partner and How to Deal with the Pressure of the Game

What should you be thinking during every match? In this episode, Coaches Mark Burik, Brandon Joyner together with the AVP Pro Casey Patterson will help us to be a better partner and find ways on dealing with the pressure of the game.





  • 00:57 - Introduction
  • 13:50 - What do you see your transition after 7 years?
  • 18:03 - How do you take that energy with your partners?
  • 29:04 - What's your first reaction after their third non side out?
  • 33:54 - Emotional Matches in Partnership
  • 40:43 - Tips in the Stressful Situation
  • 59:52 - Offensive Attacking
  • 1:21:36 - Q & A

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.

Casey attended BYU and was twice named to All-Tournament teams during his career. Casey. He made his AVP Main Draw debut in 2004 at the MBO and earned his first AVP victory in 2009 in Brooklyn. Partnered with Ty Loomis, the duo defeated the top four seeds in four consecutive matches to earn the victory. In 2013 and 2014, Casey and Gibb won 8 of 14 events and placed top 3 in five more. Casey was named Best Offensive Player in 2013 and earned Team of the Year with Jake Gibb the same season. Casey and Jake also teamed up together in international competition in 2013 and went to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Casey Patterson

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