Episode #49: BEST Volleyball Sideout and Defensive Techniques for Shorter Players by the Olympian, Alexander Huber

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It can be challenging to play volleyball if you are short. However, in this episode, we'll go through the best ways for shorter players to score MORE points. With Coaches Mark Burik, Brandon Joyner, and Olympian Alexander Huber, you can definitely win more games!


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Timestamps:

  • 01:06 - Introduction
  • 12:55 - Lightning Round Questions
  • 33:16 - Xandi's Mindset of Being a Short Player
  • 41:35 - Trying to Trick a Defender Into Hitting at Him
  • 48:18 - How to Make Somebody Hit at Your Blocker
  • 01:10:42 - Olympic Qualifications
  • 01:21:13 - Hands in Front
  • 01:23:24 - Q and A
  • 01:49:49 - 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.

Alexander Huber is an Austrian beach volleyball player. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the men's beach volleyball tournament. At just 5"10, he is one of the smallest players at the World Tour.


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Mark Burik

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Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-burik-693671102/

IG https://www.instagram.com/markburik/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MarkBurik

Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@markburikbeachvolleyball

 

Brandon Joyner

IG https://www.instagram.com/joy_beachvb/

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

 

Alexander Huber

IG https://www.instagram.com/xmarksthebeach/

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/xandi-huber-176235130/

FB https://www.facebook.com/XandiHuber

 

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