Episode #50: Effective Coaching Styles for Young Athletes by Coach Heidi Illustre-Boatright of SynergyBeach Volleyball Club

Choose Your Coaching Style!

Beginner athletes need to realize that success isn't everything. In this episode, Coaches Mark Burik, Brandon Joyner, and Heidi Illustre-Boatright discuss the best practices for coaching young athletes. Let's go!


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Timestamps:

  • 00:52 - Introduction
  • 11:19 - Role in Synergy
  • 18:53 - Indoor Volleyball Club Into Beach Volleyball Club
  • 29:11 - Hardest Part as a Club Director
  • 52:58 - Key Pieces of Advice on Starting a Beach volleyball Club
  • 59:42 - 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.

Heidi Ilustre-Boatright began playing volleyball in eighth grade. She played collegiately at Hawaii, where she was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference team in 1998. She won domestic matches with Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson. She and Diane Pascua took bronze in 2005 Southeast Asia Games held in the Philippines.


Connect with Mark + Brandon:

Mark Burik

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

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

 

Heidi Ilustre-Boatright

IG https://www.instagram.com/hiboats15/

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-ilustre-boatright-3405974/

FB https://www.facebook.com/heidi.ilustreboatright

 

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Camp Dates https://www.betteratbeach.com/camps

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