Episode #53: What Drives Kristopher Johnson as a Volleyball Pro and Coach

More than just a Sport!

Any sport can be beneficial, but volleyball provides opportunities for learning that few other sports can. This rare experience will be shared in today’s podcast episode with Coaches Mark Burik, Brandon Joyner, and Kristopher Johnson. Nothing will be left out!


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Timestamps:

  • 01:15 - Introduction
  • 07:38 - What made you keep going?
  • 15:29 - Did you go through the mental process?
  • 54:18 - How was the weight training balanced with practices?
  • 1:02:06 - What made you stop playing indoor?
  • 01:07:08 - Beach Offense
  • 01:18:09 - 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.

Kristopher Johnson has experience in all aspects of Volleyball: Playing with and representing both USA National Teams for Indoor and Beach. Also playing Professionally Overseas in over 10 countries. Assistant Coaching with multiple club teams and earning Top 5 Finishes in JO’s. This rare experience will be shared with your athlete and nothing will be left out.


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

 

Kristopher Johnson

IG https://www.instagram.com/krisaj1/

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristopher-johnson-4b288673/

Twitter https://twitter.com/krisaj36

FB https://www.facebook.com/krisaj36

KJ Volleyball Coaching Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kjvolleyballcoaching

KJ Volleyball Coaching Website https://www.kristopherajohnson.com/

 

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