Episode #55: How to Start and Run Successful Beach Volleyball Tournaments with Craig Lenniger & Mark Burik

Hosting a successful and stress-free volleyball tournament is possible. Learn the tricks of the trade from experts Craig Lenniger and Mark Burik in today's podcast episode. Discover the key elements and planning strategies for a smooth and seamless tournament experience. Don't miss out on this valuable information!



  • 01:25 - Introduction
  • 03:52 - Volleyball and Sports Organization
  • 08:12 - The Importance of Collaboration
  • 14:42 - Club Director
  • 40:53 - Facilities and Recreational Areas
  • 55:08 - Creating a Volleyball Tournament: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
  • 01:31:54 - The Fundamentals of Sponsorship

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.

Craig Lenniger has been coaching volleyball for over 25 years at all levels of the game, from College to Middle School to Club to High-Performance National Teams and everything in-between. He has been CAP Level III Certified as a coach with USA Volleyball and also a CADRE in their coaching program. Craig has been fortunate enough to have coached numerous players who have gone on to compete at the college level, some have won NCAA and NAIA National Championships and a few have even gone on to win Medals with USA Volleyball! For two years Craig worked for USA Volleyball as the Lead Nike VolleyVan Clinician.

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