Episode #56: Mentality Changes We Have To Make | Plus Arm Swing Mechanics with AVP Champion Emily Stockman

What exactly should your mindset be?

Our mindset should have a firm belief that we can compete at a high level and develop the skills to accomplish what we have set out to achieve. Get caught up on mental toughness today with Emily Stockman and Mark Burik.



  •  01:01 - Introduction
  • 02:19 - Serving or Receiving
  • 12:05 - What specifically are you looking for in warm up?
  • 16:31 - How to transition as a leader?
  • 25:49 - Partner Problems and Solutions
  • 40:09 - Arm Swing
  • 01:02:40 - Sport Psychology

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.

Emily decided to switch to beach after a fruitful indoor career at Wichita State University, where she was a two-time All American, and four years of playing professionally in in France, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. She was accepted into USAV's Elite Development Program in 2015. Together with teammate Kelley Larsen, she is currently the second-ranked team for the USA and the 12th-ranked team overall. She achieved her first international victory at the NORCECA in St. Lucia in 2016. She has since won two additional Gold Medals, a Silver Medal, and a Bronze Medal on the FIVB Tour.

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