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Mark Burik – CEO / Head Coach

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Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. From 2005-2008 he competed with the George Mason University Men’s Volleyball team garnering All East honors in his final year. After receiving his degree in Exercise Science Cum Laude, he continued his career playing professionally in Sweden, Norway and Croatia. Mark has also been the head coach for two different professional teams and served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Vingakers Volleyball Klubb.

During the warmer months, Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble 3 times. He recently added a NORCECA Continental Tour Gold Medal to his accolades. Mark has always had a passion for beach volleyball, and decided to retire from indoor in 2014 to dedicate his time and efforts to beach volleyball full time.

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Since his early days as a player, Burik has taken a special interest in coaching, consistently finding opportunities to increase his volleyball IQ and share it with other players and coaches. For the past 6 years, he has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches throughout the last 3 decades. He has spent the last 10 years competing, traveling the world, working with hundreds of coaches, thousands of players and has been employed by numerous national teams and federations.

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Mark is the Founder and Owner of VolleyCamp Hermosa, where athletes can stay and play in sunny Southern California. Join him and the rest of our awesome staff for lessons, classes and camps in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.


Brandon Joyner – Coach

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.
Later, Brandon went on to play collegiate volleyball at George Mason University. During his career at George Mason University, Brandon accumulated accolades such as first team All EIVA and Honorable mention All-American. Brandon was also tied for 5th in the country in blocks per set.
After his career in college, Brandon played professional indoor volleyball in Slovakia, Finland and Sweden from 2012-2014.
Once he retired from indoor volleyball, Brandon moved to the beach where he found success on the National Volleyball League. During his time playing, he had finishes as good as 3rd, and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016. Currently, Brandon is playing on the AVP tour and international circuit.
Brandon has also been a coach for 10+ years.
During his playing years, Brandon was also a coach. Brandon has coached for 10+ years. He has coached camps as a head coach since 2008 and was the assistant coach for George Mason university from 2011-2013.

 


Alyssa “Aly” Henson – Coach

Aly has been playing volleyball for fifteen years. Thirteen of those years were spent playing indoor, and two playing beach. She had a very successful career playing indoor at Cincinnati State as a starting outside hitter. She was ranked 7th in the nation for kill percentage in 2015, and 4th in the nation for kills per set and kills overall in 2016. She decided to fully commit to playing beach volleyball since then, and made the move to Hermosa Beach, California in September 2018 from Cincinnati, Ohio.
She has competed in many AVP qualifiers and has goals to not only make a main draw in 2019, but to become one of the top players on the tour. She plans to begin playing on the world tour as well! Not only does she love playing, but she also has a passion for coaching. She have found a passion for teaching biomechanics in her most recent years of coaching, as well as a passion for teaching the knowledge that she knows with players who want to learn and progress. She is so excited to be a part of the VolleyCamp Hermosa team!


Miles Evans – Coach

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Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.

Trains: Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, CA

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Most Notable

  • Member of the 2015 USA Beach Volleyball Elite Development Program and Pan American Games team
  • Career best finish is a bronze on the NORCECA Continental Tour, 2016 at Varadero, Cuba, with Spencer McLachlin

 

Rock & Brews plays and wins in the first set against Team Spyder for the mens open title of the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament at the pier Friday, August 05, 2016, Manhattan Beach, CA. Spyder won the title for another year in a row. The popular tournament is part of the International Surf Festival. Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Miles competing in the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament in Manhattan Beach, CA. Photo by Steve McCrank.

Did You Know

  • Posted a career best finish of bronze at 2016 NORCECA Varadero with McLachlin
  • Finished fourth at 2016 NORCECA Tamarindo, Costa Rica with Spencer McLachlin in their first event together and in North Bay, Canada
  • Placed fourth at the 2015 NORCECA North Bay with Ian Satterfield, their first outing as a team in NORCECA competition
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  • Played in 26 matches at UCSB in 2012 with a team-best 325 kills and second in blocks (56) and aces (15)
  • Began his collegiate career at Santa Barbara City College before transferring to UCSB for the 2011-12 season, named All-West Conference League First Team in 2010

(Courtesy of TeamUSA.org)

 

 


Kerri Schuh – Coach

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Kerri had a very successful college career at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She finished in the top five in school history for kills and blocks. She ranked fourth in blocks (394) and fifth in kills (1,213). In 2011, She recorded 360 kills and finished with a .238 attack percentage. During her five seasons (2007-2011) at UWM, the Panthers won four Horizon League regular season championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times. She wrapped up her playing career at UWM  in 2011 and will go down as one of the most decorated players in Panthers volleyball history. Kerri was twice named the Horizon League Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011, AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, and AVCA All-Region.

Kerri played professional indoor volleyball for one year in the PVL (Premier Volleyball League). She competed for the Wisconsin Badger Blizzards team during the 2012-2013 season.

Kerri gained collegiate coaching experience as an assistant at Wisconsin Lutheran College from the 2012-2015 seasons. She also started a business centered around giving private a13584968_10154381296286095_8035549353821319587_ond group lessons.

Kerri has fully committed herself to the outdoor game. She moved to California to surround herself with the best resources and competition. During the 2016 beach season, she played her way into 5 professional events, with 7th place as her top finish. When Kerri is not playing, she shares her knowledge with the youth by coaching locally and traveling to inspire young kids.

Kerri continues to work towards her goals which include; becoming a top player on the AVP tour, and establishing herself on the world tour. She’s got her eye on the 2020 Olympics! On her journey, she wants to give back to the younger generations in hopes to help more dreams become a reality.

One of Kerri’s most memorable moments was blocking olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers! Take a look HERE.


Kyle Stevenson – Coach

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Hometown:  Lomita, CA

NVL Player, USA Elite Development Team

Kyle started playing beach volleyball when he was 13. His dad dragged him out of the house because they needed a 4th down at the courts in Santa Monica. He learned the game from this eclectic group of old school side-out players and fell in love with the sport.

Kyle played for 3 years on the varsity team at Palos Verdes High school. PV was a volleyball power house at the time ranking in the top 10 in the nation. He earned 1st team all bay leagu14825727_10154311743278591_1473429905_ne his junior and senior year also best offensive player.

He later went on to play Division 1 at Cal State Northridge where he played and started for 4 years at 3 different positions.

Kyle has been apart of the USA beach volleyball pipeline program since he was 17. He has participated in 4 youth international World Championships. His best finish was a 5th place at the U21 games in Halifax, Canada.

In his rookie year of 2016 on the NVL tour he finished with 7th in the Hermosa Beach Championships and a 9th at the Port St. Lucie East Coast Championships.

Kyle currently coaches at Redondo High School and Team Rockstar.


Sheila Shaw – Coach

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Sheila was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended school at the Unversity of Wisconsin where she was a stand out on the indoor team. Shaw was named to the All-American team in 2005 and went on to train with the US National team for a short stint. After graduating, she played professionally in France and Germany!

Sheila has been competing on the AVP tour for 5 years and has earned a Top 15 ranking.  Her best domestic finish was a 5th which she achieved twice in the 2016 season.
Sheila has many years of experience coaching indoor volleyball at the high school level, club level, and collegiate level. She is currently in her 4th year as the director of the beach volleyball for Prime Volley Club based in Irvine, CA.
“VolleyCamp Hermosa is the best! I love that the mission is to have fun, enjoy the game, and to learn the game of beach volleyball. The coaches and staff are dedicated to overall experience of the athlete!”

Chris Long – Coach

Chris was born and raised in Tustin, California. He started playing beach volleyball when he was 12 years old. After watching his older sister practice countless times, he decided to give it a try and played a tournament with one of her high school friends. He immediately became hooked and spent the next few summers learning to play through pick up games at Huntington Beach.

Once he entered Beckman High School, Chris joined the boy’s volleyball team where he played 3 years on Varsity. He earned 1st team all league in the Pacific Coast league both his junior and senior year. He also was named a member of the Orange County All Star team in 2011.

He later went on to play Division 1 volleyball at UCLA for a year before he stepped away from indoor volleyball to dedicate more time to beach.

Chris has been a part of the USA pipeline program since 16 years old. In 2013, he was sent to the U21 World Championships in Umag, Croatia where he earned a 9th place finish.

In 2016, he competed in his first year on the NVL tour. He qualified for the main draw multiple times and received his best finish, placing 7th in the Hermosa Beach Championships. In addition, Chris became a member of the 2017 USA Beach Volleyball Elite Development Program.

Chris has been coaching both indoor and beach volleyball for the past 5 years. He began as a coach at Tustin Volleyball Club and has coached the last 3 years at Sunshine Volleyball Club. In addition, he has coached multiple USAV girl’s High Performance A2 camps at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.


Alison Wise – Manager

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Alison Wise is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  She moved to the Hermosa Beach area in February 2016 because of her love for beach volleyball and desire to improve her game. She is excited to join the VolleyCamp Hermosa team!

She returned to the United States in August after teaching English in South Korea for four years.  While living in Korea she played beach volleyball at Haeundae Beach in Busan most weekends, and helped run a small club of international players.

She graduated from Kutztown University, where she competed on the women’s volleyball team as well as the track & field team.  She majored in Art Education, and while in Korea completed her Master’s in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). You can catch her now a days skate boarding down The Strand from Redondo Beach to Manhattan Beach.

VolleyCamp Hermosa
Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Tel: (234) 752-9824
Email: info@volleycamphermosa.com

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