This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter features one of the best and brightest teams in all of beach volleyball: Miles Partain and Andy Benesh. This is, honestly, maybe the best, most insightful, most vulnerable episode we’ve ever done, and I cannot recommend it enough. Miles Partain and Andy Benesh chat about:

  • Their experiences and growth as professional beach volleyball players.
  • They reflect on key moments in their careers, such as their first podium finish in Ostrava and the impact of certain matches – like wins over Anders Mol and Christian Sorum — on their season.
  • Their unique playing style of jump setting and optioning, and how it has evolved over time.
  • Miles Partain’s struggles mentally, to the point that he viewed himself as a loser, and the revelations he’s had this off-season to completely shift the narrative he was telling himself
  • The role of faith and belief in shaping confidence and manifesting success.
  • The importance of learning from both wins and losses and the value of patience and growth over time.

Such a good one. Cannot recommend it enough.



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