This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features our annual Spring-is-here episode with our neighbors up North: Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing. Per usual, they dropped by Hermosa Beach for a month for a pre-season training camp, gearing up for a final push at the 2024 Paris Olympics. On this episode, we chatted about:

  • What lessons Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing learned from a very full 2023 season
  • The new standards of their coach, Srdjan Veckov, and why he was actually mad when Sam Schachter and Dan Dearing beat Miles Partain and Andy Benesh last December
  • The new culture of their team, and why Dan Dearing is now gladly puking after conditioning (well…kind of gladly)
  • The thin margins between victory and defeat at the Challenge and Elite16 level

And much more.

NOTE: Dan’s mic got unplugged and his audio is absolutely terrible. Our streak of mostly decent audio is back to zero. Apologies for the gaffe and we appreciate your patience, as always.



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