This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is an absolute blast, as we brought in a pair of our favorite Brazilians, Leandro Pinheiro (the VolleyballMag Coach of the Year) and Dan Waineraich, the man who led Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson to the Chicago finals. Brazilian coaches have become all the rage in California, and the world, really, as every Olympic podium has been influenced by a Brazilian coach since the inaugural Games in 1996 (two Brazilians made the finals for the women). We talked all about the Brazilian influence on the game, as well as:

  • How so many Brazilian coaches – Jose Loiola, Marcio Sicoli, Fiapo, Leandro, Arthur Carvalho, Marcos Miranda, Gustavo Rocha, Pompilio Mercadante, etc. – ended up in California’s South Bay
  • What the Brazilian Way of beach volleyball entails, and why it’s so unique
  • The Brazilian community in California
  • P1440’s huge influence on the coaching landscape of beach volleyball in America

And, as always, a whole lot more.

ENJOY and, as we say in Portuguese, ate logo!


NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

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