Maintaining Positivity When Learning New Skills


“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ~Muhammad Ali   As I transition to yet another beach season from indoor, I am taking some time to reflect on the process and how this year looks different from past years. Melissa and I had a really good season last year…. like, the best season in…

Interview with Skylar Caputo


It’s time for another interview!! This month’s focus is Skylar Caputo. Skylar is a junior at Pepperdine University and competes for the Waves in beach volleyball. Skylar grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, where she played for Mira Costa High School in both indoor and beach. During the summer months, Skylar competes on the AVP Tour, where we partnered up…

A Day in My Life: Indoor


"I always wanted to be a professional athlete. I love my life." ~Billy Horschel   I wrote a post similar to this last spring, called A Day in My Life: Beach Preseason, to give everyone a look at what a typical day in the life of a pro beach athlete looks like. I realize that many of you may aspire…
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Interview with Megan Cyr


Interview time! This month’s interviewee is Megan Cyr. Megan is the current setter of the Canadian Women’s National Team, and is playing with me on the A1 Italian team, VBC Pomì Casalmaggiore! After a strong youth career and representing Canada on the Junior National team, she graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013. She has played professionally in Austria,…

Time Management as a Student-Athlete


“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” ~John C. Maxwell   Being a student-athlete is almost like having a full-time job. Between school, practices, games, etc. there just never seems to be enough time…

2017 Beach Volleyball World Tour Season in Review


“Time flies when you’re having fun” ;)   Wow. It feels like just yesterday that I was writing about the first tournament Melissa and I played together in Rio. Back then I thought that I would actually have time to do weekly blog posts (haha silly me), but it seems like I just blinked my eyes and the season was…