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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…

Interview with Kyla Richey


May is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we are going to skip our monthly interview! This month, I am featuring Kyla Richey. Kyla is a veteran on Canada’s Indoor Women’s National Volleyball team, and I had the privilege of sharing the court (and a house) with her for 3 years. She has played professionally all over Europe, in countries…

The Importance of Varied Interests as an Athlete


“I do not like the idea of happiness- it is too momentary- I would say that I was always busy and interested in something- interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happiness.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe   I think that no matter who you are, or what you do, the statement of having “too much of a good thing”…

Mental Blocks in Athletes and How to Overcome Them


"Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks." ~Dr. Roopleen   Have you ever gone through a period (maybe you’re in one right now) where you know that you are perfectly capable of executing a skill, but for whatever reason, you just can’t do it? It’s not that…

A Day in My Life: Beach Preseason


"If you are looking to be a professional athlete on the top tier of any sport, my best advice is to put everything you have into it. If you're not, somebody else is. It's got to be all or nothing." ~Dominick Cruz   Since I started this blog, I have talked a lot about being a professional athlete, and things…

Managing Expectations (From Yourself and Others)


"Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond." ~Robert Horry   One of the major challenges that athletes face is dealing with pressure. It is pretty much par for the course in a performance-based industry, and some people are definitely better at managing it than others. Some people thrive in pressure situations, while others just want to…

Being an Athlete is a 24/7 Job: Making Good Choices


"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." ~Benjamin Franklin   The biggest difference between being an athlete and having any other job/hobby is that, as athletes, every single choice we make affects our performance. We can’t eat a hamburger and fries on our lunch break and expect to perform our best when we…