Dialing things back, breaking things into pieces, fixing my technique, timing and working on my fundamentals - the goal isn't to hit my target - the goal is to perfect the subtle details of my setting techniques. #nextlevel #GYMRAT
Training my body to take my subconscious thoughts into conscious actions - working on my championship mindset! Refining my technique and getting a deeper understanding of this game with Coach Joey. #GYMRAT
Day 2 with Coach Joey - Technical Training - learning to hit the ball with the proper mechanics and footwork. Bringing it down to the basics. Last day of hitting training then onto just passing tomorrow means recovery day for my shoulder! #gymrat
Q: What do you do when you're a setter and you're upset?
A: You learn how to HIT!!!
This is me getting some technical training on hitting and passing with Coach Joey. Had a disappointing OVA provincial tournament and 1 day later I'm back in this gym working it all out. #GYMRAT
Friday Night Elite Runs - was invited to join a scrimmage with Volleyball Players from the Men's Varsity Team at Humber College. I'm a 16U setter trying to compete with some great players from the Humber Hawks. Here are some highlights from that scrimmage! #gymrat
BE HUMBLE - Saturday Setting Reps with Coach Jake and getting some defensive reps at position 1 with Coach Jay. Working on consistency with looking at the defence before setting and my spin serves. #gymrat
Here's some clips of my private workout with Olympic Athlete, Dan Dearing - was super focused on many different things - targets on the court, inside line, outside line, high, low spots and more! Learnt a lot about the championship mindset in this session. #GYMRAT #HARDWORKPAYSOFF
Today's workout - Full Body Strength. I've got a 38" vertical right now but my goal is to gain 6" by the end of summer. Strengthening my core and my legs with this work out and working on my upper body for hitting and being able to push that ball; on any out of system plays. My strength and conditioning coach, Reid Hall gives me 2 custom workouts a week; if I miss one, he'll give me an extra conditioning workout to keep on track with my goals. #GYMRAT #HARDWORKPAYSOFF
Step Into My World - Just another Saturday, getting some setting reps in with Coach Jake. My setting workout is intense, 300-400 reps from multiple positions. Lots of jumping. Ending with right side, left side hitting, blocking and spin serving. No passing today, will save that for next time. #gymrat
Here's a glimpse of some of the things I work on regularly throughout the week. Whenever I'm not practicing with my team or playing a tournament; I'll have a private work out to make sure I refine my technique and muscle memory. In an average workout, I'll get between 300-400 sets in. #gymrat #hardworkpaysoff
Here's a glimpse into my extra setting reps. I do my best to get into the gym especially after a game or tournament - so I can dial in my technique and increase my muscle memory. Coach Heather and Coach Sev are working me out with my 16U teammates Colin and Jacob.
We played in the McGregor Cup 16U volleyball tournament at Brock University. We were ranked 6th coming in and finished 4th in PREMIER division. These are some SETTING highlights from that tournament. Scroll above to see additional highlights from this tournament as a RS Hitter and Setter.