The Olympics are not only an incredible celebration of sport, sportsmanship and competition shared globally, they are also highly ADDICTIVE! Following the Games in Rio, it was clear that I had more juice in the tank and took a long and careful survey of the landscape of the beach volleyball scene. After counting the costs, I have pushed my chips all in to attempt an improbable rise from the bottom of the sport to the top with the goal of representing the USA in a 5th Olympic Games. And this moment is the beginning of that story.
As a volleyball fan, it has been hard to engage with the sport because there isn’t access to a complete story arc. Partial matches, tape delay, zone black-outs, without any news source providing highlights or recaps, make it impossible to get excited as a fan. I don’t have league access or broadcasting rights, but I do have control and access to my own story. My goal is to allow volleyball fans, Olympics fans and whoever finds this story compelling access to this journey to Tokyo. I intended to utilize any and every available resource to help speed up my learning curve; starting in the volleyball world but just as importantly, in other domains, as I attempt to reach my max potential by 2020.