My background and inspiration
I played a variety of sports growing up (recreationally, and for my school), including volleyball, softball, basketball, and understand the pressures to perform, for myself and for my team. I have experienced a range of success, from undefeated seasons, to unexpected losses, and understand how poor results and disappointment can effect the mindset of a player.
Over the years, I have worked through my own issues around competition, pressure, disappointment, and consistency, which all contribute to performance and wellbeing in an athlete.
I have also benefitted enormously from playing sports, and being part of a team. I know that as we work through our fears and the stress of performing, we are better able to embrace opportunities for all-round growth. Playing on a team provides a unique opportunity to evolve in multiple areas at once (physically, emotionally, socially) and that providing an opportunity to deeply engage is a gift. My hope is to help remove barriers to fully embracing the opportunity to play at a competitive level, while being supported by a team that players are able to honour and appreciate.