My summer commitment June 20, 2008Posted by Raul in personal life.
I was having a conversation with Beth last night about competitive sports. She plays hockey, I play volleyball. At the moment, I play Competitive I (which is the second highest level) but I do recognize that I need to commit to do something about my skill set.
As Beth was explaining to me what she thought she needed, I discovered that we need to focus on similar stuff. In my case, I need practice time (e.g. time on the court) and drills (which means, I need someone to coach me).
I have been playing a combined second-setter/second power-hitter in a 5-1 formation, which is at the moment slightly annoying because I am not ambi-dexterous, so my hitting on position 2 (when I’m second-setter) is not optimal. My blocking, though, is much better, so I think I’ll just have to work on more block/hit drills, jumping, etc.
I know for a fact that I will never go back to the extremely high competitive level I used to have in high-school and the early years of university, but at least, I want to feel improvement and power. Trust me, hitting a few balls on the volleyball court does wonders for channelling your anger and frustration 🙂
Skillz. Raul has them 🙂