Where to begin? I will try to give a quick recap of the season thus far:
Liz and I teamed up in the fall last year, and started training together during the winter in Toronto at the National Team Training centre. I was finishing the last year of my undergrad, and competing indoor for the University of Toronto, to say the least including beach training in the mix was a fine balancing act. When I finished school in the spring, I was finally able to join Liz for full-time training.
|Team Canada in Chiapas: |
Sam, Me & Liz M, Jamie & Liz C, Cam
From there Liz and I travelled to the home of beach volleyball, California, to train with different teams and coaches for 3 weeks. What a fantastic experience!! I really hope we have an opportunity to go back.
Afterwards we returned to Toronto to play in a few local OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) tournaments, and check back in with the national training centre. After a month at home we flew to Puerto Rico where we were able to train with the top ranked Puerto Rican women's team of Acevedo/ Santiago at their training centre in San Juan.
|On top of the podium in Boqueron, Puerto Rico|
We returned home to Toronto post win for a few days to pack and prepare for our 6 weeks stint in Europe. Our first leg of the trip was Marseille, France for our first FIVB World Tour stop of the season (only my second to date). There is a recap, albeit brief, of our season so far. More to come on Marseille and our plans for the following weeks!