Q: What is motivating you for 2019?
Q: What does your training regiment look like?
A: This looks very different in the off-season vs. on-season. In the off-season I would frequent the gym twice a week with a focus on strength training in preparation for the upcoming club season. Throughout the off-season, I also participate in our local league's 5v5 turf league that takes place once a week. With this scheduling and coaching 3 times a week, this is where I spend the bulk of my time outside of my regular day job. There is some overlap with coaching the college season and when the club season begins to ramp up. As the club season kicks into high gear and we start regular practices three times a week, my gym sessions will reduce down to likely once a week in the early-mid season and transition to all on-field training mid-post season.
Q: Who inspires you on your team and in the ultimate community as a whole?
A: Candice Chan
UBC Thunderbirds Women's team
Q: What is your mindset when you take the field?
A: We got this. Be intentional and work hard early. How can we score in as few passes as possible?
Q: What do you do outside of ultimate?
A: I spend my time supporting the UBC Women's Ultimate team, I enjoy disc golfing, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time in the forest and on the beach in the Pacific Northwest with my partner and our german shepherd!
Q: What tournaments are you attending this year?
- Seattle Cascades Game & Seattle Round Robin | May 18-19
- Flowerbowl | Vancouver, BC | June 1-2
- BC Regionals | July 6-7
- Pro-Elite Challenge | Aurora, Colorado | July 13-14
- Select Flight Invite | Columbus, Ohio | July 27-28
- Canadian Ultimate Championships | Edmonton, AB | August 15-18
- USAU Sectionals | Sept 7-8
- USAU Regionals | Sept 21-22
- USAU Nationals | San Diego, CA | Oct 24-27
Q: What are your goals for 2019?
A: Support the growth and development of Traffic's program and legacy. We have a significant change in personnel this year with 10 players not returning for various reasons and I think it offers up the opportunity to set a different tone and a refreshed look at the program and for our season. With every year, we create our unique version of Traffic and I know with the foundation that we are building on, it will be our best year yet.
Q: What are three pieces of advice you would yourself when you first started play?
- Have fun! Be a sponge - listen, ask questions, and soak it all in.
- Don't be afraid to make mistakes.
- And a fun one... You don't need to layout if you just run faster.
Q: What does better than ever mean to you?
A: Be happy but never satisfied. Always look for ways to improve, to grow, to learn.