Blog: Why I'm Not an Olympian


They say hindsight is 20/20, which can be particularly helpful for an athlete looking to improve. Just ask Derek Thiessen. While watching the Mens Canadian Volleyball Team at the Rio Olympics last summer, he found himself feeling unexpectedly jealous of the players on the court. Some of which he had formerly played with while attending Trinity Western. In his two-part article "Why I'm Not an Olympian, But Here's How You Could Be", he reflects on this moment and his volleyball career. He then gives us some pointers on what you might do differently, whether it be in sports or other endeavours, so that you don't make the same mistakes he did.