Thank you Oslo, OSVB (Oslo SandVolleyball Club) and everyone in the beach volleyball community here, you are awesome. The community here is maybe the friendliest beach community I have ever witnessed, it's so easy to feel welcomed here, get to know people and have a good time.
This summer has been both a blast and a challenge. Been coaching a LOT which has been really fun as well as taught me tons of things (probably 95% of the training sessions I've lead I have gone home with at least one pretty significant insight on how to either play volleyball better or coach better). I will never stop learning. Some people say that there is only so much to learn about volleyball... And then there's the Albert Einstein quote: "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know." Understanding this sport and how to teach it even better is insanely fun and interesting for me, and I have to say I am very thankful for the opportunity OSVB has now given me for 2 summers, which is coach enough hours and with enough pay to be able to completely drop all other ways to make money and go "full beach volleyball mode" for the whole summer. Train, coach, play and think volleyball exclusively for a few months and you are bound to learn a thing or two.
It's also been a challenge, because basically I have been injured this whole summer, and have actually not played one single full capacity mens match all summer long. However, this forced my creativity on how to still get better at the sport to kick in extra hard, and ended up teaching me insanely valuable lessons, MAYBE even more valuable than the lessons I'd have gotten from being healthy the whole summer. I have a feeling that now that I am injury-free again, once I get a bit of time to apply my summer insights into my full on game that I haven't played since april, good things should be happening. Crazy as it might sound, if I could go back in time now, I wouldn't choose to have been injury-free this summer. I've learned too much about myself, volleyball and others because of these circumstances.
Once again, thanks to everyone who's been a part of this. Hopefully I'll see you again next summer! 😄❤