Athletic Evolution

Ben Pipes: From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics…

From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics with the former Team GB Volleyball Captain and London 2012 Olympian.

*This episode was originally recorded in February 2018*. 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Ben’s journey from discovering volleyball as a schoolboy, to playing at a Home Olympic Games in front of 15,000 fans and sharing a bubble bath with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in the process! 
  • Failing into volleyball and it’s importance in his progression 
  • Hearing your getting dropped…from your mum! 
  • The standards required to get to Olympic level 
  • Why time management is a critical skill for young athletes 
  • Building the habit of overcoming barriers 
  • Making choices not sacrifices 

You can listen to the episode in full here.

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