This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is a rare throwback episode, a replay from the fifth podcast we ever did: With April Ross.

The reason we’re re-airing this one, and not recording a new one, is because it’s just so damn good, and to hear what April Ross had to say in November of 2017, and then compare it to what happened four years later, is nothing short of incredible. Every word she said back then in Tri Bourne’s kitchen came true. To the word. Honestly, it’s one of the best episodes we’ve ever recorded, and it aged far finer than the wine we shared that night.

If you missed this episode before, please listen to it now. We discuss:

– April’s crossroads at the end of 2017: To continue pursuing the international game, or to simplify, play AVPs, and begin her exit.

– Her mindset, and her commitment to small, daily improvements, and how she finds — or tries to — balance in life.

– The critical importance of introspection throughout her career

– Why she chose Alix Klineman, and why she thought, four years ago, Klineman was her only option to win a gold medal in Tokyo


This episode, as always, is brought to you by Wilson Volleyball, makers of the absolute best balls in the game, hands down. You can get a 20-percent discount using our code, SANDCAST-20!

Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: