Julia Taylor’s handball development journey has seen stops in a collegiate program, an overseas residency, a U.S. based residency and now an overseas club. Arguably, no U.S. player has ever experience it all like the way she has.
In part 2 of my interview with Julia Taylor we discuss the different training environments that we experienced as handball players. Both Julia and I played in college, participated in a U.S. National Residency Program and played overseas. Julia’s overseas club experience is at a much higher level and she also spent a semester at the Aarhus Academy in Denmark.
The different topics we tackle include
- The lack of collegiate competition, particularly on the women’s side
- Whether a residency program should focus on national team prep or preparing individual athletes for overseas opportunities
- Division 1 athlete crossover recruitment and training
- Challenges and rewards of playing with a European Club
Here are some links regarding some of the topics discussed:
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