16 May 2019 • Content team
Just a moment with Yubily Anais Oduber
“In Aruba I was part of the national volleyball team. During a training session I tore my meniscus. I was told that I could still play, but never at the same level. My meniscus was too weak for that.”
“I was depressed for eight months. I was stuck in a negative spiral. Fortunately with the help of my coach, Irald Phelipa, I was able to see the positive side again. He showed me that by becoming a coach I didn’t have to give up my knowledge about volleyball.
“I realised that I’m good at coaching. My specialty is to never give up. Sometimes we are losing, but then I motivate my team to continue. I call for a time-out and ask them, ‘What are we?’ They yell back, ‘One team!’ And they know that we have to fight as one team.”
“The Olympic logo is hanging up in my room. My big dream is to one day coach a team at the Olympics.”
Yubily Anais Oduber, first-year student Sport Studies
JUST A MOMENT
Over the course of a day, you see dozens of faces passing by: in the Atrium, on the stairs, on your way to class. Behind each face lies a unique story. This series of interviews, inspired by ‘Humans of New York’, gives readers a little peek into the lives of students and staff at THUAS.