Byu volleyball player Yuki Wakata has had his best season as a player ever since winning the silver medal in the men’s volleyball team event at the Rio Olympics in August.
He’s also been making a name for himself on the national stage, winning the national title at the world championships in October, and becoming a rising star in the sport of volleyball.
But the 27-year-old has also made some mistakes on the court.
In the men, he’s lost seven matches, and in the women, he lost five matches, according to the Associated Press.
He doesn’t seem to have a good rhythm with his kicks.
When he tries to get into a rhythm, he seems to be a little sluggish.
He doesn, however, seem to miss his mark.
“If you’re just trying to catch the ball, that’s okay,” Wakata said.
“But if you’re going to do it, you’ve got to hit your shots.”
Wakata, who was ranked No. 7 in the world by ESPN, said he needs to improve his technique to be more effective with his technique.
“I’m trying to get a better rhythm,” he said.
Wakata is not the only player to have struggled with consistency, according a study published last month by the Australian Sports Psychology Research Group.
A study conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Professor Robert Akerlof found that players from the United States, Australia, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Sweden had a similar rate of inconsistency.
“There’s no one single cause for a player’s inconsistency,” said Dr. Akermof, who added that he doesn’t expect his findings to be the end of the world.
“The key is just to be consistent.”
The AP article also noted that Wakata’s inconsistency has contributed to his team’s recent success.
“Wakata’s struggles in his home nation of Australia and the United states in particular have had a major impact on the Australian team’s success in Rio,” the article said.
In contrast, Wakata struggled in his homeland.
Wakato’s inconsistency in the United Arab Emirates is one of the reasons why the UAE team has been so dominant so far in Rio.
Wakatos recent inconsistency has been linked to his lack of technique.
Wakate said he’s worked on improving his technique during the World Championships in Barcelona, where he’s scored more points than any other player.
“It’s a matter of getting the technique right, the ball placement, the release,” Wakato said.
His inconsistency has also been linked with his lacklustre performance at the women’s singles tournament.
Wakats most recent match, against Japan, was his last match for the team.
Wakatu has been competing for a spot on the United Nations women’s team in Rio, and he said he’ll be looking forward to the challenge.
“You’re always motivated to compete, you’re always ready for a challenge, to have fun,” Wakatawa said.
“[But] I think I’m doing a good job of staying focused on the task at hand.”