Thijs Van Dam

#14 NETHERLANDS/HC ROTTERDAM STRIKER

 

   

HOMETOWN: DELFT, NETHERLANDS

 

 

Why I Use STX

“I chose STX because I liked the Stallion 600 stick shape very much. I also like the brand and I want to promote STX more in the Netherlands and Europe."

Accolades

  • Silver Medal, Hockey World Cup 2018
  • Young Player of the Tournament, World Cup 2018
  • European Champion - U16
  • European Champion - U21 
  • Made debut with HC Rotterdam at 17 years old
  • Made debut with Dutch National Team at 20 years old

THIJS' SETUP

Q&A

 

Q.  HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?

A.  I started playing in hockey games when I was six years old, but I was born with a stick in my hand because my whole family plays hockey.

Q.  WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE (ANY SPORT) GROWING UP?

A.  Usain Bolt

Q.  WHAT WAS YOUR PLAY HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?

A.  I scored the winning goal in the last few seconds in an important Hoofdklasse match last year.

Q.  WHAT SONG IS ALWAYS ON YOUR PREGAME PLAY LIST?

A. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee - Despacito

Q.  WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

A.  Focus

Q.  WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?

A.  Keep on training and always believe in yourself.

Q.  WHO IS ONE PERSON YOU (PAST OR PRESENT) WITH WHOM YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER?

A.  Max Verstappen

Q.  WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR SPORT?

A.  I would like to see shoot outs by a draw, so there is always a winner

Q.  WHO IS OR WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HELPING YOU ON YOUR WAY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?

A.  My dad! I cannot even count how many hours I was on the field with him.

Q.  DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.

A.  Fast, aggressive, skillful

Q.  WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE OR DRILL TO DO WHILE YOU’RE TRAINING AND WHY?

A.  Scoring drills are my favorite.

Q.  TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE.

A.  “You are your own limit.”

Q.  IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

A.  I would stay at Rotterdam, my home club in the Netherlands, because it is the most beautiful club.