Dear JTCC Players and Parents,

We had the pleasure of having Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast Julie Zetlin speak at JTCC about the mindset it took for her to overcome adversity to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Julie talked about trusting her training while she waited 10 years to start seeing results in competition and shared with us the setbacks she faced when she was injured while training for the Olympic trials, and hurt again a few days before competing at the Games. It would be great to hear your biggest takeaways from Julie's story! Please drop by the Mental Conditioning Office to share what you learned. 

The theme of this week was Attention Thieves - what steals your attention? Athletes learned the difference between internal and external distractions, and were able to become aware of their own distractions they face on the court. Becoming aware of distractions is the first step in building a routine to help athletes clear their mind and focus on the One Thing that is most important in that moment. Throughout the summer we will continue to climb the stairway of mental skills training to allow athletes to find their one thing for each practice and competition. 

What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Behind Filming
What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality
Behind Filming "Free Solo"

In "What if He Falls?" filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin take us inside the process of documenting Honnold's quest for climbing glory - and the ethical calculus of filming a friend who could, with the slip of a finger, plummet to his death.

Australian tennis pro Nick Kyrgios throws chair onto court during meltdown | USA TODAY
Nick Kyrgios - throws a chair during Rome Open
Best of the Year 2018 | People Are Awesome | Feat Tiƫsto
People are Awesome 2018

Next week's theme One Thing : How is your Breath Control? 
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