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Orozco in Glasgow

Team USA has a post from John’s experience at the Glasgow World Cup:

… Once I saw the line up of my competitors, I knew it was going to be a hard competition! My competitors were strong so I knew I had to be on my “A game.” …

The Emeritus Arena holds thousands of spectators and was literally sold out. At world cup competitions gymnasts compete one at a time. After the first event, the order of competing athletes continuously changes throughout the competition according to score. It goes in rank order from last to first place. When I stepped on the floor to start my routine, it was so quiet that all I could hear was my own breathing. It’s completely different than when you have your teammates there cheering or crowd talking/cheering to break the silence.

Overall, the competition went exceptionally well for me. …


read more – John Orozco: Being In The Moment

every accomplishment …

Dream Big

dream BIG

on positive self talk

Wendy Bruce & Patrick Cohn:

Try these tips to develop a Positive Internal Monologue:

Tip 1: Make sure you develop a mental choreography for each routine that is simple and helps you trust you skills. Be aware when you get away from your mental routine and start with negative or irrelevant thoughts? Awareness will be key in stopping the momentum of negative thinking.

Tip 2: You should know that you can reverse the momentum of negative thinking by developing effective mental strategies to refocus your attention. Be aware when you need to refocus on your routine or mental choreography.

read more … Use a Mental Choreography to Overcome Negative Thoughts


work hard, be proud

Gnarly in Pink

Tumbl Trak’s Carrie Spender Lennox showed me this skateboard video. She loves the content. And loves the editing. Carrie’s been doing a lot of video editing, of late. :-)

Woodward West.

This short film celebrates the “Pink Helmet Posse,” three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding.

Produced by: Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via New York Times)

THE FIRE – Motivational Video

Features some gymnastics.

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child athletes pushed too far

It happens.

Changing the Game Project:

… “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

So goes the all too common narrative for American youth these days, an adult driven, hyper competitive race to the top in both academics and athletics that serves the needs of the adults, but rarely the kids. …

Parents, start demanding sports clubs and coaches that allow your kids to participate in many sports. You are the customers, you are paying the bills …

Coaches, you need to wise up as well. You are the gatekeepers of youth sports, the people who play God …

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

A good read.

But I do feel the arguments are over-stated.

Specializing in one sport is a good idea for some children.

via Vadim Golub

inspirational training video

Featuring swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and others.

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Fail Harder | Basketball Motivation

Don’t be afraid to fail in training.

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(via Denis Vachon)

8 essentials for Gymnastics success

John GeddertDesire
Support System

John Geddert explains – THE ESSENTIAL 8

it’s on us to stop sexual assault

A number of professional athletes have donated their time to support the message that sexual assault is never okay. Join them in taking the pledge to stop sexual assault at ItsOnUs.org.

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Julius Thomas
Aly Raisman
Caroline Wozniacki
Jason Hammel
Khris Davis
Rudy Gay