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Navy SEALS to work with Tahoe-Truckee student-athletes

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Next week, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is launching the Athlete Committed program to support their athletes, coaches and parents.

This program is designed to optimize athletic performance and health and wellness by educating coaches and athletes on the impact of nutrition, sleep, character, stress and chemical health.

Athlete Committed is student driven and urges athletes to renew their commitment to excellence — a commitment of personal responsibility, shared expectations and collective responsibility.

The founder of Athlete Committed, Olympic Coach John Underwood, and his team of Navy SEALS will facilitate training and activities for students, staff and parents.

TTUSD would like to extend an invitation to other coaches and leaders in the community to join the training scheduled at North Tahoe High from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Student athletes will be teamed with Navy SEALS for lessons in teamwork and excellence. Coaches will learn the principles of the Athletes Committed Model and strategies to implement into their team culture and skill building.

“The Athlete Committed program is all about peak performance and holds athletes to a much higher standard than previously,” shared Corine Harvey, executive director of Student Services at TTUSD. “It is all about going the extra mile to achieve high levels of performance by making good decisions.”

As part of the Athlete Committed program, 79 students across all sports from North Tahoe and Truckee high schools were selected by the administrators as the TTUSD student athlete leaders.

Thirty of these dedicated athletes had the opportunity to participate in an extensive leadership conference and team building in June in Chico with Underwood.

Further, on the evening of Aug. 25, TTUSD will host a parent/athlete Code Meeting, which will focus on the science and research supporting the large role that nutrition, sleep, and chemical health play in each student’s athletic and academic success.

All athletes participating in school sports this fall — along with their parent/guardian — are required to attend.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.