Training Smart for the Games and Beyond

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2008 Paralympic Gold Medalist Josiah Jamison and member of the Team USA Career Program

With less than a month until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. Olympic Hopefuls are kicking their preparations into a whole new gear! Across the nation, athletes are attending intensive training camps where they are immersed in training regimens specially designed by the best and brightest coaching minds to fine tune athletes’ physical and mental skills before the remaining trials and, possibly, the London spotlight.

Between now and the start of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, U.S. Paralympic training camps are being held in Colorado, California, and Wyoming. In fact, the last training camp before the start of competition ends in California on August 13th, less than two weeks before the start of competition!

Athletes and coaches understand that thoughtful, deliberate preparation is critical when it comes to competitive success on the local, national, or Olympic level.  The Athlete Career Program and Team USA Career Program provide athletes with intensive, focused preparation for the professional world, during their Olympic journeys and beyond. By helping participating athletes identify professional goals, to providing them with expert resources for resume building, skills development, career identification, networking, and job placement, the Athlete Career Program and Team USA Career Program provide the same caliber of world-class coaching and support to athletes in the pursuit of their professional careers as that which they rely on in pursuing their Olympic dreams.

Check this out: Emma Preuschl, Paralympic Rower and HealthAhead Coordinator for GE in the Team USA Career Program just qualified for the 2012 Paralympic Games.  Follow her nutrition blog on the homepage of the GE HealthAhead website:  http://www.ge-healthahead.com/frontdoor.

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Angel Bovee knows what it is like to be an elite athlete and put it all on the line for a dream! After a successful career as a television producer, Angel quit her job to pursue her passion to represent the U.S. on the world’s largest stage. She became a three-time U.S. boxing champion that represented Team USA in two World Championships. After gaining her master’s degree in 2011, she joined Adecco as Specialist for the USOC’s Athlete Career and Education Program. The demands of juggling a work schedule and a full-time training regimen to chase an Olympic dream can be daunting, and the Athlete Career and Education Program helps Olympic and Paralympic athletes gain career experience and a paycheck while pursuing their dreams of gold.

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