Being a volleyball setter isn't an easy job. Junior Jordan Timmer, a member of George Washington University's volleyball team in Washington, D.C., learned that the hard way.
Compared often to the quarterback of a football team, the setter's skill and toughness is key to a team's overall success. That's why when Timmer realized her skills were slipping last season -- and when she eventually lost her setter position -- she made a move to improve, entering into a lottery for mental training from one of the best volleyball setters out there: Olympian Courtney Thompson, who also works with Positive Performance as a Mental Training Coach.
Timmer knew it was time to boost her performance, empower her mind, and put her team back in the place they wanted to be: the winner's circle.
And she did. After training over the summer with Courtney, her team "is off to its best start since the 2011-12 season."
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