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elevating the JOURNEY

connect with other athletes in your city


XCLevation is here to redefine the recovery experience for athletes

XCLevation is the sports injury platform dedicated to inspiring, educating, and uniting athletes across the globe. Whether you have experienced a sports injury personally or have a friend or family member recovering from one, XCLevation was made for you. By reframing your perspective, taking advantage of the inspirational and educational resources available, embracing the experience, and joining the XCLevation community, you will elevate mental game for a more positive recovery season.

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1. inspiration

Be inspired by  athlete interviews as they share their experiences and offer valuable advice
Be inspired by pro spotlights where we feature pro athletes who have overcome sports injuries
Be inspired by  featured stories as we celebrate comebacks
Be inspired by the perspectives section geared towards helping to reframe your mindset

2. education

Learn from health professionals in the field as they share valuable insights
Learn about the mental side of sports injuries based on research
Learn how mental exercises and other sport psychology resources can elevate your game 

3. connection

Connect with other athletes located in your area recovering from similar injuries - join the community
Connect with industry professionals, as well as family/friends/coaches of the injured athletes
Connect through social media - join the community: XCLevation Facebook group 



the latest on XCLevation

APRIL 2019

Amanda Jenkins, 31 years old, has always been a very athletic person, but did not find her true passion until she discovered OCR two years ago. She was hooked after her first race. She ended up running 26 OCR races over those two seasons including the North American OCR Championships and the OCR World Championships. While training for OCR, she found herself training a lot of grip strength in the local Ninja Warrior gyms. As a result, she fell in love with that too! She decided 2019 was going to be her year to try out for American Ninja Warrior. Read her story

MARCH 2019

Deborah Ory is one of the creative geniuses behind the NYC Dance Project, which showcases the wonderful world of dance in NYC through world-renowned photography. Deborah started dancing at the age of 7, and continued to pursue this passion until she faced a stress fracture in her hip during college, which prevented her from performing. After her injury, she came across the world of photography. Little did she know that this would soon become her new passion, and would change the direction of her career. Learn about her journey.




"obstacles don't have to stop you
if you run into a wall
don't turn around and give up
figure out how to climb it
go through it or work around it"

- Michael Jordan