C-10 Podcast: China McCarney, Ep. 95


As we do once a month or so, the C-10 Podcast features a conversation that took place in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors. And that’s what we’re doing this week.

On this episode, we are joined by the Vice President of Jaeger Sports, China McCarney. Jaegers Sports is known around the world as a leader in athletic stretch bands known as J-Bands. Jaeger Sports specialize in arm health, arm conditioning and mental training for baseball and softball.

Originally from Southern California, China was the ultimate five-tool baseball player in high school and was named CIF Player of the Year in 2005 at Vasquez High School. He played collegiately at College of the Canyons and Cal State Northridge. He was drafted in 2008 by Cleveland and in 2009 by Tampa. He has a bachelor’s of science in psychology with an emphasis in kinesiology and is certified in Sport and Fitness psychology.

In addition to his role with Jaeger Sports, he is the founder of Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression.

China started the foundation because he deals with anxiety on a daily basis, and felt the need and desire to “Be The Change” instead of waiting for a change. China resisted and fought his anxiety disorder for five years before he finally decided to attack it head on.

He discovered that the second he embraced anxiety as just being a part of who he was, just like all of his other attributes, it no longer had the severe crippling effect that it had in the past. As he began to study anxiety and depression, he realized what a stigma the mental health issues had. That stigma is a huge part of the problem. People feel they have to be embarrassed because they are dealing with one or more of these issues and they hide and hold on to it as tightly as they possibly can.

This conversation was a C-10 session on Zoom with China, along with our students and mentors. Stann Tate, one of the original mentors in the C-10 program, is filling in as the host this week. In addition to hearing from Stann, you’ll hear outstanding questions from some of the high school students in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program.


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