JZ Media is a media outlet FOR THE ATHLETE.
Launched originally in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada by young creative Jordan Zlomislic, JZ Media is on the rise to be something special. From the outside looking in, it may resemble any other sports media platform. There are so many of them out there, with content and content trends becoming so popular in the world we live in today, it makes sense for some to mistake Zlomislic and what he’s built with JZ Media for any other platform out there but once JZ Media’s differences are exposed, it will be hard to mistake it for anything else.
One of the biggest differences within JZ Media, and something that really separates the platform from others out there, would be the “why” behind it, and the intentions beneath the content.
Anything that is posted by JZ Media, or is created by Zlomislc has unique intentions behind it. One of the biggest intentions, and biggest “why” beneath the content created by JZ Media is to simply make an impact and benefit athletes through the power of storytelling and content. Zlomislic believes in more than just creating content. Making an impact is important to him, and most importantly, making an impact beyond just sports. Sure, the content is mainly sports related, however it is crucial to take note that the athletes seen across JZ Media are more than just athletes.
Athletes are entrepreneurs that play sports. (And it’s time the media treats them like that)
When I started playing football at 6 years old, I loved everything about it.
Of course as a kid, the main attraction was the physical contact. I mean, it was the first time I was able to hit someone and not get yelled at… how could you not like that? But it didn’t take long for me to realize what else football brought to my life, and why I love the sport.
From the loud roar of a professional stadium, to the relationships you build within a locker room at all levels, all the way to the opportunities and places football can bring you, from a young age- on, football has left a major impact on my life. That impact is something that cannot be put into words, but it is an impact I hope to leave on the game of football in return.
Sure, I may not be on pace to have a hall of fame football career of any sort. It’s not like I’m going to be the next Tom Brady, Nick Saban, or anything spectacular like that, but I certainly believe that I have the ability to make an impact on the game of football with content, from the media side, and I am going to go ahead and do it.
The goal of making an impact, and making my presence felt across the sports world is looked at to be a big goal. Some would say I’m reaching for the stars, or that I’m looking to do something improbable, and hey, I’ll admit it, what I want to do won’t be easy, but that isn’t stopping me. No matter what the universe throws my way, I’m going to make it happen somehow.
I was impacted by the game.
It’s time to make an impact on the game.
Some will ask how, what, why, when, and even where.
My answer: you’ll see… Or a cooler way of saying exactly that, a spanish phrase, “Vas a ver” which translates to “you will see” in english.
One hint: it’ll be through content, and mentorship for athletes.
With that being said, stay tuned. I’m following my dreams. I’m walking the path paved for me, and I’m going to make an impact doing what I was born to do.
JZ Media, over the last while has been known to push out a lot of great, creative content for and with athletes. Creator Jordan Zlomislic has worked with mainly football players, and has done so at every level. From high school all the way through the NFL, that JZ Media logo has been seen everywhere, and will continue to be seen all around the game of football, but so will a new logo, and a new platform that JZ Media’s Jordan Zlomislic has been working on recently. That platform is “Psychletes”. Psychletes, which the name comes from the two words “psychology” and “athletes” is a platform built for athletes, by athletes to help athletes succeed outside of their respective sports.
Of course, for those that know Zlomislic, he didn’t play any sports at high levels, but Tyler Sumpter, the founder of Psychletes did.
Sumpter was a punter and placekicker in the NCAA with both the Troy Trojans and the West Virginia Mountaineers, where not only did he play at the division one, power 5 level for football, but also got two degrees, a bachelors in psychology and a masters in communications. Through both his educational and athletic background, Sumpter was able to learn a lot about Psychology, and the impact sports can have on an athlete’s mental state, and well being. As a former placekicker, with games on the line, and a lot of stress to deal with at times, he himself was affected as well, however with some healthy habits off of the football field, and the right mindset he was able to overcome adversity with ease. Psychletes, hence the “Psych” in the name, is a platform where athletes can come to and learn more about themselves in a creative fashion, but also a platform where they can create their own platform as well.
A big problem in the sports industry, and something alluded to earlier is the picture painted by the media that athletes are just athletes.
As a content creator himself, Sumpter is right on the same page with Zlomislic’s goals behind JZ Media to help show to the world that athletes are much more than just athletes. While JZ Media will be a media source to show to the world who athletes are outside of sports, Psychletes will be a platform for athletes to explore life outside of sports, getting real life opportunities and learning real life lessons. It will be the platform for growth for all athletes, and with opportunities that range out from making a documentary about their sports story all the way to getting in a studio and recording music for the first time or starting up a mentorship program for younger athletes, the vision and the opportunities that come with Psychletes prove that the sky is limitless for athletes beyond their sport.
Since Psychletes launched, several different projects have been worked on by both Sumpter and Zlomislic for the up and coming platform. Of the projects, the biggest thus far was a football camp/showcase held in San Diego, California. Some of the most interesting projects, and those that have gotten a lot of attention as well, have been the Psychletes interviews done with University of Memphis Football players while Tyler Sumpter works as a video creator for the team.