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  • Writer's pictureKathy Hollingsworth

Empowerment Through Expertise: Accomplished Mental Skills Coach Joins CCA Volleyball Coaching

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

In an exciting development for the local sports community, a distinguished new associate varsity coach, Sarah Savocxa, has joined the ranks of the high school volleyball coaching team. With an extensive background in competitive sports and an impressive playing career at a Division 1 (D1) school, Sarah's addition brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to the team.

What sets this coach apart, however, is not just her exceptional playing history, but also her role as a Mental Skills Coach. Through her heartfelt LinkedIn post, she revealed her commitment to becoming the go-to expert for high-performing athletes looking to master their mindset both during and beyond their sports careers. Her passion for transforming the mental landscape of athletes is palpable, as she aims to help those struggling with mental blocks and performance anxiety.

"I am deeply connected to this mission because when I was playing sports, I struggled with performance anxiety, negative self-talk, and a lack of confidence, just to name a few," she candidly shared. Her empathy for athletes resonates with those who have faced similar challenges, and her journey from D1 sports to entrepreneurship, psychology, and mental health advocacy is nothing short of inspiring.

Having spent four years working closely with CEOs of multimillion-dollar businesses, she made the courageous decision to transition her coaching pursuits into a full-time endeavor. Her aspiration? To provide a range of mental health tools and resources tailored to both current and former athletes, ensuring they are equipped to navigate the complex world of sports and personal growth.

"It truly brings tears to my eyes to be able to give these athletes the tools I wish I had when I was competing," she expressed. Her commitment to making a positive impact on athletes' lives is undeniable, as she strives to empower them with the skills necessary to conquer obstacles both on and off the field.

With her arrival, the high school volleyball coaching team gains not only a seasoned athlete but a mentor dedicated to holistic development. Her unique journey from battling personal challenges in her athletic career to thriving in her current role as a Mental Skills Coach is a testament to her resilience and determination.

As the new season approaches, the anticipation grows to witness the transformative impact this coach will have on the team. Her insights and guidance are sure to shape the athletes into not only better players but also well-rounded individuals equipped with a winning mindset.

Stay tuned for more updates on her journey and the valuable lessons she'll be sharing with the community in the days to come. The future of high school volleyball just got brighter with the addition of this exceptional coach. #MindsetMatters

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