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CEVA Announces Partnership With Anna Hennings

By CEVA, 08/31/22, 10:00AM PDT


With her M.A. in sport psychology, Anna Hennings is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) based in Portland, Ore., who specializes in mental performance coaching for indoor volleyball and beach volleyball players. She works virtually with clients in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

The mental side of being an athlete is often talked about but rarely trained, especially at the youth level. Anna is passionate about changing that by providing elite mental training to youth volleyball players in our community. Mental performance coaching isn’t just for pro athletes and Olympians. The sooner you begin to learn about, develop, and integrate mental skills into your game, the sooner you can take advantage of their benefits, both on and off the court. 

Anna offers one-on-one mental performance coaching sessions for athletes who want to develop and strengthen their mental game, to help them play how they want, when they want. As a CMPC, Anna is trained and credentialed to work with athletes to address optimizing their mental performance with skills to help them thrive in their sport. These strategies can include learning how to:

  • Get out of your head and effectively refocus
  • Manage nerves before and during games, tryouts, and college clinics
  • Stay calm and ready on serve receive, even when it’s match point
  • Talk to yourself, teammates, beach partners, and coaches more productively
  • Use your mind and attention to play more consistently
  • Build and maintain confidence
  • Set smarter goals and create a reliable action plan to get there
  • Develop a growth mindset and move past mistakes
  • Manage the demands of school and sport (and life!)

Curious to learn more about mental performance coaching for you, your child, or your club? Get in touch with Anna to learn more. You can:

Schedule a free introductory meeting with Anna here
Email her directly -
Read more on her website

CEVA members are entitled to 10% off their first mental performance coaching package.


Published 8/31/2022

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Serving nearly 8,000 members, the Columbia Empire Volleyball Association (CEVA) is one of forty regional associations of USA Volleyball.  Our mission is to promote, foster and teach life-long lessons through volleyball in Oregon and SW Washington. CEVA is dedicated to providing volleyball opportunities through high caliber programs, member services and community involvement.