Katya is a 17 year old softball pitcher who has been coming to Champion’s quest since March of this year. Katya came to us straight off of an ACL tear that occurred during a softball game, with the goal of getting back to being the athlete she knew she could be. Within 5 months she went from struggling to get through body weight squats and balance drills, to running a 20 yard dash in 3.06 seconds, and jumping 19 inches!
Katya has exceeded almost every goal she has set for herself thus far, due to her hard work and her passion to get better. She has put in multiple hours a week training here, doing both privates and clinics, as well as practicing with her team and taking pitching lessons. Not only is she dedicated to her physical game, but her mental game as well. Coming off of an injury she had lost a lot of confidence and was not sure that she get back to where she wanted to be as an athlete. Training at Champion’s Quest has given her confidence, coaches to talk to who understand her struggle, and a huge support system that has allowed her to accomplish more than she thought possible. Her remaining goals involve bringing her high school team to victory in the post season, continuing to improve her mental game, and earning a starting spot when she goes off to play in college.
At the end of this school year, Katya will graduate and move to Ohio to get her degree and play softball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. We are all so excited and proud of her. I can’t wait to see what great things she will accomplish at Ohio. I have had the privilege of working with her for the past 8 months, and am excited to push her to reach a few more of those goals before August! Great job Kat!!