Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I know you're going to be nervous for your first game. Who isn't? It's your time to show everyone what you got. You're against the big boys now. Or better yet men. The goal to getting through your first game is to relax. Remember what your doing. You're playing the game you love! Go out there and have fun. Never let your nerves take over your capabilities. If you're playing college baseball, you're on that field for a reason. You know how to play the game. Just go out there and do your thing. Always get better and learn from your mistakes.
The practices are much more intense and focused than high school practices. You're going to just have to deal with that. Here at Muskingum, we have been lifting 3 to 4 times a week which is 3 to 4 more times than I did in high school. Also, the coaches aren't as laid back as it may have been in high school. You're at these practices for a purpose, to get better. The coaches don't want you wasting theirs, your teammates, or your time so if you aren't going to put in the effort to get better, maybe college baseball isn't the life for you.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Balancing work load in and out of the classroom can be hard but it spreads you apart from the rest of the students. You're playing a sport, studying for classes, and balancing the social life. It's not easy in any way but if you put your mind to it success will come your way. The best thing to do is to plan ahead. Organize yourself in a planner. Put when your classes are, big tests or papers, when practices and games are, then fit in studying and being a college kid. You got to have a good mind set to get through college as it is. Throw a sport into the mix and it gets harder. You have to know when to be serious and when you can goof around. Just as in baseball, you gotta know what you're doing every moment or it could cost you the game. Go in aggressive and come out on top!