L.E.A.D. Today...Change Tomorrow
Hey guys. Sorry it's been forever since I've posted. Wow, my freshman year absolutely flew by. Especially second semester. The first year of college is something so unique, and you won't ever experience anything like it again. During the second semester, you get right to work after you get back from Christmas break. It feels great to be playing baseball again, but remember, much more is expected of you at this level. Everything that is routine has to be executed. As the season starts, you begin to find out your role. Whether it be everyday starter or a substitute, it's important to remember that you're a freshman, you probably aren't going to play every inning of every game. It's ok, you have time. The most important thing to remember is don't get discouraged. As the season goes on, staying on top of schoolwork is of the utmost importance. For example, I tried to get my work done before practice since I had class early in the morning and practice in the middle of the afternoon. It's important to get in an everyday rhythm. You will see results in the classroom and on the field start to improve. Another thing, although it may be hard, try to get work done on the long bus rides and in the hotel rooms. Going down to the hotel lobby is a great way to "get away" and get some work done. Let's face it, there will always be a guy who wants to goof off in the hotel or on the bus. Trust me, it's a lot easier to do your work on the bus or in the hotel than trying to cram it in right before class or when you get back on campus. The most important thing I can convey to you is enjoy the process. Yes, there will be long nights spent in the library. Yes, there will be days where you are thinking, "What did I get myself into?!" You just have to keep grinding. Remember, you are doing something a lot of people dream of, and most people can't achieve what you have. Take pride in everything you do, and you will be successful at the college level in academics and athletics. I can't wait for this summer to really get going and spend time with all of you guys. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you Jacob for sharing this. We are fortunate to have you serve as one of our graduation coaches. Unfortunately, several high schools prepare students to graduate instead of preparing them for college. Your experiences will help our Ambassadors strive and be prepared for college.
L.E.A.D. Today...Change Tomorrow!