In mid-March, the NBA, MLB, and NHL suspended their seasons, and I knew it was only a matter of days before mine got canceled. No, I’m not a pro athlete. I’m a high school junior with aspirations to play after high school. This would have been my final season of high school baseball, and I was hoping to have a great season.
Before the season got canceled and my training facility closed, I had hit my training goals for the season which I have been working toward since May of 2019. It was a blow knowing that I worked so hard for a year only to have baseball be canceled. As someone who is training to play baseball past the high school level, the long interruption in my training schedule has been quite difficult to deal with, both from a physical and mental standpoint.
No one has any idea what is going to happen in the coming months with recruiting and summer baseball, and that is really difficult to know because this is a major recruiting summer for high school juniors. I was hoping to have a very good idea of where I was going to continue my academic and baseball career in the fall of 2021.
My training facility, R&D Baseball, has been very helpful in this time, giving me a home workout program to follow while we are stuck at home. The hardest part is getting in my throws and trying to lift heavyweights. Hopefully, training facilities reopen soon and we can get back to work to be ready for when games and showcases start up again.
I do not know how this will affect the timeline for college recruiting, because college seniors are being allowed an extra year of eligibility, and college coaches don’t know when they will be able to go see players to evaluate them in order to give them an offer. What I do know is that when baseball is back, I will be ready.