IJack is a Senior Third Basemen at Delbarton, who has been
training with us since his 8th grade year.
In the fall, he will officially be heading to Virginia Tech to continue
his academic and baseball careers.
For those of you who attend sessions in the evenings, you may
know Jack as our trainer assistant who does a great job helping us
run smooth evening sessions.
We wanted to shout Jack out this week for a few reasons.
Since day one, Jack has shown focus and relentless commitment to
reaching his goals. Early on, he was not someone who was on a lot
of Division 1 school’s radars. He WORKED and performed his way
into this opportunity. He has not only transformed himself
physically through his work, but has transformed himself mentally
and personally as well.
There is a reason we asked Jack to join our team as an afternoon
trainer assistant. He is coachable. He is polite. He possesses
empathy. He “gets it”. Jack is an all-around great person to be
around, and we feel lucky to have him around the facility more
But this is what stands out to us most when we talk about Jack:
I remember his first high school off-season, where he gained 15-
20lbs and went into his sophomore year bigger, stronger, and
faster than he’d ever been. During that sophomore season and
busy summer of travel baseball, Jack had to learn some hard
lessons. At the time, he had figured out how to attack the offseason…but had not yet figured out how to navigate his in-season
training. Throughout the spring and summer, he lost all of the
weight he put on, and then some.
For him, it felt like 4-5 months of work went down the drain.
For many high school athletes, the challenges of in-season training
are the greatest hurdle to acheiving long-term, compounding
success year over year. It’s already hard enough to play a sport
ful-time and keep your grades in check, let alone finding a few
hours each week to spend in the gym working on your physical
Jack, however, decided he was going to figure out a way to make it
work, no matter what. He was not going to make the same mistake
He developed a plan, figured out a way to manage his time, and
put in the work. He didn’t make the same mistake twice.
The results speak for themselves. He’s gotten better every single
year, and those improvements are a direct result of his willingness
to problem solve, find ways to do what he needs to do, and actually
doing the work.
Some talent + Relentless Focus + Consistency = A Great
Opportunity to Excel at the Next Level.
If you see Jack around the facility in the afternoons, congratulate
him on this amazing achievement, and wish him luck in the future!