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Varsity baseball preparation


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By DYLAN KONICEK

The Mirror reporter

Baseball is known as America’s past time. Although many fans love watching the game, they are unaware of what happens during off-season versus in season.  Believe it or not, players have to get in shape during the off-season so they are prepared and ready to go for tryouts.

Every player has their own regimen to prepare themselves whether it be working out in the weight room to gain power or practicing their swing in the batting cages to improve consistency.

Jordan Danielsen powers back as one of the varsity catchers. (Kelly Danielsen Photo)

Senior Jacob Danielsen explained his preparation routine “Well, I am one of the varsity’s very few catchers so I have been doing vigorous workouts at Velocity Clubhouse to improve my skills. I do battling ropes, tire pushes and many more.”

“I hope to be a huge help in carrying the team to state and hopefully to win the title,” Danielsen said.

The long time baseball varsity coach Kraig Terpstra has very specific goals and accomplishments he hopes to achieve for the team this season

“For this year’s team we talk about the championship hunt and to win the conference championship in late May and qualify for sectionals to get to state,” Terpstra said.

“I hope for a hard-working team that focuses during games and does all the little things other than relying on talent alone. That brings good results,” Terpstra said.

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7 Comments

7 Responses to “Varsity baseball preparation”

  1. Kacey Koch on March 8th, 2018 12:36 PM

    This was a cool piece because it was different from a typical baseball piece about how they’ve done throughout the year, scores, etc. I loved that it was about how they prepare for baseball.

  2. Alyssa Schroeckenthaler on March 8th, 2018 12:45 PM

    I like how this article focused on the “behind the scenes” of baseball. It’s nice to know how hard the players actually work to prepare for the final product. It makes us appreciate athletes more I think.

  3. Hannah Siegel on March 8th, 2018 12:46 PM

    I liked this article and it was well written, it was interesting to learn about some peoples preparations for the season.

  4. Kara on March 9th, 2018 12:22 PM

    This was very informative of what goes on out of season. Great quotes from a player and the coach! Good job!

  5. Tony Ludwig on March 9th, 2018 12:44 PM

    I’m a fan of baseball and I’m familiar with the people interviewed, I enjoyed this article!

  6. Dylan Trigg on March 12th, 2018 12:47 PM

    Nice article. I liked how you put Kraig in there.

  7. Hannah Gibbons on March 13th, 2018 12:40 PM

    I thought this article was really interesting to read. Coming from an athlete who played softball for 13 years, I know exactly what it means to stay in shape during the off season. It’s hard work, but the feeling so worth it. I loved the quote from Jacob, it really helps the reader visualize how much work he has to put in during the off season.

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