In Photos: Day in the Life of a Student Athlete

Resurrection's Grade 9 Nicholas B. wants to play baseball professionally. Photo contributed by Michael B.

Nicholas B. first began playing baseball about seven years ago, following in the footsteps of some of his idols, Michael Lorenzen and Trevor Bauer. With a deep love for the sport, he’s set on going far with his baseball career.

Playing on AA teams in the past, he was scouted by an Elite AAA team for the 2020-2021 season as a pitcher. Meeting the standards needed for this level of play he’s focused on training and taking care of his body, even in the off season.

His day begins at 4:30 am, in order to get a gym session in before school starts. Either with the equipment in his garage or at the gym, he works out from 5:00 am to 6:30 am.

He makes a protein shake for after his workout, while simultaneously making lunch to take to school with him. A typical lunch for Nicholas includes two veggie quesadillas with sliced chicken breast and provolone, and a chocolate protein shake on the side.

Getting ready to leave for school, wearing a mask is a must. He spends the majority of his time around family or his team, and making sure that he stays safe and healthy for those around him is a big priority.

After returning from Resurrection Catholic Secondary School at 11:00 am, he plays with his dog for a bit before grabbing a snack and starting his online classes.

He goes to school for two hours and takes part in a geography class. The he logs on to participate in his French zoom call for an hour and a half.

Online classes and homework occupy the majority of his afternoon, and he works from about 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on assignments before having to log off.

Packing and changing for baseball practice, he will be at the diamond for about five hours most nights working on various skills and drills with teammates.

After returning home, Nicholas spends some time FaceTiming friends before heading to bed.

Pandemic or not, the life of an aspiring athlete requires discipline and routine.