Each day, the Sierra Canyon baseball coaching staff releases a meticulous minute-by-minute itinerary.
Each day, a different quote is shared at the bottom. Sometimes it is from a famous coach. Or maybe a philosopher or a famous personality.
Thursday’s practice-before-gameday quote came via Kevin Eastman, the comic book creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“What you want is one thing. What you do to get it . . . is the real thing,” Eastman said.
Head Coach Jerry Royster, Associate Coach Tom Meusborn, and the rest of the staff then discuss the quote of the day with the entire team, setting the intention for the day ahead.
The quote sharing has been almost a daily occurrence since June last year. “The kids are prepared. And we’re doing things that allow our kids to reach their maximum,” Royster said.
Sierra Canyon has elevated its play since returning from the pandemic, blazing to a 10-2 start amid an imposing schedule that includes victories over powerhouse JSerra and Redondo in the cutthroat JSerra Tournament.
“The program here has always been successful, but that was in a lower division,” Royster said. “Now we’re getting a chance to play against some of the best teams in Southern California. We’ve wanted to do that. It’s by design. We stress that it does not matter who the opponent is, but rather the amount of work you put in.
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.