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Blog 20 Questions for Tyler Kopp – Summer Baseball Intern


20 Questions for Tyler Kopp – Summer Baseball Intern

  • by Les O'Hara
  • May 22, 2016

Tyler is one of newest additions to our summerTy Kopp Players U #chasinggreatness staff.  Stud ball player for North Park College, we sat him in a dug out to get our 20 questions in on him.

  1. Age, weight, and your serial (fav) number?

21 yrs old, 165 lbs and favorite number is 17

  1. Where did you grow up and go to High School?

From New Lenox Illinois and went to Lincoln-Way West High School

  1. Current profession and college background?

Intern for Players U and I go to North Park University were I study Sport Management and Marketing

  1. Sports participated in growing up?

Played Baseball and Football growing up

  1. Main sport and how many years playing(ed)?

Currently still playing baseball and have been playing it since I started walking!

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    What is your biggest accomplishment in your chosen sport?

Biggest accomplishment is when I was selected “All-Area and All-Conference” for baseball my senior year of high school

  1. What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?

Running, lifting weights, hitting and throwing. Making sure I keep in shape during the off season and to get stronger.
I try to hit almost every day and throw at least 5 days a week to get stronger.

  1. What would be your ultimate achievement?

My ultimate achievement would be getting a good job, hopefully in a pro sports organization some type of front office position making the everyday decisions.
Also growing up and having a family.

  1. How do you set your goals?

I try not to set all of my goals too high. I try to set some that are realistic to reach but I do challenge myself and set difficult ones.
Example is this off season, I want to gain a few more pounds of muscle also get my arm strength up since I had shoulder surgery last year.
It’s a goal I want to reach by the time fall ball starts.

  1. What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Sometimes I’ll get out of my element and try rushing or getting frustrated with something.
Ill manage it by slowing myself down so that way I get a better grip on things instead of trying to work fast or not work to my full potential.

  1. What is your diet like?

My meals are usually routine. Breakfast, I usually eat eggs and hash browns mainly but occasionally will eat pancakes or waffles and I drink a lot of coffee.
Lunch is usually just something small, a turkey sandwich or cereal.
Dinner, I eat a lot of pasta, different kinds of it, burgers, hot dogs are also a go to. I try to eat a good amount of fruits as well.
I drink protein shakes after workouts and drink lots of water.

  1. What 1-2 things do you believe differentiates you from your Screenshot_20160519-105414contemporaries who have tailed off in their athletic participation and abilities?

My drive to be successful. I always want to win and compete at anything I do in life. I don’t want to be satisfied with second, I want to shoot for the best.

  1. Do you have any recommended resources to share (books, seminars, websites, coaches)?

Josh Hamilton’s book “Beyond Belief” is a really good read on his struggles that he’s faced through his life and entering his baseball career.

  1. What was the best advice you were ever given?

Best advice was when I was told to “Be you” it was during a baseball game one day and a coach mentions to me to just be myself.
I was going up to the plate and was trying to do things that weren’t me, I was trying too hard.

  1. Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” –Steve Jobs

  1. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Inspiration comes from my family. They taught me how to work for things in life because nothing is given, you have to earn it. Hearing that from my family really inspired me to be who I am today.

  1. What are your spiritual beliefs?

I would consider myself to be a pretty spiritual person. I don`t go to church very often but I do have my own relationship with God.

  1. Favorite coach and why?

Tyler Kopp PLUFavorite coach has to be my football coach in junior high. That is because he let me fail on my own.
He was there giving me advice and coaching me but would let me make the decisions and let me figure out what would work and what wouldn’t.
He taught me that you’re going to fail on your way to success.



  1. Favorite musician or genre of music?

Currently its “Mike Stud and G-Eazy”

  1. Favorite TV show?

The Walking Dead

Bonus Question: What is one secret not many people know about you?

For the answer check out our Facebook page! www.facebook.com/playersu

Best ways to connect with you:

Twitter: @TyKopp17
Instagram: @tykopp

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