SCHERERVILLE | Even with the temperatures flirting with triple digits during the time of year that keeps first responders on their toes, Schererville police officer Jeff Myszak prefers the summer over the winter.
"When there's snow on the ground, things can really go sideways ... especially here," said Myszak, with the U.S. 41 and U.S. 30 intersection in vicinity. "And the cold naturally makes your body more tense."
The other reason Myszak likes the warmer weather is because it usually comes with baseball. And the former Lake Central and St. Joseph's College player is still involved in the game.
Myszak is an assistant coach at Lake Central, a program that claimed a state title in 2012, and also coaches and manages in the Schererville Youth Baseball League.
Less than a year ago, Myszak opened up the Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility in Merrillville. Now, Myszak is putting together an Indiana Elite Travel Baseball and Softball program.
"I know there are a lot of travel programs already out there," Myszak said, "but I think will can provide a little more than others."
Myszak has teamed up with former Indian teammate and former Bradley University ace Derek Goins of Athletico Schererville.
"In addition to our all aspects training, with (licensed physical therapist) Derek we can focus on injury prevention," Myszak said. "We can also offer video analysis, athletic evaluations, and athletic enhancement training."
Myszak has issued a call-out for interested players and coaches.
"We're mainly looking for self-motivated athletes dedicated in improving their game," he said. "We want to bring out the highest level of competition from our players."
Myszak plans to hold tryouts in the near future.
"Right now, I'm waiting for all the dust to clear," he said. "We don't want to be seen a taking players away from teams while the season is still going.
"When the (summer) season is done, that's when we hope to attract interest."