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Beyond the Pickle with Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill is a current professional baseball player with Milwaukee Milkman. Aaron launched his baseball career at Fitch High School in Groton, CT. He was a two-time all-state high school baseball player with GPA 3.5 and then a Four-year baseball player (shortstop and second baseman) at the University of Connecticut, earning his degree as a Communications Major and Sociology Minor.

Juggling the demanding athletic calendar with the academic stress of classes was very different from High school and riddled with challenges. Staying organized was something he thought he had mastered in high school but was instead the root cause of many college struggles. “It was much easier in high school.” Aaron recalls, “No one is there holding your hand in college.”

Aaron provides additional nuggets of advice, do-overs, and rearview insight on the things that mattered throughout the conversation. His final piece of advice encourages kids to learn from his and other athlete’s mistakes and wishes the Pickle Pod conversations had been available to him. “I think it’s gonna be huge for all of these kids. I wish I had a podcast to listen to or watch about people who had gone through what I wanted to go through. I wish I had that before I was going through it … So I love what you guys are doing. Keep doing it. Appreciate it.”

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Our mission is to provide support and inspiration for children in grades 4-12 through our services to help transform lives and strengthen communities. 


Academic Coaching 4 Student Athletes is our flagship program aimed at helping young athletes excel in the classroom and on the field.


In addition to AC4SA, we offer a variety of programs to help young people reach their full potential.


The mission of COMORP Foundation is to enrich, support and empower the lives of youth by providing resources, structure, and role models.


Each week we host new guests who discuss their journey as a student-athlete. Learn how they managed studies and sports throughout their academic years.


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