Ever get stressed out about keeping good grades while being a college athlete? Well, I’m here to tell you how to keep those grades high and stress levels low!
Of course when being a student athlete the student part always comes first. There is no way to be an athlete without getting good grades and how to do that is to:
I don’t know how many times that was reiterated to me my freshman year of college. Without the grades there is no way for you to be an athlete.
There were some athletes in my classes that thought that just because they were athletes they didn’t need to show up for class. The professors are there to educate you and that is their main focus they don’t really care if you’re an athlete you still need to show up for class.
A lot of times those homework grades are the only other grades in the books besides the final exam in some classes. If you fail to do the homework you may not pass the class.
The excuses of “I don’t have enough time” or “I’m way to busy” will not work here because you need to make time for being a student as well as an athlete.
With college comes a lot of free time that you didn’t have while being stuck at home with your parents. You are on your own now and are in charge of your life and time.
I personally am a very organized person and I encourage everyone to have some type of organizational skill before they go to college. With being organized it helped me see what things I had to do during the day, when assignments were due, when games were, and things such as that.
There will be a ton of activities on the college campus and off campus activities but remember you don’t have to attend them all. You may think you have to go to all of them to be cool and involved in the school,but with too much involvement comes less time for your schoolwork. Once you lose that time with your schoolwork you’re eventually not in school anymore.
College will have tons of temptations. There will be parties about every weekend and of course with parties comes drinking.
I had a friend that got caught at a party the very first weekend of school. Not only did she get in trouble with the police she got in trouble with the school. She had to do community service, along with a couple other things, and had to sit out her very first college softball game. That put a lot of stress on her the first couple weeks of school, which wasn’t much fun for her.
Even though college is really about getting an education you always have to have some time for fun. What ever your idea of fun is make sure you schedule some time in there for fun because you will make memories in college that stay with you for a life time.
Here is a blog post related to the stress and grades of being a college athlete: http://theinternationalrecruit.com/good-grades-and-athletic-scholarships/