Tips for College Student Athletes
tips for Students involved in college sports
Advice to Current and Incoming College Student Athletes: It is a known fact that only 2-3% of ALL college student athletes actually continue their atheletic career into professional sports after they have graduated. Therefore it is extremly important to take your academic studies seriously.
In a 2006 Univeristy of Nebraska study, surveyers had found out that about 60% of college athletes consider themselves "more as athletes than students." That is an alarming number, because going along with the statstic we have just given, about 57% of those students will need what they have actually learned as a student, and not as an athelete, in order to succeed in life.
advice for students athletes:
- Take advantage of all study hours provided to your by your university
and team coaches
- Take courses you enjoy and will help you
later in life
- All schools provide tutors and other resources to athletes upon request. Use them to your advantage.
- Try to load up on courses when not in season as the travel and practice burden during your sport season can cause missed classes, fewer choices for classes (practice may occur at the same time as many classes). If you can get in extra or even just the more challenging courses while not in season, you can take a lighter load during your season and not worry as much about making up tests or getting notes from another student.
- Always talk to your teacher to explain your situation so they are not blindsided when you miss classes. There is a very small minority of teachers that do not like athletes, but the rest will understand your commitment and work with you as long as you work with them in return.
Dont take a full load of courses that will not help you in your career just to get by. These courses can be called, 'breeze courses,' such as, dancing, yoga, etc.
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