How to Balance Being a Student-Athlete in the USA
Life as a student-athlete can be extremely rewarding, but the academic and athletic demand can take its toll on the unprepared. If you ask anyone who has played college sport, they will tell you that time is your most valuable commodity. There is a quote that we here at USA Scholarships live by, “One may delay but time will not” – Anonymous. This quote emphasises that every moment in a day can be put to good use, and today we have endeavoured to give our readers the opportunity to experience a typical day in the life of a Student-Athlete.
Below is a typical day during the off-season:
During the season the main difference will be that there is no 6AM Strength and Conditioning training.
Below is a table indicating some of the advantages and disadvantages to being a student athlete:
With the above table in mind, here are a few key pointers to help you balance your academics and sports: