As a student-athlete, you understand that time and schedule challenges are part of the game. Conflicts will occur, deadlines must be met, promises must be kept. The life of a student-athlete is orderly and chaotic. Adaptability and an open mind are your teammates, not your opponents.
The secret to your success is in becoming highly proactive. Just as your anticipation skills are vital to your in-game success, your ability to plan ahead and take charge of your time is linked to your overall well-being as a student athlete.
Here are some strategies and steps you can take to have control over your time management, and your life as a student-athlete
Make measurable and realistic goals, for example: Academic goals: 3.4 GPA, honor roll, turn in all assignments on time; Athletic goals: be a starter, show up to practice on time every day, score four goals this season
If you are a student athlete, being a student comes first. If you are failing classes, you are unable to play. Sometimes sleep even needs to be a priority.
Make A List
Having a to-do list of your priorities will help you complete them in a timely manner. Crossing off completed tasks can also be motivating!
Having someone who you can discuss your goals and lists with will hold you accountable to your goals. These people can be: parents, coaches, teammates, etc.