Incorporating certain time management skills can help balance the demanding athletic and academic schedules of Division 1 athletes. Forming good habits, staying organized and utilizing all your resources help athletes maintain success in both these areas. Some specific tips include: scheduling classes around your team travel, employing tutors for difficult subjects, and being proactive with assignments. Staying focused, maintaining a written outline of your goals and avoiding distractions also contributed to athletes success at school.
- The Next College Student Athlete offers real and practical advice for would be college athlete recruits.
- Jason Smith, who has been a college coach, at all three division levels, is one of the NCSA team, proffering expert advice, culled from experience.
- Would be college athlete recruits should know college athletes tend to work the equivalent of two jobs, often taking little time off even in summer.
“They need to go into college with a realistic idea of the time commitments required of them and armed with some applicable time management skills.”