Your parents are worried your increased interest in athletic pursuits will have a negative effect on your grades. You make the promise nothing like that will ever happen, but the nightly two-hour practices are eating into your homework time. What can you do to keep the promise to your parents?
Having a kid who loves sports is great, but what if it comes at the expense of their study? All parents want their kid to have a plan b, just in case that dream of being a professional athlete doesn’t work out as planned.
Imagine the coach hands you the practice schedule and you stare back with that, “Um, how many days does this say?” look. When team training takes over the after-school hours, keeping up on homework and other activities isn’t always easy. Whether your child has baseball practice three evenings a week, volleyball every day for two hours or hits the soccer field every other day finding balance between training time and school work is a must-do. How can you help your child to keep the playing and academic fields leveled?
Synopsis: Blame it on the fact the cost of a college education has obtained a permanent place on the escalator to infinity. Blame it on the fact the plethora of sports-related cable/satellite channels are so hungry to fill vacant viewing hours athletic participants of every intercollegiate sport offered are capturing their version of Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame. Whatever the reason, there continues to be an upsurge in the efforts put forth by high school student-athletes (and parents) to reach the promised land of a secure college athletic scholarship.
Essentially all parents will tell you that all they want for their child is happiness. You want your child to grow old and happy, spend his days doing something he loves, surrounded by people who love him. So, how can you help him achieve that dream job on the field?
Congratulations! You have successfully scheduled a meeting with the college coach of your dream university. This is your time to make a lasting impression and to stick out in a positive way.