Balancing Sports in School


Take advantage of study halls and free periods: Do homework, ask for help, study, and get ahead of your work.

Article: College Expressions "Personally, playing tennis kept me in shape so that I had more energy to study."

Research shows that young athletes tend to have better grades, go on to college, and are less likely to drink or do drugs


With daily practices and games, not to mention the traveling, it can be hard for kids to find the time for homework or other activities.

Kids may start to have poor grades,

They may start to demonstrate a poor attitude or lack of motivation about playing.

They may start to give excuses to not go, or miss practices and games altogether.

They may not want to play a sport at all any longer.

Sports have replaced church on Sunday for many families.