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How to make your life at college easier

guide for athletes Jan 14, 2022

Are you an athlete who wants the transition from high school to college to go well? 

The 4 steps you can do when you are at college to help you out so your college life gets more successful.



Step 1: Academics

  • Go to class
  • Do the readings in advance of the class
  • Do your homework
  • Find study partners or study groups to work with
  • Build relationships with your classmates and your professors. 
  • Ask for help if you are struggling. 
  • Seek tutors if you are struggling. 
  • Be intentional with how you manage your time. 

Your self-care and time management skills will be as critical as your athletic skills. 

Do you sometimes feel stressed and want to be calmer? Then take a look at this solution.


Step 2: Athletics

  • Work hard
  • Be early to practice
  • Be prepared
  • Ask questions when confused
  • Build strong relationships with your teammates, coaches, trainers, etc. 


Step 3: Self-care

The demands on a college athlete are high. However, to be your best, you need to...

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The college sports athletes preparation guide

guide for athletes Jan 14, 2022

Text: Ann Zaprazny – Photo by Eliott Reyna on Unsplash

Congratulations! Your plan to complete college. You have achieved your childhood dream.  Making the transition from high school to college can be challenging. 

As an athlete you might have wondered; what are the things I should do to prepare myself before going to college? 

This 4-step-guide will help you get ready for college so you make the transition go well 

 

1. Reduce your academic load in your first semester

If a typical student takes five courses, I recommend taking four classes. Why? Your first semester can set the tone for your success in college. I did not do this and regret it. 

I was the scholar-athlete of my high school. My major was Chemical Engineering with a biology minor. In addition, I played basketball and worked 8 hrs a week on campus. 

My first semester GPA was terrible, and my scholarship was in jeopardy. I struggled academically because I was underprepared....

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