Welcome back readers! This semester I will focus on useful tips for an in-season athlete, as the lacrosse season is underway! The Lacrosse season started on the twentieth of January and I’m just settling in to my busy schedule. This could be a lot for anyone to take on but after a couple years of it you learn the tricks of the trade.
The first key point you want to do is look at your practice schedule and your game schedule. Bring a copy with you to your advisor’s office when you sit down with them to pick classes. Find classes that work best with your practice schedule and try to avoid conflict with as many games as you can. The athletic department will give you excused absents for up to three classes in each class, but trust me you don’t want to use them cause once you miss a class you do fall behind. Also, in the off season of your sport try to challenge yourself academically because this is the time to get your grades up and knock some of those difficult classes on your course requirement list. The main point of picking your classes when you’re in season is never to forget you’re here to get an education. Your coaches know that, your team knows that, and the athletic department knows that; so if you have to miss some practice or game, remember that you’re a student first. They don’t call us student athletes for no reason.
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