Now that school is coming to a close, I just had to let u know it aint (I’m sorry it’s not – my wife-n-daughter will kill me if I don’t say it right) easy when u r the dumbest in the house. Proud to say my daughter just walked in and told me she just got her report card in one of toughest privates where I live…she pulled off a 4.4 I think? Yea, I said a 4.4 and I’m not talkin about her 40 time. Having a kid sittin with a 3.5 @ Cornell playin ball & daughter with 4.4 runnin track, & a wife who was a valedictorian. I think I spelled it right? I proud to say I offer the balance to keep them a lil stupid so they have uncommon sense and street smarts! Just like my wife’s genes slow them down when performing (she couldn’t run or jump). She rode horses growin up, so the horses were the athletes, since they did all of the work;I keep’em thinkin b4 they speak. Ok that’s a lie LOL.
Seriously, we have to remind my daughter to focus on enjoying learning. Sometimes her friends or teachers think my wife & I are driving for perfection with our daughter. Honestly, I did well in school but I had no problem staying home when I needed a break from studying or long nights writing. My wife had the perfect attendance, not me . She’ll kill me 4 tellin u guys that. LOL That’s why we blog! SHHHH our secret.
Let’s talk shop! I have aspiring student-athletes kids that I train that go to 6:30 weights with the fall sport group, have 4 AP classes, play a spring sport, take ACT/SAT prep, try to work a little and get commuity service credits in the spare time! What spare time? What do I do in those cases…I typically tell them they can’t work it with my groups and tell them to keep their $$$. Why? Because it’s not about the $$$. I can’t get results and most importantly it’s breaking the kid down (fatigue & obsession) . On the other extreme we’ve had kids that really aren’t into working out that take music lessons, leadership classes, 4 APs, martial arts, gymnastics and are training to make the HS team to round out their resume for colleges in the future. They may not event like sports. We give them their $$ money there as well! Why? The kids either breaking down because they aren’t used to training and fitness or the family is apathetic to workouts so the kid misses workouts often cancelling for sniffles, a family dinner with Uncle Bob, or recital practice.
At the higher levels (college/pro) , that’s another story we’ll talk about that another time!
The bottom line, in our house & in the business, a student-athlete can’t get sleep or performance starts to suffer everywhere. Something has got to go!
I’d love to hear your stories about students or student-athletes on the edge!
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