Striking the perfect balance between sports and academics can be a challenge, especially when you want to excel in both. On one hand, it’s the school bell which reminds us of the new academic year; and on the other hand it’s the whistle which motivates us to get back into the field where your coaches are waiting for you eagerly. It’s a daunting task. Isn’t it? As a participant of NTSN 2016-17, you must be thinking how to achieve great grades and perform exceptionally well on the playing field.
If you are one a student who is doing well in academics and equally passionate about sports, you must be wondering how can I balance both in the right way? As NTSN 2016-17 has already begun, this is the question in your mind all the time. How much is too much? How much time should I devote to sports? When should I go for practice? What should I choose? Which is more important?
Studies have shown that students who play sports have better grades and a more positive attitude towards life when compared with children who don’t. By keeping the time-saving tips in mind and implementing the right strategies, NTSN athletes can become successful both academically and athletically. Here’s how you can strike the right balance:-
Maintain a calendar for both studies and sports. Write the deadline for school work, assignments and any other task which you have to complete. Keep track of all the sports practices and games. Go through the calendar every week and make all the essential corrections.
With so many tasks to be done at the same time, you should plan your schedule. Make a list of your school time, game time, leisure time and exact time to reach your school/sports club. When you have blocked a particular time in the calendar, you can easily get the time slot for your study and homework.
Weekdays & Weekends Are Equally Important
Check out your calendar and note down all the projects which are yet to be completed and schedule the practice games accordingly. Plan how you will study and practice for the games at the same time.
Take some time in your weekend to plan ahead.Do your homework for the coming week.Go through the important chapters and prepare questions in advance. Use weekends to complete your projects.
Never Ever Wait For Last Minute Task
Complete the assignments as soon as you get them, and never ever wait for last minute tasks. Poor planning can result into disastrous results. You will either miss the games or get scolded by your teacher for not completing the assignment.
Make The Most Of Free Periods
Do your homework, look for help if required, study and plan in advance during the weekends. This is what you should do during free periods. The good news is that you can develop different skills and gain a valuable experience by participating in sports- and it’s never too late to start.
All the best!!