Managing the Sports/Class Time Crunch


S. Geist

Harrison Beck and Andrew Kelso try to cope with the time crunch.

S. Geist, Sports Section Editor, Staff Writer

You have to work very hard to be on a school sports team but you also have to work hard in school. Sports games and practices go on for a while–some sports till 8:00 or 9:00 pm–leaving athletes with little time for homework. Incomplete homework can be a drag on grades, which might affect you in the long run. We caught up with some student athletes to ask what they think and how they handle the stress. 

Harrison Beck on the JV soccer team claims, “It’s very difficult for us to finish their homework because of how late we get home.” Andrew Kelso, also on the JV soccer team, claims, “The challenge of the homework is not as challenging as finding the time for homework.” 

Gator student athletes, what are your thoughts? How do you manage your time, and do you think that playing sports is worth the time it takes from academics? Non-student athletes, we’d love to hear your perspective as well. Use the “Contact” link at the bottom of this (and every) page to get in touch with us.