You do your school work the sports is the reward, but my coach said you cant go to practoce if homework isnt finished and if we have below a C we miss a tournament. School is more important than sports and coaches should recognize and achnoledge that
if ur son really loves sports he will find a way to dedicate him self to school....im a stright A student and Avg 600 in baseball...my Dad and Mom dont even ask me if my homework is done cause ( i) make sure it done before i go to play... im on a travil team and the town team...its not up to the parents to worry about it.. its the kid who has to know that school comes first... My parents Job is just to drive me to school and the games
Dirk, I really like your answer. It seems you are a very hard worker, but your parents inspired that drive and dedication you have. They just don't drive you where ever you need to go they put the drive in you. Sounds like you have great parents also. You keep on drivin' dude and you will go far....
Sport should be a reward for doing good at school or at least trying your best. Do a week and a month plan in advance so that you know where you stand and learn how to say no. Dito Diogenes , that is what I normally do using GMAIL Calendar.
I agree that school is the priority, but since they've made a commitment to a team that's important as well. I have 4 kids involved with sports. We typically take the one night that we don't have anything going on and dedicate it to getting most homework done. Also, because we're on the go so much, I tell my kids to keep whatever reading material they have, in the car. That way they're getting work done on the run.
Number 1: Never spend too much time in sports. Many athletes practice all afternoon after school, every day, cutting into homework and study time. Instead of using all your time practicing, finish your homework, review the day's lessons, and take another look at tomorrow's assignments to make sure you've got everything covered. Many athletes put off homework until the last minute, when they arrive home, tired and hungry after hours of football or basketball practice. Postponing homework is the foundation for falling behind. Finish homework first thing before or after practice.
Number 2: Always pay attention in class. Students who are involved in extra curricular activities often daydream about games or doze from being tired. There is a time for everything, so during school hours, remember to focus completely on schoolwork. This will help because when doing your homework later, you'll understand it better than if you weren't paying attention in class. When at study hall, skim a lesson. When you have free time, take a few notes. You don't have to study all the time, but the more you do, the better off you'll be. You will play better knowing that your grades are going well, and your coach may be able to help get a tutor or suggest a mentor. Coaches love it when players are good students.
Number 3: Know when to quit. This may seem harsh, but if you simply can't keep up in both sports and school, stick with school. Sports can come later. School is long term. Sports aren't. It is well known that good-paying jobs are becoming harder to find. You need an education at just about everywhere you apply. Take advantage of your free public education. If you do drop your sport, spend the former practice time catching up in your grades, then you can join the team next year, or play for a community league later. You have the rest of your life to play a sport. Pursuing a high school diploma gets harder as you get older. Get it while you can.
If you follow these steps and apply them when necessary, your grades should go up and you'll be happier. It is always better to have a good future then a great past. Your education should always go first no matter what the circumstances. I would also recommend talking to a teacher to discuss how to balance the two. School is cool! That is why you should choose to learn first.
My brother plays soccer (I didn't sign up for softball this year) and he has trouble with school work, so my mom makes it a little game. My brother is the ONLY person I know who loves school. Well, my mom found this out very early and decided that I should play "school" with him before games and practices. We sneak the homework in with the game so it gets done before we leave. If your kids don't want to play school, start a little earlier than you usually would and let them take little breaks. Sorry, Nathan, but I don't agree with the whole do it in the car thing because they are going to be rushing, so do it before practices and games. Hope this helps!
That is always a tough thing to do. In my opinion school has to come first. Sports are great for the kids and teaches them alot, but when everything is said and done, education is the most important thing
All of your answers were great! Thanks Sara for posing the question.
VelliMan was 6, and in the 1st grade when he started youth football.
As a toddler we noticed that he is amazingly strong, fast, and energetic.
I wanted him to learn of the break the spirit of 'giving back'. So I turned to AMERCIAN YOUTH FOOTBALL, Vellifriend replyed back to us. Explaining why
and how to excel in life. Wait! I asked about how to execute in the classroom as well as on the field? The great game of football has all sort of life lessons imbedded deep with in. Okay, you must be a champion in school first and then a pro on the field said Vellifriend. The lesson is to execute (including homework) each lesson, one assignment at a time. With perseverence; the same on the field, on the ball, one play at a time. Parents, teach your kids especially your sons too stand up for something, so they won't fall for anything. Thanks Vellifriend! I surport Field Turf!!
We (mom and dad) always make sure that school is #1. when I pick my 7yo son up for football practice, we do homework in the car in the parking lot of the practice field. If we drive straight to the practice after i pick him up from after school care, we have about a hour for homework. If we go home to do it, he has about 20 minutes. I sit in the back seat with him and give him guidance as needed. I tell him practice is after homework, he asked me one time, what if practice starts before I am finished, I replied once again...... Practice starts after homework. I don't allow him to hurry through and i make him check it as well. We use one of those portable desks that you can put in your lap while sitting in a chair, this works great for writing and homework.
well im a kid and to keep myself doing good in school i have homework done before i do anything else. Before i go to practice i have to have it done or else i cant go. pretty much the rules are unfun things before fun.
in my family it wasnt the homework that was the issue, it was the studying and not getting as good grades as expected during practicing long hours at night. we shuffled through it and on the one or two days we didn't have practice we studied harder and harder to succeed...
School work has always been the priority. We didn't care when it was done (before or after practices) as long as it was done. Now with the demanding schedule of St Anthony basketball open gym year round during the off season twice a week, weight lifting and conditioning there is very little free time for much else. It's a sacrifice that is made by the child if he/she seriously wants to pursue sports. Only day off in season is Christmas. When the season ends AAU starts and school is reduced to practically 4 days a week due to the extensive travel. Take your school books with you and study during trips. We've found that when time is limited - the focus increased and grades improved.
i go home do homework then sports then whatever else i can do and my parents think with my little sister we have to give her treats for everything she gets right. we listen to are parents and they undersatnd if we dont get it done....... :)
and homework is not an problemo in our family because we,whell........ i dotn realy know my broder dosnt want to do homework so we jast leave it like that and the teachers deal with that and i do my homework by my salf!!!
Come up with a schedule your child can agree on. What I do is doing half my homework or classwork as soon as I get home, play outside for an hour or two, then come back home and I do the rest of my homework. But, if your child has difficulties in school, limit their time outside so they could study more. And this is from a kid