How To Help Your Students During The Athletic Season
Whether you are managing a high school team or a college team, your students are putting in a lot of effort to improve their individual skills and win games. Sports can be a huge part of a teenager or young adults’ life and it is important that they get the support they need. Both on the field and off the field helping encourage students to live healthy lifestyles, find a balance between training and classwork and learn more about nutrition all go a long way into not only how they perform during the season but how they grow throughout their adolescence. Here are a few ways that coaches and parents can help student-athletes achieve on and off the field.
Strike Balances Between Schoolwork & Training
It is vital that athletic training does not supplant the importance of education in the classroom. One common issue student athletes have is putting so much time into training, practice, and games, that they fall behind in their classes. Of course many universities and colleges have grade requirements that each athlete needs to hit, but, that acts more as a form of negative reinforcement. Before we ever have to have that conversation, coaches and parents can work with students to make sure they are staying organized and making time to better themselves not just physically but academically as well. One benefit for many athletes is that they have a strong sense of discipline, work ethic, and routine. Helping build education into that routine can keep them from slipping behind their peers.
Providing Healthy Food & Nutrition Advice
Exercise is only part of the equation when it comes to our physical health. While student athletes are probably burning more calories than their peers every single day at practice, it is important that they are also eating right. By providing healthy meals at practices and game days, you can encourage students to seek healthy and balanced meals between games. These are habits that they can bring into college and beyond. Here at SportsGrub we provide healthy meals during home and away games that students not only enjoy but that are also designed around nutrition and portions.
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