We’ve all heard the stories of the college freshman away from home for the first time, no longer under the roof of Mom or Dad, and immediately going from 0 to 60 in no time!
After four high school years of a regimented schedule, where you could pinpoint when and where you always had to be, college offers a freedom to do what you want and when you want to. For some students, that frankly leads to failure. The allure of not going to class, eating pizza all day and night, playing video games at will and the chance to socialize non-stop can be dangerous for those students.
Having the opportunity to keep playing the sport, which required so much dedication and commitment in high school, can help create a healthy balance in a college athlete’s life. Their responsibility to the team AND the demand to remain in good academic standing can create positive structure for young adults challenged with being on their own for the first time.