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Time Management Tips for Student Athletes


It is so common for students to feel overwhelmed trying to manage their time between school, practice, homework, games, extracurriculars, and spending time with their family and friends. Watching your child struggle with this balance is hard, but guess what? You can help teach them how to manage their time better. Here are some tips to help you out. 

  1. Recognize the struggle. First, remember that it’s normal for your child to have difficulty managing school and sports. Let your student know you understand and that you’re here to help.
  2. Set clear goals together. Sit down with your child and discuss what they want to do in school, sports, and other activities. Making goals helps them know where they’re going and gives them something to work toward.
  3. Create a schedule. Make a schedule together that shows when school, sports, and free time happen. You can plan study times and breaks. This schedule helps keep your kids on track with what they should be doing.
  4. Break tasks into smaller steps. Big tasks can feel overwhelming. Help your child divide them into smaller, more manageable pieces. It’s like cutting a big pizza into small slices – easier to handle!
  5. Find an accountability buddy. Suggest your child study with a friend from school or a teammate. They can work together and support each other.
  6. Talk about their progress. Chat regularly about how things are going. Ask your student what’s working and what’s not. Together, you can make changes if needed.

In a nutshell, teaching your child to manage their time is a great way to support them. By understanding their challenges, setting goals, and helping them find strategies that support their progress, you can make balancing school and sports more manageable.

For More:

Helpful Time-Management Tips for Student Athletes

Smart Goals for Student Athletes

The Schedule of a Student Athlete

Benefits of accountability partners

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