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What are some ways I can balance football and my school work at the same time?

I am a sophomore attending Rock Hill High and I play football for my school, I got covid my 2nd week into school and got behind in a lot of work. I've been trying to catch up on my work and ask questions on my work and everything but it just seems to get harder and harder.

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Ka’s Answer

This is a classic time management situation. You will have to prioritize football and schoolwork over other activities, maybe even giving them up. You should catalog timeboxes for each activity, for example, football practice 3-6, schoolwork 6-8, etc. Be generous with your schedule by adding buffer time between them and a timebox for "self-care".

Work with your coach, teachers and counselors at your school. They are there to help you.
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Tracie’s Answer

I have boys who play football and deal with managing school and sports- I know it's hard! The best advice I can give is to get into a routine. My boys would come home after practice and jump right into their schoolwork. It's so hard after a game or practice as I know they would want to go chill, take a shower, play games, etc but they knew that getting homework done and out of the way was their priority. It made the other stuff more relaxing once they got the work done.

In addition to the other advice given I would connect with your teachers and communicate with them. They are there to see you succeed and would want to help you if you are struggling to catch up. They may help you prioritize or meet you before/after school for extra help. Don't be afraid to talk to them, they are on your side.
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Sarah’s Answer

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The first piece of advice we would give is:
- BREATHE - YOU CAN DO THIS! WE BELIEVE IN YOU! We have all been there and can relate
- Prioritize what you need to do, think about timing, team aspect vs. individual priorities
- There maybe also some things that need to be cut out, you have to figure out what you value and what are your goals for your future
- Getting an agenda or calendar to write everything down can help plan out your priorities
- This is a life skill, and we encourage you to experiment with different tools and resources that work best for you
- We encourage using and making a 'To-Do List', add those deadlines and dates of when things need to be completed by
- Try to do both, don't quit one just yet, be diligent with HOW you use your time
- Also leverage your resources - reach out to people, and don't be afraid to ask for help or extensions
- Kindly reach out to your teachers and your coach, because if you don't ask, they won't know what is going on
- Time blocking is another suggestion - that time is dedicated for certain projects so that you aren't leaving things to the last minute
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Pamela’s Answer

I had COVID and was EXHAUSTED to say the least. I cannot imagine being in school and playing sports while healing. Your schoolwork is a priority for sure and most teachers are going to want you to do all the work. Football is most likely your passion. It is a priority as well. SO how can you do both?

I would see if any of your lessons that you must read are recorded. Some are. Even books you may have to read for English class may be online or a sound bite you could relax and listen to. This will allow your body to relax as you listen to the reading and simply process it with your mind. Lessons online may have a read aloud option. If need be, ask your special education teacher at the school for help with this. They know how to adapt lessons to help those in need.

Another option would be for someone else to take notes for you in class and then you photocopy them. This would be short term while you heal. Your body will be doing less, thus reserving energy.

Get into a study group during study hall and work with a friend. Have them guide you, not do the work for you. When you are not at football or doing schoolwork try to relax and rest. Eat healthy. Your body needs to heal.

Hope this helps.
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