Pros And Cons Of Being A Student Athlete Essay

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It is many athletes dream to play at the college level or beyond. College is a mile stone in any individual’s life, let alone an athletes. There becomes a struggle between student athletes having life “made” and a normal student. Student athletes face missing class due to sporting events, juggling homework and practice and dealing with the fatigue that comes with practicing often. A normal student is faced with the stress of being away from home for an extended amount of time, challenges brought on by classes, and balancing new social roles that emerge. A student athlete has to deal with the issues that the normal student is faced with on top of the issues that are created by participating in sports. Student athletes struggling with getting enough sleep, spending the recommended amount of time outside of class in their course work, and dealing with the emotional roller coaster that comes with competition.
It is normal in college for students to be staying up late resulting long nights with
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Student athletes are faced with balancing sleep with school just like any other student but with other factors that can cause more troubles. They are also faced with dealing with playing a college sport and the strain it places on your body. The aches and pain that comes from practicing every day for months straight. The emotional roller coaster that results have can have lasting effects. Say the individual loses a big game and the next day they have an exam they are not going to be doing as well on the exam since they lost and are concerned about last night’s performance not the exam in front of them. Regular students are faced with distractions and stress as well but they are self-inflicted. The student may be worried about some party that they went to that weekend and what they did and who they talked to. The student could not have not attended the party and they would be focused for the exam until the student athlete who be riding the emotional roller coaster

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