- wake up before the sun, strength and conditioning times for offseason sports are in the mornings before class.
- mornings and early afternoons are usually spent in class.
- after class, time is put in at the athletic study building, 8 hours a week is required.
- if you are injured, after study tables you will spend some quality time in the athletics training room doing rehab and therapy.
- then its time for practice.
- after practice, you head back to the training room to ice any part of your body that might be sore, this includes everyone on the team not just injured athletes.
- later at night is when you have a chance to do homework, and finish your hours at the athletic study center.
- along with all of this, there are days where you volunteer and do community service. A lot of universities like to be actively involved in their communities, and student athletes spend a lot of time interacting with their fans and supporters.
- AND, you have to find time in this busy schedule to fit in 3 meals!
When in-season, the schedule actually calms down a little. You have more days off to rest your body for competition, you spend less time in the weight room, and you spend a lot of time on a bus.
Student-athletes put in some long days, and most of the time this doesn't even include out of class activities, group meetings, meetings with teachers, and when in-season a lot of makeup work. A lot of people don't understand what all goes into being a Division I athlete, and there is a lot more to the sport than showing up on the field or court and competing.