It's difficult keeping up with conditioning in all sports. Helix High School Students tend to go about their sports in different ways, keeping themselves ready to play.
Helix Freshman Liam McDaniel, who attends jiu jitsu classes, explains the difficulty of competing in such a complex sport. Jiu jitsu is is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Some students will particularly pick this as a main sport for the fun and “easiness” of the sport. McDaniel has other reasons.”It helps me fight bullies, like in the past,” said Liam.
While some enjoy doing multiple sports at once, others do not think the same thing. “I only enjoy jiu jitsu, everything else is inferior,” said McDaniel.
Most sports require quite the amount of conditioning. Research tell us that conditioning is the process of training to become physically fit by a regimen of exercise, diet, physical conditioning that usually has multiple components, including power, strength, speed, balance, agility, coordination, and endurance.
Some students actually enjoy the challenge of conditioning. Another Helix Freshman, Ashton Miller who plays on the Helix basketball squad, likes the idea of staying in shape. “Conditioning is very fun, yet very challenging,” said Miller.
An article at www.encyclopedia.com says, “Focus On Strength First. Training to get strong should be the meat and potatoes of any basketball training template.” This basically “mean and potatoes” means that this is the main part of the conditioning.
Students who push themselves typically have a better attitude, Miller says, “I am very glad I play (basketball), it gets me out of the house, and it’s exciting to go places for games, I really enjoy what I do”
Being able to keep up with practice and conditioning can be pretty tough. There are certain schedules students have to keep if they want to continue what they are doing. This requires a tight sleeping schedule, and making sure they are eating right.
“I go to sleep around 8 and wake up at about 5:45,” said McDaniel.
When it comes to motivation, most athletes enjoy the support from family and friends who commit to coming to watch games. When it comes to training and competition, having the support of family, friends and teammates may just be an athlete's secret weapon to improving sports success on game days.
Researcher Tim Rees, who is a former English cricketer, reported that “Ongoing support of friends and family may be one of the most important factors influencing sports performance.” Other studies also show that high levels of confidence can improve sports success.
With the support, comes a full measure of conditioning. Some student athletes will even join other conditioning groups for extra work.
Every student athlete struggles at times in keeping everything together, but getting through the initial struggle is well worth the outcome. Every athlete will openly admit that conditioning and keeping a tight schedule is rough, but after being on a tight schedule for so long, players really adapt to it.
It's hard being a student in high school...and outside of high school. Students handle the stress of life at home plus school in different ways.
Helix Freshman Sean Phillips is motivated to go to school for many reasons. While some students have positive reasons to attend class, such as they want to get good grades, graduate, and be successful, Phillips has another motivator. “My uncle motivates me, so I don't end up like him,” Phillips said.
Though the school year has just begun, students have been having to put up with a lot of stress with school and work and sports all competing for their time. With all of these events taking place in student’s lives, the stress can be affecting them in the long term. What research tells us is that parents should keep up on their children's mental health. The amount of stress students often have to deal with is not healthy.
Freshman Jacob Gribling looks forward to when he graduates from high school. Students have many different plans after school., ”It’s off to work after school,”said Gribling. Some students have their schedules and plans all mapped out for them. Gribling is only sure of one thing. “Once I’m done with school, I’m outta here,” he said.
Most students at Helix High School have a lot going on in their lives, and consider themselves happy, hard working kids. In order for students to go about their school year, they find that they have to take it one day at a time. “I go to my classes, get my work done, and go home,” said Phillips. In order to handle stress from school, Phillips pays attention to his own business.“I just don't pay attention to the people that annoy me and get my work done,” said Phillips.
Most Helix students are successful and talented people that really work hard at doing what they do. Most believe that if they want something, they could easily obtain it if they put their mind to it. Most of these students will continue to play sports and participate in other school activities, while still keeping up on their grades. Gribling says, “Most of the time I enjoy school, just as long as things don't get too crazy.”
Students handle life at home and school, It just goes to show that If someone puts their mind to something, they can achieve it. Following a schedule everyday really seems to help students with their everyday life. It helps with school, work, or just getting through a normal day.
When it comes down to the actual question on how students handle life at home + school, never will anyone get the same answer more than twice. Every student has different schedules and different ways of coping with everything that is going on around them. A lot of kids like to participate in activities such as youth group, or track. That can take a large chunk of time out of the day that they could be using to do homework. Despite the fact that students are busy most of the day, most still find a way to do all of their daily activities and finish up their homework for the day. About 40% of a student’s grade is revolved around homework, it is very crucial that they do everything they have to do as soon as they are able to do so.
Students are motivated to go to school for many reasons. Some have positive reasons to attend class, such as they want to get good grades, graduate, and be successful. Most of the time success is a very important task to people. The majority of Helix students will one day be successful.