By: Keshun Thach
September 25, 2016; 11:25 am
The off season is a very important time for the sport that you participate in. During it, you have to keep working and practice to get better. The off season doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work, or that you get to slack off in class and be reckless. I’m going to give you a couple of suggestions of what I think are some important things to do during your offseason here at North.
The first important thing is to keep your grades. If you have bad grades, you most likely will not be playing. Just because you aren’t in your sport at the time, does not mean that your coaches will not be aware of what you do in the classroom. Even if you have bad grades and make the team, you will still be ineligible and will have to sit for a certain amount of time. If you need help with school work, teachers are here before and after school to help you out with any problems that you have. We also have study tables on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Another reason it’s important for an athlete to keep their grades up is to be a good influence and be a role model for underclassmen. If they see you working hard, maybe it’ll help them work hard in class, too.
Another thing you need to focus on are your workouts. Workouts are important to do during your offseason. They’ll help you prepare for your in-season workouts and maybe they’ll just be easy for you since you’re in shape. To help you out here at school you can sign up for strength and conditioning. In that class, you work on your speed and agility, and you lift weights. It’s usually for athletes so that they have workouts and lifting for their sport, but even if you don’t play sports you are still able to sign up for it. If you can’t get the class, the weight room is open before and after school.
These little suggestions are what I think are pretty important to do during your offseason. If you do these, you should be good when the season comes.