With the start of classes a couple weeks ago, the schedules of football players have become busier than ever. Not only do we have to balance athletics and academics, but we need to have strict time management in order to do so. During the season, it’s not uncommon for us to be away from our dorms or apartments from early morning until late at night. Granted, some days are shorter than others but I wanted to give people a glimpse into a typical day that juggles practice, school, and study table. Tuesdays and Wednesday are the longest days and they go a little something like this:
5:30am Wake Up
6:00am Taping Starts
6:30- 7:30am Individual and Team Meetings
8:30- 10:30am Practice
12:00pm Lunch (This is on our own and players usually go to the likes of Subway or Chipotle)
12:30-5:30pm Class (Players can have class anywhere in this time range. Average class is 2 hours a day)
12:30- 5:30pm Treatment in Training Room (If you are hurt or injured, Training room is open these hours)
4:00pm Freshman Study- Table beings (Must log one and a half hours a day)
5:00pm Training Table for Dinner Opens
6:00- 7:30pm Tutoring sessions (These can sometimes be arranged earlier in the day depending on a student’s class schedule)
8:00pm Get back home
8:00-10:00pm Time to unwind and start homework
10:00pm Lights Out! (Get ready for the same thing tomorrow!)
As you can tell our days are completely filled and we have to be very efficient in how we manage our schedules and spend our energy. Not only is it our responsibility to be at these places, but we must be there on time and prepared for whatever is required of us. It takes 100% effort to be focused at the task at hand so we can maximize the time we do spend and none of it goes to waste.
Luckily for us, as Student- Athletes, we came to the University of Washington to earn a top degree and compete for championships. This is the investment that is necessary to do so and the rewards always outweigh the hard work we put in, because after all hard work always wins out.
See you all at the game in full force on Saturday!