Academic journal article College Student Journal

The Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes

Academic journal article College Student Journal

The Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes

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College student-athletes are often placed in the position of having to be successful on-and-off the playing field. To facilitate their various efforts the following "Ten Commandments for College Student-Athletes" are offered. These "Ten Commandments" should not only indicate to the student-athletes in question what they might be doing wrong, but should also provide them with information regarding how they might improve themselves. Hence, it should also serve much like an "individualized educational program" for each student-athlete that uses it!

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Student-athletes are truly torn between successes on the playing field vs. success in the classroom. Notably, though, if these student-athletes are to succeed in life it is imperative that they learn how to succeed in both, i.e., on the playing field and in the classroom. To facilitate this process, the following "Ten Commandments" for student-athletes are offered, which should provide student-athletes with needed information regarding what they need to do to succeed on/off the playing field, and/or in/out of the classroom. Furthermore, each student-athlete can check to see how s/he is doing by placing an "X" next to each commandment that they are following, or an "O" next to each commandment that they are failing to follow. Then, each student-athlete should develop goals and plans to help him/her to gain greater compliance with the failed commandment(s). …

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