From pre-kindergarten to senior year, most students spend a majority of their developmental years in school. From elementary, to middle, to high school, expectations and opportunities grow and change …
From pre-kindergarten to senior year, most students spend a majority of their developmental years in school. From elementary, to middle, to high school, expectations and opportunities grow and change as the children do.
Typically, starting in 7th grade, students have the opportunity to start extracurricular activities like modified sports and various clubs. Student athletes have a responsibility to themselves and their teams to stay disciplined, more so than an average student might.
Sitting down with Tri-Valley’s Athletic Director Jason Closs, he explained just how much some of the student athletes do on a daily basis.
“Student athletes do a lot of different things, and having adults involved in these various programs helps the students develop a strong support system and accountability.”
Closs explained some of the qualities that student athletes possess while trying to earn high grades while simultaneously performing at a high level in practice and games.
“Time-management, goal-setting, establishing priorities and sacrifice are all things that athletes have to learn.”
One of the goals that the Tri-Valley athletics team sets is getting 100% of their teams on the Scholar Athlete Team list each season.
“At Tri-Valley, our athletes do so much more than sports. Clubs, Student Government and Honor Society are just a few of the many responsibilities that our athletes participate in. They’re driven, they set goals and get after it.”
Students display these qualities whether or not they participate in athletics, but these extracurricular activities across the board have the potential to help students get the most out of their school years.
“The more a student feels attached, the more vested they become in the school,” Closs added.
With the 2022-23 school year radpidly approaching, make sure to get involved however you can, and get the most out of this year. For family, friends and the community, get out and enjoy some of the games and productions that the students work hard on each day. Students, make sure to get out there and be the best you can each day, whether that means trying something new or just getting out of your comfort zone.
When the school year kicks off, be sure to check out the Fall Sports Guide special section to see all your favorite student athletes and teams as they vie for success in the new school year.
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