The day of a highschool student is loaded full. It’s hard, some would say impossible, to go to school for seven hours, go to practice for two to three hours, to do all of your homework, try to work a job, have a social life, spend time with family, and get eight hours of sleep a night.
Most high school students wake up around 7:00 and get to school around 8:00. Everyone stays till 3:15 or 3:20. That’s not bad. That still gives students about eight hours to themselves, except if you’re an athlete. If you’re an athlete you get to go to practice till 6:00 or 6:30, except if there is a game that night. For example, if a basketball player has a game, he or she most likely won’t be home until 9:00 or 9:30. Then you throw in about an hours worth of homework. If the athlete just got out of practice, that puts them at about 7:00 or 7:30. So far this hypothetical athlete has been working nonstop. The next thing on his or her agenda is to work a job. Most high schoolers want to drive a car. It’s hard to do that without money. So this athlete could either continue his or her day by going to work for a few hours or decide to hang out with some friends. Assuming that he or she is not too tired from their previous twelve hours of their day. Then you throw in chores at home and spending time with family.Then it’s off to bed and onto the same thing the next day. If it’s midseason and games are happening every week, athletes have to choose between these things because there is not enough time to keep straight A’s, have good friends, be the star athlete, work a job and get enough sleep every night. Some decide to not do their homework or study for their tests and their GPA suffers for it. Some decide to keep their GPA up and also try to become the best athlete. These people have to decide if they want to keep their job or if they want to keep a social life. Some people make the decision to drop sports all together. There is just too much to do and not enough time to do it.