College Athletes Summer Work
In the article“What They Did Over Summer Vacation: Dreamed of Having One” (Sports pages, Aug. 1) Marc Tracy argues that college athletes are demanded high expectations coming into the program on the first day that the athlete has no summer. As a student athlete at Rowan University playing college sports has always been the goal. Signing a professional contract is obviously the final step every athlete would love to reach however the goal growing up is to play at the collegiate level. While being recruited for athletics at the university they informed me that I needed to approach this opportunity by showing up fit and ready to play. Everything works better if you have time management so if you have a daily routine to follow you still have a whole summer to relax and hang with friends. Getting to the college level doesn’t just come naturally. Hard work and dedication are the ultimate key to prepare you to play in a college sport. many schools provide you with a fitness packet for you to follow and this will only help the athlete prepare what they have been working for their whole lives. The editor describes a scenario about how the coach demanded they report back for preseason in the best shape of your life and if you are looking to actually step on the field at the collegiate level you better be. College athletes will put in the off-season work to perform at the highest level they can possibly be and still have the a very enjoyable summer.