Parents: Unfortunately, there are College Sports Programs that are not healthy environments for Athlete Participation, where some of the Athletes are consuming large volumes of alcohol, frequently doing illegal and prescription drugs obtained illegally and joining in loose, promiscuous sex. These Athletes are anything but Student Athletes. Disgracefully, immorality is the order of their day.
There are many layers that positively and negatively affect College Athletes. On the Court and Off the Court, The College Athlete:
• should have some Coach in his or her corner
• should have been recruited by a Coach on that team
• have played the position they are intended to play
• size and ability should match their position
• discrimination obstructions- race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation
• petty jealousies
(to be continued)
Parents should question as many people as they can question, in detail, concerning the behaviors of the Athletes who attend those kinds of College Athletic Programs and question the behaviors of the Coaches of those Athletic Programs. Parents should make sure to question Athletes, who transfer to another school after 1 year, and their Parents.
While College Athletes are usually “Legal Adults” and parents are excluded from their confidential information and parental control, if an Athlete gets into trouble or is severely injured from Coaching negligence, guess what? They will return home to their Parents for physical and financial support and care like minor children.
Athletes: Stop Partying and Be Disciplined if you want to win! Many college football and basketball athletes appear to be “partying-it-up” during the season.
Many NCAA College Football programs are plagued with Marijuana and Alcohol use.
Teams with enormous depth charts can substitute another great athlete for the one “out-of-gas” in the 4th quarter or 2nd half of the game.
“Partying football and basketball athletes” on teams with little depth will be
• “sucking wind” in the 4th quarter
• sustain many injuries, some chronic, during the season
• injury complications from overuse exercise and conditioning and overtraining will worsen
• teams will have meager seasons
• new coaching staffs will not succeed, if the partying attitudes continues into the new coaching era
[ Ref for Some of above: “A cloud of pot busts lingers over college football, Mark Schlabach ESPN April 19, 2012]