Memorial H.S. tennis team gets ready for the season and talks about how they balance activities and schoolwork.
(WEAU) - It's almost back to school time for kids across the nation. But with school comes juggling homework, tests and after school activities.
"My athletics and academics are very important to me,” said Lauren Delmastro, Senior at Memorial H.S.
For senior Lauren Delmastro her schedule is always busy.
"I do have some difficulty if practices run long, especially games, if they’re during the week you get home pretty late,” said Delmastro.
But playing tennis, serving now as President of the National Honor Society, and playing soccer in the spring, helped her figure out how to manage her time.
"Now I'm able to manage my time and study early and get things done before their supposed to be due,” said Delmastro.
The first rule of thumb is to not procrastinate with homework or studying.
“I'll ask my teacher to give me study stuff early,” said Delmastro.
The Women's Tennis coach says, make school priority number one.
"A lot of our parents are supportive of the kid’s tennis. I've got a funny feeling that they all pretty much know that the grades are the first,” said Jim Litscher, Women’s Tennis coach.
Next rule is to find a good circle of friends that understands your priorities. Another idea is to use your teammates to help you with schoolwork.
"My teammates and I on the sidelines while we're cheering we'll test each other,” said Delmastro.
The last rule of thumb is to get help from teachers before it's too late.
"They'll typically let us know right away if someone is not doing what they need to do. Especially because once school starts we miss school for matches and stuff,” said Litscher.
"I feel like it definitely prepared me for the time management because in college I'll be doing a bunch of stuff too,” said Delmastro.