Demands higher for high school athletes

Demands higher for high school athletes
Demands higher for high school athletes

Demands higher for high school athletes

To stand above their peers, student athletes display a dedication to their sport that requires long hours of practice, specialized training and many times, year-round schedules. Medical experts offer tips to ensure the physical health of these athletes, but what about maintaining a positive mental approach to your sport? Chicago Sun-Times prep sports editor Michael O’Brien details the life of a student athlete, and author and youth mentor Dwight Slaughter offers tips on how to ensure students stay happy while also winning on the field. Photo: Flickr/kaverkev