How high school coaches help students achieve high grades

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3. Incentives

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When students do well in school, the obvious incentive involves scholarship money to colleges and more. However, it's always nice to include an incentive from the athletic department. The incentive might be a pizza party and go-kart riding for those who achieved the honor roll. Whatever it is, make sure it's something they'd look forward to experiencing.

4. Grade standards

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Most schools have this standard in place, but if a student's grades drop below a certain level, they're automatically cut from the team. Make sure you reinforce those standards. It doesn't matter if it's the star player of the basketball or football team. There are no exceptions. Once grades drop, it's time to turn in the jersey.

These four tips will definitely make a huge impact on the students on your sports team. In this context, school comes first and as their coach, you need to make sure they understand that. If the students understand that their coach has a no-tolerance zone for slacking off in school, they're less likely to let their grades plummet.

 

Special thanks to Hannah Whittenly for providing us with this article. Hannah is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. You can follow Hannah on Twitter.

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