Q: How can I keep up with everything and improve: classes, practice, working a job?

Q: How can I keep up with everything and improve: classes, practice, working a job?

Improving time management will be one of the best ways you can improve as a player.

The first step is eliminating stuff from your day, week or month that is not productive– too much time on social media, too many hours playing video games, etc. You don’t need to entirely cut these things from your week, but learn to make better use of your time than being on Instagram all day! Instagram won’t get you a scholarship! Ask yourself: “Will this help me get closer to my dream of playing college sports?” Deactivate your social media accounts or limit yourself to one day a week for video games if necessary.

LINK: 14 Ways to Improve Time Management

View these “sacrifices” as investments. Understand that you will be gaining from making these sacrifices, by improving as a player or gaining more interest from college coaches. Sacrifices = INVESTMENTS!

Secondly, evaluate all your activities and decide if you are doing too much. Are you spreading yourself too thin, especially in the areas that are most important and enjoyable to you?

Finally, are you getting enough sleep? Running around tired all day will not help you be productive! Going to bed early each night will make your tomorrow’s more efficient!

LINK: 50 Ways to Help Your Team Without the Ball

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A.P. Bah Bioh brings over 16 seasons of experience to 1,001 Recruit Tips, having worked for some of the best recruiters in sports, including three "National Coach of the Year" winners -- Urban Meyer, Frank Haith and Jim Larranaga -- along with 70+ NCAA coaches while at Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Miami. Working primarily with football and men's basketball, Bah Bioh also spent time working with Olympic Sport coaching staffs including softball, women's lacrosse, fencing, golf, tennis and rowing. Bah Bioh has been part of numerous championships including the 2007 Florida Gator BCS National Championship; 2006 Florida Gator SEC Football Championship; the 2013 ACC Men's Basketball Championship and Sweet 16 NCAA Tourney run with the Miami Hurricanes that included both tournament and regular-season ACC titles; a 2002 UNC ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship and Final Four finish; a 2001 UNC ACC Softball championship and as a senior, was part of the 1999 Elon Football team that finished with a 9-2 record, one of the best seasons in program history. Over the years, Bah Bioh has worked with over 30 first-round draft selections (NFL, NBA, MLB) and numerous players who went on to sign professional contracts including Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Rex Grossman, Percy Harvin, Mike and Markuice Pouncey, Shane Larkin, Joe Haden and many more!