Get acquainted with your professors. The more they know about you as a person and student will help you in the long run. They might be a little more understanding about missed classes due to athletics and the fact that you might be slammed with work and practice, and they might give you extensions or try help you out a little bit. Also, you want to make a good impression for your program in your school, so getting on your professor’s good side will also make your team or program look better in the eyes of the teaching community on campus. Don’t be scared to approach your instructors, they often appreciate kids getting more involved. Click here to see more on the benefits of getting acquainted with your professors.