The schedule implemented by Middlebrooks Academy is designed to teach the challenge of balancing the demands of a college athletics career. This is undoubtedly challenging for any student-athlete. In comparison to their peers who only attend classes, student-athletes face greater demands on their time and are given many additional responsibilities as a result of their commitment to intercollegiate athletics. Our goal at Middlebrooks Academy is to train our student-athletes to ensure they are ready for the collegiate experience beginning the first day they step on a college campus.
Sample Daily Schedule – Students That Live In Student Housing (*)
6:30am – 6:45am Rise And Shine!!!!!!
6:45am – 7:00am Light Snack
7:00am – 7:45am Individual Home Workout (Designed By Middlebrooks Academy)
7:45am – 8:15am Shower & Get Dressed
8:15am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am – 9:45am Online Classwork / Study
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 11:00am Online Classwork / Study / Tutoring
11:00am – 11:45am Individual Home Workout (Designed By Middlebrooks Academy)
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 1:45pm Shower / Pack Pre Practice & Post Practice Snacks / Relax / Personal Time
1:45 pm – 2:45pm Online Classwork / Study / Tutoring
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:30pm Travel to Practice
3:30pm – 4:00pm Prepare For Practice / Training Room / Treatment
Pre Practice Snack (Bring On Own)
4:00pm – 5:30pm Practice / Injured Player Rehab
5:30pm – 5:45pm Break
5:45pm – 6:45pm Strength & Conditioning / Monitored Individual Workouts
6:45pm – 7:45pm Training Room / Treatment / Post Practice Snack (Bring On Own) / Shower
7:45pm – 8:15pm Travel To Housing
8:15pm – 9:00pm Dinner
9:00pm – 10:30pm Prepare Morning Snack / Clean / Shower / Relax / Study / Prepare For Bed
10:30pm – 6:30am Lights Out (8 hours of sleep is part of our program formula for success)
(*) Student-athletes that live at home while attending Middlebrooks Academy are given an individualized schedule based on their travel time to and from our practice location(s) as well as hours of operation and travel time to and from a local gym near their home to do individual home workouts.
In addition to the above schedule, a student-athlete also has other responsibilities stemming from both athletics and academics. Academic success requires much more than simple class attendance. Students must read and study beyond doing the actual classwork and attend tutoring sessions as well as meet for group projects and class review sessions.
Even after fulfilling academic requirements, student-athletes are expected to participate in other athletically related activities. Additional athletics responsibilities may include: community service, promotional events, team meetings, video sessions, required tutor and study hall attendance, medical treatment, student-athlete development workshops, etc.
Once in college, the NCAA requires programs give student-athletes at least one day per week off and we therefore do the same.
A student-athlete’s daily academic and athletic commitment to represent a collegiate program is significant and time consuming. At Middlebrooks Academy, we are focused on simulating this experience, which prepares our student-athletes and eliminates the shock and transition time that other collegiate freshman often experience.