The survey shows, there are times that the varsity volleyball players are not attending class because of tiredness and laziness but not all players are irresponsible in terms of the absences. Others are able to give importance the class attendance because if they got low grades, it can affect to their participation in the training because of the stress given by these. By having low grades can affect to their athlete scholarship. Athlete scholarships are giving for those students who do not have a capability to pay tuitions. One of the player said that he consumed the allowable absences when it is needed and also for rest. Three player said that yes, it affects their attendance in class because of the laziness, tired of training, absent and lateness. Also the reasons behind is when they changed clothes and take a shower before the class. It consumed lots of minutes that is 18
why, they come late in class and sometimes they will not be able to attend class because of the 15 minutes policy. One player said that sometimes it can affect his attendance in terms of the number of hours in training. Like Karlis, (2013) said that volleyball varsity players have to meet the required attendance of the training. Most of the players said that it cannot affect to their attendance. They need to be responsible and have discipline between training and class attendance. Ateneo varsity volleyball players prioritized more on the academics that is why they attended classes and give the so much effort to pass all the requirements needed and ask by the professors. Varsity volleyball training is not hinders to attend class regularly, but because of the laziness and irresponsible of an athlete or student. Laziness and tiredness are the major aspect of problem that the varsity volleyball players face. Like Karlis (2013) said, despite of the difficulty of being a player of volleyball and at the same time you are student. Volleyball varsity players need more patient and responsible in every responsibility. In addition, they need to be discipline at all times because being an athlete is like a super hero, they have a list of responsibilities to done. Table no. 3. Class Participation Class Participation Frequency Percentage Always 13 68.4 Sometimes 6 31.6 19
Never 0 0 According to Egget (2010), the athletes get lower grades because of the number of hours that the players spent in their volleyball training. Sometimes they come late for their classes and they are not going to attend classes because of lack of sleep and rest due to the hardest part of training. The hardest part of training is when they have competitions outside the school and they have to prepare it to be able to win. This table shows that the class participation, 13 out of 19 is always participated in class discussion and to the different class activities. They are active in reciting for the class discussion and pass all the requirements needed and asking by the professors. Six out nineteen say that sometimes affects their class participation because of the tiredness but sometimes they participated in class. It is common for them to be tired because they
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