Studying is likely to boost your playing performance
There is academic evidence that studying-while-playing will pay off earlier than you ever expected.
Research by Professsor David Lavallee at Abertay University, Scotland shows that players involved in post-sports planning are more likely to be selected for matches and enjoy a longer career.
His report states: “Many athletes experience feelings of loss following retirement from sport. Athletes who are effectively supported in preparing for this loss can realize a potential competitive advantage in their sport.”
To put it simply, studying is likely to extend your playing career.