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    Hi there,
    Just wondering with it is possible to play more than one sport at university? I have always played football but I would like to try american football aswell. Is it possible to do this or do they intervene with one another. Im not talking about a casual football kick around. Im talking about playing in both the football and american football leauges i.e the bucs.
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    Well it will depend to a large extent on what other interests you decide to pursue at university, the level you want to play the sports at, and the university itself.

    If you aim to play both to a BUCS standard, then probably not - you'll be meeting several times a week for training, and I dare say some of these training sessions will overlap (not to mention the matches). And at such a high level it won't really be permissible to miss many training sessions.

    However, it's perfectly possible to concentrate on one sport to a high level and then take up some others more casually (particularly so if you go to a collegiate university, because there will be a lot more teams for you to play for). For instance, I play football, squash and tennis, am thinking about starting rowing and am most likely going to be playing cricket in the summer. It's all a matter of compromise.
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    A bit different in my case - I played rugby which had all the matches on Wednesdays, like is normal for all universities, but I did archery as well, which had far fewer matches in total and were always at weekends. Rugby was the one I took the most seriously. I did badminton for a while in my second year but gave it up eventually. As well as that, I played squash casually with friends and occasionally went to the gym/ swimming pool. I'd say it would be pretty hard to do two teams sports which always have matches on the same day, at the same time, even if their training times are different, unless you took one less seriously than the other.
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    thankyou to both of you
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    yeah easy. I played two sports, and was head coach of another.

    You have absolutely loads of free time at university, anyone who says you don't is either lying or deluded.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    yeah easy. I played two sports, and was head coach of another.

    You have absolutely loads of free time at university, anyone who says you don't is either lying or deluded.
    Not if you're studying medicine.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Not if you're studying medicine.

    Bah. I did a PhD in physics, I bet that's more work than medicine.
    I know loads of medics and they spend their entire time drinking each others vomit and fighting with the rugby boys.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Bah. I did a PhD in physics, I bet that's more work than medicine.
    I know loads of medics and they spend their entire time drinking each others vomit and fighting with the rugby boys.
    It's a common trait of medics to pretend they do no work whatsoever, when in reality (here at least) you're either working, going out or sleeping.

    And I doubt there's any medic who is performing at a pass standard at the same time as playing two training-intensive sports to BUCS standard.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    It's a common trait of medics to pretend they do no work whatsoever, when in reality (here at least) you're either working, going out or sleeping.

    And I doubt there's any medic who is performing at a pass standard at the same time as playing two training-intensive sports to BUCS standard.
    Given that there are 168 hours in a week, and we spend 1/3 of them sleeping or waking up, that leaves 112 expendable hours... With a 40 hours a week course - which is more far work than any student in the country actually does - that leaves 72 hours free time. Maybe 2 hours a day are spent eating and relaxing, an hour a day travelling, and two hours socialising in the evenings, thats 37 hours left. Most BUCS sports require about 8-9 hours of training a week, so you probably have time to do 4 sports if you actually get yourself organised. 2 is easy. I did 3 sports while doing 40+ hour weeks, and several of my medic friends did 2 without a problem and got good degrees.

    I used to drive to Leicester at 8am on Sunday the mornings for one training session, drive back to Nottingham straight to another at noon, grab a sandwich and go to nets at 4pm, then practice my darts in the evening. Easy.

    Of course, most people don't actually do this, because for all their fine words, it turns out watching neighbours is more important to them than playing sport, so they make excuses, that they don't have enough time. The excuse is always the same: "too much work". What a load of ********.
 
 
 
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