In high school, sleep is a necessity. Morning practices do take away an hour or two of sleep in the mornings, but they also help wake students up and get them ready for the day.
At the end of the day, kids can just go home and do their homework and get to bed early, without having to spend time at a practice after a long school day.
Early practice scheduling gives student-athletes more free time to finish homework, relax, and catch up on any sleep missed.
Overall, the occasional morning practice can actually help kids get more sleep and more time to relax, because they can start their homework right after school instead of after school and a long practice. The quicker they finish their homework, the earlier they can get to bed.
Students are often tired after a long school day and would rather simply go home and rest.
After a practice and a shower, kids can go to school feeling exercised and refreshed instead of still being tired and groggy.
Morning practices are also often shorter than the normal practice time to make sure there is still time to shower and get ready for school. When athletes finish their practice, they can go to school knowing they’ll have extra time afterwards to complete their work and get to bed on time.
While having morning practice every day could be too much, having it every so often is a refreshing change from the more common schedule with practices after school.