I asked one team if they wanted to train through study week. “Absolutely,” they said.
I asked a second team the same question. “No, we need the time to study,” they said.
Year after year the first team earns one of the best GPA’s in the athletic department. The second team tends to earn one of the worst.
It could be that the second team is buckling down and prioritizing their time well by opting out of training, but I find that hard to believe.