Athletes require more self-discipline because athletes generally get started on their homework later and have to miss classes for races/games (both of which require communication and time management). Getting started on their homework later in turn means that they are more diligent in completing their work on time. Having less time to do homework also trains active students to get later assignments in class done early. This is underscored by the fact that student-athletes generally perform 2 percent higher than normal students on math and science subject tests. Student-athletes are also better prepared for college because they have developed good time management skills in high school.