So, my wife is going to college. She's got the bright idea to join the volleyball team. She's 27 years old. She can't run more than a mile without feeling pain in one of her knees. The coach says it's possible they could give her a scholarship!? She hasn't played volleyball competitively since high school.
I'm not sure I understand what the deal is, and how the team/school would benefit from this.
Is this a recipe for injury or what!? Don't get me wrong, I'm excited and happy for her, but I'm not excited about how she's getting into something she doesn't know what she's getting into. With the additional time to practice with the team, her trying to find a job (will be part time), going to school full time, does suck that we won't be able to see eachother... I'm also concerned that she won't be able to focus on her studies.
Ugh... I just don't know what to think. Isn't college ball a bit more challenging/tougher than high school ball? Do volleyball players tend to get injuries easily? I really don't have the health insurance to support that.