My daughter has two figure skating tests today. Through sheer luck, one was scheduled before school and the other one after, so she won't have to miss any class time. So far, we've been able to juggle skating commitments and school with very little conflict. But that certainly will change if she continues skating. Competitions are often scheduled for Fridays through Sundays, and then of course there can be travel time too. Plus there's the risk of missing school due to a sports injury.
It can happen with any sport as kids progress; some may even turn to specialized sports academies or homeschooling if they are very serious about their sport. What's your experience? Is it hard for your child to balance sports and academics? Take the poll, and share your story in the comments.