We have a 12 year old son in 7th grade. He plays football and does it very well. School is his very last priority, he doesn't think he needs it even though he dreams of playing college ball. If his grades fall below 70% he can not practice or play. This is causing a reverse effect. He wants to give up everything. Other kids overheard his coach telling him that because he wasn't playing they list the game. He is on meds and we do have an appointment with a child psychiatrist, but I feel the school hates him and gives him no encouragement.