I dragged myself out of bed every morning at five thirty and worked out hard for two hours before going straight into mental focus at class. I spent what little free time I had learning and refining my soldier skills for Ranger Challenge. As the amount of light in the mornings dwindled, so did the number people vying for a spot on the team. Some quit and others got cut. However, I stuck with it.
When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves. I never had a lot of experience playing on varsity and especially not the libero, because on B-squad I was the setter, which is two way different positions. I had two practices before it was game time, in both those practices I was shaking with fear that I would mess up and lose this opportunity. All the upperclassmen counted on me to do a good job, I was weighed down by all the pressure of everyone. I was expected to do just as good as the senior libero did in the past, I
Shoot! It was a total blowout in our last game of the season. My team and I walked into the locker with disappointed looks on our faces. The yells and screams of the opposing team’s fans didn’t help with our morale. We didn’t have the season that we thought we were going to have.
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
On the next game, my coach put his trust in me one more time by starting me in the line up. I gave my all and tried my hardest on the field. I ran everywhere like a gazelle, put in so much effort, and tried to help my teammates as much as I could. Even though i still made some mistakes on the game, my coach yelled at me, not because he hates me but he just wanted to motivated me to do better. I did great on that game, sadly I couldn’t get a goal for myself, but my teammates and coach kind words made me happy.
My entire life I have known that I have an undeniable love for animals. It wasn’t until this moment that I truly realized the opportunities awaiting me. I was struck with the realization that if people are able to experience wildlife up close as I was able to, they will truly be inspired by their beauty and want to protect the beautiful creatures that call our planet home. I know this to be true, for I have experienced this myself. This connection with the lemurs made them all that more important to me.
“Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France. The relationship between animal and human is important because, service animals need that relationship to know how to communicate with their owner. By that relationship they can keep us alive in the strangest ways, they teach us new lessons, and they awaken a part of your soul. Those things would never happen, if it wasn't for pets and service animals. Service animals play a great role in keeping people alive and well, here are two examples of this.
That was unimaginable, as I had loved playing basketball since kindergarten. The one thing I knew for sure was that I was a basketball player. Over the next couple of weeks, however, my attempts to gain ground in practice ended in failure. As I slumped toward the locker room after a grueling pre-season practice, Coach Perez requested I come to his office. Much to my surprise, he did not focus on my shortcomings but talked about the player he thought I
I am excited about the opportunity to work in the cutting-edge environment that CSU has created for its students and feel lucky to have been accepted to CSU. I was born and raised in Colorado and love the outdoors. Attending CSU will enable me to receive a top-notch education in my own backyard and hopefully provide me gainful employment in the state once I graduate. The Zoology field can open many areas of interest for me and will give me the ability to pursue different career paths upon graduation. One of my main interests is Conservation.
I couldn 't endure those athletes with slogans of "challenge oneself, surpass oneself " before; considering them as insatiable rebels with over-competitiveness who create barriers for the world to achieve social tranquility. As for me myself, I thought I was a person with great wisdom and foresight back then; for I only put in the precise force that are barely enough to rub through situations without bothering too much. After all, with the strategies of leaving myself some leeway, life wouldn 't get too tiring. And this conserving life philosophy has seemingly benefited me all along, until the appearance of Coach Chavez, a rather talkative Track coach who has just recently graduated from college. With a different impression compares to the rigid ness and strictness from other coaches, I was even more certain that it 's an unexpected luck for me to join track after the first conditioning: not only because my coach 's easygoingness, but also for
What do you think was your biggest contribution as a team member while you played at Batavia High School? While participating in athletics at Batavia I believe my greatest contributions to the team were my work ethic and positivity. I may not have always been been the best athlete, but my teammates could always count on me to work as hard as I possibly could. No matter how hard a practice or game was, I always tried to inspire and motivate my teammates by working hard myself and encouraging them to keep pushing themselves. In what way do you think participation in sports at BHS has benefitted you?
It was my turn to take charge as a leader for this team, but I letting everything just go bye. What is a leader, a leader is someone who has a vission and passion and should not be afraid of any problems, insted, he should know how to defeat it. I didnt know how to defeat it, no one did. We got lost, caught up in the hype, glory, and the relentless pressure to stay on top, insted of working for that championship ring, we were just waiting for someone to put on for us. The Trinity basketball program was founded on certain ideals, but those ideals were drounded.
After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office. None of us were happy; we knew we were too good to not still be practicing. We could all see the seriousness on our coach’s face. We had no clue what we were about to be told. Inside we were all hoping he was about to tell us a team cheated and we were going to make the playoffs in their spot like seen in many movies.
Introduction Introducing a boxer puppy to your home and making them an important part of your loving family is one of the most rewarding experiences for dog owners. Boxers are regal creatures, loyal dogs who are very sociable once they get to know you. These qualities mesh well with the lively energy exhibited by playful children that add extra spunk to family outings. One of the best ways to ensure that everyone have positive experiences with a boxer pup is to make sure your dog is properly trained on the leash inside and outside the home. Conducting training exercises in both environments are essential to molding the pup 's mind so they can associate each place with calm submission and cooperation.