He made me realise the true significance of resilience. He told me that if I easily gave up on something that I was so passionate about, I would never succeed in any endeavour I would undertake in the future. After that, I took it as a challenge to prove it to my father, my teammates and myself that I was stronger than that. For the next 6 months, I worked very hard to make an impact on the court with my basketball skills. Soon enough, I was one of the main players in the school basketball team.
“It is only a game” is a common saying I have heard several times in my life. However, it does not explain the crazy actions and immense passion I experience on the PIT floor for basketball games. These feelings reached a pinnacle point during my freshman year basketball game against our arch-rivals, the Bettendorf Bulldogs. “If we can keep Bear from posting up and scoring, we should be win the game,” my friend Bryce analyzed. I responded, “We will need to shoot the three ball to have a chance, Bettendorf is a really good team”.
I started to practice at my house—it was the only hoop available for me at the time. Everyday, I would go outside and just shoot as many shots as I can so, I could make my form better. A few weeks of practicing, I started to see progress in my form—I made more shots than usual. Since I thought I was getting better, I decided to ask my parents if they could put me in a basketball team. My parents agreed without any hesitation.
Next, I went to almost all the JV cheer games and tried help out as much as I could. Lastly, I have also been a captain and called cheers last year during basketball season. What is your understanding of what makes a captain successful? If you are selected, how are you going to achieve that this season? I think what makes a captain successful is them realizing that they won’t always be the favorite person because they
A leader is someone who takes charge when it matters the most. Even when the odds are completely against them they push on to reach their goal. The person I believe is a great leader is Wardell Stephen Curry II. Stephen Curry dreamed of going to the NBA and be just like his dad Dell Curry. Steph Curry was doubted all his life due to his size though.
I love basketball, so working for the basketball team will be a great fit for me and a life time goal. Overall school comes first than basketball, I want to be a well-rounded Physical Therapist Assistant, focus other things than physical therapist. I talked to other physical therapists and they told me I should expand my knowledge
In society, it’s common to hear that not being successful could be helpful, favorable even. An example on how this statement is true would be Michael Jordan’s career. As a child, he fell in love with basketball enough to try out for the school team. Jordan strived to be the best, but after a couple of months he was cut for his height. Did this stop him?
With ups and downs I made the basketball team and achieved my goal. This moment in my life, like many other moments in competing in sports, gave my life meaning because I tried something which was challenging for me and competed to the best of my ability. My life means something when I challenge myself because it allows me to pursue and obtain my goals, even if when I die, it might not mean anything at all to others. The last statement about challenging myself is in the article, “You’ve got to find what you love’, by Steve Jobs. He states, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
When eighth grade began, my decision became clear that I could tryout for the school team or play another year of recreational basketball. Although the idea of trying out for the school team sounded great, I felt that I did not have enough
It was a big change if scenery and the people around me treated me as a lesser being. I was the only freshman that qualified for the varsity basketball team and the upperclassman treated me as such. Every day I had to prove myself to my older teammates that I deserved a spot on the team, but it was extremely difficult.
This first really hit me hard during my 8th grade year. Our class was assigned to complete a job shadow to help figure out what we wanted to become in the future. When thinking to myself about this I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a living. The teacher for this class, Mr. Doug Sickles, asked each student to say what they wanted to be to him and the class. As it was my turn to speak, I said the only thing I wanted to do was play professional basketball.
He overcame many obstacles and early life conflicts. Iverson’s style of play permanently changed the game of basketball. He proved that it does not matter what the chances are, with lots of hard work and determination anything can happen. “The Answer” will always be a huge part of the game of basketball because of all of the odds that he
One thing I am thankful for had to be my concussion, sounds strange right? Well we all have our stories but mine started during my freshman year basketball game. Going into the game, I thought we were walking out with an easy win because we played this team before and won. First lesson, don’t ever be cocky in a sport because it will bite you back. Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast.