According to Madisen Martinez “Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournaments require an extended period in which the student-athletes must miss school.” They skip class for the game to win tournament that they work so hard to get to. College Students Athletes is a full time job, they go to weight training to classes and then to the film room to the practice and finally to the game. (Martinez) The whole time they are getting ready for basketball and not much of school work.
A quantity of high school athletes have succeeded and a majority of them have not. The issue concerning the NCAA athletes is that they are not being paid to play in these tournaments and games. They are not being paid to win, and to move on to play numerous other teams. With countless new players, the NCAA would have to pay the athletes different amounts of money depending on how long the athletes were on the teams.
In this chapter, the author claims that everyone should discover what weaknesses they possess as well as strengths. The author Gladwell first uses Vivek Randivé and his daughter’s middle school basketball team to exemplify his claim. Randivé realizes that the teams’ greatest weakness was that they had no experience. When this was realized, Randivé decided to introduce a full court press during all their games because they do not need to be as good as all the other teams in order to play hard defense during a full court press. Usually teams only full court press if they are down in the last couple minutes in the last quarter of a game.
Tuesday and wednesday went by and thursday and friday were just scrimmage days. After school thursday we stretched and got warmed up then got straight to business we picked teams and started playing I didn 't think the teams were that fair but I didn 't really care I just had to play my game I started down with the freshman and sophomore like every other freshman but i wasn 't regular like them after a few games past the coaches seen that a had some talent and that I should be moved up with the jv and the varsity players so the coach plaste me in the other gym with the more advanced players and put me on a team as soon as i started playing with the older guys I noticed an immediate change in paste I started breathing harder my heart rate shot up and they were just way bigger than me but I had to make it work somehow I knew I wasn 't the best one out there but I hustled a lot and gave it my all and hoped that 's what coach was looking for.
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.
I must admit that I was extremely frustrated when my doctor told me the conditions of my back. But after years of self-evaluation and reconsideration, I started to realize that the undesirable result does not necessarily make my commitments worthless or futile. Even though I lost a couple of opportunities to show how hard I had been working, playing basketball did change my life enormously. Basketball served as a driving force and motivation throughout my adolescence. I worked hard in basketball in order to persevere, especially after I started practicing with the district basketball team.
In middle school when I played basketball I had to practice with all of my effort in order to become a better player for my team. Because I was able to get through the hard part of learning how to play and what techniques to use, I was able to get to the point where playing came to me naturally. While Thomas is thinking over his current situation, he recognizes that his life is not offering many things to be blissful about.
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
Later in the day I had finished my homework and started to get ready for practice. Once I got to basketball practice we did the same thing we do every day during our preseason. Our coaches always told us to push our limits to get better so I went hard in every drill we did. One of the drills, I went up for a rebound and when I came down, someone had swung their elbow very hard into my head. I felt dizzy for a bit but continued with my practice.
From a freshman to a senior I grew a lot because in freshman and sophomore years I had always touched that I had to more years then I could catch up all of my credit so I could be able to graduate. But that did happen because in freshman I was a really social person and my grades were really bad I was not doing my homework I would rarely go to class than I had to get into a contracted. Even writing essay it always been hard for me because I would not practice now through junior and senior years I have been during I really improve a lot because now I go to my classes every day do all of my homework I practice all of my essays. And even sometimes I try to get involved with school like going a sport and it allows me always having a good Gpa so I could be able to play the sport.
Captain Beatty thinks that it is more important to know how to do stuff than be intellectual. He says that intellectual is the swear word it deserves to be. I think that Captain Beatty is wrong. His world is kind of the opposite of ours, but it still means something to be intellectual, because someone had to think a way of how their community should live. He can't really just know how to do it.
My Mother once told me, " Never just do something and be done even if you mastered it. " Some people believe that if you mastered something you can not grow farther than what you mastered, but I strongly believe that you can because if Michael Jordan would of never mastered basketball nobody would know what basketball is today or he would of never grown up to be the person he is now. First and foremost, trying can make anything possible. For example , my friend Walter tried out for the junior varsity basketball team he didn't qualify for the team, but that still didn't stop him from trying out for the summer ledge team during the summer he practiced with one of the coaches because he knew he was going to master his lay up's,
Throughout my years of participating in high school basketball, I have overcome many challenges. My freshmen year, basketball started in a way I never expected. Continuing on, I understood the real meaning of hard work, and what it takes. Lessons I learned in basketball will carry on throughout my life, helping me to become a successful adult.
The debate on whether or not high school sports are worth the money has been looming over the heads of many for quite some time. Some believe it takes away from a student's education and can hurt their character rather than better it. However, others enjoy the glorification and lifelong benefits of high school sports. High School sports provide numerous benefits to students, they practice elements that are crucial to character development and employment, and help to lower crime within teens. First, high school sports provide an environment that helps with character development which can help better them as a student and ameliorate their self-esteem.