Famous football coach, Tony Dungy, is consistently a man of honor and strength throughout his book “Quiet Strength”. His book is a memoir of his life which captures his discovery of what it means to be a Godly leader and how to live it out both on and off the field. With his son 's tragic suicide, and media fiascos with players, Tony discovers that listening to God and who he has put in our lives will give him peace and wisdom. Tonys upbringing set him up for a lifetime of possibilities which allowed him to go farther than most. I connected most with how Tony handled his son’s suicide, he handled it in a manner I wish i could and would have.
A new coach to Chaska is a familiar face for girls basketball, former Chaska Athena triathlete Ellen Degler is this year’s JV girls basketball coach.
In the book Of Beetles and Angels, by Mawi Asgedom, a sudanese refugee family immigrates to America, seeking new life. The value of reading Of Beetles and Angels is that it shows that you can become something from nothing in the hardest situations. It shows the value of setting goals, working hard, and being kind to others.
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”.
Using evidence from the story I can clearly state that Chris McCandless from “Into the Wild” was full of braveness and courage, as well as arrogance and stubbornness. The last time his parent saw him alive he was muscular, clean shaven, and fresh off a college diploma. When he died he was skin and bone and had a very shaggy beard. He had so much to live for and threw it all away to follow his dreams.
Mr.Reed states “ I have been coaching baseball here for four years now and I have had maybe two boys go on and play college ball, where on the 1996 team, we had seven or eight guys that continued to play ball in college. The group of guys that got pulled together there was impressive.”
It’s been said that effort, determination and attitude are key to success. Since my 7th grade year, I have been in cheerleading. Beginning my freshman year, cheerleading tryouts were something I would have to endure throughout all of high school.
In the novel, Unbroken, author Laura Hillenbrand did an excellent job displaying main character, Louie Zamperini 's’ resilience throughout the story as he was a prisoner of war. In short, Louie had an amazing trait of being able to take a unfortunate situation and turn it around to success. Whether it was his troublemaking school years, stressful running career, or trauma from the war he always came out on top.
What Chris McCandless was a great guy I wish I could meet but he died in Alaskan backcountry on August 18, 1992. I question why he did what he did; I question myself why am I doing what I doing? Why? I still admiring what Chris did and a lot of people do. It amazing he excelled academically although a number of teachers and fellow students observed that he ¨marched to the beat of a different drummer.¨ He was also a captain in cross-country he would urge teammates to treat running as a spiritual exercise in which they were ¨running against the force of darkness … all the evil in the world, all the hatred.
Track and Field looks like a very simple, easy, boring sport to most people but it’s really not. Some people
But to them all of it didn’t matter to them as long as the starting player’s won the game that week things wouldn’t be that bad. But when we would lose all hell would break lose. Hitting drills all practice whistle after whistle, being blown right in your ear. I felt like quitting and just sticking to my school studies. But quitting wasn’t an option. At such a small school and such a high prestige’s football program, if you were to quit, they would make it seem like you committed treason to not only the team, but to the whole school for not doing your part to help the team
Finally, Skylar went to her first Jr High Rodeo and she won the barrel racing the first day. Unfortunately, she did not well in any other of her events, but she was still overjoyed considering she annotate
I magically picked up my sports shoes again, finally decided to continue my run. And when I finally went back to my team with Coach Chavez, I 'm even more determined that it 's indeed an unexpected luck for me to meet such an inspiring coach who led me to the eventual realization about myself, how I was encircled and almost suffocated by my narrow ego which I looked upon as wisdom. With her, I recognized that in the running towards one 's pursuit, only with the commitment and efforts to one 's utmost, victory could be achieved. And now, as I look up to those athletes, not only that I no longer detest their opinions, I too, join their camps, looking forward to run once again to my heart 's content, with the beginning
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I am a highly motivated and competitive individual. In all areas of my life, I strive to be the best that I can be. I 've been running competitively since I was in 6th grade. Over that time, I 've ran almost 10,000 miles and have now become a 4x All American in college track and field. Though these accomplishments may not mean anything in the long run, I believe they are a good indication of my work ethic in everything I do. Being a college athlete and balancing the daily commitment of practice along with school work, is not something that everyone can do. I 've been able to balance all this while excelling on the track, and more importantly, in the classroom. In July of 2015, I was honored for my excellence as a student-athlete, by being