There is a defining silence as I hold my breath in anticipation, the buzzer sounds, breaking the silence as the crowd erupts. Sticks, helmets, and gloves scatter the ice as jump on the glass to celebrate with their teammates. They have done it, the Little Falls Flyers are going to the state tournament. This is the scene I witnessed during my brothers junior year of high school; his hockey team won the section and had advanced to the state hockey tournament. Because it is every hockey players dream to make it to the state tournament, I committed this triumph to memory. I watched the team as they celebrated their victory with the fans. I watched the players hug each other and cry with tears of joy. "So that 's what it would feel like to go to the state tournament," I heard myself say. As they continued to celebrate, I sat there wondering about the team and what kind of players contributed to their success. A section roster has eighteen skaters and …show more content…
This type of skater is the hardworking teammate willing to go out on the ice every shift and give the team their best. These types of players tend to play mean and physical in order to get the puck. They lead by example and are often captains of the team because they always put the team before themselves. Generally their skill and hard work are what makes these players successful. These are the kids that truly make a team better, they are unselfish and, like to share the puck. Weightlifting, practice, and shooting pucks are just another part of an ordinary day for them. College hockey is a attainable goal for these feisty, hard working athletes. On our hockey team, we have multiple people I would consider feisty hockey players. Occasionally we play teams like St. Cloud Apollo, who have a majority of extremely feisty players. Those are the types of players on their team were influential to their in making it to the state tournament last
Seven years this group of boys had played together and not once had they won the state championship, however this year this team had swore that it would be different. The next day,Saturday June twenty sixth, this team would face off against the seven time champions,
I read the book's Outlier, it is really interesting because there had a lot of numbers as the table format. The psychologist from Canadian was Roger Barnsley made relative age, he was looking at birth and height. For example, hockey team had relative age like date of their birth. I seem there had a lot of common like how the player had good strength and all players are taller about 5’8 to 6’5 height. And also, Roger Barnsley believe players who boring on January and March are best players.
The day did improve, somewhat, as it went on and everyone was quickly enjoying themselves again as we attended the women’s Gopher game to watch my older cousin, Taylor, play. Throughout the game, I could still sense the agitation between Alex, my dad, I, as we covered up the awkward silences by burying our noses in our phones in between the periods. To end the afternoon on a high note, the Gophers played an outstanding game and beat Wisconsin in overtime. We all left the stadium in high spirits, reminiscing over the great plays and unforgettable overtime goal. At the same time, we were exhausted from a long day and ready to head home and watch the girl’s State Tournament championship game.
“The two opportunities I was able to go to the State Tournament were definitely my highlight moments.” Degler said. “It’s an experience you don’t always get to have, and we had a good group of girls who played hard and it all came together for us, we didn’t know it at the time but it’s something you look back on and remember.”
Eric Walters’ novel, Power Play, illustrates hockey culture in an evolving fashion. Power Play tells the climactic story of Cody, a bold and determined boy struggling with the downfalls that come with advancing in his hockey career. Cody’s prosperity in being drafted to a Junior A team seems to be an incredible blessing for him; He would be in another city, away from his drunk of a father, he would be taking the next step towards his dream, playing in the NHL, the Show, and he would be doing it all with his new Coach that discovered and mentored him and offered to bring him to success, Coach Connors. However, Coach Connors begins to manipulate, repeatedly sexually abuse and threaten Cody, which forces Cody to spiral downwards into deep depression
and I was so excited for what my future holds in lacrosse. I loved that I could share my accomplishments with my family and friends. The season had finally come to an end, and I was really delighted to of won the All-Region Women 's Lacrosse award. I also won MVP my freshman year.
Lacrosse Lacrosse is one of many Stickball games are played by the United States. This sport is actually a male dominated sport exceptions to some women, it is very different from other sports, like field hockey or ice hockey, because the sport unlike other used netted racket, to throw, or simply pick up the ball, and then the player receiving the ball must either pass the ball to another player or throw the ball into the goal results in a point. The golden rule in lacrosse is that the ball should never be handled, touched, or hold their hands, there are very few or no moments where the ball should be handled with hands. The first rules for Lacrosse crazy (played by French missionaries), first to inform us about the size of the team to play the field length and the duration of the game, but they tell us little or nothing about how you stick to maintain strategy, or more about what we can and can not do during the game.
And of course there is that one jokester in the team that makes everyone laugh which made our team better and more special and unusual. But, before the game starts, one of our players couldn't play ,and had to watch the game on stands because he was younger than most of us and can go to tournament next year too. He was half-crying and if I was him, I would probably cry too. So, my teammates and coaches made him feel better. After watching a video to get ourselves ready for the game, we headed down the hall to the arena, to play the first very important game.
(when in the huddle before each game, listening to coach Vandermulen and our two captains fire us up, I am more than eager to start the game, to run long way down the court along side our fans, to make unbelievable passes without looking or behind my back, to be ready to catch and shoot, to score, or even to miss, but most of all, to play the game I love. I’m ready to do what I’ve loved since I picked up that basketball for the first time in third grade. I’m ready to be one with the team, to be a Roman. The intensity and emotions that come along with each game make me apart of that game. As a player, I live for the rivalries, the scrappy games that go down to the wire, the sweat.
Being on a team is a special thing. It’s just like being a part of a family. I have been a member of the girl's varsity lacrosse team for four years. Many lessons have been learned from the wins, the loses, and the successes that our team has had in the past years.
At points I would put what I needed to do in order to succeed in hockey ahead of school because until I was a sophomore in high school I was foolish enough to believe I had a shot of going big in hockey. All of this leads to my main point that I wasn’t born with an athlete identity however, I created one by pursuing a sport I am passionate about and would do anything I can to help myself succeed in it. A scholarly journal essay written by Shaun Boren called The Recreational Sports Journal talks about different athletes and how they had dreams of going big and the youth life certain athletes lived from 6am practices to missing school due to travel for a sport. While reading this journal I couldn’t help but think of myself as I lived a very similar lifestyle.
Sports players inure themselves to sometimes unpleasing diets and intense workouts to advance in the sport. Hockey has a decent amount of training time. Usually the hockey player will warm up for a hour to prevent injury. Next he or she skate for two hours, working on drills; this is for developing on ice skills. Then he or she will do strength and cardio conditioning for two hours.
As there were ten minutes before the game we kept on doing the drills until I heard my coach announcing the starting lineup. I heard my name being announced so I prepared myself to go to the field. I could already see the trophy as it was in a table. As I walked in the field I could smell the trimmed grass and could hear my teammates say “we got this.”
Dedication is the secret to success for many athletes. I started playing mini-mite travel hockey when I was five years old. At that level they focused on teaching us basics of skating and hockey skills. After playing travel hockey for a couple years, I quit hockey all together for coaching difficulties.
We won some games, and we lost games, but we did it together. In the beginning of the season, rumors of doubt spread about our team being too short, or not good enough. A Lewistown High School team had not won a Regional Championship since the year 2002, but against all doubts, I knew my team could win. Not only had I seen their mistakes, along with my own, throughout this season, but I also watched them grow as athletes and individuals.