Competitive gymnastics has always been a driving force in my life. In Grade 10, I set a goal of becoming Provincial champion as I was consistently ranking high in competitions. At Provincials, my first event was beam; evidently my strongest event yet underneath my confidence was a rush of anxiety before performing my routine. Despite my strong warm-up, I stumbled through the routine, falling three times and my aspirations of becoming Provincial Champion shattered. It seemed that my strength had been drained from my muscles and I could not physically or emotionally complete my remaining events. As tears filled my eyes, I reflected on my goals as a gymnast. Had I trained 12 hours a week for a title, or had gymnastics taught me to find courage
Gymnastics is a sport where you have to stay focused a hundred percent of the time. There have been so many times where I have fell because I wasn’t focused. I would be on the balance beam and look over at a friend or something and completely fall. No matter how many times I fell, I still didn’t learn my lesson, until I got seriously injured. My team was doing a practice competition at my gym.
15 years of experience as an aesthetic group gymnast has taught me self-discipline and teamwork skills because a successful group has to demonstrate a sense of cohesion. Furthermore, this has prepared me for managing my time efficiently - to balance the time between studies and other pursuits. Three years ago I had the chance to start working as a rhythmic gymnastics trainer at the gymnastics club Janika. Such an incredible working experience with young children has developed my organisational skills (e.g. arranging meetings with parents and dressmakers) and taught me to take the responsibility for others. What is more, rhythmic gymnastics and dancing in theatre plays have taught me to analyse myself as one has to be fully aware of their body and mind while performing.
GO TEAM GO Were you able to play the sport you trained during school? If not, you are like me, I do gymnastics as my weekly sport and there are many reasons why schools should have a gymnastics team. Some reasons include gymnasts want to be able to join a team,itś fantastic for anybody´s future, and the sport is good for more than just gymnasts. My first reason is that gymnasts want to be able to join a team.
There was one girl who for some unknown reason didn’t it like and always talked about me. Instead of standing up for myself I would just pretend I didn’t hear her and talk about her to my friends that wasn’t on the team. I realized I should have done something about it but once I talked to my friends I didn’t care anymore. Being on the team gave me the confidence to be myself and step out of my comfort zone so that I would be able to achieve
Admissions Essay 2 Figure skating plays an important role in shaping my character and building skills for the future. Being able to perform gravity-defying jumps and spins on a thin blade requires more than just talent—it involves dedication and perseverance when in the face of adversity. As an athlete, I interpreted the saying “practice makes perfect” as pushing past my limits and training for several hours. Unfortunately, I ended up injured because I was pushing myself too hard and not resting. Two summers ago, I had suffered a back and knee injury that were major setbacks to my progress.
So I tried tennis because a couple of my friends encouraged me to join since they tried out. I eventually got my physical for tennis and went for it. It obviously felt different on the court compared to visualizing it on TV. I kept going on going to the practices after thinking I had already got a spot for the team. So I was not worried and enjoying my time with my friends who played as well.
One little thing can set you back a long ways. As for me I broke my hand doing what I love. The time I had to sit out and watch my teammates was way too long and to watch made me upset and down to not be able to do what I love. As time went on things slowly became stronger and better, and before long it was time to get back onto the mat. Conditioning was a plus to me
Try new things, but when is comes to handstands, practice with someone with experience. When I was three I signed up for gymnastics, I never listened to the teacher and ran off to the bars. I ended up getting kicked out and gave up on gymnastics because it was “to hard” to listen to the teacher. When i was nine i signed up for the second time and when i walked through those big glass doors, it smelled like all the kids in the building had the stomach flu.
My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to
By: Bailey L. I am going to start my essay off by telling you about my first time doing cheer and what I am doing now. I started off tumbling in Augusta, Ga at A.C.A (Augusta Cheer Academy). About 2 years later, my mother found out that A.C.A did a cheer camp in the summer for a week for all ages and she signed me up for it. I loved it, it was very fun because the coaches were nice we learned new cheers, they taught us how to do flips, and I met new people. After the week was over I knew that I wanted to do more cheer.
I felt confident in my tumbling, however I had never stunted before and I couldn’t seem to get the hang of it. I am very short, so the only position available for me on the team was to be a flyer. This terrified me and as the summer went on, the majority of the upperclassmen whom I had become friends with ended up quitting. It eventually got to the point where I dreaded going to practice and didn’t want cheer to distract me from my school work. I ended up resigning from cheer right before school started and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Athletic Trainer From a sprained ankle on the soccer field to a stoved finger in a basketball game all injuries are important, no matter how big or small. There has to be someone to take care of the injured athletes. These people are known as athletic trainers. With only being one year away, it is important that I begin to make choices on what I want to do after I graduate high school. I have been organizing a serious amount of information on the certain career fields that I’m interested in.