Giving Back to Hawaii Growing up in a small town called Honoka’a on the island of Hawaii has taught me a lot. Hawaii emphasizes on always giving back to our community. I plan on doing that by helping kids develop skills, and fundamentals for the game of basketball. Basketball has been a part of my life since I was six years old and now I 'm going to be 18 years old, graduating high school and moving onto college. Basketball has always been a big part of Honokaa town because of players such as Kami Shigematsu , Keisha Kanekoa , Erica Tadio and many more.
I have been playing basketball since I was in 5th grade. When I went to middle school, I was selected by the district basketball team. I intended to attend every practice because I really did enjoy playing basketball. When I entered 8th grade, there was a tournament amongst all the 8 districts in ShenZhen, the city in which I lived. I considered the tournament as a precious opportunity for me to prove my efforts.
During the summer of eighth grade I went to a basketball camp at Wartburg College, Snow Valley. It was considered to be the most intense camp in the United States. I doubted myself, because I did not know if I could handle it. It turned out to be a great experience, and I really enhanced as a
The season started out like any other, one week of pain staking agony and push-ups. The constant workouts, sweat, and two hour practices were completely worth the outcome of my last volleyball season. The past four years of my high school career I spent being a member of the volleyball team. But to me, this is not just a team, this is my family. I knew I would become close with my team since I spent so much time with them, but then I realized even once volleyball was over, they would still be my family.
Jackie started really excelling at sports in high school, where he lettered in football, basketball, track, and baseball. While playing sports at John Muir High School most of Jackie 's teammates were white, this helped inspire Jackie to pursue a career in professional sports, wanting to show the world African Americans could play sports too. Robinson also played tennis. In 1936 Jackie won the junior boys singles championship in the annual Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament. After high school Jackie attended Pasadena Junior college, where he played basketball,
Volleyball has been my passion since the sixth grade, I love it with all my heart, and could not imagine my life without it. This past summer I had the opportunity to attend the Concordia College volleyball camp in St. Paul with a few friends from Sartell. It has been sometime since I’ve participated in one of these camps, and I was a bit hesitant about going because I did not know what was expected of me. My mother had signed me up, as she believed that the skills I would learn would make me a better player, truth was, I was not so sure. I told my mom, “I won’t know anybody, and the girls there will be more experienced than me.” I thought to myself “this is an elite camp what am I going to be doing there interacting with girls from the metro and surrounding areas, who indeed had to be better than I was.” On the trip down I slept most of the way, but the butterflies in my stomach were running into each other.
We play at the beach, on the court, in the backyard, anywhere really. As long as you have a volleyball and a net you can play wherever you please. Unlike volleyball, basketball involves two hoops and that’s much harder to take around with you. Therefore, volleyball has become a popular sport since it can be all around you. Volleyball covered the social part of the Industrial Revolution through the togetherness of everyone, the system of YMCA, and having a game to play.
However, I realized my love and desire for the sport, which aided me to overcome this emotional scar by avowing to focus on becoming an even better player. The summer following my sophomore year I had a running routine, eating regimen, and training that I followed to make myself stronger. During that season my teammates, coaches, and fans took notice of my new motivation, I was always sent out to cover the best players on the other team. I was so focused that I emulated defensive plays of the US Women’s soccer team and played every game like it was the championship game of the season; because of my determination that season I receive the MVP award. Later, after winning the award I recognized that I did not only train harder for the award, but I worked harder because I had matured in my love for soccer and in my personal life to prove to myself that nothing is impossible.
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.
Marquita Adley, nicknamed Coach Q, has been my basketball coach since 6th grade. She 's from Homestead, Florida and played college basketball for FIU. She had a phenomenal collegiate career averaging a double double every game. After college she
Something that I take much pride in is playing basketball. I personally think that I play at a high level and that I can compete very well against many people my age or a little older than me. Basketball has been my favorite hobby since I was in preschool. In the future, I will to work hard in school and go to a good college. After college I would like to have a job that includes sports.
Cowley has six boys’ sports teams and seven girls’ sports teams. Cowley boy’s baseball team just had a great season with a 54-5 record and have always been a power house and a top contender in the nation. The girls’ basketball and the girls volleyball team has always been good and always exciting to see both teams play. The experience of going to any Cowley sporting event is second to none because of how much passion that the students, teachers, and the community has put into the school and just a really great thing to see. Being a student athlete is just as good because you get your name in the paper and the students, teachers, and community is always talks to you about how well you
Karch Kiraly is an American volleyball player. He attended UCLA(University of California Los Angeles). His coach was Al Scates. He played both indoor and outdoor volleyball, and was successful in both. He began playing for the indoor National Team in 1980.
One of the best features about Chick-Fil-A is that they bring your food to where you are seated. This feature may be very desirable for individuals who use a wheelchair for accessibility because they would not have to maneuver through the restaurant while carrying their food. Inside the restaurant, there were two tables that were labeled as accessible, but other tables in the restaurant could also be made to fit wheelchairs. Another major problem that I found present in multiple Chick-Fil-A was that the tables were very close together leaving very little room for individuals in wheelchairs to reach all aspects of the restaurants. If the restaurant was slightly bigger or if there were fewer tables, and wider isles were created it would be easier for all individuals to access the