Indoor and outdoor track may be similar to some but to me they are as different as soccer and basketball. I have been on the indoor and outdoor track teams at sutton since seventh grade. Being around a varsity sport for so long has allowed me to see the greats pass through the halls of this school and has allowed me to become one as well. During my junior and senior year I became captain of both the indoor and outdoor track teams leading them to many DVC
I learned the techniques and rules of track and field, basketball, and cross-country. I learned about teamwork and hard work. However, my family, my CYO coaches and my CYO experiences taught me much more. They taught me to win humbly and lose graciously. I have learned these are the finest skills not only on the athlete field but also in daily life.
I will do this by bringing my gear to every practice and game. Fairplay: I used the interpersonal skill fair play by giving the ball to Laura because she hadn’t had a shot on goal even though I only had one and wanted to practice shooting some more. This benefitted my team as we all had turns shooting and this means that we will be stronger as a team when it comes to the playoffs.
For me, cross country isn’t just a sport to add to your extra curricular activities, nor is it an “easy” sport to join just because you want to be considered an athlete. Cross country is way more than that. It is a lifestyle. It is waking up every morning at 5 a.m., running countless miles until you can’t feel your legs anymore, having no days off, and having to sacrifice plans with your best friends because you have practices and races every weekend. I saw dedication every time I saw my sister grit her face with determination as she forced herself through the finish line.
Being a member of this team has given me more confidence than I ever thought a shy girl could attain. In addition to gaining confidence, I have learned to be humble. I train my mind and my body both on and off the field during the season as well as during the off season, but I still cannot take all the credit for what I accomplish in this sport. I have been blessed with a driven and quick-learning mind, a healthy immune system, and the body of an athlete. I also give credit to my coaches and to my teammates because I could never be where I am today if it were not for their inspiration and motivation.
Marsha was encouraged to be an Athletic Trainer by playing so many sports in high school and seeing the Athletic Trainer do such a great job. She realized how important an Athletic Trainer was and how much of a difference they made. The Athletic Trainers are at every game and aside from being prepared for a player to get hurt, they are also there cheering for your victory. The Athletic Trainer at the
I. “You’re tired and exhausted, but it’s such an accomplishment that you want to keep doing it and keep getting better.”-Natalie Mitchell, triathlete talks about the challenges of competing in the triathlon. The triathlon is an event that features swimmers, cyclists, and runners. It started in the early 1970’s with biathlons which include swim-run and bike-swim races. Even before this, swimming, cycling, and running became part of a training program in San Diego, California for track athletes.
Sebastian Reaves Dr. Hood English 10 Honors, Period 5 30 October 2015 Title Unexpectedly life can give you certain obstacles, you have to fight through those obstacles to get through life. Last year, I joined the cross country team and I am still on it today. Running has affected my life a lot and has changed my lifestyle. Additionally, running has made me a stronger individual.
The opportunity of creating and planning events to improve the experience of student athletes is a huge draw to a career in event management for me. There is still so much for me to learn in the area of event management, interviewing Seth was invaluable. I hope to continue to develop a relationship with him and soak in all of his knowledge and experience in the field. Seth told me that at the end of his career he wants to be able to say that he never cheated or sold out, that he was always in it for the student athletes and coaches, not for just a paycheck. I would like to say some of the same things about my
Even, some consider cheerleading as just a “hobby,”but competitive cheer has helped me grow as an individual. I learned dedication, time management, sacrifices. I spent countless hours in the gym working on skills to be the best. If there is any lesson that cheerleading teaches you, it is how to be the best as a team and individually. You have to be determined and dedicated to be successful.
Franklin 's enthusiastic attitude is a great attribute she has that sets her apart from and makes her better than other athletes. Coaches are willing to continue training Franklin, and help her because of her positive approach through everything she does. For example, her coach "who began coaching Franklin with the Colorado Stars when she was 7" (John Meyer, Denver post article) has stuck with her for over a decade. He has done this because coaches love athletes who listen to them! He realizes that he will see results from the time and commitment he has put in with Missy.
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.