I started this physical activity in 5th grade. I found out that I love the sport and was exceptional at it. Over the years I’ve gotten stronger, faster, and overall better at softball. Four years into it and I have some great and some painful stories. I’ve learned many things about softball, but one that has stuck out to me and that also applies to life is that it can be fun.
Those two hours with the other girls make softball so much more enjoyable because they love the game as much as I do and it is truly amazing how sports brings people together. People think sports are just sports, but in reality to athletes it’s an escape from life, it’s our second family, and most important we feel like we belong there. Sports make you feel like your apart of something bigger than a team. Softball has been my second family and I have made so many amazing friendships that might last for the rest of life and even if they don’t, I will never forget all my friends or the memories that I have playing ball with
I believed that I worked hard; giving multiple hours a day to the game I love. I would train hard, and never skip any workouts that could make me a better ballplayer. Playing baseball is everything to me, and I was a better than average player. It started with a coach that wasn’t legitimate; he wasn’t there to live up to his full potential. He was there to coach his son and keep the nagging parents happy.
Sometimes it’s for a whole game and sometimes it’s only the second half. No matter how much time we have, we enjoy each and every minute of it. Back on Christmas last year I had my friend come over to watch my favorite team play. It was a tough matchup for my team knowing they were going against the one of the top three best teams in the league. My friend absolutely hates my team, so he was just full of bashing my team the whole game.
As I became more interested in both of the sports, I would always want to play, didn’t matter what time of day, the weather conditions, whether or not I had anybody to play with. As time went by and soccer became more and more competitive, I fell in love with the sport; the grass, the runs, the adrenaline rushing through my little body, the goal scoring, the aggressiveness, everything. Softball was always my secondary sport, when I had soccer and softball at the same time, I’d skip softball for soccer. My softball coach would always get mad and make me play outfield and/or make me be later in the batting lineup. He would always
Everyone on the team is your brother and with that is going to come fighting but you get through it. Football really changed my life without it i wouldn't have so much friends/brothers and wouldn't be in shape. This game gets you physically and mentally strong and I would probably be unhealthy and overweight if I never played. Many family members don't want you to play but because you have fell in love with it you can't stop. For example my grandparents think that there is something wrong with me because I keep playing football and i always get hurt.
Every year a countless number of people are injured from the game of football. These people obtain all types of injuries from shoulder dislocations, to torn ACLs, to concussions. Many of these injuries are from the rules of the game and the way the sport is played. This is why it is necessary for the rules of football to be changed. The main reasons they should be changed are because the game is resulting in injuries and deaths, negative long-term health consequences for players, and children not being allowed by their parents to play due to the dangers of the game.
My arms shot up in the air as the small crowd wailed and shouted. As we ran around with smiles on our faces and achievements on our mind, we took in the fact that we finally scored our first goal of the season. I started playing on a soccer team when I was around seven, and it’s been my favorite sport ever since. It’s when I started high school that I realized soccer wasn’t as meaningful to the small school as I hoped it would be. It turned out Mendocino hadn’t had a girls soccer team for around 4 years and that was quite a discouraging piece of information.
It was just too boring for me, I would play in the dugout spitting sunflower seeds at ants. During my freshman year I was that one kid that tried out for every team; wrestling, basketball, tennis and even the chess team. I was desperate to find something better than baseball. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I was introduced to cross country and immediately knew that was what I loved. I dreaded going to baseball practice but that’s when my dad was the happiest.