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.
I had been playing soccer for the past few years, so I tried out for the high school team. I got on the JV1 team, and I was ready to play hard to prove myself. It was about our third game of the season, and I had just gotten in the game. I was running down the sideline next to a girl from the opposing team. Still being right next to the girl, she got to the ball first and used her body force to knock me down to the ground.
I live about 4 hours from Fort Wayne,Indiana. I am from Chicago,Illinois and was born and raised I had an amazing childhood. My parents would took my sister and I once a year on vacations. This would include all over Europe basically, Hawaii, Cancun, Toronto and The Bahamas. All my life I dreamt of because a professional soccer player.
Sports: I have played soccer for the past 14 years of my life at various competitive levels, in addition to also playing volleyball and softball up to the high school level. I feel extremely comfortable both in teaching and participating in team sports while at camp. Growing up, sports was a huge part of my life and has given me so much. When I was twelve I broke my leg playing soccer, one of the most devasting events that has occured in my life to date. My injury took me nearly two years to recover with surgery, physical therapy, and many mistrials, but eventurally I stepped back on the field.
As an athlete in one of these clubs the insanity of the work out, practice, game, and traveling is a complete start to a college athlete life. These coaches are also more serious about not only the game but their athletes. In the article “Ex-College Coach Explains Why High School Sports Should Die” in Forbes Len Stevens states that “Club sports can provide better opportunities for scholarships, but they can’t replicate that feeling of playing for something bigger than yourself.” They might not be able to replicate the feeling of playing for something bigger such as a league or state title, but if you are a serious athlete and you want to take your career somewhere club or AAU is the way to go. Yes, AAU and Club teams do cost more money than playing on a high school team but these athletes have the skill and passion more about the sport than most high school athletes. These coaches help the athletes throughout the whole entire year, they help you reach the next level, they are concerned about feelings and the way they are doing in school.
Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship. When my child plays football, he will gain character and that he can use that to benefit him on life skills. Although some would argue that their child cannot play football because it's too dangerous and is a great cause of concussions or any type of injuries, parents also need to understand the viewpoint of their children. Understanding they want to do and extracurricular activities they want to be a part of. I still strongly agree that I would let my child play football because it's a stress reliever, gain the life experience, and it builds character.
For many years has football has been considered the utmost dangerous sport in high school, but recently many new studies have been made to prove the exact opposite. High school football gives money to the school and improves the school. In high school sports when a team wins the championship the school gets money that can be used towards hiring new teachers, providing scholarships for students, buying new books, and overall improving the school itself. When a high school football team wins the championship the team's school gets $400,000 that can be spent on the school in many different forms. High school football gives school opportunities to improve an endless list of things at the school.
Instead, he grew up in poverty, but had a passion for soccer. Like a normal child he went to school, but until his mother and father couldn’t earn enough money, Pelé had to quit school at the age of 10 to work (Brown). Pelé was a shoemaker apprentice and only made $2 a day (Brown). He stands out from most players because he did not receive an education past the age of 10, and he had to work to help out his parents who could earn
my thing was that I hated to be outside at first. But playing soccer made me realize that when you play with people that want you to do a great job, but have fun at the same time. It took me some time to get use of the game but after a while I started to win trophies like the state cup. I have won 3 out of the 4 state games that I have played in my career. So after a while playing soccer my parents would ask if I would want to play soccer and of course I would say ” Let’s go play.” so one day I think that I have a chance of playing with the pros.
For the past two years of my high school career, I have been volunteering for a field trip that’s centered around giving my Special Ed classmates a day of fun where they can relax from the stress of school and enjoy a day off. During these events, all the volunteers would be paired with one another and we were then taken to a station where we would perform an activity and encourage our partners to participate. Hundreds of students gathered around to participate in track and field games that give the children and adults with an intellectual disability, a chance to develop physical fitness while being cheered on. My only regret would be that I didn’t volunteer throughout all of my high school years, I may have been able to make more friends and
Mariel Margaret Hamm was born on March 17th, 1972 in the small town of Selma, Alabama. As the fourth of six children born into this military family, Mia moved around constantly and spent her early years as a toddler in Florence Italy, where she was initially introduced to her life passion of women’s soccer. However, Mia was born with clubfoot and wore corrective braces as a toddler, thus preventing her to participate in any sport at a young age. Her love for sports truly began at the age of five on a soccer team her dad coached, continued throughout middle school as a played on the boy’s football team and then in high school as a starting forward in soccer. Her soccer life began to excel when at age 15 she joined the United States Women’s national soccer team – thus becoming the youngest in history to be selected to join such an elite group of soccer stars.
The recreational youth soccer teams in Sigourney are made up of Sigourney Keota, and Tri-County kids, but the majority of the kids on the teams are from Sigourney. Each grade level has about 4 - 6 teams with 10 - 15 kids on a team. Now a few locals have put together a U-16 team for the Jr High kids and they play surrounding towns that have a U-16 team. But unfortunately I was never able to play for the Jr High team because it was started only 2 years ago when I would have been a sophomore. I have played soccer every since I was in preschool and I enjoyed it every year!
Guadalajara Youth Soccer Academy. At the academy, young Chicharito played against youth soccer teams and proved to be exceptional at it. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 15 with C.D. Guadalajara, but due to a leg injury didn’t make his first debut until 2006 playing for the Chivas. In his starting stage Chicharito played as a substitute