He said I would start varsity as a freshman and I would become better at football. So when the first day of the season came, I went to the first practice. After the first I wanted to quit. My whole entire body was sore and I was exhausted. I stuck it out and realized that the sport isn 't bad at all.
I was tall and skinny, not big and bulky. After that year I told myself that would never happen again, so I started focusing on becoming a better athlete and trying to understand the sport. By eighth grade I was starting on defence and playing backup running back, which I did not mind at all. Playing the positions I liked, but then a team mate got
Steph Curry was doubted all his life due to his size though. He stood at the height of 5’6 in the 10th grade which made it hard for him to follow his dream. The summer of his sophomore year he decided to change his shot for the better. He averaged 20 points a game but it wasn’t enough for colleges to notice him. He ended up going to Davidson college where he later lead them to the be the NCAA final 8 but lost in the semi-finals, and during his time in college
Little did his parents know it would result in early practices in Richmond, games hours away, and spending their weekends on the field. Torre played on a house league team, the Roanoke Star travel club, state ODP, and Hidden Valley High School. Sophomore year of high school, Torre tore his ACL and was out for a while to recover. But, his passion never died down for the sport. Playing on high level teams allowed Torre and his best friend, Will, to travel to places like Costa Rica and Germany to compete.
I met Coach Minnich the first day of football practice freshman year. He was a cool coach would play around with you and try to find out things about you. First, he was mad at me because I was playing Quarterback and couldn’t play defense. He knew that I wanted to play defense, but Coach am wouldn’t let me. So one day I talked to Coach Minnich, and he said, “You are a good athlete, but can’t show it if you play quarterback.” I said, “ I know that, and I want to be on the field”.
One year ago I confidently tried out for a travel soccer team, only to be disappointed, now I 've learned that hard work always beats talent. My dad always told me that hard work always beats talent when talent fails to work hard, but I never really thought of it that way. Once the tryouts had started I depended on the talent that I had. By the time it was the second day I was feeling really confident that I had this in the bag. I thought I was going to make the team easily.
Coming into the season I had no intentions to wrestle heavyweight as a freshman because I had only wrestled for a year and I didn’t have a lot of experience with wrestling. As the season went on, the starting heavyweight at the time hurt his shoulder then I got bumped up from JV to varsity. Right before Christmas break
When I first started band I was in 7th grade and I had the highest hopes that band would be the best and easiest class I had ever taken but that thought was abandoned the first day of summer band. I had no clue what I was doing and if I didn 't mark my spot right I would get yelled at and get in trouble. When I say that it takes a lot of work we had to basically run across a football field while carrying a 20lb instrument, dodging people, playing a song, all while watching the drum major so you can keep on the beat. But I always used the seniors and other
None of the guys on varsity put in effort every day at practice like the coaches ask. I feel like if some of them actually tried we could be pretty good because we have all been playing together since t-ball and now we all know the game pretty well. I think that if we put as much effort as they do in basketball and football then we should be just as good as they are in those sports. The coach’s effort to make the team better is really low. They don 't move people around in practice to see who should be where or to see if there is anyone who is better than someone.
Coach Smith started talking, and he was talking about how the freshmen team last year went undefeated. I knew we could do it to but everybody had to show up to play. He said that he had talked to our coach last year. Coach Gade said that “we are a good team.” I thought we could have been a lot better. Then he said it.
A difficult or challenging situation that I have faced is trying to become a starter on the football team. Every year I start the season as second string, next to sub in. However, I have always worked hard and gave all my effort every day at practice. Many days I have come home so exhausted I have no desire to eat, but if I did not then I also would not grow stronger. Now my senior year all my hard work has payed off as I am a starter on the defense and special teams.
My dad would coach me on top of what the coach was teaching to make sure I was exceeding my limit. Years went by playing for different teams different coaches, and I began to get pretty well known for my athleticism. I never worked so hard in my life on something then I did on football. I started 1st string ever year at the position I was playing due to how hard I worked. Sophomore year shows up, bout the time colleges start scouting players to join there teams.
To be honest, it can suck and I felt like quitting after my sophomore year, but I reminded myself how much it meant to me. I thought about how much my life revolved around football, and how much my parents wanted to watch me play. I can tell you now, that I feel completely stupid for even thinking about quitting. RIght now I would not trade High School football for anything in the world. There is just something about being with my team, which has become more like a family to me.We