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. So next season I really tried hard and became Toll Gate High School 's first Division
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
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.
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.”
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.
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
You have to have a pretty clean schedule and be able to go to every practice and be able to do a lot of physical work along with mentally preparing yourself for the intense heat and stress it can cause, but in the long run it helped me with most of the things I do now. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The biggest life changing event ever happened to me. I was in a car accident, a pretty brutal accident actually.
Standing out in the blistering August heat covered head to toe with thick, bulky pads and a helmet may not be everyone's idea of enjoying their summer, but for football players it’s what we live for. Those long summer days spent with your new football family (who we spend more time with than our actual families) help spark the idea that together we can prevail. For two weeks in which seems to be the most enduring, draining two weeks of our lives, teammates battle each other for the chance the start under the Friday night lights and experience all the gory that goes with it. I was entering my sophomore year in high school when I started my first double session practice in the beginning of August. The first morning practice began at 7 A.M on a day with the potential to reach record heat.
Being a captain in soccer whether it's professional soccer or high school soccer is an honor to be. Professional players such as Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos, and the player that inspired me to play soccer Paolo Maldini have all shown why being a captain is such an honor to be. Now I have been given the honor to be varsity captain for My high school soccer team but I wasn't just given to me because I was a senior no, it was given to me because of my hard work and dedication to become a better soccer player and to become a leader. Freshman year was a big learning process for me.