The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life. In the future, I will continue to use teamwork even if it's not in a team setting. In that team environment, working together every day in practice, I learned how to work efficiently and communicate effectively with a group of people different from who I am. I was a self-taught goalie. I taught myself how to
As you run down the field cradling the lacrosse ball in your stick, it feels like every other girl is barreling toward you at full speed. There is no better feeling, though, than to shoot the ball and watch it sail past the goalie into the net. Growing up in Baltimore, lacrosse is practically a religion. However, I never really felt any interest in lacrosse. In the Spring of my junior year, one of my friends begged me to try out for my high school’s lacrosse team. I had no experience at all with playing so I was apprehensive about trying out. The first couple of practices, we worked on ball skills: throw, catch, repeat. I dropped virtually all of them and was ready to give up. As the season went on, I spent hours at home bouncing the lacrosse
As my brother plays in his tournament for high school basketball I hear my mother screaming at him. She's telling him to try harder, run faster, rebound more, and to have fun. Although it is a tournament and everyone wants the team they are for to win, they also all want those boys to have fun. Sports aren't always about winning. Especially since these boys are still in high school, they're just kids. My mother and other parents and coaches know that it's good for them to have fun playing the game they love, but they also know that it's good for them to compete and try their best to get what they want. The coaches and parents know what the real world is like, there's all kinds of competition in it. These sports can help these kids prepare for their soon to be future.
Lacrosse has been around for decades, played by those who look for a real sport. It’s been said to be the fastest game on two feet, which is no understatement. It requires strength, endurance, and heart to be able to play the game of lacrosse. All these reasons are why I love to play lacrosse and why it has been my favorite sport for years. I can remember when I first started back in second grade, I didn’t think about why I was playing, it was just another sport to me. But as I continued with the sport, I soon realize I was playing for my town and for the people watching me. It didn’t take long for lacrosse to become my favorite sport and my main passion. Since I loved playing it so much, I was curious to learn about the history of lacrosse and how it all started. I wanted to know what the original rules were and how they change over time, what they played with, and most of all what they played for, so I did some research.
The day I had been waiting for for so long had finally arrived; the first day of the high school lacrosse season was finally here. That day was the day I needed to prove to my coaches that I deserved to be on the varsity team after not making it at tryouts. That day was a scrimmage at High Velocity, we were scheduled to play four games all in one day, against Saline, Okemos, Brighton, and Belleville.
Basketball players are known for their height. Football players for their strength. Lacrosse players for their speed and agility. Baseball and softball players for their coordination. Cheerleaders,they aren’t known for doing much. They are known for being on the sidelines and showing off their bodies. That’s it.
Fresh meat. Freshie. Child. Bottom of the chain. These words were engraved in my head during my first day of high school. However, I ignored them and pursued my own objectives. In my freshman year of high school, I was the founder of the lacrosse club at my school. Apart from having a rigorous school schedule filled with honors classes, and being involved in football and FBLA, it was my responsibility to bring the club to life. I discovered my math teacher used to play college lacrosse, and I had always been interested in lacrosse. I approached him with the idea and he encouraged it and told me if I got the players, he would help coach. As the founder, I was involved in recruiting prospective members, serving as a liaison between the players, coaches, and parents, and most
Lacrosse is a wonderful sport to play, lots of fun doing it and lots of fun being a fan too. From the mid-1490s, of just a stick and a net attached to the end and some trees as goals to today's version of playing Lacrosse, it’s all the same sport. Whether it's being a Goalie, Attacker, Midfielder, or a Defender they all help the whole team and play as one team. It doesn't matter if you're young or old or the best player in the world to being a beginner they all to do it no matter if it is for fun or it's your
Donna L Merkel, from Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, states, “Organized sports have been shown to assist in breaking the vicious cycle of inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle by improving caloric expenditure, increasing time spent away from entertainment media, and minimizing unnecessary snacking.” However, it has been proved that it does in fact cause students health problems. Ferrara Jeanette, author of science line, reported to science world, “I found that children who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 are three times more likely to have behavioral and mood problems than those who start playing after that age.” This quote is significant because it is showing that even when you have been playing a contact sport since you were younger and people believe that it will help cause less damage to you when you are older it can still cause health problems and often lead to more. And can affect you for the rest of your life. Dr. Robert Cantu, a concussion expert, reported to TFK,”He says that because kids ' brains are more at risk for injury than adults ' brains, tackle football, heading in soccer and body checking in ice hockey should not start until kids are 14. ‘Starting later is fine too." This quote supports the evidence because it is showing that kids who have participated in contact sports from a young age are more at risk to suffer a concussion than a normal kids and that it gives them
In conclusion, Lacrosse is a sport that I love and take seriously each and everyday. Being a female lacrosse player can sometimes be a difficult thing. It can be difficult when facing an opponent that is bigger than you, or when you have terrible referees. But loving lacrosse will never change for me. I have big dreams that I want to achieve in lacrosse, and I won’t let anyone or anything stop me from what I love
Have you ever wondered which sport to play? Even though there are many sports to choose from, I think people should play baseball. Baseball is a game that you play on a field called a diamond. You play offence and defence. When you are on offence, you hit the baseball that the pitcher throws to you. On defence, you try to catch the baseballs that the other teams hit. People should play baseball because it makes them stronger, it helps people make new friends, and it helps keep people healthy through exercise.
First, soccer can improve your health and fitness. People of various ages who play sports are healthier than people who don’t do anything at all. Soccer is a useful skill that can do a lot of things with a person’s
Have you ever wanted to live an active and healthy life, as well as an improvement in grades? I believe youth sports will help all of those problems and many more. Most sports are team sports that also teach your child teamwork. Playing youth sports is a terrific experience for you or your child.
Playing lacrosse helps you get your heart stronger. It gets your heart healthier because running makes your heart beat faster. Lacrosse also makes your lungs expand, which is healthy for you. You expand your lungs whenever you are running. Lastly you do a lot of stretching. Stretching is healthy because it helps stop you from pulling a muscle.
Competitive sports provide a community which kids can work with and beat other teams with. “Playing a sport helps children develop social skills which would benefit them even when they grow older. Playing sports teaches them about teamwork and cooperating with others. They learn to interact with people from different ages” (Mahaseth). When these kids grow up, they can use these skills to be able to cooperate and talk with their colleagues. Mahaseth also said, “by working together they will learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses and will be better able to decide and strategize the best plan for the team. This will without a doubt help them in their future lives and careers as well”. Working to get better with a group of people that one may know for a long time grows large bonds and a loyal