It was my senior year of high school, I was expecting a really fun and successful year of basketball. I had awesome teammates and coaches. Little did I know a huge change was about to occur, and I never saw it coming. This change caused me to learn more about working well with people I don’t agree with, and embracing change; than I did about basketball. I would love to write every detail about my experience playing high school basketball, but it would take all year to write. I started playing high school basketball my sophomore year. My first two years, I had an amazing coaching staff making me better every day. My varsity coach, who for privacy reasons we will call Coach C., was everything I could ever ask for in a great coach. He …show more content…
She couldn’t have been more wrong; they are nothing alike. Unlike Coach C., at first she was not funny, or personable. She did get better the more I got to know her, but I never was as comfortable around her as I was around the entire old coaching staff. She also coached basketball completely different than Coach C. Her strategies and ideas were almost opposite. She is a nice person and we get along ok outside of basketball, but we on the court. A few examples of what my team and I didn't like about her was her organization, the way she spoke to the players who she didn't think had as much value to the team, and how she wasn't very encouraging. The biggest thing we didn't like about her and the thing that made her the most different from Coach C. was when times were tough, or if we had a bad practice, she would quit on us. I remember vividly the first time she cut a practice short because she was frustrated that we weren't getting something she was trying to teach us. The reason I remember it so well is because I couldn't believe what had just happened, everyone on my team was furious that she gave up on us. Coach C would have stayed until we got what he was teaching, sometimes until 10:30 at night or even later. The thing is, Coach C. could explain something once and most of the time everybody would
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He changed our formation from a 4-4-2 which has four defenders, four midfielders, and two attackers, to a 4-2-3-1 which has four defenders, two defensive midfielders, three attacking midfielders, and one forward. This transition did not go over well, much like when we first learned the basic formation because it was a completely new learning experience. Coach Jon had previous experience coaching soccer and thought that formation would be best for our team based on our individual skills. He took on the responsibility of setting our team up for success but it was our responsibility to figure out how we individually benefited the team best. According to Murray’s responsibilities for the student “The student may be shown how to perceive, but he has to do his own perceiving.”
However, the one thing that stood out the most was her beautiful welcoming spirit and her passion for serving others. During the interviewing while she goes on to talk more about her duties as a manager, of the office of CSI, she had a beautiful smile on her face. She sees her staff not as a team but as a family, and she said, “She is more than happy to help them with anything because she want nothing but for them to succeed in whatever they are doing.” She is very hands-on in the office she does not dictate instead she focuses more on helping her staff and direct in the right way to get their task done. Everyone seems to enjoy her company and love being around her, they do not seem to hesitate on asking her any questions regarding any officer matters, they really function as a family at the
Owosso High School’s head boy’s basketball coach, David Owens, is a small town legend in his own right. With over 20 plus years of college and high school basketball under his belt, he has had the privilege to work under the supervision of Michigan State’s head basketball coach, Tom Izzo, and Indiana University’s Bob Knight, as an assistant video coordinator for each program. Throughout the interview with Mr. Owens, he explained how basketball has not only impacted his life, but also the lives of his wife and three children. When asked, “What challenges have you faced as a coach?” Mr. Owens’s first response was “time.”
Obviously, she was not my favorite teacher. Mrs. Green was the most strict teachers I had throughout elementary school. I was happy with almost every teacher in elementary school but Mrs. Green. She is one of those teachers I have absolutely no remembrance
My 7th grade ELA teacher was Ms. Rondeau. Her class was not as productive but it was still good. The kids played a lot and mistreated her. After a while she would just teach those who wanted to learn. My 5th grade teacher name was Mrs.Mclain,I loved her classroom it was
My Story Hearing my future coach blowing his whistle and yelling for us to bring it in for our first varsity practice, I could feel my heart begin to race. Going to a school and joining the varsity team as a freshman with 7 D1 athletes on it and one of the best coaches in the country, one could say I was a tad bit nervous. Looking around in the huddle of teammates and coaches, I knew I had picked the right high school because the group of people surrounding me was going to make me a better basketball player. Having both perspectives of my coach giving me critical feedback of my play and my teammates encouraging me to never give up and keep working hard, I learned that it would be challenging, but if I kept my heart to it, I could reach some
I grew up playing basketball, two on two with my three older brothers. The only thing on each of our minds was winning, that encompassed fun, accomplishment, and approval. This was my first exposure to a team. I would continue on in my life playing basketball through elementary and middle school until finally playing varsity basketball in high school for four years. All around me was competitive spirit and high emotion since I was young.
Therefore, we must strive to be the best, positive role models we can be One thing that is sometimes difficult for some coaches to do is to adjust their practice script during practice. All coaches want to stay on time and keep the practice moving, but there are times when things are not going the way they should. The time for one period might need to be extended. If the players are not quite
This new teacher did not care for all her students. She cared only for non-asian students. This new teacher would try her hardest to dock a few points off our tests and assignments, were handed punishments more frequently, yelled at constantly, told us that our blood was filthy, and called us names in class. She would accuse us and our parents of
I started to practice at my house—it was the only hoop available for me at the time. Everyday, I would go outside and just shoot as many shots as I can so, I could make my form better. A few weeks of practicing, I started to see progress in my form—I made more shots than usual. Since I thought I was getting better, I decided to ask my parents if they could put me in a basketball team. My parents agreed without any hesitation.
She’s even judged at All-State Auditions before! She was pretty nice to Collin and I, but I think that’s because we’re just sbvophmores and this is our year to “learn the ropes” as she would say! She helped us figure out how the audition process worked and even helped me mark my music up some more. Sometimes Collin wouldn’t be able to make it to lessons, since he had science labs and other important school stuff; but it was really nice being able to have an individual lesson or two with her because we would get a lot done!
I have seen many examples of each of these things out of her in my time working for her. We both came into our current positions around the same time, so I have watched her grow into this role. One of the biggest ways that I have seen this out of her was the recent overall of our quality process. When she
When I'm coaching somebody ….. you can draw on that well of experience. It might feel like a false experience but it is an experience and the stuff that you have done then you can then begin to add to that experience. If there was anything that added most value it was the practice” (P3) “The triads were a very good place, a safe place to practice our coaching and I found that to be the most beneficial piece of it, everyone brought something live, so it was not role play’.(P8)
I have learned a great many things from participating in High school Basketball. It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life. In the eighth grade, I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. Playing Basketball altered all of these qualities.