I loved being active. I always had practice and games. I love meeting my goals I set for myself and doing things I never thought I could do. Now when I was in third grade I started playing volleyball, softball and soccer. Volleyball is really different then any sport I 've played.
"Yeah, but Ocean View probably had players just as strong as Adam, maybe even stronger!" Henry was slightly annoyed. "All I have to do is jump and stop the ball, it 's not that big of a deal," was Yuki 's apathetic response. The following days consisted of the team practicing hard. Henry practiced the hardest of all, always asking for one more chance to perfect his serve or to successfully spike the ball over the net.
Misty had received many recruiting letters about three hundred colleges including Stanford, Hawaii, Arizona, University of the Pacific and California State University - Long Beach (Misty 92). She chose to go to California State University. Misty learned that working hard in volleyball lead to many wonderful opportunities. If Misty May-Treanor had not tried, she would not have had the college opportunities that she had and would not be where she is today. In addition, after Misty won the NCAA championship, Misty’s physical therapist Valinda Hilleary Roche asked Misty “to play with her in a pro beach volleyball tournament” (Misty 113).
Ever since middle school sports have always been an interest of mine. When choosing my high school the sports that were offered was one of the many things that I took into consideration. I signed up for cheer during high school orientation. At the first practice, It was a new experience for majority of the girls; we had no prior experience. As time went on, our skills increased.
Late last summer, I was hired to coach the team that would have an unimaginable impact on our talent pool for my high school volleyball teams. In the past years, I developed a bright, shining passion for the sport, and coaching a team would be an astounding opportunity to utilize my inspiration to give back to the community. Previously I had been a student manager of the Varsity team, following orders and assisting in practices; in other words, the mule of the gym. I’ve always had, and still continue to grow, a love for simply being in the volleyball gym. Watching the athletes practice every day, observing the coaches lead and train, and cheering along from the bench during every game were only a fraction of the enjoyments that pulled me tighter
As I stepped onto the court, I was confident that I would win. I played as hard as I could, but the competition was fierce. I lost 75% of the games I played. Knowing it was the first day of tryouts, I kept my hopes up. There were still 4 days left of tryouts and I knew I could improve.
I’ve always loved any sport and they’ve always been such a big part of my life. My parents have always pushed me to try my best and give it my all every single game. Between softball, basketball, volleyball, and track I was always participating in a sport. There was never really a time in my childhood that I wasn’t playing games or practicing. However, my freshman year I decided that I needed to stick with one sport and focus on becoming my best.
Weeks shapes the lives of every young boy that he coaches every season. Trevor is a hero because of his impacts on these kids lives. Trevor faced many obstacles while pursuing his dreams of becoming a teacher and a coach; meanwhile, he stayed positive through it all. In the words of Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in a couple of pictures, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles,” (Franklin) He faces the struggle of managing his time. Specifically,
One of the biggest parts of my life has to be the sport of basketball. I played every year I could since I can remember. I participated in youth commission, then modified, Jv, and all the way to my senior year. With this being my last year all I care about is the team 's success and making a push into sectionals. But the one thing I have not payed attention to is how much the sport has pushed to be a better leader and how to take criticism from coaches and teammates.
Being an athlete in college is such a great experience and I’m sure I will reflect upon it later in life and remember all the great times I have had so far and will have in the next few years. That opportunity has really made me a different, and I think better person. Also, receiving great awards and recognitions like All-State Rifle team 3 years in a row in my home state of Connecticut and numerous awards at the state level has also influenced who I am as a person. That and traveling across the country for National level matches has really shown me many different places and allowed me to be responsible to myself to an extent. It is both exciting but humbling to get to see all these other