Lombardi said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” I believe that some of the greatest things that I have learned through sports have been imparted upon me after I experienced some sort of adversity, great or small. I have been able to accept the fact that life is not always fair and that the only way to achieve success is through hard work and perseverance. Another lesson that I have learned through athletics is that nothing worth achieving can be achieved without working hard. High school sports not only require hard work in season, but also many months of hard work and sweat in the off-season. Great success can only be achieved when months of hard work finally pay off.
Multiple laws of life can be learned in a season of football. These contain persistence, teamwork, confidence, and respect. I was taught these laws by my coaches, and by my teammates. One day, at the end of practice, my coach told the team, “I’m not just teaching you to play football. I’m also shaping you into better people.” The first important value I’ve come across is persistence.
You have your real family and then your sports family. Being an athlete makes you a part of a brotherhood and they just make you feel important. People count on you. Whether it’s your school, family, state, or even country people will be counting on you to do good and win. Therefore, I guess sports also come with pressure but you just can’t let it get in the
Being a member of this team has given me more confidence than I ever thought a shy girl could attain. In addition to gaining confidence, I have learned to be humble. I train my mind and my body both on and off the field during the season as well as during the off season, but I still cannot take all the credit for what I accomplish in this sport. I have been blessed with a driven and quick-learning mind, a healthy immune system, and the body of an athlete. I also give credit to my coaches and to my teammates because I could never be where I am today if it were not for their inspiration and motivation.
I found it difficult in learning the sport, but my brother always told me not to give up on something you love. My brother would always be there showing me everything that I needed to learn to become a good soccer player. Knowing the sport and knowing how to play it is the best thing because you get to meet new people. People start to
But coaching at the college level comes with a lot more!! A coach’s biggest job is to teach kids to play team sports. As a Head coach you never ever want to lose the trust and faith of your players. If the players don’t believe you will lead them to victory then they won’t want to play for you. Another huge responsibility as a head coach is teaching your players to do
On the next game, my coach put his trust in me one more time by starting me in the line up. I gave my all and tried my hardest on the field. I ran everywhere like a gazelle, put in so much effort, and tried to help my teammates as much as I could. Even though i still made some mistakes on the game, my coach yelled at me, not because he hates me but he just wanted to motivated me to do better. I did great on that game, sadly I couldn’t get a goal for myself, but my teammates and coach kind words made me happy.
despite that, Therese Borcharch a mental health writer and activist states sports can make you push your limits, and raise your self-esteem, with the success after all your hard work. Borcharch states “It did nurture self-esteem: the process of pushing yourself to a place you didn’t think you could go… the athletic high after an event drives you toward others” (Borcharch). With football or any sport, once you succeed and do something good for your team, you feel on top of the world. you get pushed to make yourself work hard, and meet your goals. Even though, some can feel as though their coach is impossible to work with and they're getting nowhere with the sport.
Since I can remember, my mind has been consumed and controlled by one thing and one thing only, football. Football has driven me to not only work hard to achieve my goals, but has made me become a better person, athlete, and teammate. Starting way before kindergarten, I played in a Little Tykes League where I learned the ins and outs of football. From the first game in LTL, I dreamt of playing college football and I was going to do whatever it took to achieve that goal. Although of course the game wasn’t as intricate at that age and the pads weren’t as heavy, I knew I was apart of something greater and I wanted to never quit doing it.
So I choose the second option at first it wasn't worth it. Because I was, working so hard ever day and I still wasn't starting until one practice I did really good on scout defense for the starting offense that the head coach gave me a chance to start that week. I did really well during the game and earned my starting spot which was the turning point for me in football because I learned not everything is given to you sometimes you have to work extremely hard to get what you want. This lesson is something I don't just use for football, but for my day to day life and it's honestly helped me out a lot and it's one of the lessons that I learned from football that is still helping me grow up. So the football season continued and I found myself getting really invincible and I felt like I had my position secured but I was wrong I took it for granite and the coach had put the starting running back at my position during practice so I learned real fast about competition and at first I didn't like it actually I really hated because it made me have to try during practice but I didn't really get the big picture until I got older then I realized that it was really good for me and it made me a whole
What do you think was your biggest contribution as a team member while you played at Batavia High School? While participating in athletics at Batavia I believe my greatest contributions to the team were my work ethic and positivity. I may not have always been been the best athlete, but my teammates could always count on me to work as hard as I possibly could. No matter how hard a practice or game was, I always tried to inspire and motivate my teammates by working hard myself and encouraging them to keep pushing themselves. In what way do you think participation in sports at BHS has benefitted you?
The boys and girls club has many great sports activities to join in to help get kids out of the street and become more active in their community. They are there for you when you need them the most and you make so many new positive friends through the activities they have. Camp voyageur was my favorite camp they made you feel wanted and you never felt left out the camp leaders helped you become a leader and made you feel more independent. Boys and girls club have shown me a lot in life and I want to further my education so that someday I can give back to them. With all of my reasons why I want to further my education the most important reason is so I can give back to my family and community one day.