It seemed like every other Sunday in every other soccer tournament I had ever played. I play on the U-16 Shock Black team. We are a Division 1 competitive team. We were playing at Katy Park in Houston, and it was early evening and cold for February. I went through the motions with my team through warm up and kick off.
Furthermore, the regulatory gear the players have to wear has been improved over the years. When football first started the only protection on their heads was a wool stocking cap(NFL,1). This helmet provided very little protection. Another significant factor from when football first began is that the players were not as big and strong and the games were most likely just played for fun and not for competition. Now players have helmets made of hard plastic with padding.
I told him it was terrible, I was the only one of my friends that didn’t get a helmet. He asked if I had worked as hard as I could during the preseason, and I couldn’t come up with an answer. I went to my room and cried that day. I felt like the world was ending because I was worse at my favorite thing in the world than my friends were. Once I settled down, I told myself I wasn’t going to be discouraged anymore.
I was so ready for this game. Ever since I learned Coach’s special family stance I’ve been practicing at home with Josh. Today was the day for me to show the team that I’m not “Mr. No hitter”. Coach Jeremy was so ready for me to hit a big one that he put me as #2 to hit. All of the sudden the National Anthem started playing and then it was time to play ball!
My freshman year I went out for football even though there was a high percentage I wasn't going to play due to my last year traumatic brain injury. I went to practice and helped with everything and it was fine, less fun than I remember from years past. I got cleared and played and it still didn't seem like it used to due to me be scared at every hit against my head I was going to get another concussion. The year ended and I decided it was going to be my last year playing football. I thought to myself that I was going to need find another sport.
Sadly, I never got chosen because “I was a girl and knew nothing about sports”. Although this upset me, I didn’t take it to heart. I started practicing at home with kids in my neighborhood. After weeks or maybe even months of practice, my older brother then noticed how good I was getting at the sport.
What i feel like has changed my life was finally growing up playing sports. Growing up to become an adult isn't easy, there's many challenges and obstacles you'll come across. But how did growing up impact my life? It showed to become a man. This gave me the opportunity to see what's the world like as you get older and how things change and how people see you based upon your actions as well with the way you properly speak and say things.
Basketball was my life. In my first home game of my Sophomore year, on the Varsity team, I was voted the game MVP. But it was during the game, when I jumped up to catch a loose ball, and came down, that I landed wrong and fell on my knee. After the game, my mom drove me straight to the ER, and the doctor told me that my ACL was torn and my MCL was fractured. I went through a very painful surgery, and six months of physical therapy.
I felt useless and unwanted, like the scum on the bottom of his shoe. I gave up. The worst part of this was the fact that my coach did not even realize that his words and actions were destroying me. I felt embarrassed for something that I should have been proud of, because it was a great accomplishment to make Varsity.
When those words came out of his mouth my heart stopped and fell out of my chest. He told me I was not allowed to play more for anymore and in fear of me getting paralyzed from the waist down. I lost the chance for possibly earning a scholarship to go to help pay for
My eighth-grade year, I tried out for the school’s co-ed soccer team and was confident that I would make the team. During the three hard days of try-outs, I pushed myself to improve each day and received several compliments from the coaches. On the last day, the head coach pulled me aside to tell me
Personal Narrative My freshman year of high school, during basketball season, I injured my knee while playing in a home game versus Paola. I ended up tearing my acl and meniscus in my right knee, resulting in a surgery and a lot of therapy. I loved playing basketball and it was my favorite sport, but ever since I injured myself I haven’t felt the same way about the sport.
American football has many different aspects that helped change America today. Football has earned millions of fans to the game every year. The sport has changed and helped various people strive through life. At the same time, football has caused many downsides that have changed people’s lives forever. Through the beginning to now, football has been filled with many impacts and injuries that have changed the game.