My high school team doesn 't have a true setter so I asked my coach if I could hit front row and set back row; she said yes and I was able to try it out at my tournament yesterday for the first time. It went really well and I had a lot of success hitting on the right side. I have never been a pin hitter before so the opportunity was awesome. My coach thinks it will be a very great option come school season because one we need a setter and two she wants
This was one of the first years I was participating in baseball, so I really didn’t know a whole lot about the playoffs or what they were. All my parents told me was that if my team lost, we were eliminated. I really liked to be competitive, so I was as determined as a little 7 year old could get. We played the games, we pummeled the teams. That was all we did in the playoffs.
This kept up until one day my mom showed me a little tough love. She said that if I didn’t play, I wouldn’t get the coveted team snack that came after every game. You better believe that I never missed another game and, through bribery, I learned that I loved
Part of my success, I owe to my batting and fielding coach, Danielle. She provides her knowledge of softball to make me a better player. This year, I want to ask more questions during my lessons and challenge myself more. I hope this year, I will become a strong
When I was ten years old I my father took me out hunting with him and he told me it was time to. Get your hunters licences so that you could hunt by yourself and get your first buck. So my father and my mother and I took about a week to look for a hunters safety class and we found one in Alpena Michigan on the sportsman club road. So my Mom and Dad signed me up and in about a month or so I was heading to my first class. It was tough because, I did not want to let my parents down.
I only had a few hours to choose what I wanted to do and so many pros and cons. There were so many awful consequences too. Volleyball I am a senior and am going to be a captain, but if I go to the football game would that drop me down to nothing. For cheer would I have the consequences of being the only returner in the back row. If I made the choice my mom wants me to do that mean I would be back row and that would be embarrassing.
Freshman year came along and I wanted to attend Sullivan High School. I wanted to come back to my hometown, I was just missing the people I started it all out with in the beginning. My dad and I had all of the paperwork finished already to go for me to attend Sullivan High School in August, but my mom refused and wouldn’t budge to let me go. She didn’t want me going to Sullivan, she wanted me to stay with all of my new friends I had made at Owensville. She thought my best bet would be to stay and proceed to go to OHS.
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
It was then that I realized softball was not just an activity that I enjoyed but rather an outlet for me. When I am playing softball, I turn into the person I have always wanted to be. I become more caring, compassionate, fearless, and most of all, I become part of a team. Since playing with my travel team, we have become a family and I feel empowered knowing that I have people there who will support me no matter how many times I miss a throw or strike out. I am considered a role model to the younger girls.
Since we were stranded at the hotel for three days, we were forced by our parents to be nice to each other. We decided that it was best to not talk to each other because there was bound to be some things that shouldn 't be said. After one day of being cooped up, we couldn 't take the silence anymore. We ended up cracking jokes and play games with everyone. Every time after our parents told us to do something, Jake would always say “real talk.” It was the best said on that whole trip because we 'd gone delusional by not being home for 2 weeks.
High School Administrators and Teachers are expecting students to have their whole life planned out right out of Middle School. I never would have thought, that I would find my answer while playing softball. For me, I had struggled with the concept of knowing what I wanted to find a career in for the past three years, till I broke my finger and had a metal rod protruding out of my finger. The process of finding out what I wanted to accomplish in life started, before a softball game and my coach told all the girls that if they are hurt, not to say anything because we only had nine players. As the game progressed, a ball came spiralling down and colliding with my finger; all I was worried about was finishing the game.
I tried out for four club teams, and I didn’t earn a spot on any of them, but I believed my skills were improving. By chance, I found one club that was having their tryouts much later than all the others, and when I showed up, I was the only one there. They asked me to play for them, and I agreed, but it was more like private lessons. Every Monday, I would go and practice for a couple of hours with a student coach. Occasionally, I would play scrimmages for other teams, but most importantly, I enjoyed those weekly practices.