Individulism: Self Relience And Personal Independence

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Individulism is referred to self relience and personal independence. As a 15 year old high school student, I have not experienced many situations that show true independence, but an experience that I can personally relate to is softball. I have been playing softball for about 10 years now ,and have learned so many valuble lessons. When I think of sports I think of working together as a team and being independent is something that athelets have to do to fufill their journey. Some examples of showing individualism through softball, would be focusing on myself to improve my weaknesses, helping teamates in areas they struggle, coaching young softball players and taking responsibilty to teach them all they have to know to be successful and to…show more content…
These girls were between the ages 7-9 so some of them had a short attention span but it was still great. My neighbor was the head coach of these little players, and she sometimes could not attend some of the games. So she had asked me if I could go and help with her assistant coach. I, of course, said yes and was very excited to come out and help with whatever I could. I came to the game and helped the players with the batting order, and warmups. I had to show the team how to do the warm-up. So I was the one who would roll the ground balls to them. I also coached third base and participated in the coach pitch at times. This fun experience recently was moments I will never forget. I loved how I could be in charge of the situation and teach them how to work their fundamentals into the game. Independence was definitely shown throughout the few games I attended as a ´´coach´´. I had to make sure the right player was up to bat at the right time or some things would have got confusing. Responsibility was a must and I think I executed the situation very well. Relying on myself rather than the adults who could have answered a few of my questions showed that I could control it and not rely on anyone but me to make sure it went smoothly and of course fun for the…show more content…
I have been playing shortstop for many years now. My really good friend always has played second base. We just bonded as middle infielders over the years and it has been remarkable. I know myself, I get frustrated at times when it gets very intense in the game situation and it is not going as would like it. My teammate was getting really frustrated with herself when she was not hitting I could totally relate to her because, like I said above, I was in that hitting slump. I felt that I knew what to tell her and how to make her feel more confident with her hitting. So soon after I noticed her difference in hitting, I talked to her about what she thought was happening with her swing and what she thought could be done to help her out in the long run. We went to the cages and my dad (our coach) was there as well and we reviewed her swing and we tried correcting the areas she was not excelling in. Repetition on her new swing made a difference in the game for her. She was having more fun if she was not so pressured to get on base during the game. She had to change her mindset to focus and be relaxed when she was up at the plate. We all started to have a great time as a team because we were excelling and playing like we were on top of the world. I think that helping a teammate more one on one, showed individualism for myself. I was not relying on my dad to tell her
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