No it did not come that easily, in the beginning she didn’t even know she wanted to play basketball. When she was just a little girl, her parents got her into gymnastics and cheerleading and for a while she did only that and nothing else. She started getting older and started thinking more for herself and getting her own ideas of what she really wanted to do. At the age of 11 she decided she wanted to change up her life and try something new. This one day her dad was
Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship. We all celebrate our exciting moment of victory, but months later the tryouts for the summer travel team would happen. The fun-filled first day was also nerve-wracking, but we all have each other like a family. Then, the next day of tryouts with starting sprints and stretching. Next, the contact portion - tackling with passing - came upon us faster than we thought.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias is one of the greatest female athletes to date. As her full name is Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, she was given the name of Babe because of her accomplishment of “hitting five homeruns” in a baseball game during her early years (“Babe Didrikson Zaharias Biography,” 2015). Her talents at an early age helped her excel in multiple sports, such as basketball, track and field, and golf. Her outstanding performance in basketball began when she was in high school, as she was recruited to play for one of the top basketball teams in the country. Her strong skills led her to become “an All-American basketball player” during 1930 to 1932 (Henderson, 2006).
Robin Roberts was born on November 23, 1960 in Tuskegee, Alabama. The youngest of four children, Robin remained physically active by engaging in many sports while growing up. She went on to play for her girls’ basketball team in college and earned her BA in Communication at Southeastern Louisiana University. Following advice from her sister Shelly-Ann, she combined her passion for basketball and journalism and started working as a sports reporter at various TV stations. In 1990 she became an anchor for ESPN’s Sportscenter where she contributed to some of the biggest headlines in sports during that time.
Bethany Hamilton inspired people and went the extra mile in life. She tried harder than most people would in life. Although she did amazing things that that some people can’t do with two arms she did with one, she did with one arm. People don’t even understand how amazing she is. We can all learn that no matter what happens to you: you shouldn’t give up and you should only try harder in
Some teenage athletes may consider having your mom cheering for you in the stands is embarrassing, but what if your mom was on the court as your coach? This is actually the situation for 16 year-old Sydney and 14 year-old Savannah Vach and their mother, and coach, Kim Vach. Kim Vach has been coaching for 28 years, her coaching career started at West Ridge Middle School. Currently, Vach is coaching the girls volleyball at Winter Springs High School, last season the team earned the title of number one team in Florida. They were also ranked 7th in the country.
I am the youngest of three children with two older sisters coming through high school before me. Both of my sisters were outstanding runners for Middletown South and are now running on collegiate levels. Then there is me following in my dad 's footsteps, trying to leave my mark in Middletown South 's wrestling history. On entering my freshman year there were many expectations for me to do spectacular
When I was young, money was not a big deal when I asked for something. If I wanted it, I begged my mom to get it for me. I never understood why I was unable to get the new toy that just came out, or the new shoes that every girl was about to have on Monday morning when I walked through the doors of Gretna Middle School. The summer before I started middle school, I decided to join a volleyball team. Needless to say, I fell in love with the game and continually tried to better my performance.
Of course, being told such things by one of the most renowned coaches in the country would be enough to make anyone push their limits. After my sophomore cross country and track seasons were nulled by my physical limitations, I developed a sort of excitement that I wish I could feel again. “I can do ANYTHING” I would tell myself as I ran each workout. Sure enough, by the beginning of my junior cross country season, I was quickly catching up with the other girls on my team. In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken.
At first, I tried to ignore or avoid those individuals that I didn’t get a long with, but that was impossible. Eventually I would have to work with them in order to win the game. My coaches would always say that, “we won as a team and lost as a team” which, to me, meant that no matter how well I performed individually, it always takes a team to win or lose. That lesson has become even more real as I have served in the military these past two years. Failure to work as a team can get someone hurt or even
Thank you for coming and watching me play in Florida. My team ended up tying for 9th out of 101 teams. Here is some more film from this past club season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMbViO88gjA I just had my first high school volleyball tournament up in the Wisconsin Dells we finished 2-1. 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.
As a senior in high school, I had assumed that I knew everything about the sport I had been around my entire life, cheerleading, but when football season ended that year, things changed. I told my coaches that I needed to focus on school and work, needing to prepare for college the next year. Nevertheless, I offered to help with practices, if they would allow me to do so. I was granted the title of team advisor, and given the ability to attend the competitions free of charge. During practices, I assisted with spotting new stunts and changing rounds, helping critique.
I have been competing with my academic team in composition for seven years and have more district and regional titles than I can count. At a state level Governors Cup competition, I placed thirteenth out of over one-hundred other students, proving that I have a talent for writing. Another skill I possess that would add to the Craft Academy and its outstanding selection of students is public speaking and acting. I competed on the speech team in broadcasting and storytelling as a fifth grader and went up against people five years older than me. I won second place in broadcasting at regions and advanced to state semi-finals in both broadcasting and storytelling.
I learned about not giving up on what you want just because you didn 't get it the first time, or because it is going to be a harder than you thought. If I fell off of the balance beam at practice, or at a competition, I would get back up and keep trying. I ended up A big part of gymnastics was trying new things. There was always some new flip or move that we hadn’t tried, and our coaches liked to make the girls on the team guinea pigs in leotards. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone was something I wasn 't used to at first.