Texas baseball can be very exciting, especially as a high school junior fighting for a starting spot. Working on getting in shape, mastering the basics of the game, and then making it routine. It all felt so right, as if I was destined to have a good year, except my future beheld failure. It was this failure that would make me a better player in the near future. I believed that I worked hard; giving multiple hours a day to the game I love.
Are High School Sports Dying? It’s the Friday night lights, the thrill of running out of the tunnel, the loud warm up music, the crowd yelling to support you, that every high school athlete looks forward to. Winning the rival game, going head to head against friends from other schools, creating memories that will last a lifetime, those crazy bus rides and the long ones home after a tough lost. You play because you love the game but others play for the social aspect. Lately, it hasn't been about the players so much anymore it's been about your last name, who your parents are and how much money your parents are willing to donate to the program in order for you to get that starting position or more playing time.
Tuesday and wednesday went by and thursday and friday were just scrimmage days. After school thursday we stretched and got warmed up then got straight to business we picked teams and started playing I didn 't think the teams were that fair but I didn 't really care I just had to play my game I started down with the freshman and sophomore like every other freshman but i wasn 't regular like them after a few games past the coaches seen that a had some talent and that I should be moved up with the jv and the varsity players so the coach plaste me in the other gym with the more advanced players and put me on a team as soon as i started playing with the older guys I noticed an immediate change in paste I started breathing harder my heart rate shot up and they were just way bigger than me but I had to make it work somehow I knew I wasn 't the best one out there but I hustled a lot and gave it my all and hoped that 's what coach was looking for. At the end of practice I was exhausted from all of the running up and down
Jordin was inspired by everyone who helped him to start helping others, he tried to achieve this by creating the “Team Tootoo Fund”, becoming the first Inuk to play in the NHL, and by continuing to play hockey after his brother’s death, which was inspiring to many. Even though Jordin still has not found who he truly is as he said “To this day, I’m still working on myself. We all have our own ways of dealing with things… but now I’m open and I’m not so afraid to talk.” (Jordin 160), this action that Jordin decided to do, which talks about what happened during his life inspired many. Even though his way of dealing with things was ingesting alcohol, he overcame that obstacle and found the opportunity to share his story with others that could be going through the same
I never really could trust anyone before I came to high school but now that I have had four years of field hockey under my belt, trusting people feels like a habit to me. This year I came into the season and got selected by my teammates to be the team captain. I trust them, and my teammates trust me to lead the team. Another thing I love about my field hockey team is that we are all there for each other whenever we need support. I cannot tell you how this wonderful bond makes me feel as a person and especially as captain.
My favorite part about being in middle school was being allowed to play sports for the school. Going from youth sports to school sports was an enormous change. The players were bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, practice was much more difficult with stricter coaches and tougher drills. My first year of junior varsity football was terrifying.
Despite not placing in the competition, participating in the FBLA county competition was important to me because of the valuable lesson I learned. I had a long speech prepared that I had spent several days preparing and memorizing, and was confidant that I was going to ace it. But the second I stood in front of the judges, I stumbled over my words, lost my place on my note cards, and was so eager to get it over with i rushed through the rest of my speech and didn 't make the time limit. I was so prepared to give a winning speech, i was dissapointed in my inadequacy. Noticing my disappointment, when my adviser came to discuss the performance, he told me he was proud.
Poor Beatty got lit up like we were doing to their lamp. We didn’t stop scoring as we added 6 goals in 17 minutes. The bench went crazy as we jumped onto the ice to celebrate with our goalie, we were in the finals. We had to play our biggest rival Battle Creek Varsity for the finals we hated them and they hated us. We lost pretty bad to them, but I thought we did extremely well against a Varsity team.
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
These terrible facts knocked me in the head at one of our last games. The game wasn’t challenging to score, but it was a big game. We were facing our rivals, Centerton, and attempting to hold them to zero. The entire world planned on coming. Everyone was gonna be there, seeing me mess up.