We had a new coach that year and a lot of talent. Our new coach worked our butts off, harder than any other 8 man team in the state. This was difficult for all of us but we later learned that hard work really pays off. My team got a new coach my sophomore year. After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office.
The Smoove twins Chris and Jrue have played outstanding Trevon and Andre were playing good as well but Robert and Tyron weren 't playing that good so we needed one more good guy to make this team great... And I was that guy. We won every game but one without me, the one game we lost was to the Honeybadgers. The team we were playing in the championship. The Honeybadgers have never lost, they won every single game and every single championship since our league started in 1972. (You do the math because I 'm
After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005). In addition to working sun up to sun down in adverse conditions, his friends don 't understand that at any moment those jobs could be gone, gone to outsourcing or just the fact that the market changes and manufacturers can no longer remain competitive. Attending college and working full time is a challenge in its own, getting to experience what it is like to work with other people who either lacked the resources to attend college or never got the chance to go, showed him what it would be like for him if he didn 't attend college and made him want to gain his degree that much more. In personal experience I have seen the same, working in the construction field all my life I knew I
When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves. I never had a lot of experience playing on varsity and especially not the libero, because on B-squad I was the setter, which is two way different positions. I had two practices before it was game time, in both those practices I was shaking with fear that I would mess up and lose this opportunity. All the upperclassmen counted on me to do a good job, I was weighed down by all the pressure of everyone. I was expected to do just as good as the senior libero did in the past, I
A few days later, the teams met up with the coaches. There were about 10-13 people on each team, and all of mixed grades from grade 6-8. I didn't really know anyone that well, so I just sat and listened as the coach talked and congratulated all of us for making competitive. Then we started practices that week, and the skill level to me was different then I had imagined from my earlier years of playing. the drills were much harder than I was used too, and I got very confused easily for what I was supposed to do.
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.
We won some games, and we lost games, but we did it together. In the beginning of the season, rumors of doubt spread about our team being too short, or not good enough. A Lewistown High School team had not won a Regional Championship since the year 2002, but against all doubts, I knew my team could win. Not only had I seen their mistakes, along with my own, throughout this season, but I also watched them grow as athletes and individuals. The first round of regionals approached and we were given the name of the team we would play for the first game.
When I joined the wrestling team in grade nine, I had no idea that it would be one of the best decisions I have ever made throughout high school. It is a sport that I fell in love with from the moment I stepped on the matt for my first practice. Being the smallest and only grade nine to join the team that year was very intimidating. However, after my first practice, I was no longer overwhelmed by the group of 15-20 wrestlers because they became my family. 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.
My team and I came into the season with high ambitions, however fell short. We did not win a single game my freshman year and most of our losses were by many points. Our continuous stream of losses caused much tension and problems within the team. There was fights breaking out every day during practice and everybody was trying to find something to blame for our lack of success. The fighting got to a point
The most notable experience of my leadership came during a time of defeat for all of the club members of Boys to Men-Gents (BMG), the community service/stepping club. Since our previous leaders graduated this past year and had to leave us, the elected president was not fulfilling his role in any form, all of the members were doubting our capabilities as a team. I took the leadership role and directed all of the practices. I brought everyone together and even helped a few members through personal problems they were having at the time. The competition we were supposed to be preparing for the entire year was coming up, and we had only recently been practicing, because it took me quite a while to bring everyone together.
Stakes were very high that day for our school as we had always been the ones who would come out on top. I practiced with the team to make sure I was perfectly aligned with my row and made movements altogether with everyone else. At the end of the when the top three were being announced our school had won over 8 events including the one I was in. I had proved many of the upperclassman wrong and would consistently do this throughout that season of
His ball handling skills were like no other. He led his team to the finals as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers six-two making stephen Curry a champion. People couldn 't believe how he made the team pull together and how good he was. Some people thought that it might be all over though, that he would be a one year wonder. He proved them wrong, the next year, season 2015/2016 he led his team in beating not only one of the best records of all time but the most records of all time.