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
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.
I will do this by bringing my gear to every practice and game. Fairplay: I used the interpersonal skill fair play by giving the ball to Laura because she hadn’t had a shot on goal even though I only had one and wanted to practice shooting some more. This benefitted my team as we all had turns shooting and this means that we will be stronger as a team when it comes to the playoffs.
Experiment 2 was to add on to the results of the first experiment. Twenty experienced tae kwon do athletes had to perform kicks to a sandbag with accuracy. The combination was five simple kids followed by five 3-kicks. These were performed without pressure then with pressure. The pressure in this experiment was that their performance would be recorded and evaluated by their coach.
I was putting in the work at practice, getting lots of reps in at point guard, and really getting to know the sets better. Then Gavin got hurt and a part of me wad down because he was getting on a roll and helping the team win but the competitive side of me was thinking that now is my chance to make my mark and to get some varsity minutes. We played Maquoketa and I didn’t get in the game. Little down about that and the fact that we lost to Maquoketa who we beat last time by more than 25 points, but it was there freshman who punched us in the stomach when he mad a last second shot to beat us by one. Gavin was back the next day at practice and my spirit was dead.
It is as if some kids are scared that their skill won’t matter.For example in the article Minds made up before tryouts it says “Regardless of when tryouts are, it seems like coaches already have their minds made up by the summer, if they have summer camps or if they coach a travel team” (smith para 2). As you may know sports teams may have a summer program that kids can get involved, in which the coaches may pick kids to make the team not by their skill but by their personality. Also in Sports tryouts should be fair for all students it says “There were plenty of boys trying out for the team and several that were cut so these ineligible and injured boys could have their spots. How is any of this fair? This is why kids get discouraged and stop playing or trying to play sports” (John's para 4).
I knew how to kick a ball around, and participated in elementary school gym but nothing more than that. Until we moved houses to Edgemont where I had met my neighbor named Jordan. He greeted me on the first day I moved in my house, and that’s where our friendship ignited. A few weeks went by with just casual hellos and small chat until his mother had invited to an exhibition soccer game near a field by our houses. I was there to make new friends in the community, and to meet a few new
But during my sophomore year in high school, everything didn’tseem togo the way I wantedto be.And it was because of the injury I had, my life completely change since. This long story begins with a goal that I made for myselfduring my freshman year in high school; I wanted to play high school basketball for four years straight, and this goal seems pretty neat for me.Because Texas is a very competitive state for both basketball and football, so making it to the team is not easy. I went to ahigh schoolthat was ranked
I’ve strived throughout my high school career to be the person others can look up to and follow on and off the field. Whether with it be my family, friends, or teammates. I’ve continued to try to set a good example and lead others. Just a few weeks after the end of my junior season, before our teams first lifting session I was awarded Varsity Captain decided by a vote held earlier by my fellow teammates and coaches. The coaches wanted to try something new in an attempt to gain some leadership in the weight room well before the start of our regular season.
My heart was beating a thousand times a minute I was thrilled. I was starting to gain confidence in myself and in my game. About 3 months later our winter practicing began on the way there my dad told me, “No matter what happens out there, just remember it's about having fun.” As I came into practice I was greeted by the familiar faces that were at the tryout. The first thing we did was throwing with a partner. I was with my friend from basketball so I wasn’t nervous to throw to him.
My sophomore year in school we had a completely new group besides a few of us, so we basically we 're starting from scratch, just because we were young though we wouldn 't consider this a "building year". We played and practiced our hearts out and at the end of the season, came home with a 2nd place trophy. It was bittersweet, but we knew that next year was our year. Most of us played together all summer and when tryouts came around I put myself comfortably into the 2nd bag position. I won a few tournaments, and also lead my team to win larger division tournaments, where we played with schools that had 30-40 times as many students as we did.
All these are related to one word : Sports! The one thing most young children love to be a part of when growing up. Plus, when you have a fun; supportive coach on your side that makes it a lot easier on them! “A complete team is having everybody on one accord, including the coaches!” (Smith) Most coaches are seen as role models to their young athletes growing up, but what happens behind closed doors that might lead people to think otherwise? This essay is going to stress three major points : How Little League/High School Coaching can ruin a young athlete’s spirit or dreams; different times when coaches throughout history have been in controversial
Manziel has it set in his mind that he is the best and nobody can ever overcome him and with that he is become a bust. I know that with our high school football team I don’t want to be remembered as the kid that had it in him, just wouldn’t put in the effort and was focused on the wrong things. Instead, Mariota is the perfect role model for high school athletes because he never stopped his grind, he did what he set out to do and is only getting better. The way I see it is one can do all the talking and get all the attention in the world but if one doesn’t do anything with it then what 's the point? The way I see it is there is always work to be done, just because I might of reached the goals I’m aiming for, doesn’t mean that’s all for me to do, someone else is working for the same goals as me.
After the end of a JV football season, the varsity coach always selects a few players to move them up with the varsity. Getting moved up with varsity is a huge deal. It means that the varsity coach thinks you’ll make a good impact on the team next year and sees potential in you. I always knew I wasn 't a good football player, but that didn 't matter to me because I loved the sport. I didn 't start at any positions my freshman or sophomore year.
If you have ever used the statement, "They were doing it too" or "He made me do it" then you are wrong because as this quote says, you make your own decisions even if you are trying to impress your friends. Make your friends want to impress you in the right way. My school years have been filled with those statements and I still use them to this very day. Although everyone has had that moment when they blamed their wrongs on someone else they still have very interesting and happy memories. I am excited to share with you my 2nd and 3rd grade years.