Do you know how to help a girl overcome her shyness and build confidence? Suggest she tries out for a travel team of her sport of choice that she excels at while doing. This is what helped me when I became a player many travel softball teams I have became a part of; becoming a member of the teams made tremendous impacts on my life.
When I started seventh grade I had the chance to play on a different club team, Thunder. In seventh grade I began school basketball, I was very uneasy. Tryouts were not my favorite thing. It turns out I was actually really good, I made it on the A team, and we had a great season. During the summer of eighth grade I went to a basketball camp at Wartburg College, Snow Valley. It was considered to be the most intense camp in the United States. I doubted myself, because I did not know if I could handle it. It turned out to be a great experience, and I really enhanced as a
Having only one soccer club in Bend to play competitively on and having a relatively small population put me playing with almost the exact same group of girls in the club as I grew up. This also left me knowing everyone who plays soccer and consequently when I got to high school soccer, I was still with the same girls. We had been playing with each other for 7 plus years and had become an incredibly close unit on and off the field. Some of my closest friends came from playing soccer. Soccer had helped me break out of my shell socially and provided an outlet for stress relief. My life revolved around soccer.
Have you ever wondered what the greatest American sport is? There are many sports in America, but the greatest American sport is football. Football starts during the fall and everybody seems to unite and come together for a common goal, a super bowl. Football is a very anticipated sport, but it can be very difficult to understand. Football can be broken down into three parts the summer, the practices and the games.
During my high school year, I had joined the color guard team. Trying out for and being on the team had taught me a lot about myself and what I expect from myself. I had tried out for the team twice.
“Matt,y you will be starting forward now,” Mr. K. said right before I nervously stepped onto the field, sweating like a man in a sauna. The whole summer I practiced soccer with my dad for two hours a day to make the team my sixth grade year. I wasn’t looking to start, I was just looking to make the team. While my friends were at the beach or at friend’s house, I would be playing soccer.
The “jock” is one of the most infamous high school stereotypes, yet it is not far from reality for many high schoolers that play sports. Egos driven from making the team, hearing stadiums cheer their name (even though they are really cheering on the team), and the unavoidable spotlight often make way for an athlete to sometimes become a “jock”. This can happen because of the difference between jocks and athletes; Jocks are associated with ego, popularity, arrogance, and narcissism while athletes connotate drive, determination, humility, and selflessness. So while both play side by side, their characters have grown to be quite different. This is how sports hough high school have influenced me; they have helped me grow and learn humility and purpose.
People in this magnificent, ever changing, and complexity of a world seeks to find out who they are in this life. Not all are capable of understanding what they love; their passion. There is something in this world that I would never replace and that is soccer. Without this sport, I believe I would be a nobody in this world. Soccer is my identity;I honestly feel I can connect to the world through it.
Texas is known for its agricultural landscape but most of all by Friday night Football. In small town communities like Dimmitt being on the varsity team is a big deal.Being moved to Junior Varsity football after making the varsity team, put me in a position to contemplate my loyalty to the sport and to the coaches I felt betrayed me.
Last year I played basketball for the Bath team and Red Cedar team. In my last game I had 24 points, over 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. After the game the opposing coach came up to me and asked if I wanted to join an AAU team and at the time I didn’t know what that was. He gave me his number and I learned that AAU was a league for really good basketball players.
When children play the sport, it changes their viewpoint to a different set of mind. According to Youth Activities a sport article states, “ Life is about competition- whether it is playing a football not, but the sport will toughen them up and let them know to compete for what they want to achieve”(Youth Activities). In life, not everything is easy. Life is nothing but competition and people are always competing with each other. Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship. When my child plays football, he will gain character and that he can use that to benefit him on life skills.
Being a captain in soccer whether it's professional soccer or high school soccer is an honor to be. Professional players such as Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos, and the player that inspired me to play soccer Paolo Maldini have all shown why being a captain is such an honor to be. Now I have been given the honor to be varsity captain for My high school soccer team but I wasn't just given to me because I was a senior no, it was given to me because of my hard work and dedication to become a better soccer player and to become a leader.
Soccer is different from the other sports; soccer is so unique. Every player is an idol, how? If a player can’t do a trick, and the other player did that trick, that player who did the trick is the idol of the other player. We just need a ball to start playing soccer. Soccer is so easy to understand, because it is a simple sport. Soccer helps people to unite; there’s absolutely no racism in soccer, we don’t care if you are black, white, Christian, Muslim etc. soccer is another world; out of the world; there’s a lot of people have soccer in their life. We value players on their performance in the match not outside the match, because it wouldn’t be fair for the players; good or bad we will always love
The sound of the whistle jolted me into action. I dove from the block, and a wave of silence crashed over me as I hit the water. For a moment, there was a sense of serenity as I swam under the surface. The spell broke as I rose for air. I could hear everyone yelling and cheering. Tuning out the noise, I tucked my head under the water, staring at the pool’s tiled floor. Nearing the wall, I lifted my head to gather a breath of air before my flip turn to start my second lap. Looking up, I saw five of my team members at the end of my lane cheering for me. With a renewed energy from their excitement, I turned and continued the race. After the race was over and I was out of the pool, I took my hard-earned ribbon and scurried back to where my swim
A beautiful game manifested by the array of sportsmanship, leadership, brotherhood, honor and code, Football as it stands, is a game which unites and seldom divides. The bright side of football is always cherished and focused upon, even rightly so, because the dark side of it, has scars which could haunt ardent fans for a lifetime.