Have you had a loved one that worried you sick? It was a another day at school, and Konnor can’t wait till the bell rings to go home. Today Konnor is going to go play some basketball at the lower lake in Eureka, IL. He is going to go with his older sibling Kaleb, and his cousin Austin. The basketball hoops are a little rusty and old, but the hoops are still adequate to play and shoot into.
On that summer I played basketball every single day ( with my brother or not). My brother played basketball against me all the time and everytime he would beat me. I think this is why a I am so good now, because that made me want to practice because I felt that I should be able to beat him ( even though he was in the ninth grade). So I pushed myself and played pickup games with him and his friends. All ninth graders and above.
When recess or free time came around each school day, after lunch, some guys including my older brother would shoot baskets and play games with teams. Sadly, I never got chosen because “I was a girl and knew nothing about sports”. Although this upset me, I didn’t take it to heart. I started practicing at home with kids in my neighborhood. After weeks or maybe even months of practice, my older brother then noticed how good I was getting at the sport.
Robert H. Schuller once said “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”Growing up in a middle class family, I was a very mundane child; I go to schoolandgo out with friendslike most kids do, I wasn’t very into any sports, I just like playing out door. Meanwhile time passes on, and I was moved to America. Moving to the United State was a new beginning for me; becauseI have to learn everything about their culture. Sport in the U.S is very bigand popularto most people, so I startedto learn about them more and I started havinginterest withbasketball;basketball was my identity and connection to others. 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.
He is married to a beautiful woman with three kids, two of which play professional basketball and the other who has her own business. Shawn has shared with everyone he knows he never wanted his children to go through what he has been through and that is why he works so hard. He uses his life journey to inspire others, especially the young children he comes in contact with everyday. He started a basketball league for children to improve their skills and coaches them in his spare
When I was younger, my dad and I got season tickets to the Illini basketball season. We would go to every home game and away game if they were playing close. I would always look up to the Illini players and want to be just like them when I grew up. Every time I went to the game I would always go to the closest balcony to try and yell their names so they would look up at me. It was the first home game of the season and Illinois are taking on Michigan.
Our coach made us practice moves a thousand time until they were perfect:covering,v-runs,late crosses ,and many more..“There’s no time for rest!” our coach would yell at us when we wanted a brake. Even though it was super tiring and every inch of your body would hurt when you got home it all made us ready for the game. My eyes sprang open like a mouse trap as the obnoxious noise of my alarm clock went off at five a.m. Usually I would just sit there in my pitch black room wanting to go back to sleep,but today I was ready for the game in twelve hours. I was thinking about it all throughout school,and talking to it about with my friend Kyle. He had zero confidence in us which made me kinda disappointed after all that training we did.
Afterward, I asked my uncle if he could teach me the game of basketball and he replied back saying yes. Suddenly, I started to get real go at the sport, so I decide to show my gym coach my special skill. After showing him what I could do, he pull me to the side and asked, “Would I like to play for his AUU team?” I answered, “Yes”. Next thing I realized I was playing every Friday at Westwood community center. Actually after a few
He asked her to hang out somewhere else some other time. That then leads to a really good relationship. A few months of training for basketball, being focused, being under the radar, going unnoticed for so long, he finally was able to try out for the team. The coach walked in and he realized that it was Elizabeth the same girl he 's been in a relationship with. He knew she was an unemployed basketball coach and personal trainer, but didn 't know she got a job.
This was a big step for me, I was really getting out of my comfort zone. I did not know the guys that were older than me and I did not really talk to any of them either. So I was kind of going in blind but the coach was Dave Lange and he was a great coach who believed in me and helped me with my skills and helped improve basketball intelligence. That year I was playing on both of the AAU teams, and one tournament I was playing up with the grade above me and if a ball ever came my way or near me I would always go get it. No matter if there was a guy behind me who was wide open and some body skip passed it over there I would jump and grab it out of the air and ruin the chance for somebody to get an easy bucket.
Jason McElwain or J Mac was born with autism, but his dream was to play basketball. He was the manager of his school 's basketball team, and after their practice, he trained in the gym every time until he thought he was ready to play. One game, his team, was in a huge lead, so the coach decided to put J mac on the court for the last four minutes. At
All of them hoped that they would be able to quickly go from the locker room to the water and spend the remainder of practice with their parts somewhat hidden under the water. Time spent during the day in class whizzed by at lightning speed as they dreaded the final
The bell rings, it is 10 a.m. time to go to weights class. I dreaded going to weights because I am one of the few girls in the class. I walk into the gym and downstairs to the weight room. The typical group of guys is there talking obnoxiously. The guys always act like clowns as if they are comedians.
My brother, cousin and I decided to go to the community center to see when the courts were available to the citizens for open play. Every chance I was able, I went to the center to work on my game. Once I entered high school, I focused on one sport my freshman and sophomore year to help with my disease. My mother would make sure that every night I iced my knees to help relieve the inflammation I developed from pounding up and down on the court. Leaving the game of basketball helped me adjust and perform better for football.
Tommy won’t talk to me even though we are going to be on this plane for twelve hours. Mom and dad are in First Class. When Tommy complained about being stuck back in coach, dad said he and mom worked hard and that they deserved to be pampered. Last week, Tommy bought his first car. It’s a used 1998 Toyota Civic.