Since Devon is an all-boys boarding school, Finny’s environment is bound to be highly competitive, especially when it comes to sports. Despite the numerous athletes at the school, Finny appears to shine above them all with seemingly no effort at all. One such example is when Finny unofficially breaks the school’s 100 meter freestyle swimming record, much to the amazement of Gene. “The sports Finny played officially—football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse—didn’t have school records. To switch to a new sport suddenly, just for a day, and immediately break a record in it—that was about as neat a trick, as dazzling a reversal as I could, to be perfectly honest, possibly imagine”(Knowles p.45).
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.
When playing at the Citadel, that is all Pat deals with. At the start of his senior year, he had very little chance of playing, but he never quit and he worked his way back into a starting role. He states, "I had fought my way back from despair and self-loathing, from a coach who screamed, 'Don't shoot!' every time I touched the ball" (Conroy 326). Through it all, Pat remained unconquerable.
I have faced many challenges in my life, but none have been as significant as my concussions. My concussions changed me; I found that I was not as indestructible as I thought I once was. The concussions opened my eyes to the "unfairness" of life. It was the summer of my freshman year. I had been competing in water polo all year long and we were in the middle of summer training.
However Eric conquered the fear and passed the test, this shows courage because most people would back out but Eric did not. When Eric first went to the boxing gym he did not know what to do, so when someone approached him to spar he agreed. Since the other man was a lot more experienced he beat Eric with little effort. Eric felt embarrassed after the defeat but instead of giving up he continued to go and eventually found a trainer who taught him how to box.
’ The responsibilities of a professional basketball player are that they must play their hardest on the court in games, and at practice work harder than their teammates at all times, and best for representing their team in public . Players may not do well every game. But they should still work their hardest . Players make mistakes, and nobody’s perfect. Players must be at every scheduled practice to
The lesson in Slam teaches you to never give up and always work hard for what you want. At the beginning of the book Slam wasn’t doing what he wanted to so he worked really hard and tried his best to overcome his obstacles. He ended up succeeding and doing really well. His grades in school were also slippin when he first moved into his new school. He got help from Mtisha and started working harder to improve his
Keep in mind that I had never played on an organized sports team in my life. The reason I decided to tryout was because I wanted to get involved during my first year of high school and make new friends. Even though it was a little tough, it was completely worth it. On the third day of tryouts, the decision had been made and one by one, we went in to the gymnasium to find out our fate. Luckily, my hard work had paid off and….
I get so competitive in volleyball and softball, but I enjoy the thrill. Sports are very important to me, but I hate that losing comes with the game. All of my sports have very talented and athletic players that love to win. Last year’s volleyball team made it to the finals in WPIAL but lost to Freeport. Even though I didn’t play varsity, I still super supportive and excited we made it that far.
It was around the time of my freshman year, I was 14 years old, and that’s when I began to set my mind to certain things. In the past I had been swimming on a year-round team competitively, then when it came to my freshman year I joined high school swim as well. I always thought to myself that I wasn’t good enough and I could never win, or at best make a section time. However, later on that season, I realized I was good enough, because I believed in myself and set my mind to win and did not give up, and eventually my times immensely improved. After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin.
The game had no goals until overtime when the coach made a sub. The sub, Muse Daniels, ended up scoring the game winning goal a few minutes later. The coach says that “You should have seen the bench.” For many players, it was unbelievable that after all of the struggles at the start, that they would end up winning it all. According to player Daniel Im, “going from almost not having a team to winning the banner was pretty exciting.” The team was lead by captains Nic Jeffries and Andrew Morrison whom the coach said “brought the team together”. The captains always made sure that the team was following routine and doing the correct warm-up and stretching before coach Dornan was there.
Six weeks later after my broken leg I was finally ready to play again. But it’s already the championship game. My team, The Cobras have not made it to the championship until this year. To bad I didn’t help them get here. 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.