I couldn 't endure those athletes with slogans of "challenge oneself, surpass oneself " before; considering them as insatiable rebels with over-competitiveness who create barriers for the world to achieve social tranquility. As for me myself, I thought I was a person with great wisdom and foresight back then; for I only put in the precise force that are barely enough to rub through situations without bothering too much. After all, with the strategies of leaving myself some leeway, life wouldn 't get too tiring. And this conserving life philosophy has seemingly benefited me all along, until the appearance of Coach Chavez, a rather talkative Track coach who has just recently graduated from college. With a different impression compares to the rigid ness and strictness from other coaches, I was even more certain that it 's an unexpected luck for me to join track after the first conditioning: not only because my coach 's easygoingness, but also for …show more content…
Bur what do I know? On that day, from absolute confidence to absurd despair, I stared at every other team mates, looking at how they justifiably obtained their symbols of "recognitions from the coach, and left me there hanging, empty-handed, till there 's no one else left but me and the coach …show more content…
I magically picked up my sports shoes again, finally decided to continue my run. And when I finally went back to my team with Coach Chavez, I 'm even more determined that it 's indeed an unexpected luck for me to meet such an inspiring coach who led me to the eventual realization about myself, how I was encircled and almost suffocated by my narrow ego which I looked upon as wisdom. With her, I recognized that in the running towards one 's pursuit, only with the commitment and efforts to one 's utmost, victory could be achieved. And now, as I look up to those athletes, not only that I no longer detest their opinions, I too, join their camps, looking forward to run once again to my heart 's content, with the beginning
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In the essay “Take it in Strides” the author, Anna Macherchevich, develops an exciting and intriguing paper. She tells a compelling narrative that expresses the importance of cross country and her team to her life. To accomplish this, she used well thought out descriptive language and dialogue that gives a good understand to the reader of her love of the sport. Firstly, Macherchevich she explains how cross country had given her the ability to set her mind on a goal and push through all challenges.
The Northeast Conference sponsored a speaker to present to the student-athletes here at Robert Morris University. The speaker was Dr. Derek Greenfield, who is a motivational speaker specializing in inclusive excellence and positive change. Dr. Greenfield travels around the country speaking to people about improving relations among groups of diverse individuals. At Robert Morris, his goal was to bring the athletic department together as a whole by helping everyone to become more accepting of others, therefore bringing the athletes together much like a family. This is important because studies show that athletes who feel accepted and important among their peers perform better in his or her particular sport.
History in Context). This exhibits that he didn’t only dedicate himself to be a great athlete but also with charity work, which supports why he was a dedicated man and athlete. It also clearly states that he was dedicated which also makes this powerful. “If you ask me how I want to be remembered it is as a winner. You know what a winner is?
This completely lifted his confidence he could finally see that he was more than the troublemaker of his family. His success grew rather quickly, because his goal was to get to the next Olympic games. He is always training and training to keep improving. When it comes almost time to try out for the Olympic trials Louie knows that he will never be fast enough to qualify for the mile race he has been training for. Instead of giving up and calling it quits on his running career Louie takes a different approach.
At the end of the final tryout, the coach called me over and told me the news I dreaded to hear: I hadn’t made the team. I wasn’t shocked, but I was infuriated with myself for letting others get to me. Failing to make the team wasn’t necessarily devastating, for being on the team wouldn’t have brought me the happiness nor relief I wanted. Failing to make the team was however humiliating, for I let myself believe I wasn’t of greatness due to purely unrelated distinctions. “Perhaps my skills are simply not up to par, maybe the coach noticed my weak performance, what if he just didn’t like me?” is all I thought the few days after his decision.
It’s the mindset that almost every successful athlete ... has” and used it to improve their game (Pharm 4). This statement shows how the growth mindset has helped many great athletes get to the level that they are today with allowing themselves to grow with their failures. It also gives the notion that winning is not the most important thing, but rather learning and growing as an athlete is. Martin Luther King calls the freedom fighters “The ground
What is the “story” of your project or program? I am writing to you on behalf of the Contra Costa Athletic Organization. Our coaching staff’s ultimate goal is to bring a group of male adolescents together by teaching them responsibility, respect, and encouraging them to work together as one so that they can grow into outstanding athletes, and students. This year, we have managed to inspire over 80 students of various cultural and economic backgrounds to be a part of this organization.
Therefore, I made sure to run my assigned mileage everyday and watch my diet more carefully. In my second year, I ran two races in under twenty minutes and earned a medal, making me the most improved athlete on the team. Additionally, in the track season following, I became one of only ten athletes on the team to run a full mile in under five minutes. Now, in my third year, I have made it to the school’s varsity team that may possibly win its first state championship in over a decade, an athletic program that I am truly glad to be a part
Hong!!! The sound of the horn blows in my ear as the final second’s ticks off the clock. Looking up at the score board with anger in my eyes and sweat glistening upon my face. Standing in the middle of the field with my helmet dangling in my right hand, I watch as the other team cheer with laughter, hand shacks, and an over whelming victory. I will never able to put my trust in any coaches.
As I think about it now, I matured alongside our growing and developing cross-country program. Young and perhaps more than a bit naive, I thought that my chosen sport would be a breeze. I loved to run, but after my first practice, I felt the physical exertion demanded by the sport. This was no casual jog around my gated community; this was real and every fiber of my being understood it. Throughout my freshman year, I worked hard, and my efforts were rewarded when I earned a place in an international athletic tournament (AASCA).
The enjoyment of running is not completely tied up in winning or losing; however, nothing motivated me more to become a better runner than not being able to represent my school at the state meet during the 2014 cross country season. I joined the team in 2013 during my sophomore year, and I enjoyed early success as I made the varsity squad. Our boys’ team entered regionals with a chance to run at state, but we missed it by a few points. Soon, it was my second season of cross country running. This year was different from the previous season.
Initially, spirituality in sport may be difficult to identify yet after closer inspection it is critically clear as one of the main reasons for people pursuing sport and declaring it a passion. The idea that individuals do not passively absorb sport but actively participate with engagement and focus is described by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to be a highly focused mental state known as ‘flow’. He argues that the most powerful moments in our lives are not the relaxing and receptive events but are the moments when a ‘person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile’. A definition of spirituality is difficult to describe as many would disagree on its meaning,
The inside of the bus was hot and dusty and had the bitter, stale smell only sweat has. This was only because, this was the bus that the West Sioux High School Varsity Boys Soccer Team was approaching the Iowa State Tournament with, or so thought Felipe every time he got on a bus. Felipe had always fantasized about going to State sense he was young, and watching his brother lose the game decided if they went to State or not twice. Felipe always had goals to start in high school soccer sense he was in the elementary. Felipe had never done something were he didn’t do his absolute best, even when he wasn’t the best or even good at what he was doing he still did his best.
Lupe Medrano, a shy girl who spoke in whispers, was the school’s spelling bee champion, winner of the reading contest at the public library three summers in a row, blue ribbon awardee in the science fair, the top student at her piano recital, and the playground grand champion in chess. She was a straight-A student and—not counting kindergarten, when she had been stung by a wasp—never missed one day of elementary school. She had received a small trophy for this honor and had been congratulated by the mayor. But though Lupe had a razor-sharp mind, she could not make her body, no matter how much she tried, run as fast as the other girls’.
There is nothing more inspiring than knowing I made a difference in someone’s life. Even though it wasn’t life changing or won’t make a difference in the long run, in the moment it mattered. To little kids, achieving a goal can be as exciting and simple as making it across the high balance beam. Coaching taught me this and many other lessons that I can apply to my life.