There is about 30 kids trying out and only 15 were going to make the team. I had a good feeling I was going to make the team because I had good enough skill and I had a very good basketball IQ. The tryouts lasted for two hours for two nights. The two hours were full of sprinting, full court scrimmages, and shooting drills. Overall I didn’t do as good as I would have liked to. I was doing good during the layup and dribbling drills but not so much on the shooting drills. My shots just wouldn’t go in the basket. During the full court scrimmages I played very good defense but I still couldn’t make my shots. When we had to run sprints I was always the first one done.
Since I was a little kid all I’ve done is play basketball. Every season for the past 10 years I’ve always been ready to play. When I was little I started out playing in rec leagues. I played in those all the way up to the 7th grade. When started middle school I wanted to try out for the team. Usually in rec you just signed up and paid and you got to play, but now I actually had to be good enough to try out and make the team. I tried out and did my best. I got cut. I was super upset I didn’t make the team. I played rec again that year and kept practicing until next year's tryouts. Then when 8th grade year started I tried out again. I got cut. Again. So again I played rec basketball.
and I was excited to come back for the second day of tryouts the next day. I could barely sleep that night all I was thinking of was playing again. I woke up super early and ran as fast as I could to the school. The second day of tryouts began and the coach said not everyone would make the team, this made
In grade eight I joined a track and field, outside of school called Ottawa Lions, and it was great while it lasted but I quit the club because it was too expensive my parents told me. So after middle school I came to Glebe collegiate institute. It was very scary at first, but then I joined the football team as a freshman and I met a lot of new people. I was one of the few freshmans that got to play in a varsity football team, and since I was under 100 pounds and the shortest guy on the team, II was very proud for myself. But one day during football practice I felt a tear in my left calf so I stopped playing football, and I could barely walk.
It was a cold and cloudy day after school. I was in the stands waiting for baseball tryouts to start. The coach came and talked to us and said “There are only 20 spots on the team.” I looked around and there were more than 40 people trying out. So I had to try my best in order to make it.
Throughout my years of participating in high school basketball, I have overcome many challenges. My freshmen year, basketball started in a way I never expected. Continuing on, I understood the real meaning of hard work, and what it takes. Lessons I learned in basketball will carry on throughout my life, helping me to become a successful adult.
Because I was late to the game, I missed the warm ups. My coach did not start me because I had just played in a game at 9:00 am. I sat on the bench watching our team lose so finally my coach put me back in. We started to come back and then we got a big lead. Then my coach sat me back down.
On Monday 5 seniors didn't show up and the Junior Varsity team consisted of the just the quarterback. The week dragged slower than usual and our practices always resulted in some type of punishment. On Friday coach decided to have a practice to make up for the week. It was time to condition and a senior decided to pick a fight with me, and being a very prideful person I did not back down. After we fought we were made to call our parents and had a meeting with the board of directors.
When we all got out of the pool to shake their hands, I couldn't walk straight and I felt like I had to vomit. That is when my parents and coaches realized that I needed medical attention. I was taken to the emergency room and I didn't leave until 5 o'clock the next morning. My hopes of making varsity as a sophomore were crushed that day.
I would like to add something that happened at gym. We were playing against another class at soccer. I was called to be the person who starts off the game, the one who kicks the ball. When the teacher blew the whistle, I blew it. What I mean by "blew it" is I literally blew it.
I made the team and backed away from playing a certain position. My coach noticed my arm when he saw me throwing the football and told me I would be his quarterback. I didn't believe, but he kept working with me and made me feel confident in what i could do. My coach was true motivator and he made you want to play harder for him. I led the school to a state championship and had a lot of high school coaches calling my mom.
He was talented, The coach subs the man who couldn't defend Andrew and subbed me in. The team passed me the ball I dribbled rapidly to start a fastbreak. Andrew tried steal it from him I span around him and gave my teammate a alley oop. People on the bench started to gaze at me.
Last year I tried out for baseball. I threw the ball, Swung the bat, and caught the fly balls, but unfortunately, I didn’t make the team. I couldn’t believe that some of the people that were on the team made it before I did. I thought that it was all a joke to mess with me because one of the people who made it told me the website to go to to find the list. I learned that was the real list
Everything is Earned My eyes intensively scanned the computer screen, looking for my name on the roster. I checked, then doubled checked, then triple checked… it wasn’t there. A wave of sadness and frustration overtook me, and I began to cry. I was cut from the team.
I don’t know I did. This girl that shot right before me shot as good as I did so I was worried that I wouldn’t make it. I needed my score right away because I had a basketball game. So, me and my mom went up to the guy that ran this program and asked if we could get my scores now and he said yes. So, we went up to the trophy’s and the girl that went right before me was standing up there waiting and staring at the trophies the guy announced the score and said….I