Throughout my entire playing career, I have had to balance an intense hockey schedule with an intense school schedule. With two such important, yet intense activities comes a magnitude of self discipline, and time management. I had to learn how to not only excel, but become efficient at my school work. Along with being physically capable, playing hockey at such a high level increased my mental capabilities by keeping my brain thinking during games and practices. Looking back at my last four years of high school, I have realized that if I were to go back and do it all over again, I would change nothing and do the same
Being smaller than everyone else, I knew I had to set my standards higher and work harder than everyone else to keep up. I became obsessed. There was always something about that crunch on the ice when I took that step into my cross-over, the speed of the game, the intensity, and the gift of being able to play alongside 20 of my brothers to achieve the common goal of doing something bigger than all of us. I opened that heavy entrance door for the ice rink and immediately felt that rush of eagerness to lace up the skates. With this in mind, I took a step onto that ice and my tryout debut was incredible.
There, we complete drill after drill after drill to perfect technique. We practice all of our dances multiple times, and at the end, we drill all of our jumps, spins, and turns. Classes last hours, all with little time to rest in between dances. This is to build stamina. Dancers are required to keep the appearance of energy up on stage, so that they can complete the dance well without seeming tired.
During my years playing hockey as a kid, I experienced many stressful situations both first hand and observed through teammates and coaches. One occasion in particular stands out, mostly due to how I was able to influence it. I was playing goal for a junior hockey team in BC, and my goalie partner at the time was very intense and emotional person. Certain things that were seemingly insignificant to me and to the other teammates, he took personally and often let it affect his state of mind and even his performance at times. Things like, players shooting pucks into his net at then end of drills and players celebrating or cheering after scoring goals in practice would really get under his skin.
Ice Hockey is one of the most entertaining sports you could see or play. I would only assume most people love at least one sport but there has been quite an issue on which sport is the best. Ice Hockey is debatably the best sport ever created because of its intensity of the sport, the amazing experience of playing at a competitive level, and Hockey is always changing. People who watch hockey, without knowing the rules of the game, usually can understand that the speed and intensity of the game is very high. On average, a normal hockey player at any level will spend about forty-five seconds on the ice.
As a kid my dream was to become an NHL hockey player and play for the Detroit Red Wings. I would play rollerblade hockey in my driveway for hours acting like I was on the Red Wings. This got me interested in how this game that I love, came to be. Hockey’s origin didn’t come from one man or country, but from many different people, cultures, and sports and as it grew, it became a very serious sport in many areas of the world. Hockey’s beginnings and rules were affected by a couple of different sports.
On the other hand, Figure skating takes up much more training time. The elite figure skater first warms up for thirty minutes, next he or she stretches for fifteen minutes, and then he or she warms up again and practices jumps off the ice for another fifteen minutes. Next the figure skater skates for about three hours, working on stroking, edges, spins, jumps, and competition programs. They often do these four minute long programs at least twice per hour. The figure skater then does an on-ice conditioning session for forty five minutes, and then gets off the ice.
The lady did a figure 8 and at the end she did a perfect triple axel, a good triple axel looks like a jump in the air and then you spin around 3 times and and land crouching with one foot in front and the other underneath you. Okay. Know that you know that. Let's get a move on with the story. When I was skating I fell down a few times, but when my mom went to get a drink I fell down with a loud
Ice hockey and skating are inseparable, and the popularity of the game has grown significantly over the years. The game originally started in Canada and the US, but it has spread to many other parts of the world as well. Playing the game involves speed skating and a punk that moves very fast on the court. Ice hockey skates come in handy to make the game possible and enjoyable. Here are some facts that might be worth knowing about these skates.
Ice Hockey is the most popular, but there are also many different types of hockey. Roller hockey and floor hockey are also really popular in the summer and spring. There are many leagues for hockey, in the winter there are numerous leagues with various levels based on your skill. Coaches are good at advancing players to the next level, coaches have usually played the game themselves so they can provide players with a lot of hockey knowledge to make them better players. Being on a team of any type is special but being on a hockey team is even better.
Although hockey as a whole has captivated my love of the game, this specific aspect has intrigued my attention more than the rest. I have always been impressed the most with players who dangle around the opposition. For this reason, there aren’t many activities that give me as much enjoyment as the thrill of going out on a sheet of ice, and competing with another team to show off my dangles. Early on, I wanted to excel in this area of the game the most for some reason. Looking back to my beginning
These are the kids that truly make a team better, they are unselfish and, like to share the puck. Weightlifting, practice, and shooting pucks are just another part of an ordinary day for them. College hockey is a attainable goal for these feisty, hard working athletes. On our hockey team, we have multiple people I would consider feisty hockey players. Occasionally we play teams like St.
I wasn 't a great soccer player, but after making the team I really developed persistence. To this day, I am so grateful that I made that decision to try something new and work hard at it, because this year I actually ended up starting varsity for Villa Maria soccer. Although I am very passionate about soccer, I am also passionate about other things. In fifth grade I started snowboarding. After developing a burning passion for the sport, I decided to buy a snowboard.
I can now play notes higher than I ever could before the musical, leaving me with a hunger for more challenging music. I taught myself to play at fast tempos with little time to think about what I am playing. The latter musical lesson can be applied to life as well. Performing in the musical helped me learn to make decisions quickly. It was stressful at first, but with plenty of practice and not backing down, I was able to achieve my goal and be a part of a great show.
At the State Track meet it is fun because you get to meet new people and you can buy a t-shirt with everyone’s name on it that made it to state. Running against people that are way faster than you is just a lesson for you to train harder than you did before. Practice always makes