Freshmen year was a rude awakening of what I was getting myself into. Coach Smolder was the toughest coach I have ever had. Our first day of practice we had to run 66, 40 yard sprints and I did all that just to start kickoff return on a 7-3 playoff football team, but I was the only freshmen to start. Sophomore year came around and it was a great learning experience because I started offensive line and played over ¾ of the game at defensive end which was weird because I’ve always played middle linebacker. I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year.
Are sports and competition in general just a games that we shouldn’t be so emotional about, or do they provide an outlet for many people, and can they teach valuable life lessons? I played two sports growing up, baseball and basketball. I enjoyed both but I developed a passion for basketball more than for baseball. I started playing ball when I was in the third grade. My dad coached my older brother and me, and that's when I started to fall in love with the game.
The Concussion While growing up my life had always been about basketball. Because of playing this sport I ended up getting an injury that not only injured my body but also my life. My injury was not like any other injury to the body, it was to my head. I didn’t know it then but brain injuries are hard to fully heal from. I learned this when I had thought that I got over my concussion until my grades started to plunge due to the fact that I was missing school because of migraines that had me crying myself to sleep and that were so bad that I wasn’t able to function normally.
College basketball player should be paid because they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball. Basketball players put their bodies risk every time they play. College Athletes pushing their bodies to get the play and “There have been instances of players becoming paralyzed by hits or tackles on football fields or other injuries that have ended player’s careers before they even get started.” (Patterson 2) They get hurt really bad from the hand to a concussion that it can make them out a
He is a coach and a Language Arts teacher. Redmond had not allowed Shelly on the basketball team because she was too aggressive. Shelly’s caseworker, Jim Avery, helped Shelly by going up against Redmond. He tried to get Redmond to reconsider politely at first, but Redmond wasn’t going to allow this. While Shelly was describing this to Bo, she said: “Redmond said that after he saw how willing I was to mix it up, he had requested my records and decided he couldn’t afford to have someone poisoning the team’s morale…” (140) This made her have an emotional break down, steal her mother’s car, and drive one hundred miles an hour down the freeway before it flipped over and rolled off the road.
The first time I got interested in basketball was in 8th grade. I went to the informational meeting for modified basketball because I wanted to try out for a school sports team. I signed up to try out because I wanted to try something new. I never played basketball in my life. I always played recreational soccer.
One of them is aware of the fact that he needs the drugs so he can function and stay as normal as possible, while the other one hates it because he thought the doctors wanted to poison him. Even though now years past Vonnegut still is not a big fan of medicine. “What I really hate about medication is that it helps me, which means I’m not nearly as perfect as I wish I were.” He was hoping to heal his illness by will power, but after a while he realized it’s impossible and he needs medicine. He understood that doesn’t matter how strong you are or how much you are trying to get better, in some situations without medicine it’s impossible to get better. So he put his guard away and stared to take his medicines and started to get
My primary position on the junior varsity team was quarterback. Although we had many outstanding athletes, our first season was far from successful; however, my eighth and ninth grade years, we went undefeated in football. In middle school, I continued my baseball career with the school; yet, my desire to be on the diamond shifted more towards football. Sports brought a glorious feeling into my life in middle school; on the other hand, not everything turned out the way I had expected, for a tragic event changed my life forever. Something horrendous occurred to my close friend, Payton Mitchell.
As a young boy realizing this was not the most motivating thing. It really makes you think about what is important to you. I can still remember the way that my life was changed by sports. As a young child, my whole life revolved around basketball, watching it, playing it, and talking about it. Every year for my birthday, my family would give me a jersey of the newest player on the Celtics.
I love watching basketball, and I 've always wanted to play it. In middle school though my sports were Cross Country and Track, so I have basically zero experience with any kind of team sports (the only exception would be the stuff in PE). I actually went to the state championship in the 100m in middle School so I am a fairly athletic guy (about 10 pounds heavier now though). Guys at my schools play pickup basketball once a week during free time in gym and I 've been trying to join in, but I just have absolutely no idea what I should be doing while on offense. I actually am a decent rebounder and usually score a few points a game from offensive rebounds.
Hi, I 'm Rodney Green Jr. a Freshmen at Phil-Mont Christian Academy and i wanted to see if our school could get a sponsorship because were a very small school and cant afford to get new uniforms for all the sports in the school. The uniforms that all the the teams wear are about 6 years or older and as of right now our varsity basketball team said that Under Armour has the best basketball shoes. ( The Curry Ones) our school sports teams live by Stephen Curry 's motto of, "i can do all thing" for the last couple years,after both the girls and boys varsity both made it very far in the PIAA playoffs. after lots of research and pricing Under Armour has captured the eyes of many pros and big time colleges. Our school would like to become part
When I was in elementary school I want to get in to our basketball team because during that time I really like to play basketball. I was playing with friend during break time and sometimes after school. Compare to others I am really new to basketball and many other students were played more than me. My skill wasn’t that good and I barely know all the rules of basketball, but I like so much I want to get in the team. The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join.
Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast. Somehow, two quarters in and we were losing terribly but I had to let my team with a horrible fall to my head. In the beginning, I was unaware of injury to my head so I kept on playing till I felt dizzy and knew something was wrong. Even after my terrible fall, I wanted
After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office. None of us were happy; we knew we were too good to not still be practicing. We could all see the seriousness on our coach’s face. We had no clue what we were about to be told. Inside we were all hoping he was about to tell us a team cheated and we were going to make the playoffs in their spot like seen in many movies.
I was in my Junior season for football, and it was looking to be a good one. We started off doing well, but we struggled at time, though we bent but didn’t break. We kept at perfect record of 5-0 heading into our homecoming game, and we had just came off a huge last second victory over a top-rated team in the state. I was injured during that game but failed to tell anyone, failure number one. I told myself that I was going to play the homecoming game because we were playing the worst team in the state and figured I couldn’t hurt myself any worse, failure number two.