As I grew older, I would go to my basement or my backyard to kick a ball around. My dad had the greatest influence on me and, inspired my competitive nature and my love for the game. Whenever I was upset at home or overwhelmed from school, I would take my ball and find a quiet place to practice. As I kicked the ball around and shot at a small goal post my grandpa bought for me, I felt relieved and all of my worries melt away. When I started playing soccer, it was a sport me and my family was passionate about but soon; it was an escape for me when I was down.
“It’s good sportsmanship”, my dad said. After, we ran to the stand that had our trophies on it. I walked up to my dad with pride and excitement as he handed me the first trophy I ever owned. I began to think about how he has always been there supporting me, helping me grow on and off the field, and telling me that not everything goes the way people want it to in life and they have to accept that. I was 5 years old, and it was my first year playing soccer or any sport at all.
Having only one soccer club in Bend to play competitively on and having a relatively small population put me playing with almost the exact same group of girls in the club as I grew up. This also left me knowing everyone who plays soccer and consequently when I got to high school soccer, I was still with the same girls. We had been playing with each other for 7 plus years and had become an incredibly close unit on and off the field. Some of my closest friends came from playing soccer. Soccer had helped me break out of my shell socially and provided an outlet for stress relief.
I play soccer for the Oakridge Soccer Club. I have been playing soccer since I was five years of age. When I first started playing Soccer I had a coach who used to go by the motto “every shot u miss, is a miss towards life.” Soccer is one of the two only sports I play and when I’m on the field I feel confident in myself because, if you show courage and confidence you will achieve your goal in life and even though my goal may not be to make goal for soccer my goal is to become a Soccer leader. I want to be a captain who talks to the referees during a game when our team has a problem, concern, or question. In other words, I believe soccer has changed my life and became an ongoing achievement in my life, that will forever stay in my heart forever.
Education has always been a primary focus for me. I was always participating in extra credit projects and assignments just to continue learning. However, I was raised as an athlete, nothing brought me more joy than kicking a soccer ball. I tried various different sports like softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball but none of them were as good as soccer. I have been playing soccer more years than I have been in school.
Winning this game did not only mean bringing a shiny trophy home. It changed the way I thought about my skill and confidence. Few years ago when I started to play soccer, I was not the player that everyone depended on or was the most athletic. Winning my first championship game made believe that this is one of many trophies I will earn. This achievement made me work hard on improving myself as a soccer player.
The Lessons I took in Soccer Team I joined a soccer team when I was in junior high school, and it significant changed my life. A group influences one a lot in whether positive or negative ways, thus the soccer team I joined is not an exception. Team work, self-disciplined, sense of honor, and etc. are what it taught me. Through there were no so called expressly stipulated, there were several unspoken rule.
He was an amazing soccer player and is an excellent person in general. He has devoted his life to doing good and teaching others. He taught his teammates about soccer and life as well. Many of them said that they were honored to play with him. In this paper I have proved that Pelé,a Brazilian footbauller,is the best in all time.
Growing up I always find the sport calling to me, I would see rocks of the ground and I had to kick it around. I got too into my cousin 's soccer games. Soccer shaped a lot of who I am, soccer has taught me how to commit, know when to make a move, and it has made me tolerant. Soccer is all about commiting to the ball, if one was to hesitate while going for a goal it will not be as powerful. I bring that into driving, school, talking, and writing.
After lunch, Ashton and his friends felt bored so they decided to play soccer. They met in the afternoon and Ashton brought his new soccer ball, which cost ten dollars, along for the game. The nearby park was closed for maintenance so Ashton led everyone to his backyard instead. After an intensive warm-up exercise, they started practising for the upcoming inter-class soccer match and were determined on winning. “We have to defeat 5 Awesome this time round,” they chanted as they kicked the ball from player to player, each hoping they would not destroy any of Ashton’s mother’s plants and vegetation.
The problem to soccer fields was later resolved when Luma was able to find a grassy and descent area that the boys could focus on only soccer and not get distracted by anything else around them. According to chapter 18, page # 144 it states "The boys could hardly believe their eyes when they showed up for their first practices in Milam Park." This page also later states" ...A thick blanket of soft green grass..." This was a new form of field for the team to play on after having to play on such a harsh field at the Indian Creek Elementary school that was practically all dust and dirt. With this new field, the team was able to get better at the game of soccer and focus on their challenges ahead. They had finally overcome one of the toughest struggles for their team, and found an amazing
I would try out for the team and play soccer all four years. This expectation carried me to “hell week,” as dozens of students strive to attain one of the coveted spots on the soccer team. As feet pounded the ground, and bodies impacted, as the green and gold ball bounced from player to player, I felt at home. And then it all came crashing down. I had progressed well, passing the first and second cuts with seeming ease.
I remember the speech he gave as we were all gathered around him on the sideline. He said, “Don’t let up because you are ahead. The game’s not over and anything can happen.” Those words stayed on my mind as we started the second half. I always feel like I have something to prove when I play soccer. It’s probably because I am the youngest on the team.
Mariel Margaret Hamm was born on March 17th, 1972 in the small town of Selma, Alabama. As the fourth of six children born into this military family, Mia moved around constantly and spent her early years as a toddler in Florence Italy, where she was initially introduced to her life passion of women’s soccer. However, Mia was born with clubfoot and wore corrective braces as a toddler, thus preventing her to participate in any sport at a young age. Her love for sports truly began at the age of five on a soccer team her dad coached, continued throughout middle school as a played on the boy’s football team and then in high school as a starting forward in soccer. Her soccer life began to excel when at age 15 she joined the United States Women’s national soccer team – thus becoming the youngest in history to be selected to join such an elite group of soccer stars.
One of my favorite activities is to play soccer, I have been playing soccer since a very young age. I first got interested in soccer when my brother began to play and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. When my brother began to become more invested in soccer I did to. As I have continued to play I have become more and more interested in doing my best and building on the skills I already had. At Saint Francis I hope to continue my love for soccer and share my talents with others.