This was my first year on a varsity team and only my second year playing soccer competitively, so joining the team was especially daunting. But, outside of practice hours (4-5 days per week for 2-3 hours), I practiced at the park and trained with my cousin, who played soccer in college, to improve my skills. I even played in the house, which my mother did not appreciate. But, I genuinely wanted to get better and pull my weight and be part of the team. The team gave me a sense of community and pushed me to persevere in the face of adversity.
What I Learned From Soccer Soccer has taught me so much over the years. I started playing when I was very young, and continued through middle school. While I no longer play the sport, I still find myself reaping the rewards for my time spent on the field. Many life lessons were learned, but three really stand out to me. They are still major keys in my life today and contribute to who I am as a person.
Obsession is a persistent idea that controls one’s mind over a period. Although obsession is often perceived as negative, it can also lead to great things. We tend to form obsessions more frequently at a young age. Sports aren’t always seen as something that can become an obsession. For me, the obsession with soccer began around the age of 13.
As an immigrant, relocating to America does not necessarily mean a permanent settlement. More often than not, my family moved in multiple occasions as my family found it challenging to achieve a sustainable way of life. During the span of my childhood, I have moved to seven cities within a span of fourteen years and enrolled at five schools. Being an oriental immigrant proved to be enough of an embarrassment to my moral standards, but being labeled as “the new kid”, activated my deepest insecurities. Forcibly putting myself in an environment where diversity was not apparent, I implicitly harnessed an arrogance and hatred to my own culture.
Soccer has been my life This whole entire time since the day I came out, the story I will talk about is mostly about soccer. The reason why I said ‘’ Soccer has been my life This whole entire time since the day I came out ‘’ is because, on July 20, 2001, there was a soccer player is known as fenômeno AKA (Ronaldo luís nazário de lima) the was the best player in the 2000’s he has played for a lot of years he was born in Brazil he played for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus and a lot of other teams. On July 20 there was a game which he scored about seven goals they won the game seven zero, on July 27, 2001, seven days after that happened I was born and my dad my uncles, my brothers my whole village were in love with the way Ronaldo plays the way he
One of the most incredible and rewarding ways in which I have been able to make an impact on the lives of others is by volunteering my time through the avenue of my favorite sport; soccer. From a very young age, my parents have put a lot of time and money into me being able to play soccer and it is because of this that I have found success in my sport. I feel as though everyone should be given the same opportunity to possibly fall in love with the game and develop as a player. Additionally, I have always loved little kids and been interested in positively affecting the lives of those with mental and/or physical disabilities, as my mother is a Preschool Special Education Teacher and I have learned about disabilities from a young age. This interest
Sophomore year I was playing at a soccer tournament with my old team. I was playing a great game even though the score was not reflecting my hard work. Towards the end of the game I jumped up caught the ball landed, my body went one way and my legs went the other, then I fell to the ground. Everyone around me had heard a pop, I knew it was my ACL. From this moment in my soccer career I knew I needed to be determined and to be focused on my recovery in order to get back out there.
I was ready to play soccer with my team during PE and dashed right out the locker rooms. I was ready to hear Mr. Orluck’s loud voice to tell us to go to the soccer field so that I could bolt out to there and get to talk to all my friends. My heart was rushing and my legs were shaking with excitement to run to be the goalie of my team. I went and gave my attention back to Mr. Orluck to give us the signal to go straight out there. “Let’s go!
Soccer was not just a game to me, it was my first addiction. From the moment a ball was put in front of me I fell in love with the beautiful game but over time it slowly started to kill me. January 20, 2016 is the day my life ended, my sick twisted excuse of a life. I wasn’t really living, I was trapped in this numb fog for over three years and I didn’t realize how much it was destroying me. I couldn’t even recognize myself in the mirror.