Playing hockey at such a competitive level has granted me many opportunities that many other people my age haven't had the chance to do. For example, when my team went to the “Tourni International de Hockey” held in Quebec City, Canada annually. This tournament is the most famous youth hockey tournament in the world with some of today's superstars having played in it. Throughout the two week long tournament, I had made some friends that I am still in contact with, 5 years later!
As a kid I played a ton of hockey. My grandpa has an ice rink behind his house and every winter I would be over there as much as possible. I played so much that I was playing with the kids twice my size and still keeping up with them. Although they were a lot stronger than me so it was very tough to keep the puck away from them. As a kid my dream was to become an NHL hockey player and play for the Detroit Red Wings.
My First Time Snowboarding If you have ever seen the snowboarding part of the X-Games or the U.S Olympic Snowboarding team, you know how good they are. But their first time snowboarding wasn’t as bad as mine. I was in the sixth grade when I first started snowboarding. The middle school I went to had a ski and snowboard club that went to a nearby ski hill every Friday. And on that Friday was my first time.
At points I would put what I needed to do in order to succeed in hockey ahead of school because until I was a sophomore in high school I was foolish enough to believe I had a shot of going big in hockey. All of this leads to my main point that I wasn’t born with an athlete identity however, I created one by pursuing a sport I am passionate about and would do anything I can to help myself succeed in it. A scholarly journal essay written by Shaun Boren called The Recreational Sports Journal talks about different athletes and how they had dreams of going big and the youth life certain athletes lived from 6am practices to missing school due to travel for a sport. While reading this journal I couldn’t help but think of myself as I lived a very similar lifestyle. A direct quote being “The horrendous wakeups the fun in the hotel hallways and being yelled at by hotel staff for being to loud all helped shaped the athlete I am today.” I vividly remember getting up at 4:30 on a Saturday morning for a 6am practice, the frequent travel and
We were ready to leave and take our very first class of snowboarding. When we get there it looked a lot of fun. On the first day of attempting to snowboard, I could barely make it down the mini pipe. It
Growing up, I spent most of my time playing sports and trying to stay active as much as possible. As I got older, I became more serious with field hockey, and I was determined to make the varsity team my junior year of high school. All summer I spent working on my stick skills on the field, and my endurance in the gym in order to do everything I could to make the varsity squad. When tryouts started in the end of August, I hadn’t performed the way I wanted to, and girls I thought had no chance of making the team, played so well over the three days. However, I was hopeful I still had a shot on the varsity roster.
Once he completed his post-grad year it was off to Manhattanville College, where he competed at the division three hockey level. Billy had more skill then most of the team, he thought by playing at the division three level he would receive more playing time then he was actually getting. Half way through the season he was very upset and developed a strong dislike
Within the first day of tryouts, the team is officially announced by Brooks and the team begins to form into a close-knit family. The rest of the movie follows the transformation of a ragtag group of miscellaneous college hockey players and notorious
My dad and I have been wanting to go to the hockey store down the street so we did. On the way out of the hockey store i saw a sign that said twenty five percent off anything in store, so me and my dad went back in and i got myself new shoulder pads. Later that day me and a few friend started to head to the rink for the game. We got there very early because we also wanted to see a game before us with kids that we were playing the next day. After that game we lost by one point with about one minute left in the game so I was not to happy about that but at least we tried.
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.