NHS Leadership Essay Being involved in several clubs and activities has enlightened me with valuable life lessons that will sustain with me through my schooling and my life. The club that has presumably impacted my life the utmost is our school 's soccer club. We have a considerable amount of assistant coaches who help us better ourselves not only in our athletic talent, but in our character as well. Kevin Kuhl, our head coach, has taught me to always win and lose with class. Now as I am a junior this year, I will be faced with the challenge of having to be a leader for our soccer team.
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.
Considering my situation, how would I be able to play soccer with a cast on my arm after not having even touched a soccer ball for so long? This opportunity was something I had worked for, and I remember a slow sadness washed over me. Eventually, I went to the tryout with my cast bubble-wrapped, already knowing my fate and felt a physical and mental difference in how I played the game. My mind always drifted to the possibility of being injured again, so as I expected, I didn't make it into the
I have to say that the running part is the part that I truly like. My first experience with track was at the age of 15. At that time I was practicing soccer. I was a very chubby kid compared to my teammates. I has good soccer skills, but couldn’t ever catch up with them.
When I was a wee laddy I loved soccer more than anything in the world. Well to be honest I could care less about soccer I just loved talking with my best friend who would always be on the same team as me. I was actually quite afraid of the ball, at least that’s what my parents told I can’t remember I was only 3. I would up until about U6 just run away from the big crowd of kids trying to kick the ball and talk with the goalie or my friend. And this day, I still remember quite fondly, was the best day of my soccer career (so far).
Throughout my high school years, my cross country coach has always told me, “running is a mental sport, which is why it is so tough.” This saying stuck with me throughout my junior year of high school, especially after the cross country season. I have a love/hate relationship with cross country, but it 's shaped who I am today. Running is pain, plain and simple, that is what everyone runner goes through during every race. It took me a short time to come to terms with that fact. That is not to say I do not hate being in pain, but it has also helped me to become stronger.
The entire country feels deeply sad when their country loses a game. This is evidence that even during a loss for the country’s team, nationalism is still there. Although the World Cup is the event that helps nationalism survive in soccer, the fans are what really bring countries
While soccer is singled out as one of my very strong passions, I find myself playing harder and smarter during school soccer. With the help of Craig Rocastle, former professional soccer player and the current coach of Seaman High School, we are undergoing one of the best seasons Seaman High has ever had. Presently after seven games we have yet to face defeat; furthermore, Rocastle pushes our team to the limits and states, “We will fly, I am proud of our season so far but there is still another level in us.” As our team enter each game with new mentalities and expectations we are; in fact, becoming a better team while also handling the task at hand and winning the game.
Last week, my soccer coach gave me the position of captain. The captain 's role is to lead the team through the game by using strategy and critical thinking. In other words, I would be a coach 's assistant. I 'd never had that responsibility before, and the prospect of me being in charge of the game-play and having to think for the good of the group was a frightening one. As an introvert with a tendency to keep quiet and follow along, the thought of not being able to do this worried me.
In a very inspiring and touching true story about the 3 refugee soccer teams that all came from some of the toughest lives living in other countries. These boys became closer to each other as time passed and issues occurred every day of their lives in a small town with the name of Clarkson. Some of these boys had never experienced soccer before and had never played. But that changed when they moved to Clarkson in America and met a women named Luma. Luma had always wanted to be independent and moved to America by herself away from her family who stayed behind in Jordan.
Unfortunately, my current Ithaca College transcript is quite different and I am not proud of the grades but they surely motivates me to give my all when I am provided with another opportunity. This suspension has affected me deeply it made realize that soccer, family and school is the most important to me. I am very passionate about soccer, it excites me. I plan to tryout for the team and hopefully become a member of the team, it will keep me busy and motivate me to do well on the field and in the classroom. Since I have been home for almost a year now I have become closer with my family especially my father, he has now become a big asset for me.
At the beginning of the season, the Bernice MacNaughton varsity boys soccer team nearly folded, but now, after the final game last weekend, the Highlanders are the AAA senior boys provincial champions and earned the school’s first Senior boys provincial banner. While working as a drivers-ed instructor, a student was talking about how his soccer team at MacNaughton did not have a coach to Blaine Dornan. “If you really need me, let me know” said Dornan to the student. Soon there after, he became MacNaughton’s varsity boys soccer coach. A short time afterwards, the coach received an email saying that the team would have to fold as there was not enough players to fill the roster.
Being a NCAA Division II athlete during my time at American International College was blessing in disguise for me. Many people do not look at Division II college athletes in the same light as Division I athletes. Interestingly enough, unlike Division III college athletes, DII are held to the same standards and rules as Division I. We have to maintain a certain GPA, we cannot work more than 10 hours a week, we are drug tested on a monthly basis, and we endure two-a-days on a daily basis. Going into college, athletics were always first priority to me; but after being a regular starter on my soccer team entering my junior year, my priorities were completely reversed.