Despite working hard at practice every day, I was not able to get faster. I was determined to get better so I would go home, watch videos, and learn the techniques. All of my friends and family motivated me to not give up. I started to attend every competition and even though I was not coming out in the first place, I kept trying.
For the last two years swimming has taken up most of my time. That time was spent getting faster, conversing with teammates, and helping the younger girls get better. After practice one day my coach informed me that I would not be making the sections team because of my time. Being the first senior in five years not to make it, I felt like a failure. For the next few days of practice I checked out mentally.
When I ended my sophomore year, I felt as if I was on top of the world. My grades were top tier, I had a successful soccer season, and I had just been assigned the drum major position in my school’s marching band. However about halfway through the following summer, I was diagnosed with depression. Instead of trying to fight through my condition, I allowed myself to slink deeper and deeper into an abyss. I knew that in my tenure as drum major, I would need to have a stable mind in order to be effective and have a possible impact on the band
In recent interviews Kobe Bryant has said Michael Jordan inspires him. In all, athletes can be role models, idols, and saints to people and that is okay because those athletes are inspiring people to do great things with their life. However, one could argue that athletes do many bad things and should not be idols and that sports have nothing to do with
And Dak to this day still talks to Anthony. Dak finished his career at football and he graduated college with a business major. He now runs a company and every Sunday he goes and watches his best friend play as a Dallas Cowboy. Dak was very successful because he didn’t leave the field regretting what he could have done but he left the field as a champion. And to this day Dak has went to every game that Anthony has played.
That moment was my best time and also very nervous time that I ever had in my whole life. Because of the parents cheering for our team, we won the 1st game by score 6 to 0. I also scored one goal from that game. We were very happy. After the game ended, we went to our coach, then he said “Good job everybody!!”
Imagine you were a high school coach and your team was going to states, but your best player got caught doing drugs in school. You cover it up so that you will win, but the student keeps doing drugs and eventually dies of an overdose. That 's on your hands. Now put yourself in the position where you are failing classes and the only way you can pass is by doing extra work and take time off of your sport. Unfortunately, your sport requires time off from school, and the school won 't even accommodate your schedule.
We may not have accomplished all of our team goals, like winning the league, but the season was still great. My favorite memory was senior night because I was able to go out one last time and play in front of the home crowd. I remember coach telling me to go out there and do what I do best. That night I played one of my best games all season scoring three
At the end of the routine, we all cheered with joy at our unexpected accomplishment. I was so proud of how far we had come in only a week. I was overjoyed to have shared that moment of excitement with all of my cheer sisters. No one recognizes cheerleading as a sport, but we work just as hard as other sports to accomplish the things we need to accomplish. People see the final product of our routine.
In 2005 Paramount Pictures released a drama film, Coach Carter directed by Thomas Carter. The movie is based on a true story, in which Richmond High School (California, USA) head basketball coach Ken Carter, became famous in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results. Toward the start of the movie, Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) takes low maintenance, low-paid occupation coaching the basketball team at his old high school, Richmond, California. At the start, the young men, non-knowledgeable and in a defiance path, are unruly and insolent.
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
The team was lead by captains Nic Jeffries and Andrew Morrison whom the coach said “brought the team together”. The captains always made sure that the team was following routine and doing the correct warm-up and stretching before coach Dornan was there. As a whole, the coach believes that “the boys should be recognized” for what they have achieved and how they were.
Joe and his teammates, who he became very close and good friends with, had to work together precisely in pursuit of winning the gold medal. His teammates also struggled with life in the past, outside of the Olympics. Some of his teammates included working class men who were in poverty, just as Joe. I believe Joe and the others who were on his team won because of the dedication they put forth and how they all related to each other in similar ways. The fearful beginnings they all had motivated them to do their very best in the end.
It was mid season, I had just made section time in the 100 backstroke a week ago. I was on my way to being top four on the Sartell swim team, and making the state team. Then one day during the beginning of practice I came above the surface of the water but something was off. I looked around and everyone was looking at me.
I wish I could include a picture of me playing soccer with this essay because that was all I did from age five to fifteen. Soccer was life for ten years so most people are surprised to hear that the fall of my senior year in high school I will Captain of my high school Cross Country team. How I became Captain of a running sport is an accomplishment I never saw coming. If you had asked me in elementary school, middle school, or even my first two years of high school if I would do anything but play soccer I would have said never. I am the youngest of three boys.