High and his name is Logan Northup from Sigourney. I have inspired my brothers to play every year and my Dad coaches them too but they have never been undefeated. Logan taught me tricks and techniques because he played soccer in college. He got me started playing soccer for William Penn College youth leagues after I got too old to play for Sigourney anymore. Now I play soccer for the Oskaloosa team and I have played for them every year in the spring and fall.
Despite not playing soccer anymore and being much older, I find myself in similar situations as I was while playing soccer. My freshman year I joined the student government program at my school and I’ve been apart of it ever since. I find student government to be my new soccer. Just like in soccer, every term there is new kids. Some kids walk into the class having never been apart of a leadership class before.
I discovered one of my passions by participating in a sport I swore i would never do: cross country. For the majority of my life I had played competitive soccer and it was part of my identity. I loved the feeling of sprinting down the field towards an attacking forward for the sole purpose of helping my team and I never wanted to give that up. Entering my freshman year of high school, I joined a soccer program that was filled with pressure to win games, and although I had a great time during the season with my teammates I sensed that something wasn’t right. My parents and friends knew the struggles I was going through with soccer and they all said the same thing, “why don’t you try cross country?” My answer was the same each time, “I would never even consider doing cross country, that's not going to happen.
Soccer had helped me break out of my shell socially and provided an outlet for stress relief. My life revolved around soccer. However, in the spring of freshman year I was burning out. I had finished the fall season of high school, winter league was over and I was trying to balance spring club soccer with high school track. Without a break and feeling overwhelmed, I grew disinterested in soccer as it became a stressful environment for me as the older girls had to join our team and I was no longer seeing the field a lot.
My senior year I decided to tryout for the soccer team. I thought I had a pretty good chance in making the soccer team since I’ve had some experience playing soccer, and I thought I was pretty good. Anyway, I ended up making the team, and their were some times I felt like quitting because we did ran so much, but luckly I had my friends who motivated
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.
Sometimes I got a chance to play at the last monuments of the game. We had so many good times at that time. We learned from our mistakes and from our experiences. On the other hand, we had some problems .All the team members had one big dreams that was to play and to represent Denver Ethiopian community team. Every year in the North American, there is a big Ethiopian community sport festival .The organization invites all state sport representatives’ and supporter from all over American.
Many people think it is a hobby for me but it’s actually not it is a passion that I enjoying investing my life in. To begin with, soccer for me isn’t just a sport or a hobby, it’s a career! I have a passion for soccer and I plan to make a career out of it because I have invested ten of my years to soccer. Everyone around me from friends to family members think that I will not achieve that goal due to the fact that they say I don’t always finish what I start. My mother has been getting on to me because I spend most of the day in soccer field but truth be told she should appreciate that I’m not getting in any kinds of trouble with the law or messing with the wrong crowd.
Articles and E-mails were equal in most used forms of communication for getting information. For articles, I look for physios that are actively involved in the soccer from the low level to high levels, such as the MLS or EPL. I had contacted Matt Sheldon, a professional soccer player who currently plays for Saint Louis FC, on numerous occasions about the process that he did for injuries on a personal level and team level. I felt that contacting a player in the sport made it much more interesting and simpler than just reading endless articles because I knew that I could ask questions that would be answered. Physical Education, U.S. History, and English were classes that helped me use thinking strategies/skills while creating my project because Physical Education has a direct correlation to the prevention of injuries in soccer since we do warm-ups every day and we are taught up technique in sports.
In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial. Football, soccer, and track were what were what took up most of my time until I had a big injury. Which made me forget about playing sports for a whole year. During this time, I looked for ways to stay busy. I came upon this special opportunity to work with wild rescued animals, At least that’s what the lady I
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. My first two years of college saw me as one of four players (out of a class of 22 players) to be on the varsity soccer team, meaning that I was exposed to long bus rides, missing classes for team events, and constantly being a lesson behind other students in my class. I had trouble balancing soccer, work, and school during that time, as I was only able to maintain a 3.1 GPA. I decided that putting all my effort in soccer was not the correct route to take, as school was going to lead me further in life. For the next two seasons, I was on a
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.