It was a rainy day, for I felt gloomy, tired, drowsy, and drained. It was freshman year, and I was ready to compete in the regional championships of 1A high school swimming. I was going to swim in the 400 freestyle relay, and I was nervous, excited, ready, and energized. As I sat on the bleachers, where the CSD swim team was located. Before I knew it I was up on the starting block, just about ready to dive off after the previous swimmer made it to the wall. As I was swimming I was flying, soaring, racing and gliding. When I got out of the water after swimming 100 meters I felt gassed, juiced, exhausted, and spent. The raced turned out very well, for we beat Pine Lake Prep, as well as Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. However, we did not
I 've played football my whole life. Even after 11 Years of the game it was shocking that I was not good. My whole life I always wanted to be the all star and the player everyone depended on. But, it just wasn 't me. Following my eighth grade year I was detrimmed to put all the years of failure behind me. Freshman year was going to be a new start. That whole summer I went to camps and every clinqne I could. My level of play was progressing and I was feeling more confident going into high school. My freshman year was here and it was time to fight for a starting spot. The good thing about playing sports at a small school is you have a much better chance of playing. After the whole preseason work I earned a varsity spot. All season the work I
If I have to choose a favorite sport it would have to be football. Football is physical hard-hitting contact sport that is full of excitement rooting for my home team the New York Jets. Back in 1997 is where I developed a full interest; watching and playing football at a young age. I have played fullback and linebacker both positions took a lot of hard work, conditioning, and practice to execute my performance on the field.
When I was in high school, football was my primary after school activity. For at least fifteen weeks I would spend five days a week doing something with football. My senior year I started for a team that only lost one game in the regular season. Now that I look back at my time as a football player I can see very obvious stimuli for my growth as a player and a person. From the time I first started playing to the end, I wanted to get better, my brothers on the team pushed me and I had coaches that taught and pushed me.
The great Vince Lombardi once said “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect of authority.” My father introduced me to football and coached me from a young age. He taught me lessons about life that I could only learn from the sport. Football turned me into the man I am today, from facing ridicule from the public and slander online, to having to the fill the most important spot on the field, I prevailed and thrived. Through football I learned to compete, discipline, accountability, sacrifice, and my life was impacted more than I ever knew.
In November 2010, my promising cheerleading career was cut short by a spinal injury. In warmups at a competition, I was injured resulting in two slipped discs in my lower spine, which caused temporary paralysis in both of my feet with severe pain. While I did not have complete sensation in my feet I could still walk with assistance. I was told I would never run again and that I would be lucky if I was physically active in my future. As a 17-year-old, this was very difficult to hear. I broke through this adversity by continuing physical therapy daily and being put on homebound schooling for 3 months to get back to my optimal health. I can proudly say that I worked through this challenge and through many years of continuous work I am able to
With everything in the world I could be doing there is one thing that makes me lose track of time the most. That one thing is football, I've played since I was 8 years old. Football is such an unreal experience it's so hard to explain. I have been playing football for 10 years now and I wish I could play longer but I know that my football days are going to be over soon. Even though my days of playing football are going to be over, football isn't going to be out of my life. When I'm not playing football now I'm eaither watching NFL football or NCAA football. That's only on two days during the week so I usually watch espn.
There 's no traffic on that extra mile. So do you know what Football is? No not the sport with helmets, the sport that is the greatest of them all. When I hear football I think about the sport with a round size 5 ball. Also known as fútbol, I mean, also known as soccer! Well let me tell you this. I think soccer is the greatest sport out there. It is the most watched sport in the world with 3.5 estimated fans, soccer. Okay, before you get tired of hearing soccer, let me tell you this. I grew up playing soccer. One thing it has taught me is that in order to get better at soccer, you have to practice. Practice takes time. I practice soccer like a maniac. I see a soccer ball and instantly go to kick it around. Hopefully, my time towards soccer can become my job. First, is school of course. After school, hopefully I have a chance to play with big known leagues like the MLS, but, my journey
Im not going to lie, itll be the worst pain you have ever felt in your life", said my docotor the day i found out i was going to need back surgery. i was 14 years old, about to start another season of competitive cheerleading, with my second broken back and my soon to be first surgery. I never thought that i would have to go through this, all through my life i was a pretty accident prone kid, i broke my wrist three time and broken my ankle once, but never did i think i would break my back twice, and not at this young of an age. The first time i broke my back, i was 12 years old at gymnastics practice, i fell off the high bar onto my neck, and broke three vertebres, T1, T7, and T8. i wore a full neck and back brace for about 6 months, it wasnt all that bad, i got use to it and so did the other kids at school, it was off before i knew it and i was back to doing all my favorite actvities and sports, except for gymnastics.
Football Season! Why? Well, not because of the screaming fans, or the metallic gold helmets and blue jerseys, but its ability to stir interest in a diversified group of people. Football attracts alumnus and this capability demonstrates the school pride that is instilled within generations. Indicating the abundance of assurance that each individual is receiving: that they’re wanted, cared for, and loved. In fact, a current teacher at my school is an alumni from Notre Dame, and she is continually enthusiastic for all the games. The football stadium was where she was able to become a Fighting Irish with her fellow business majors. Wait! The engineers too! Hold up! You forgot the pre-med track! The 80,795 seats that were filled up in one night
While at school football season was about to start so when last class, end all the football players go to their locker room to get dressed and practice on the field before we start, we have a prayer real quick before we get started and then we loose up and then we got agility after we get done we take a knee real quick then we go to our groups to get the practice started.
Ah, Sundays…The day to be outside flipping burgers, eating junk food, and most importantly, watching football. Football has always been and always will be my favorite sport.
Life is a rollercoaster, a journey with many ups and downs. Sometimes if feels as if you are on top of the world, other times it feels as if you are the lowest you can possibly be. However, life is about getting through the rough times. A personal story of me fighting through adversity was during my high school football career. Throughout most of my career, I struggled to have success on both a personal and team level. When looking at my career, it was composed into three segments, my freshman year, my sophomore and junior, and finally my senior year.
On my first year of football, it was the 7 game of the season and it was my names day. So in the 2nd or 3rd quarter the had done a pass to me and i scored a touchdown, and then defense went on the field and we had made the other team hadn't punted the ball so we had a turnover on downs and we did some running plays and they weren't getting yards so the couch picked a pass play to me again. I had ran the route and had caught the ball. Then I ran passed some people and they didn't catch me so i had ended up scoring again, and i had done that four times. The end of the game the score was 0-27 i think. So since we had won my uncle made a deal with the manager or owner of a place called Red Hot Cravings, so he treated my whole team there. Since
Ever since I was a little kid I have wanted to go to the army or play football in college. I have been watching football since I was a little boy i use to sit with my day and listen how much he wanted to play and how he thought I would be so good even know my parents got a divorce when I was about six years old . I have still tried to push myself to the max to play in college . Even know he is not here and I don 't know where he is I still have been trying to impress him. I started playing my freshman year and the coaches saying i 'm a freak athlete fast strong explosive. I knew I had to be the best to get anywhere .I new that I dont have the parents to pay for my future having six siblings my mom just dont have the money