These terrible facts knocked me in the head at one of our last games. The game wasn’t challenging to score, but it was a big game. We were facing our rivals, Centerton, and attempting to hold them to zero. The entire world planned on coming.
Pulling a player that is performing isn’t a punishment, it’s just a way for the player to settle down and get their head right again. I understand that it’s the best decision for my team if I get pulled because I’m not doing good. Being selfless is pushing yourself to be better for your team and coaches, its being the best teammate and supporter. Rate (1-10): I rate myself at an eight.
This is why kids get discouraged and stop playing or trying to play sports” (John's para 4). I don’t find it fair by any means that an injured kid that the coach was told was extremely skilled made the team without having to try out. How is it fair to the kid that got cut because they had to leave a spot for the injured student? It is not fair by any which
Since Devon is an all-boys boarding school, Finny’s environment is bound to be highly competitive, especially when it comes to sports. Despite the numerous athletes at the school, Finny appears to shine above them all with seemingly no effort at all. One such example is when Finny unofficially breaks the school’s 100 meter freestyle swimming record, much to the amazement of Gene. “The sports Finny played officially—football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse—didn’t have school records. To switch to a new sport suddenly, just for a day, and immediately break a record in it—that was about as neat a trick, as dazzling a reversal as I could, to be perfectly honest, possibly imagine”(Knowles p.45).
Pass, Dribble, Shoot, Score. You see the thrilled crowd cheering? That is because the Tempo Cyclones just won the DASC tourney go be able to compete for the state championship. Then the road to the championship just started. The road to glory started in Pierre, South Dakota.
Everyone began to lose hope, the crowd and the team. Few of us had hope we would win in the first place, but that numbers rose after our loss. Our opponents were just so good, but we knew we had two more chances to win The next game was close as well. As time dwindled down to the last inning we were
I faced two choices: to either give up or work hard and prove them wrong. Coming out of the classroom tired, I had a reason to show everyone of my teammates that we’re a team, we need to work as a team, and race shouldn’t divide us. Swimming breathless, and sometimes being blacked out , I pushed myself to the limit; worked on my technique and I was being able to improve myself, and although words of others tried to attack and slow me down, I let distraction to not distract me and work harder than ever in every morning, after school and Saturday practices.
Towards end of the week I felt like a failure because I had the chance of getting cut from the team. Unfortunately at the end of tryouts emails were sent to players of a list of the players who made the team. If you didn 't see your name on the list that meant that you got cut and didn 't make the team. Sadly me and my friends ended up not making the team which made us seem like failures, and made us think that we aren’t not good enough to play the sport.
Then, against Highland Park, we were going to stop David Sachs and Luke Norcia and make the rest of their team beat us. They did not. Then, with all the confidence in the world going into our first conference home game, we played Niles North, and they took it to us. Unlike New Trier, Niles North was fast and wanted to run up and down, so we wanted to slow it down because they could not guard us in our half court offense. We were going to run Platteville as our primary offense.
We ended up playing in the championship game on Sunday. We played the Rising Stars. They were all just as talented as us so it all came down to whoever plays the hardest. We had a different starting lineup this game. Jack replaced Drew.
I leaped as high as I could and unfortunately missed the tip the game was already heading south but the game had just started so we had no worries. The first quarter had several lead changes we both had bad shooting quarters shooting below the 30% but that wasn’t what mattered we were all worried about looking good as a team and winning the game not individual stats. About ¾ of the way through the first quarter our coach called a timeout and called us to the sideline and said “Guys you are a great group of kids and have made my coaching experience beyond expectable and you are a bright group of kids so after this season I’ll be retiring and making sure I go out with bang so win this game for me!” and that’s when the game took a drastic change, we began to play with our heart not just our
Once an umpire loses respect of players, coaches, and fans, they have lost control of the game. I knew when I made the timeout decision at the end of that play that I needed to exude confidence and keep the game under control. Umpires must take control of the game, just like a person would take control of situations in their life. Some umpires have to eject people from the game, just as a person might need to get rid of people from their lives who cause problems. I’ve never had to eject a player, coach, or a fan from a game, though I have experienced taking control of my life by distancing myself from people who had negative impact or negative influences on my
We lost our first game of the season. That game chanleged us all. Would continue to stare at the dirt or reach for the stars. We continued to strugle as team. It was my turn to take charge as a leader for this team, but I letting everything just go bye.