I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
That is simply not true. A cheerleader's goal, alike any other sport, is to be the best of the best. Cheerleaders compete for a title, and they work hard to get what they want. Competitions are intense, as cheerleaders warm up along side of an opponent, and compete one after another. Preparing to step on the competition floor, "kids [fight] the mounting tension.
“You have the right to have one foot in the box and take practice swings, it’s going to be ok,” he said, but I wasn’t really paying attention to him. I looked around at my team and the crowd they were all shocked like me. I could hear the girl’s muffled sobs from where I was standing. “Do I really hit that hard?” I thought to myself. The other team’s coaches walked the catcher back to the dugout and a new girl came in.
As soon as I step on that red dirt all my worries, problems, and thoughts leave for the 2 hours that I am on the field. Softball has meant so much to me because I struggle with school, I’m not artistic, and I can’t really play any instruments, so without softball I wouldn’t have anything. Softball is the one thing I’m good at and I love playing it. When I step on the red dirt with the other eight girls we work together and we put aside our differences for 2 hours. Those two hours with the other girls make softball so much more enjoyable because they love the game as much as I do and it is truly amazing how sports brings people together.
For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked.
One day my softball team and I were on the way to a game. We were having fun laughing, having a great time. We were pumped, it was our first game and we had practiced till our bodies ached. The bus driver took a turn and we were wondering is this the right way. So, we asked Coach Michael to check his GPS.
The girls were stuck in the cabins all day because of the stunt they tried to pull the night before. The story ends with the girls on the bus ride how talking about how people would do anything they say because of their religion. In the story Brownies ZZ Packer uses a lot of examples of peer pressure. Arnetta is always trying to talk the girls into doing stuff that is not so good, and if you don't like what she said then she makes fun of you until you say ok with it. Because the story is viewed by a girl in the group.
Because of that, many dancers on the team start to get discouraged and can make our athletes feel embarrassed about their sports. That is something that should never happen. The current rules on the subject are that there has to be an equal number of girls and boy sports teams. Another rule states that all coaches should support other coaches and the same rule applies for teams. Foley Schools needs to monitor how coaches and student behave towards the Foley Falconette Dance Team (FFDT).
The stereotypical suburban family. Now as a sixteen year old girl I am more educated and know that everyone 's family situation is different. However, as a six year old it was harder to understand that because having a happy, healthy family was all I ever knew. In second grade there was a girl in my class who came in and told the whole class the her mom was going to be on the show “Intervention”. Little did I know that her mother was