I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
Not only are education and sports a big focus for me but also working the hardest I can. I have always heard the stories of people whose lives could have ended up horribly if it wasn’t for their hard work and perseverance. Lastly, something my parents taught me to do was to always do what you love and go after what makes me happy. I have never done anything because my parents wanted me to, I have learned to follow what I love and work hard to achieve what makes me
People pretend it does not exist, but racism is still here and very alive in the world of tennis. Despite this, the leaders of tennis pride themselves as being innovative and having forward-thinking because of tangible things like equal prize money, television and media coverage for male and female tennis players. But the sad fact remains that tennis will not truly be socially advanced until racism is stopped. Two of the greatest woman athletes to play the game, Serena and Venus Williams, are both African American sisters who began tennis when they were young and through the years have been hugely successful. The two sisters have brought inspiration to learn the game to a new generation of young African Americans, since they grew up in a poor neighborhood and became professionals.
Every little gymnasts’ dream, including mine, was to go to the Olympics, to compete at the college level and achieve overall greatness in the sport of gymnastics. However, as I got older and progressed through the sport, that dream that every little girl dreams about started to slowly slip away. The reality was that by the time I had reached 8th grade I was no longer at my pinnacle. I had hit the dreaded growth spurt.
All of my life she has played the role of worst enemy and best friend all at the same time. She has always been involved with gymnastics so ever since I was born I have been dragged to gymnastics meets and forced to watch the same four routines repeatedly. I used to be incredibly jealous of how much attention she got from my parents and how successful she was but I got over myself and moved on. If I ever have a problem or am looking for advice, I know that she will always have my back.
I do not have a specific story with her, but just creating a relationship with her inside and outside of basketball helped me get to know an amazing person on a greater level.
It was game day today. My teammates and I had a game against our rivalry high school Alta and we were pumped because we have beaten them every year since 2014. This year felt like we would keep that streak up and in motion. They had 6 really tall players while we only had 2. It made us all nervous for a while until we seemed to get over it.
Ever since I was a child, my parents have kept me involved in sports. Growing up I played many sports, but the one sport that stuck out to me was hockey. I have been playing hockey at a competitive level for the past 11 years and while playing hockey has given me the experience of being in a team environment, it has also taught me to work towards a common goal. Through the past 11 year of playing competitive hockey, I have had some incredible experiences that have morphed me into a more well rounded individual. Playing hockey at such a competitive level has granted me many opportunities that many other people my age haven't had the chance to do.
Nobody would ever imagine that my first year trying out as a cheerleader I had been rejected. Although I did fail at cheer my first try, it only fueled me to try out again the following year. After weeks and
After cheering for 4 years, I can tell you that being on a team is way more than just “doing stuff together”. It’s encouraging each other, having one another's backs, and being more than just friends; but being a family too. And just like family members fight, I’ve had my fair share of arguments with my teammates. I realized not everyone thinks or learns new things the same. This was a hard concept for me to grasp because I had my ideas, I knew what worked, and I couldn't figure out why everyone else made things so difficult.
After comparing and contrasting Tom Brady and Mia Hamm, I think I prefer Mia Hamm because of her mental toughness and accomplishments to her career and lifetime as a professional soccer player. From the consistency of winning football games and being the national spotlight for years to the Olympic gold medals as an elite soccer player, both Brady and Hamm have proven to be iconic models for the aspiring generation of athletes. Nowadays, playing a sport comes with
In past years, 2012 and 2013, the Sainte Genevieve Girls Team had won state handedly, leaving our tattered team with lofty expectations from spectators and teams all over the state. The spotlight was on us to be champions once more, making history for Missouri Cross Country. The seven person team toed the line that chilly November morning with hopes deeply imbedded in hearts accompanied by the fear of failure in racing minds. With all the other
Snaider Family Scholarship Being an Athlete there can be many times where you could find yourself in a difficult situation. Over time you learn how to handle the pressure and are better able to cope with it even though it is still a difficult and stressful situation. A time that stands out to me as my team being in a difficult situation was last year during the Softball Championship. That year was a great year for our team we were the champions of our conference and had made it all the way to the State Championship for 1A schools. We had already won a game and lost a game to our opponents and this was the final game.
Throughout the day, I kept looking back at different parts of my tennis career and I realized how much I had grown. I had grown in tennis, emotionally, and physically. I was ready to continue my life, go to college and jumpstart the adulthood phase of my life. My middle school coach continues to tell sixth graders how I overcame the struggles of being at the bottom of the ladder and how I demanded greatness for myself throughout my tennis career
Tennis From the Beginning When little baby Serena was young, she started her training at age 3 and has always loved tennis. Her family supports her so much they even play tennis. “Serena 's father used what he 'd gleaned from tennis books and videos to instruct Serena and Venus on how to play the game. At the age of 3, practicing on a court not far from the family 's new Compton, California, home, Serena withstood the rigors of daily two-hour practices from her father.”