“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz. This has always been my mindset from when I was in little league until now. Although, I have faced some adversity along the way, this quote always pushes me to do better and better each and every day. First, I was about four or five years old playing what was then flag football. I played line, but I occasionally got to run the ball and I never will forget the first time I scored.
Ashlynn was a role model to me and to other younger players on and off the field. On June 7, 2013, she suffered a season ending injury as she tore her meniscus and put her knee out of place. Ashlynn did not play another game that season and only one other person on the team had the ability to play her position. That player was me. I had no experience playing at the varsity level, but I had played this position every year while growing up.
My arms shot up in the air as the small crowd wailed and shouted. As we ran around with smiles on our faces and achievements on our mind, we took in the fact that we finally scored our first goal of the season. I started playing on a soccer team when I was around seven, and it’s been my favorite sport ever since. It’s when I started high school that I realized soccer wasn’t as meaningful to the small school as I hoped it would be. It turned out Mendocino hadn’t had a girls soccer team for around 4 years and that was quite a discouraging piece of information.
There was a time I volunteered at an organization as a youth soccer coach and a roller hockey coach knowing I had never played before, I must say it was the most fun learning how to lead experience. I later led a group of cheerleaders for my son’s football team and I especially enjoyed volunteering at local food pantries, at a thrift store and for many youth groups through my home church, my favorite was, and still is,
As you can see, even though I have always played soccer and never changed sports, I continually learn how to become a better individual everyday. Emerson is incorrect in his assertion because he says that no one will grow unless you go beyond something that you have mastered, but I have grown not only as a player but an individual by the help of a single craft. From Preschool to eleventh grade, I have expanded my education greatly. The main four subjects ever since I have attended Preschool have been: science, math, English, and social studies. Throughout my many years of schooling, all of these subjects have been the same with more and more information added upon them.
The most enjoyable part was that I felt as if I had freedom. I only ever played this game with my close neighbors, being that it involved running around in the community. It was a very big part of my friend group because, it is what brought us together every weekend. - Adolescents: When playing competitive games, such as soccer, I was taught how to play this game through my dad when I was younger. The most enjoyable part of the game was the feeling of scoring a goal.
I feel proud and excited when I got a chance to join Denver Ethiopian Community soccer team. Every week, we trained to improve our talent and fitness to become the best team in the tournaments. I felt like I was a favorite player from the rest of the team because of my talent, discipline and skills’. At the time it was easy for me to break through for the first team. On the other hand, I often felt out.
According to FIFA, the is over 295 million kids/adults actively playing “The Beautiful Game” all over the globe. To see real passion for soccer, go to Brazil and watch their style of playing, it’s amazing. Many may think most famous people grew up with the perfect life, but it was different for Pelé. For Pelé to achieve his success, he trained in the streets with only a sock ball. Money didn’t stop him from becoming who he is today.
Another reason I like soccer is because of how challenging it is for me. The only experience I have had in games were 8th grade year and club soccer and neither are as fast as the varsity level and this means everyone that makes varsity has to have some type of speed whether running or footwork. This makes soccer more challenging and enjoyable because every player is
I hindered greatly from having confidence of myself which ultimately led me to have a indifferent beginning to my high school career. Following that year I made sure every season returning to soccer in the fall, that all freshman and new players were welcomed and felt like this team was a group of people they could count on no matter