I was a freshmen now. A ref once said “We play big boy football around here.” Rochester has won 5 straight state titles and working on getting another one. Lifting in the weight room after school last winter was one of the biggest benefits of my life. The big man was there, the king of the jungle, the head honcho. Now I knew almost all of the coaches except the freshmen. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew we were going to come out and work hard every practice. All I wanted to do was impress the coaches. I had an advantage over all my teammates, I kinda knew what they expected. The whole team was outside. The short,tall,blonde haired,brown haired, and black haired. It doesn’t matter we are all brothers,friends.We had all been waiting …show more content…
The beginning of a new season, and more history. Here he came, walking through the blazing green grass. He had a Rochester Rockets hat on, Black and white Nike air maxes, and grey tee shirt. Here came another one, it was like there were an endless team of vikings. But this time this one was about 6-4, and a little heavier. It had finally began, the start of a new season, of a new dynasty. “Bring it in,” coach Smith said. “Take a knee,” he added.He began with introducing himself, and all of the other coaches. Coach Smith started talking, and he was talking about how the freshmen team last year went undefeated. I knew we could do it to but everybody had to show up to play. He said that he had talked to our coach last year. Coach Gade said that “we are a good team.” I thought we could have been a lot better. Then he said it. The words that changed my life. He started by saying “I’m not your mom, you need to take full responsibility.” Then the emotions started coming out of everybody. He continued by saying that, everybody on the team was his son. “I have a lot of daughters. Through all of the years I have coached many sports.” But he didn’t have an actual son. At Least anymore. He told us that a couple of years ago his son died, and that god has blessed him with more
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Miami coach Al Golden was so proud of his team. ” Give Nebraska credit for the way they played” he said, “But give our kids a lot of credit for fighting, scratching, clawing, staying together, having a poise and finishing it in overtime.” . On the other hand though “ the Cornhuskers (1-2) have a losing record after three games for the first time since 1981.” . All
“Do your job.” A simple quote by Bill Belichick (New England Patriots Head Football Coach) but this quote means a lot about my character. The reason it means a lot to me is because if you work tremendously hard and do your job your team will be successful. My head football coach, Mike Rowe uses this quote as well and adds “If everybody does your job you will be successful.
The Vikings were thought to be a team that was a darkhorse to make a deep run in the playoffs with the improvement of Teddy and the great defense Mike Zimmer has put together. It seems to be another instance when the Vikings fans get their heart torn out. Whether it is making it to the
Summer was at full blast, Sunday league was starting and I was playing soccer every single day. I was ready for the next season of high school soccer to come and I was training myself to the limit because I wanted to be one of the best players on the field and to possibly be captain for varsity this year. This year was also the year our new coach, coach Jay was in charge of us because Olivier had left last year to to go to Michigan with his wife. Jay had already seen how well of a player I was because I played in his soccer club and immediately placed me in the varsity roster but as a defender and not a striker. The transition was difficult but I learned fast.
Casey glanced at Dillon, the other captain of the Buford Tigers, and offered a reassuring smile. After the piercing whistle blew and the Tigers shook hands with their opposing team, the Lawrenceville Patriots, Dillon and Casey called their four other teammates into a huddle. “Nothing drops,” Dillon said as everyone puts their arms around the others black and red jerseys which proudly held their school’s name on the backs. Taytum sharply looked at the Patriots for a few seconds before deciding that it was going to be a lengthy, tough game that the Patriots were not going to give up
He wants his kids to have a influential coach that makes them think about more than just sports. He would always reiterate that family is the first in life and that being a father figure is invaluable to kids. When asked how does he balance his crazy schedule he replied, “it is One of the hardest parts! A supportive family and an understanding wife.” he also talked about the saying a happy wife is a happy life, then started to laugh and said, “It is not just a saying it is facts.”
I have been waiting since the start of summer for this day, the day to go against Topeka West the school that have been talking stuff for the longest. There was so much hype about this game and it was finally here, when the bell ringed at the end of the day i rushed out of class and got on the bus to head over to chandler our practice field. When we got there we all the football players loaded off the bus and when we got off there was a table of chips,water,gatorade,PB & J and fruit snacks so we didn’t play on an empty stomach. After we ate and got ready coach talk to us for a little bit and then we got on the bus to head to Hummer sports park, it was a loud bus
I kept going for the guy next to me performing to the best to his ability. Success was the result of all the hard relentless work done throughout June into August. I acknowledged that my team had a good group of seniors who were high character student-athletes I spent most of childhood with. Ultimately finishing with a record of 3 wins and 7 loses taught me many lessons on becoming a better person and
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.
Sports always were a big part of my like. I always tried to play different sports, back in Armenia. I tried soccer, basketball, handball and walleyball, but I never played the American Football. We call it American football, because in Armenia and many other countries the word “football” means soccer. American Football is something typical mostly to the United States, in the past I did not even see the ball.
They were able to relate to the one inch at a time proposition of pulling together to come out of the disarray the team was in. They were touched by his honesty and openness in the beginning of his speech, which was an attention getter, then intrigued by the challenge to sacrifice for the team and fight for the inches need to win and survive. The coach ended the speech with a summation of the team fighting for that inch together and then concluded with the question, “…now, what are you gonna do”. The inspired team then went on, played with their heart, and won the football game.
My eyes sprang open like a mouse trap as the obnoxious noise of my alarm clock went off at five a.m. Usually I would just sit there in my pitch black room wanting to go back to sleep,but today I was ready for the game in twelve hours. I was thinking about it all throughout school,and talking to it about with my friend Kyle. He had zero confidence in us which made me kinda disappointed after all that training we did. Later when I arrived at the destination I went straight to the locker room in the back of the school.
1. What expectations did the coaches set for you in your freshman year? What were your personal goals? Going into my Freshmen year, the coaches had high expectations for me. I chose a school that had 4 out of the 5 offensive line spots open for competition.