Everyone else starts laughing and embarrassed I go stand by the wall all by myself. Eventually, the balls get harder to pass and I am soon joined by many other girls. They talk and cheer for who they want to win but I quietly stand alone in the corner too embarrassed to talk to others. When we finish that drill, the coach gathers us in a circle and begins the next drill. The next drill we do involves getting into groups and passing with each other.
I thought it would be fun to go and join them. Try and make friends, but it was not like that for them. The ball came around to the girls’ side and Boom. My face was bloody as it ever could be. My glasses were thrown off my face, my eyes were starting to bruise and finally, I could barely see out of my eyes.
I used to run down the sideline shaking the goal jar, now I run around with a cash box at every school event asking for donations for the senior class. I’ve realized that some things never actually change, they just evolve to become something bigger. Soccer challenged me, brought me a great amount of happiness, and truly inspired me to be the leader I am
On the next game, my coach put his trust in me one more time by starting me in the line up. I gave my all and tried my hardest on the field. I ran everywhere like a gazelle, put in so much effort, and tried to help my teammates as much as I could. Even though i still made some mistakes on the game, my coach yelled at me, not because he hates me but he just wanted to motivated me to do better. I did great on that game, sadly I couldn’t get a goal for myself, but my teammates and coach kind words made me happy.
I started a game of basketball with other people inside the gyms court. As soon as I got the ball, I started to race down the court pounding the ball as I was dribbling. I squared up facing the hoop getting ready to take my shot. I raised my arm up, releasing the ball with my fingertip with poor form and arc. The ball went flying towards the hoop very fast.
We do alot of tumbling as you know, the oympics decarled it a sport, it shows life values, and it might possibly be in the games in a few years. What if your little girl wanted to be a cheerleader and you didn't think it was a sport how are you going to tell her that? Im not saying you have to believe that it is a sport, but just let us do what we want to do. Competiive cheerleading is a sport that cheerleaders love to do. Cheerleading can teach you life lessons and values.
Screaming my name and cheering me on. “I can do this!” I thought to myself. “I realized it was going to happen, I was going get to at least third with that hit but I wanted to run home. The coach was on the third base line waiting for me, giving me signals for me to keep going. He did not want me to slack off on the base running and get caught in the path of a fielder.
I thought I had found my opportunity when introduced to a game these boys described as wall ball. The object of the game was simply to throw a ball against the wall and attempt to catch it as it bounced off. If the ball is to touch somebody without being caught, the player must go up to the wall and wait as another player threw a baseball at their backs. Aware of my inability to catch a ball, the boys invited me to play as a brutal form of humiliation. I willingly volunteered, believing this to be my chance to make a friend.
I asked if I could join, but he told me that I had to get canonized. I was confused by what he meant, but I later learned that it was an initiation. Good thing my pops taught me how to fight as a teen so I had to knock out five gang members in order to get in. I knocked them out front, back, and side-to-side. I could hear their groans as they were trying to fight off the pain, so my fighting must’ve been good.
I never complain, and I never stop trying till a stunt, tumbling pass, or routine is successful. I am never one to blame someone, because cheerleading is a team effort. My first year of school cheerleading, I have really grown to love the game of basketball and football, and cheer during games. I love to be interactive during the games and be on the side lines to cheer the players