My Story Hearing my future coach blowing his whistle and yelling for us to bring it in for our first varsity practice, I could feel my heart begin to race. Going to a school and joining the varsity team as a freshman with 7 D1 athletes on it and one of the best coaches in the country, one could say I was a tad bit nervous. Looking around in the huddle of teammates and coaches, I knew I had picked the right high school because the group of people surrounding me was going to make me a better basketball player. Having both perspectives of my coach giving me critical feedback of my play and my teammates encouraging me to never give up and keep working hard, I learned that it would be challenging, but if I kept my heart to it, I could reach some
I wore my favorite Rajon Rondo shirt, my velcro shoes, and an unwavering smile. That was the night I realized basketball was my passion. But, many season have come and gone and my years of playing draw fewer and fewer. Looking back, I think of all the things I could’ve done differently to just earn a few more years to play. If I just practiced harder that day or played better that tryout or that game.
Ever since I was a child I have loved a good challenge; I craved everything from riddles to difficult math problems. Sports, however, were the clear exception. I never could seem to do well. In third grade I had started my basketball career by scoring on my own team's basket, by seventh grade I had progressed to avoiding the ball at all costs. When I got to high school I thought I would finally be done with
I wanted to play like him, live like him, and succeed like him. But, my love for this new game came in immediate conflict with my other love. My dad had played basketball for his entire young life and his whole high school career. I have heard countless stories of basketball from my dad, stories of triple doubles and overtime wins, and I wanted to have those experiences for myself. Naturally, his love for the game of basketball trickled down
It was my first day of tryouts I was in seventh grade. I have played basketball before the but that day my passion for the game actually came out that day. I was so nervous my heart was beating out of my chest and I was shaking like a leaf on a tree about to fall off. We ran most of the try out I was so exhausted sweat was dripping of my face and I was gasping for air every time I stopped for just a moment. My body was telling me to give up and quit but my heart was telling me give it all that I had left.
Brick walls will appear in any point of one’s life to everyone. It might seem hard to open a hole and go through or jump over it, but there is always a way to do it. I’m not one of the good guys at basketball, but my passion for it never stopped me. My parents never supported me on this, but I always played and got into the team. I was in the bench for almost a year, just getting water for the other players.
Discuss the character development of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the three witches Macbeth: In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a brave soldier that fights for his country and King but after being told by the 3 witches that he will become Thane of Cawdor and later King he is overcome by ambition and easily tempted by his wife into killing King Duncan. After killing King Duncan, Macbeth becomes paranoid and begins to kill anyone he suspects of being against him including his best friend Banquo. Due to his paranoia and guilt he cannot sleep as we see after he kills King Duncan he hears a voice that says, “Macbeth doth murder sleep. He later becomes crazy due to the thought of someone finding out he was the one who murdered King Duncan and is feared by his people as he rules as a tyrant. His ambition ultimately destroys him in the future when he is killed by Macduff in battle.
Rudy decided to quit and that is when the custodian stopped Rudy and gave him a pep talk about not walking away from your dreams. Rudy had spent so much time working hard so that he could just get into the school. When you have worked so hard and got so close to achieving your dream, it is really hard to watch your last opportunity fade away. But the custodian knew that giving up was never the right answer. About two years ago I was a recreational dancer and all I wanted was to go onto the competitive team.
(p. 6).The first sign of bravery is when the spider tries to tie him up and Bilbo fights him off with his sword. "Somehow the killing of a giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of a wizard or the dwarves or anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath." (pg.155). At this point in the story, Bilbo realizes that he does have courage within himself, and gains the confidence to carry on.
The humans in the story most of them are mean to the dog’s. They both at some point in the story they get into really bad fights or accidents. In one in A Dog’s Life moon lost her life. In The Hobbit Bilbo first is dropped off a cliff, then he is tormented my gollum. After he escapes him he is knocked out and wakes up with a spider trying to eat him he then kills the spider.
I learned to hold the vision and trust the process by facing many failures on the way of pursuing my goals as a basketball player. Intro: All began when I set myself the goal to defeat fear. I wanted to strengthen my courage at the moment of dealing with a challenge. Therefore, I joined my high school’s basketball team which led to the braking and molding of my character. I saw the size of the mountain before climbing.
The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join. I know there are no chance for me to get in the team but I still want to try it. I tried my best to achieve the goal that it is close to impossible for me to reach. I never regard about trying it because I learn more during the process. I learn
“Why can’t we get into our freaking offense! ?” This is all I really remember from Coach McKendrick at halftime last year against Niles North in what was a tough night for our basketball team. Prior to this, we beat New Trier at home and then went on the road and beat the pre-season unanimous vote to win conference, Highland Park, in our first conference game. Before the New Trier game, our game plan was simple: we were smaller, but faster, so we were going to run the court and make this is a fast pace game. We executed our gameplan, and we won.