Soccer has been a huge part of my life to say the least. I began playing competitively at the age of 4, and for years I continued to pursue it. This passion for soccer is ultimately what led me to Northwestern College in the form of a scholarship. For 2 years I played on the men’s program, with my final year being one in which I was a team captain. As a captain I was responsible for assisting in the design and execution of team practices, leading team lifting sessions, and motivating players on and off the field. As a player and a captain I was 100% committed to the team. After the completion of my Freshman year I was selected by my professors to tutor general biology along with general chemistry. I was honored to be hand chosen by my professors …show more content…
It was in these moments where I had to prioritize multiple obligations. In order to succeed in my classes, I found myself spending late nights in the library after tutoring working on my own coursework. This meant cutting out extra activities such as going to movies with friends, or attending other sporting events around campus. At first the decision was difficult, but with the ultimate goal of one day attending an osteopathic medical school, I was able to persevere. Through cutting out frivolous activities, I was able to maintain my GPA, and continue working as a tutor, on top of leading our soccer team to one of its most successful seasons in school history. This would continue into my Junior year where I decided to end my 16-year soccer career in order to take a position as a student leader in the college’s Future Physician Club (FPC), and as a research assistant in our Psychology department. Making the sacrifice was difficult, but it allowed me the opportunity to pursue more endeavors that would one day better me as an osteopathic physician. These new commitments were time consuming, but rewarding, and further provided me the opportunity to prioritize my time in order to
In the transition of recreational soccer to competitive soccer, many aspects of the game changed. The game got faster, the girls get meaner, and a leader had to rise. Leaders are hardworking, responsible, and possibly a role model to others around them. Stripping on the blue captains band, either resting at the top of where my sock folds or molding the shape of my arm, is how I have shown leadership in the eight years of playing competitive soccer. The captains band represents an intuition of the burning desire to lead a group of young women throughout the duration of a ninety-minute game.
and I was no longer seeing the field a lot. Everything was too much at once for me at the time and soccer came last on my priority list as the season trudged on. I finished out the spring season, but high school tryouts were next. Last high school season I was head over heels for our coach, Mack,
“Congratulations, this is the 2013-2014 Mission Vista Men’s Varsity Soccer team.” I still remember the words coming out of my high school coach’s mouth as he spoke to the new varsity team after tryouts. I was the shortest and one of the youngest players on the team, but my passion for the game was not any less than anyone on the team. I was one of the only three sophomores on the team with a team dominated by juniors and seniors.
This has given me the opportunity to share my love of the sport that I have been playing my entire life. On the field, I am able to lead by example by always working hard, playing fair and encouraging my teammates. My leadership position allowed me to teach my teammates what I know about soccer, inspire them to work hard to reach their goals, and help create a more positive soccer community. As a captain, I have set an effective role model for my team and other female athletes at our school. Due to my leadership in school and on the field, I earned the Union League of Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Good Citizen Award.
Through the adversities that accompany senior year, I have worked hard to propel my academic career, develop my leadership, and to have a successful soccer season. I recently had a conversation with the instructional superintendent, Anthony Smith, and he equated high school with a 400 meter race. As the race concludes and fatigue attacks, I continue to sprint towards my objectives. In the first semester, I applied to seven universities and I was admitted to all of them. I decided and committed to Colorado State University.
I still actively take lessons and thoroughly enjoy them. In addition, I have been committed to competitive soccer since the year of 2012. In the same way, I have played for my zoned high school’s soccer team since the year of 2012. Currently, I am participating in both teams and serve as the varsity captain for my high school team. Through this role of leadership I strive to motivate and encourage my fellow teammates to be the best they can be.
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
Now as I am a junior this year, I will be faced with the challenge of having to be a leader for our soccer team. This is my third year playing soccer, and I will have to lead our underclassmen in a positive and respectful manner. This challenge of helping lead our soccer team will come much easier given I have had
Soccer is the number 1 sport in the world. There are 11 players per team, and 3 major position zones that, when added together creates the possibility of 23+ different individual positions. The 3 major position zones are Defense, Midfield and Forward/Striker. Of all the positions involved, the midfielder requires the most preparation as he/she will be the one on the ball 70-80 percent of the time. Although it is the most difficult position to play there are key steps you can take to become a good midfielder.
I began playing soccer when I was eight, which isn’t a very long time, but throughout the six years I’ve been playing, soccer has changed my life. My weekends, as well as some of my weekdays, have been devoted to soccer. Soccer has taught me how to be humble, kind and how to make sure my emotions don’t overpower my
Soccer isn’t just knowing how to pass the ball, it's the fluidity of how well one team can work together, what key components make a team mesh mell, why the teams would strive for perfection, how hard one will be willing to work to put forth their best effort for the entirety of the team, and what will they be willing to sacrifice. It's what separates the talented players from the great players. Passion and drive are important because without it, you can’t ever hope to achieve something you have no desire for. The passion to continue my work, to continue my pursuit in a career of criminology, to strive to be the best I can do all stem from the work ethic that I developed through the teachings of soccer. With utmost passion, everything else will
As an in-coming freshman who hadn’t played on a school team in middle school, I was at a disadvantage because I was behind in skills and didn’t know many of the tricks. Fortunately, the coach saw my potential and I made the varsity team. My coaches and teammates continually pushed me and helped me become an even better player than I was before. Over the course of my four years on the team, I faced several obstacles that made me feel weak and inadequate, but to overcome them I reminded myself that I loved soccer. The biggest obstacle I faced was getting a concussion my junior year.
I wish I could include a picture of me playing soccer with this essay because that was all I did from age five to fifteen. Soccer was life for ten years so most people are surprised to hear that the fall of my senior year in high school I will Captain of my high school Cross Country team. How I became Captain of a running sport is an accomplishment I never saw coming. If you had asked me in elementary school, middle school, or even my first two years of high school if I would do anything but play soccer I would have said never. I am the youngest of three boys.
Soccer is an international sport that is for many centuries and decades. It helps to release the stress from the job, homework and college. Also, preserve the children from negative influences such as drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. The children will grow with a healthy lifestyle. Soccer is a sport that includes eleven members in the team and soccer rules are the same in each country likewise it is played outside in the yard or the club.
For many years I was interested in becoming the greatest soccer player in the world but I practiced only like once every two weeks. I started noticing that all of my friends were surpassing me in soccer and becoming a lot better than me. I asked myself, “how am I going to become the greatest soccer player in the world if I rarely practice and all my friends are becoming better than me?”. I told myself that I would become better than all of my friends again and that I would practice everyday for three hours.