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.
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport. Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport.
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
In David and Goliath author Malcolm Gladwell talks about how Vivek Ranadive overcomes many obstacles while building his basketball team full of nerdy girls. At first Vivek didn’t understand the concept of basketball he thought it was a pointless game. Later he became the couch of his daughter's basketball team and went on to compete in the nationals . It shows how sometimes things aren’t so appealing to us at first so we tend to denounce them. Rather than taking time to develop interest or understanding the subject we just label it as a dislike.
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.
Junior’s Determination Authors give their characters many different character traits that are shown throughout the whole story. The author Sherman Alexie Showed this with her characters in the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. One of his characters Junior was seen as determined. Junior is a very determined person because he switched schools to get a better education, he continued playing in the basketball game after being injured, and he was able to not let Rowdy score points by guarding him. Junior is determined because he switched schools to get a better education.
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.
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
It is stated that none of the stepsisters feet fit the slipper, compelling them to remove their toes and heels with a knife. Earlier in the story, when asked what they wanted by their new father, they replied with “beautiful dresses”(Grimm 8), “pearls and jewels”(Grimm 9). This characterizes the two as individuals who are passionate about appearance. This could also be seen in the film when they were dressing for the ball later that night. The large size of their feet which prevented them from fitting the slipper is a comparison to their insatiable demand for more.