My sophomore year of high school was my second year on the junior varsity soccer team. I was disappointed at first for having not made the varsity team when so many girls I grew up with and had played travel soccer with had made it as freshman and sophomores. A few days after tryouts my coach pulled me aside to speak with me. She told me that she wanted to have a team captain, which she had never done before because she was against the idea, and that she wanted me to be the one to hold that title and responsibility. I was thrilled. Throughout the season, our team had some struggles. Episodes of unnecessary drama would occur but they would be shut down immediately through discussion. My co-captain and I worked hard at building chemistry between our girls. We understood that good communication was the key to success and that our talents as soccer players could only take us …show more content…
Drama amongst ourselves would only drag our team down. The team had a goal. We wanted to win the title of “CCC (Central California Conference) champs”. We started to enforce team bondings before every home game. On the games against our rival school, we created “secret sisters”. This idea consisted of a teammate drawing a name from a bag, then presuming to write her a good luck letter or gift her a Gatorade and a candy. We talked with our coaches and made sure to have team meetings to discuss our games. As a team, we gave each other constructive criticism and encouraged one another to work with intensity. Ultimately, our team lost one game the entire season and we reached our goal. We earned the title “CCC champs” and I firmly believe that this goal was achieved due to the chemistry my co-captain and I had built
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“We cheered a lot to whoever was batting and pumped each other up when moving towards the outfield,” Delilah Brown (9) explained. The game ended in a tie, “It felt good because we haven’t won in a while,” Piekert (9) shared, “I was happy because it means we’re improving.” “We’re all really supportive of each other,” Brown (9) shared. The girls had a rough start but their
This ultimately paid off when we were heading deep into the playoffs. My team suddenly faced the problem of some older players going out due to cramps; however, the 13 year old players were able to step up and fill in those positions. Since I gave them an insight to how to play the game intelligently, they fit right in. After winning the tournament I realized how I was a leader both on and off the field. The 13 year olds came up to me and thanked me for helping them out and making them feel better after they were down.
The spring of my freshman year marked a pivotal moment in my life. I was overwhelmed to hear the news that I was the only freshman to make the Varsity squad and with that came an uproar of heaping praise from classmates and varsity teammates alike. My soccer skills somehow had a profound effect on many of my fellow peers as they found enjoyment from watching me play. Mutually so, I found joy and satisfaction that many of my peers who are now my friends were entertained by my soccer skills. Showcasing these skills every Friday night from January to April provided me with a euphoric feeling that I still cannot explain.
Yet, we lost our motivation and got discouraged when the other team put the marble in cup first. This lead to our demise, because we were no longer working as a group. Everyone started feeling frustrated and being outside no longer gave us that happy feeling. The heat started to get us more frustrated the more we dropped the marble. I personally do not feel like a significant member.
If American Football is an art, then its athletes paint with blood. This should surprise no one; the gridiron plays host to modernity’s most violent sport. In this unforgiving environment, it is all to common for former stars to flare out with career-ending injuries. As I kicked off my research on the National Football League (NFL), I intended to report on these injuries. With a premise on my mind and a paper in my sights, I headed to JumboSearch to begin my investigation.
and I was so excited for what my future holds in lacrosse. I loved that I could share my accomplishments with my family and friends. The season had finally come to an end, and I was really delighted to of won the All-Region Women 's Lacrosse award. I also won MVP my freshman year.
This year, on the other hand, their are 20 enthusiastic members compared to last year’s 15. The team, due to multiple days and hours of practice, gets to bond and know each and every member personally. The members become really close with each other that we treat everyone as our sisters and brother. And the friendship that builds, even extends pass through the high school experience as I saw from members that graduated.
Due to my involvement in numerous extra-curricular activities, I have been able to greatly improve my leadership abilities. Throughout by six years in cheerleading, I have learned how to be a good representation of my school by doing what was right, even if I was doing it alone. At the beginning of my senior year, I was proclaimed as captain of the Varsity squad. With this position, I have worked to represent both my squad and my school by making the tough decisions and keeping spirit alive. To me, being a cheerleader meant being a leader first and cheering second.
America loves war, and America loves football. However, these two things are not promoted because of their cause, they are promoted because of their effect. Football is not promoted in America because it is healthy and entertaining, just as war is not promoted in America because it is necessary and just. Instead, football and war are promoted in America because of their effect: they maintain the status quo. Football, especially at the college level, prays on the dreams of poor Americans, while using their skills to profit team owners and college coaches.
I am currently studying Communications at Immaculata University, and minoring in Sports Communications. Throughout my childhood, communicating with people, and writing have always been my strong points. As I was finishing up my senior year of high school, my central goal was to help people, which is why I chose to study Nursing. However, I could not connect with nursing, as I was not content. At that time, I changed my major to Communications, focusing on Public Relations and Journalism, and I could not be happier.
I knew my team was skillful with the flags and sabres, as a matter of fact, we had been recognized before for our impeccable technique. This of which made it even stranger for us to be falling behind. I came to the realization that my team was good at their technique, alone. Their teamwork was lacking, and that proved itself to be a problem for us. I spent the rest of the week assigning team bonding activities.
The year passed and our senior pitcher graduated bumping me into the starting position. This is where we knew we would start a legacy. Yet again we were the powerhouse of the western slope. Our success was spreading quickly and more and more players and coaches wanted to join! My junior year was our strongest