I discovered one of my passions by participating in a sport I swore i would never do: cross country. For the majority of my life I had played competitive soccer and it was part of my identity. I loved the feeling of sprinting down the field towards an attacking forward for the sole purpose of helping my team and I never wanted to give that up. Entering my freshman year of high school, I joined a soccer program that was filled with pressure to win games, and although I had a great time during the season with my teammates I sensed that something wasn’t right. My parents and friends knew the struggles I was going through with soccer and they all said the same thing, “why don’t you try cross country?”
It was hard for me to try to teach myself what I missed and get caught back up with the class. The long eight months finally came to an end and it was time for my sophomore year of high school soccer to begin. I had high expectations for myself that season. During conditioning I re-tore my meniscus and I went back to the doctor. My doctor said I could play on it but would have to get surgery again after soccer season was over.
I’m gonna talk about my soccer journey, where I’ve traveled with my family to and what I wanna do in college. Everyone thinks that soccer is that boring sport where you just kick a ball and run, but it actually isn’t. Soccer is a game where you have to have lots of skills and always have to be mentally ready for anything to happen like my team at state cup. We were losing 3-0 with 10 minutes to play and in those 10 minutes we scored 4
Many people think it is a hobby for me but it’s actually not it is a passion that I enjoying investing my life in. To begin with, soccer for me isn’t just a sport or a hobby, it’s a career! I have a passion for soccer and I plan to make a career out of it because I have invested ten of my years to soccer.
How much luck does one need to get drafted by their favorite team right after college? A lot of people say that all it takes is hard work and dedication but I am going to do a little more. Its not my dream to become pro, its a goal because not all dreams become true. If my goal fails, I would like to be in sports medicine.
but I just didn 't have the size or strength. Finally, as a freshman I switched over to soccer which is something i 'm extremely glad I did. Soccer is something that I didn 't play much as a kid but, my brother and my sister played so I was always around it. When I switched to soccer I didn’t know it would become as big of a passion of mine as it did. From that point i’ve played all year round from playing indoor
Imagine being able to play a sport you love and to get so much money. I will use every single penny for my family and especially my parents. I want to give my mother her own car, a dress, pretty ketchen, and everything she wanted before but never got because she used her money on me or my brothers. I will especially thank my dad for making me who I am. For the fact that he lost his father at a young age.
Not only do I help them strive in their soccer performance but I also get the chance to teach them what 's right and wrong. I get the opportunity to help any kid in anyway not just in the sport. I have help for about three years now with the same group of kids and plan not to stop because it means that they really enjoy the sport, they find it appealing. If I can continue to keep their mind set on the sports I can continue to drag them away from all the violence the city has. I have to start somewhere if I want things to change in my hometown, the 30 plus kinds i help coach is only the beginning.
Reading Presence by Amy Cuddy makes to believe there are much more dealing with same challenges. The more I read, the more I learn about our mindset, listening, failure, feeling as we don’t deserve to be here, feeling powerful and powerless. There’s are a quote in a book which states “ Power makes us approach, powerless makes us avoid.” When we think about positive things and having a positive outcome than we are more chance of approaching. While I was reading a passage on power and powerless, It made me think of time during my high school soccer tryout for varsity.
My mom and I are similar in more ways than one, but one specific trait we do have in common is “grit. My mother is a very passionate person for many things in her life; from her job, to her family. She always goes above and beyond for her family, and makes sure we are all good at the end of the day. She is very passionate about her job, she loves being an educator and teaching art. I too am very when it comes to things that have a great effect on me.
My mother divorced the summer before my freshman year, so my ability to take part in soccer hinged on my grandmother caring for my three younger siblings after school. Because my mother worked multiple jobs to support us, when my grandmother could no longer mind the children, I quit what I loved to assume her role. Losing my haven soured me against the sport. I watched as the girls I played with earned scholarships playing soccer, my succumbed to cancer, and
Bernice Yingst, an independent woman whose wonderful, stunning personality, irreplaceable looks, and fascinating multiple hobbies make her the extraordinary person that she is to me. Bernice, the crazy neighbor lady, is someone who has always been there for me. She has impacted my life in numerous ways, and I could never make clear all that she has taught me, assisted me with or all the support she has given to me. Bernice and I, we are both too forgiving and caring. Sometimes I can see her getting taken advantage of a little too much.
Unfortunately, my current Ithaca College transcript is quite different and I am not proud of the grades but they surely motivates me to give my all when I am provided with another opportunity. This suspension has affected me deeply it made realize that soccer, family and school is the most important to me. I am very passionate about soccer, it excites me. I plan to tryout for the team and hopefully become a member of the team, it will keep me busy and motivate me to do well on the field and in the classroom. Since I have been home for almost a year now I have become closer with my family especially my father, he has now become a big asset for me.