I don 't consider soccer a sport I play; I consider it a passion of mine. I come from a family that’s not a big fan of any sport except for soccer. This made soccer the most important sport in my life. I grew up in an environment enthusiastic about soccer. I have loved soccer ever since I can remember which can be since I took my first steps.
I changed my attitude and worked harder and even went to the field and practiced extra. I did end up seeing more playing time, still not much, but I finished out the season knowing I put all my effort into the game and I still to this day couldn't care less that I didn’t
This was a critical and meaningful accomplishment for me at the time and still is. I always avoided conflict because I was afraid to step on anyone’s toes, and I especially feared change. Removing competitive soccer from my life was an immense change and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it. I’m proud of myself for accepting that I needed an adjustment in my life and being courageous enough to voice that desire. This was a turning point in my emotional self-awareness and being gentle with my stress load.
I couldn’t wait to get home after a long time of practice. As I was going I felt it was disaster, and I deeply regretted joining volleyball. I kept asking myself, “What was I thinking?” “I have never even played a sport before.” The next I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue going to practice or if I should quit. I didn’t want to look like a loser. So I decided to go to practice.
I had no experience playing at the varsity level, but I had played this position every year while growing up. I gave my best effort during long hot practices and games during the summer and these efforts paid off. I was a starting player for the rest of the season and took my team to the regional finals. This final game
I have been participating in at least one group sports team for as long as I can remember. If it was not baseball, I played soccer and even football for a year. It was nice not being forced into to doing any particular sport by my parents. I was able to choose what made me happy. Me my dad and my brother played catch with a small football all the time in the back yard up until about sixth grade.
I saw the lack of excitement and enjoyment in the faces on this team. That’s not what soccer is. I refuse to let the fun leave this team and leave the sport that we all once loved so much. That’s why I am running for this team’s captain. To end the lack of effort and bring back the team spirit.
I have never been the best volleyball player out there. However, that has never stopped me from working to be the best player I can be. I have spent hours in the gym doing private lessons to work with a coach one on one to improve my game. I have spent hours with personal trainers working to improve my speed, jumping, strength, and all the things that come becoming a better athlete. Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team.
“I remember the time when you couldn’t even kick a soccer ball, but now you are able to demonstrate astounding skills when you are on the field,” stated my older brother, Bill, before I was about to make my mark in my soccer career at the State Cup finals. I remember that time when I was an eight year old kid who always created an air of melancholy with my inept soccer skills. Only when believing in myself and rigorous training did I grasp the concepts that were essential to an adept soccer player. After jumping leaps and bounds, pushing myself till I reached the breaking point, I made a name for myself. When I reflect on my evolution, I realize that beautiful things can come from unpromising beginnings.
To me football is like a second family (simile. When freshmen football lifting started I decided that was going to work as hard as I could to be my best. So, that is what I did all school year and all summer I put a ton of effort into becoming the best football play I could be. One of the most important experiences of my life was my starting in my first varsity football game, it taught me that hard work always pays off, and changed the way that I look at life.