Well, all of this and much more happened to me in my middle and high school softball career. Let’s start at the very beginning. I was an active semi-overweight child who enjoyed many sports. I grew up in a sports orientated household and town. I played in summer leagues that represented our town and did summer basketball
I played two sports in high school. My soccer team won 6 games my entire high school so obviously we were not very good but i still had so much passion for the sport. The other sport I played in high school was Softball. But for softball we were actually amazing. My junior year in softball everybody was scared to play us because we were scary good.
One particular moment was when I scored my first ever touchdown for a league team. Then from then on out I grew to love the sport of football. When I was around nine years old my dad enrolled me into the Duck Creek Pop Warner Football league where for the first time, I would play for an actual organized team. I was so excited to begin to play actual football from my years of playing around with my friends throwing the ball around or watching the games with my dad. Growing up with my brother we would play football together on an awkward one against one game where I wasn’t allowed to tackle him because he was younger than me and my parents didn’t want him to be hurt.
Ever since I could remember sports have ruled my life. When I was a young boy I played football and baseball. I loved playing both of these games tremendously. As I grew older I distanced myself away from football as I wanted to focus solely on baseball. Although I stopped playing football in the sixth grade, it taught me many things I will never forget.
Have you ever felt so passionate about a game you would do anything you could to play with the best against the best? The summer between my junior and senior year of high school was a summer to remember. As a softball player some of the best games to play in are the sparkler, the World Series, and All Star games. I had the awesome opportunity to play in one of these all star games. These games are such a great opportunity for any girl that wants to go somewhere with their softball career.
In the beginning, my step-dad would give up a lot of his spare time to help me learn the basics of the sport. After I played summer softball at Gompers Park, I fell in love with the sport. Softball made me social and happy again. My step-father was so glad that I was finally happy again, that he did everything in his power to support what I loved. He sacrificed multiple paychecks for me so that I could play for a travel
I have been playing soccer since before I could even walk. In fact, I joined my first soccer team at the age of five. Soccer is something I have always loved and been passionate about. When I was on the co-ed recreation league teams I was one of the only girls on my team, so I had to compete with boys who doubted me and thought I was weak. I worked hard during practice and out of practice to become better and, eventually, I became more aggressive than them.
Of course this feeling has changed with time. In my last few years of Highschool football there was very few practice that I left feeling as happy as I did when I was younger. As life went on and I made it to middle school I found that football was not just fun because you were presented with the opportunity to knock the snot out of somebody, it was fun because everyday I had the chance to hangout with my closest friends. Now i'm not saying I loved everyone on the football team but I did get along with the majority of them. We made memories that will be with me for the rest of my life.
I will never forget the experience of playing competitive soccer and represent my school . Now I wish to do the same but from the sideline. Feeling that amazing feeling I now miss so much. Now, when I watch the high school soccer games I just want to jump in there and touch the green smooth grass I once ran on. Now, I wish to give my time, hard work, and soul to the school I was once part of.