I was exceedingly diffident and taciturn before I began playing basketball. No matter what kind of questions people asked me back then, I would always respond with, “I don’t know,” because I was too timid to speak up. Moreover, basketball taught me that if I try my best, my efforts will pay off. I learned that this lesson does not only apply to basketball, but also to all areas of my life. If I could go back to the past, I would definitely make the same commitments to
We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
I've learned that you should never give up, and always try your best. My story started this year. I had just tried out for a competitive basketball league and I was very anxious because I didn't know what to expect at tryouts and what to expect if I made the team. I was scared I was going to mess or do something incorrect. I'd been playing basketball since the 2nd grade, so I was an experienced player.
Some are from the best of the best players; from the elite players to the gifted players. According to http://www.ncaa.org, 3.4% of the high school basketball athletes are selected and move on to play in college. Clearly, the athletes spend most of their time-playing and practicing to make it to an NCAA basketball team. They learn how to perfect their skills and talents. On the other hand, how many high school basketball athletes do you know that actually make it to an NCAA basketball team?
The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join. I know there are no chance for me to get in the team but I still want to try it. I tried my best to achieve the goal that it is close to impossible for me to reach. I never regard about trying it because I learn more during the process. I learn
I learned to hold the vision and trust the process by facing many failures on the way of pursuing my goals as a basketball player. Intro: All began when I set myself the goal to defeat fear. I wanted to strengthen my courage at the moment of dealing with a challenge. Therefore, I joined my high school’s basketball team which led to the braking and molding of my character. I saw the size of the mountain before climbing.
It is my all-time favorite sport. Some people wonder why I’m so dedicated, and love basketball so much. I tell them it’s because I love using my skills to be a better teammate, so my team members and I can be successful on the court. Basketball has helped me mature by helping me take responsibility, because I have to be responsible on the court and take
Which made me decide to play basketball. However, asthma was only one of the reasons why I started to play basketball. I wanted to prove other people and myself that I am able to be good in a sport despite my condition. I didn’t want to use my asthma as an excuse, so I pushed my body beyond its limits whenever I am playing basketball with my friends or at basketball practice. Later, I joined my middle school basketball team.
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
Four years ago I never thought that basketball would come to an end. During my freshman year I thought that high school was endless, and senior year seemed like a distant future. Last Wednesday brought me back into reality, and showed me that the end is near. It was the District Semi-Final game, and of course we had to play McBain for the third time this season. That day we had an overall good feeling about the game, but there was also this nagging sensation that volleyball may repeat itself.
My best friend, Jake Banfield has impacted my life in numerous ways since the second grade. One of those would be basketball. We played together for 7 years all the way to our eighth-grade year. He is one year younger than me, but is probably one of my closest friends. I have had numerous memories with him by my side.