Every time that I started a new recreational basketball season there were always some new kids that I had never met. Getting to know these kids was a doorway to meeting their friends and expanding my horizons socially. Along with the social benefits of participating in basketball, I found it also helped mentally. Regular participation improved my mental reaction timing. When I was playing and I saw an open lane to the basket, all those years of practice and play came in to focus so I could make the decision to drive to the hoop "quicker" than I could if I had never played.
182) This quote is Finley describing why he is quiet. Even though basketball was a way for him to escape, Erin was another way that he would escape. When he was growing up and shooting hoops in his driveway, Erin would come over and shoot with him. They would always be together and they eventually started dating. He saw her as the most beautiful girl in the world and as a way for both of them to escape Bellmont.
My future would be very different if my dad never bought me my first basketball when I was very young. I wouldn’t have been able to start most of my friendships and I wouldn’t be going to Walnut Hills. I still have my first basketball but it has had a great deal of damage done to it now. Everytime I see a basketball I reminisce of the memories of my friends, my dad, my school, and most of all my childhood. Basketball taught me a life lesson and that lesson is the best friends you can have are the ones you share interests with.
I had always heard playing basketball at a high school level was always the first step in order to become a professional. Though I only played once throughout high school I was still interested in how one could become a professional at basketball. For my senior project I chose to research about it and found out many interesting things I didn’t know about it. My knowledge for basketball grew even more. The rules Every sport has rules that are set to make sure you enjoy watching it and playing the sport.
Basketball is and always will be my love. The passion I have for this sport is unimaginable. This is the sport that cheers me up when I am distressed or upset. Playing the sport has provided me with my getaway from the worries of life that people need to stay sane throughout the struggles in their journey to success. Every time I pick up a basketball, I instantly enter a whole new world.
I always wanted to do what he did. I even played on his football team because tackling people seemed fun. He began to play basketball and being the admirer that I was, I had to follow in his footsteps and start playing basketball too. Little did I know, the very first moment I touched a basketball would have been one of the biggest impacts on my life forever. I was six years old and in the fourth grade
My efforts to be the best were recognized and I was rewarded with the MVP award and allowed to move up in the little league division. I was later placed in basketball camp and things began to get tough. Basketball was no longer just a "toy", but was real. The coaches along with practice demanded a lot more time leaving me tired and out of energy by the end of the day. However, none of this mattered because I knew that basketball was something that I would want to pursue in years to come.
His football coach, Frankie Walker, had a great influence on his life. Given James' problems at school, Walker agreed with Lebron's mother that he would move into his home with his family so that he would have a more stable environment, with good school results. Walker began teaching him to play basketball at age nine, training him for three years. He returned home 18 months after being separated from his mother, but given the economic problems, he had to return with Frankie Walker. As you can read Lebron James’ life had been difficult since he was born, he could choose any way that he want the good way or the bad way, he had the perfect excuse, that his family was not
from elementary to middle school to high school thats all I played. Now i am playing basketball for Moravian Prep in Hudson North Carolina and I can smell the college basketball opportunity its so close. I owe it all to God. the path has not been as easy at it may seem or as you would imagine. God used each event to shape me into the young man i am today.
Because I got the opportunity... ... middle of paper ... ...e you a great shooter. Although I suffered injuries in my past basketball career which earned me a basketball scholarship to play collegiate basketball, I am now more knowledgeable about my position. This knowledge has helped me reflect on myself and my experiences as a player transitioning to a coach. I believe it is important that I educate my players and teach them proper mechanics but also mental set. Acknowledge that the jump shot is more than a motion of physical ability and talent, it takes a great amount of thinking and implying the information you already know to what you learned.