My journey on the basketball team Joining anything comes with a struggle, such as fitting in or trying to be the best. Basketball is a prioritized sport in my family. I always knew that as soon as I hit junior high it would be time to fulfill my family’s prophecy of joining a basketball team. I was not too thrilled of the thought at first. I decided to talk to some of my friends to get their view on it.
When the final test coming, I will do many review and my brain feel tired after these review. I would to play some basketball to release the stress. For our emotional wellness, it is also get a big influence on me. I had a fight with my friend few days ago, he beat me and I didn’t say anything. I was really mad after I cace home, so I played basketball to release my moody feeling.
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.
There was a summer basketball program also that I never went to which was also what was making me reluctant. I had played basketball in middle school and loved it, but highschool was just different. At the beginning of the first practice, we had a team meeting where the coaches talked about how competitive this who...
One day I had enough and just started working hard on building confidence in my shot. I would spend hours on end just trying to build confidence because I had no confidence in anything I did. 8th-grade basketball tryouts finally rolled around. I had been practicing for a whole year, but still felt so much further behind than the rest of the kids trying out. I knew I had to try my literal hardest to make the team.
I soon receive word from Coach ellis of Moravian Prep expressing his interest in having me play for him this upcoming season. i had no clue what prep school was but it in fact granted me another year to play basketball at a high level in hoops of earning a scholarship the next season. The lord showed me that in the times where we feel rejected by man, is really God trying to tell us he has something better in store. that lesson right there is what helped me grow as a young
Definitely my practicing over the summer didn't pay off, but I had to keep playing. The next six practices or so were like the end of the world for me. I was always thinking to myself, “Why did I waste my whole summer practicing for this stupid game.” It got to the point where I wanted to quit the team; and revert to my normal life as a gamer. Me and my parents talked to the coach, and he gave me the answer which I dreamed of hearing from someone since i started. Coach says, “Keep playing son, I know you have the potential and I know you have it in you.” He also says “ That's the main reason I picked you.
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.
A basketball coach from A.B.Miller high school saw me and my family at Wal-Mart, and asked for me to be placed on this team. He knew... ... middle of paper ... ...idered a "clutch" player, one to do well in high pressure situations, so when I don't succeed, or hold up to ones expectations as well as everyone thought I would, it is disappointing. A basketball represents my life. Basketball has been my life. That's all I have known since my first days of high school and it is and will continue to be the most important thing to me through college.
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.