Essay About Basketball Season

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Basketball Season INTRODUCTION I have spent most my life playing basketball. I started playing on my first team in second grade. In high school, we practically play year-round. We play all summer in camps, and just in the gym. Practice usually starts for season on November 1st or October 30th. Basketball is a long-drawn-out 5 months. We usually must come in and shoot in the morning, the month before. We have our coach every day of school, last hour. So, before season we run and lift weights. LONG HOURS WITH AMAZING TEAMMATES The first month we come in to practice at 6 every morning. I usually get to school at 5:40. When I get to practice I am usually still half asleep. It is hard to get into the transition of waking up at 5 every morning.…show more content…
I come home with bruises all over my body. When I get home, I take a nippy ice bath, hoping I will not be so sore. I fill the bath tub with freezing water first, then I get in. I make my mom pour the ice into the water after that, so that I might be used to the coldness. It instantly gives me goosebumps. I try to stay in there for 15 minutes, but it is cruel. I swear my leg hairs grow an inch. When I get out I can’t feel anything from my hips down. I must let my body get back to room temperature, before I get into my steamy, hot shower. The next morning my alarm goes off it makes me want to bawl. I have a hard time getting out of my comfortable bed. My body aches. Then I think about how I am going to have to run like this. It is a mental struggle every morning to even get out of bed. My mom yells at me to get out of bed and I just do not want to. Once I finally try to get out of bed, I can barely get out. I mope around to get…show more content…
I never have any energy to do anything. Every part of my body is sore. It feels like someone beat me and I can’t move. I get a soft blanket and lay on the couch. When it gets to 8 o’clock I go to bed because I can barely keep my eyes open. ALWAYS IN PRACTICE The first weeks, I always feels like I am in practice or at school. It never feels like I am at home, and it feels like I never get any sleep. I go straight from practice to school then I am awake for a couple of hours at my house then sleep and then it is already time to wake up. Practice the first week is the toughest. We must work our butts off. Since it is the first week we do not go over any offense, all we do is defense. We have two gyms that we practice in. The “New Gym” has a distinctive smell. I think it smells like sweat and hard work. We always have worse practices in the new gym. I like practicing in our main gym. The good part about the new gym is that there are no stairs in the new gym. In the main gym, we must run stair laps, they are awful. Instead of running stairs in the new gym we must run down and backs.
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