I started playing soccer when I was four years old. At the time I had a lot of problems. To name a few, I was bad at working with others, I was a sore loser, and I did not handle pain or disappointment well. When I started to play soccer I had a low self esteem and was terribly shy. Going up and talking to people was not on my list of things to do. This made it pretty hard for me to fit in with all the other kids and make friends. It was hard to enjoy playing soccer when I felt as though I had no friends on the team. My parents noticed my dislike in the sport, but urged me to keep playing anyway.
There is not a night where I don't wish I could throw in the towel studying and go to sleep early, or a morning where I don't think about how nice it would be to sleep past my alarm. But this is what being a college athlete is all about. When I signed up to be a college athlete I signed up for long days with never ending nights and early mornings. I signed up knowing that my sport and school would be my life. But I do this and am willing to be constantly exhausted because I get to do what I love and go to school. All this is doing is bettering myself anyways. Playing my sport helps me push myself in school and be the best that I can be. I willingly accept exhaustion because exhaustion means that I am pushing myself and getting better and better one step at a time (Carter,
Going to college is such a stressful time in a person’s life. You have to go through the process of finding what school you want to go to and what you are going to study. Figuring that out has to be difficult because they may be unsure if they are going to make the right decision or not. Now imagine going through the process of picking the best school for yourself and what you are going to study, and add playing a sport on top of that stress as well. You play a sport all throughout your childhood and high school, you do not want to give that up as you go away to college. You decide you are going to go to college to play that sport, not only do you want to play that sport, you also want to go to a Division Ι school and compete at the highest
Playing sports consists of constant running, jumping, and other strenuous physical activity. For three hours a day, six days a week I played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, then water polo in the spring. When active, you burn calories and gain muscle. I noticed during high school, I was so skinny to the point of my family asking me: “When was the last time you ate some food?”. Other than the constant questions, I was happy about my appearance, and had good self-esteem cause of sports. I had a major decrease in stress and depression when I was playing sports. Whatever happened in school that day, or whatever bothered me just slipped away. Th...
We have practice every weekday except Friday. These practices start mid-June and ends around mid-October. We have games scattered throughout the period. On the first day of practice freshman year, I was nervous. The second day was a bit better, but considering that I had never met any of the people on the team, I still was unsure. By the third day, I still knew no one. I didn't give up though. Eventually, I got to know people better. I made new friends and became comfortable going to soccer practice. Now, I know everyone and make an effort to get to know the incoming kids because I remember how it was when I first started soccer. The soccer team has helped me become who I am today. Through my confidence in my soccer skills and abilities,
Can you turn back time and what happened in the past? Turning back time is impossible. Acknowledging what happened is apart of life. You can wish and hope things will be the same, but in the end they never will be. Life happens for a reason and you can’t just ignore the past.
I played a lot of sports growing up, but my main focus was soccer. My mother had put me in soccer when I was around three because I had too much energy, and I don't think she thought soccer was going to be such a big part of my life. I was never really a shy person growing up and I think soccer was a big part of that because I was always around a lot of other people. Also through soccer I had also learned what it meant to be a part of a team and learned how to communicate and work with others. I played soccer in a club league and I also played in middle school and high school. During my club season I had met a lot of girls who were worried about college recruitment. I had never really thought about playing college soccer before until this point.
Secondly, soccer is a great way to blow off some steam. One time I got really mad during a game because the other players were better than me. I tried to keep up with them, but I could not. I practiced with them so I can get better at it .After losing the game , I kept playing
We practiced at a park with a huge green field. I was extremely nervous that first day of practice because i did not now any of the other players and i didn't really know how to play soccer.My uncle was the one who was flooding my brain with all the soccer knowledeg and with that i was determined to learn so whenever i had spare time i would practice some drills and work on my kicking. Slowly my skills improved, then the time came. It was time for my first soccer game. Our first soccer game was on a Sunday and it took place in Ontario. Titans would be facing off the Xolos. The coach decided to put me in defense since i had the speed and strength to stop any opponent from scoring, that's also how i got the name iron woman . During the game i heard people from the sidelines cheering I ended up getting hit in the face that game but we won. Continuously i practiced and practiced and yes my hard work payed off eventually. Now I am a good soccer player and every game i hear cheering from the sidelines. But through all of the cheers and rooting i can pick out my family's screams, they are the ones who support me and they are very proud of what i have been able to accomplish.I am also proud of myself and i am glad i took this opportunity because i have gained knowledge and have met many
Sports have had a vast impact on me as a person. I’ve had many different coaches and teammates who have guided and assisted me, but one coach had a big impact on me. My indoor soccer coach is someone I will never forget because he helped me get closer to the game of soccer. He helped me form a connection and a passion for the game, that I never had experienced before. Mentally, soccer keeps me focused. Playing the game helps me relieve stress, and block out the negatives in