Jr high football was a big thing for us. This was the first time that we ever got to play other teams from other towns. Our coach always told us that fundamental started in our Jr high years leading to high school. No one ever took Jr High football seriously. It was just a joke for some people, but what we really did not know was it was teaching us to prepare for high school football.
Yet I had no idea the positive impact this move would have on me. Middle School, like most other middle schools, had an "in" crowd. At Mandalay, it was mainly the football players. After I started school at Mandalay, football tryouts were being staged. I saw this as a very significant event in my path through adolescence, a chance to get recognized by my new school, as well as a chance to make some friends and gain some glory along the way.
My best friend’s dad was the defensive coordinator for our local high-school team. Football players were always at his house and we were always watching game film. When Anthony and I were old enough to go to school we would go to the practices after school for a few hours, playing, and riding on the sleds as the football players pushed them around. When Anthony and I were about five years old Anthony’s dad gave us some old High-school jersey’s, pads, and helmets. This is when Football started to become a necessity in our lives.
I love how they get so into the game, and cheer really loud and yell at the television. For them like many other people, they have found football to be a hobby, something to do in there past time. They have formed habits around watching the game. In the movie “Varsity Blues,” football isn’t just a past time for the town, but it is a way of life, the whole town is involved in the high school football team. “Varsity Blues” takes place in a small town in Texas called West Canyon, in this town if you are a healthy boy, then you are a football player.
Eddie learned a lot about football from his dad, but when Walter was born, he knew he would have competition. At a very young age Walter and Eddie would have pickup games in the backyard. When Walter was 5 he started to play in a little league. Coaches were shocked to see Walter play football, almost every time he touched the football, touchdown. Not only his parents, but the players, and the coaches noticed that the harder Walter works he could go far.
Also in peewee you have team meetings to discuss defensive and offensive strategy and sometime just to bond with your teammates. Usually this takes place once a week. Continuing involvement in football happens at the high school level because it is the most easily accessible program to teens. A teen will usually continue playing football in high school if they enjoyed playing or they really excelled at it in the peewee level. The good thing about playin... ... middle of paper ... ...h school I wasn’t a great player.
It all started my freshmen year, my first year organized football at my high school Grosse Pointe North. Where I was just messing around one day before practice kicking the football around. The kicking coach had taken notice and told me that I had the natural talent and leg strength to become a solid and well-developed place kicker. I had then earned the starting job by my first ever career football game, and have made a great career out of it so far, and hope to keep it going. I never thought that I would become a kicker I thought that was the pretty boy position on the football team, little did I know that was my ticket to a college football career.
“Dad why can’t we play football today?” he asked. “Well its Sunday and you need to get your spiritual growth in, because what is going to happen when you are done playing football?” his father stated. Billy just shrugged off the comment because in his mind, he would never stop playing football. Billy continued to progress in his athletic ability becoming a standout athlete in Football as well as Basketball, In High school he chose to focus solely on football because it was the love of his life and he knew he could get a scholarship to play. He was an all-state running back four years in a row in high school and voted as one of the top high school recruits in the entire country.
This is a story about my own experience when I first started to play football, The year had started in year two it was break time and all my friends went to play football and I had never played football, but I thought I should try it out. I saw lots of people I did not know, kids from other classes and years. We were going to start a match and a load of people I did not know came to play. I felt scared because I did not know half the people there and I did not know how to play. Well we started, luckily my best friend was playing and he was on our team.
Jake dreams of one day being able to play with his favorite team called the Trojans. The trojans is an american football team that plays for the university of Southern California also known as the USC. Jake Olson was born without his left eye and to save his life the doctors were forced to remove Jake’s right eye when he was 12. Before losing his sight completely Jake went and watched the Trojans play and admired their playing skills and techniques. Jake is now in his senior year of high school.