Influence Of Playing Basketball

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When I was younger I became involved with a variety of sports and activities. I began my involvement with sports by playing soccer at the age of four. After a year of playing soccer, I transitioned to more feminine sports like dance and gymnastics. While I enjoyed dance and gymnastics, I was heavily influenced by my brother and his passions. 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…show more content…
After we were done I was so excited and I just knew I wanted to play basketball. My dad was shocked that I wanted to play because I would have to give up dance and gymnastics, but I had a feeling it would be worth it. I kept practicing with my brother whenever he went in the backyard to shoot and dribble. My dad started to realize that I was serious about wanting to play basketball. I began watching basketball with my dad and brother and studied the player’s moves. My dad showed me some YouTube videos of basketball drills that I could do by myself. When he saw that I was practicing every day without him reminding me, he decided to sign me up for a recreational league that started in the spring. I was so excited to start something new. When it came time for my first practice I didn’t have anything to wear, so I borrowed a pair of basketball shoes and shorts from my brother that he outgrew. I was always tall for my age, so it wasn’t a surprise that I could fit into my older brother’s clothes. My first practice was at an elementary school not too far from my house. As I was sitting in the backseat of the car I started feeling a little nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be as good as the other girls or if basketball was
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