La Mirada offered organized ball on a year-round basis. Jennie joined her first league, L’il Miss T-Ball, after her fifth birthday. She was one of those kids who excelled at a number of sports, but her greatest love was always for baseball. Bev and Doug soon began channeling this passion almost exclusively into girls’ softball. Their daughter had good hand-eye coordination and excellent speed.
My 8th grade year of high school I was on the softball and basketball team. My freshman year I was on the basketball and softball team, and a BHS Dazzler which is danceline. Softball was my main sport, but I did everything else until it was time to play softball. I feel in love with softball at an early age. I would play every summer and each year my love for the sport grew.
“Professionalism is taking these kids at a young age and trying to work them as if they are pro-athletes, in terms of year round activity”(Briggs). In terms of year round activity, yes, most children, with exceptional talent, are treated with professionalistic views. The children play all seasons available, and when their sport isn’t available any more, they train as best they can indoors and await the upcoming season. This type of treatment can get the children into bad habits later in life because life, after sports, slows down and most people who have always been rushed through things and always encouraged to keep going, don’t keep going. They stop and find themselves in, sometimes, a major amount of trouble because they can’t keep themselves busy.
Students no longer have teachers taking attendance every day, and reminding them about all of their assignments. If the student does not go to class in high school, their parents are notified; in college there are no checkups. If students choose to not go to class, then they usually end up failing. Because of the involvement with athletics, is it easier for athletes coming in to c... ... middle of paper ... ...et by, and to get a degree, and not worry about their GPA. For most female athletes the chance to play their sport professionally is very slim, so they tend to put more stock into their class work and school.
I played on multiple teams throughout the summer. Playing with one of my teams I gained the advantage to visit Santé Fe, New Mexico two years in a row to play softball. When I reached 8th grade I was excited about playing for the high school softball team until I figured out how it really was. Although I was not happy about having to sit on the bench, but I understood that I had to earn the privilege to play, and that the upperclassman were more seasoned.
Name one good thing that happens when a teacher leaves the classroom unattended. Nothing. Nothing good ever happens when a teacher leaves a class unattended. These is an unwritten rule from second grade on that when the teacher leaves the room, it is a free for all. First graders do not have the guts to revolt but by the time second grade hits, the unattended room goes crazy.
Making it a players’ right, male or female to play, compete, and learn without any discrimination because of their gender. Although softball was first played by boys, girls quickly made the game theirs. From its creation in 1887 and every game since then, the rules of softball have changed. For many of those athletes who lace up their cleats, pull on a glove, and slide though dirt each year, softball has become more than a sport but a way of life, each one of them knowing that “When you step on the field, nothing else matters.”
Many athletes are very serious about the sport and even come from different states in order to get to practice. Some girls stay with what is called a “host family” which houses an athlete during competition season. At a very well known gym Raleigh, North Carolina called Cheer Extreme, it is not uncommon for athletes to leave for practice right after school and return around 12 pm (Almasy 2). Practices are usually 2-3 times a week in addition to at least 2 days of tumbling classes. They
According to USA today, kids that participate in college athletics devote on average more than 43 hours per week to their sport and they devote on average 38 hours per week on academics (USAtoday). However, NCAA rules state that a university is not allowed to have more than 20 hours a week of practice no matter what sport it is. Even with this illegal workload that is forced upon these kids, the players are still expected to follow every other rule that the NCAA enforces. That entails that they wear the same clothes they’ve be... ... middle of paper ... ...k because it gives money to the ones who truly need it. These young men are putting over 80 hours per week on their sport and their schoolwork, and even though $2,000 is less than minimum wage, scholarships cover their living and education so that money will go towards whatever the individual needs.
Furthermore, many high schoolers do not want to receive Confirmation because they do not want to attend the classes. The requirements to receive Confirmation are ridiculous. Students are only allowed to miss about two to three meetings a year and they are never allowed to miss a retreat. Students have to go to classes once a week for two years, even if they go to a Catholic school. If a person misses just one retreat and he is a month away from being confirmed, the people who run the classes can say that the student will have to repeat the year of classes.