My soccer career has been one of my most difficult life challenges creating the person I am today. I was always taught that soccer was to be about the love of the game and that it should be fun. Unfortunately, I faced many obstacles that I needed to overcome before I could truly love the game for what it was worth. I grew and continued to love the game, knowing little at the time of the obstacles I would be faced with, and would need to overcome. My struggles with soccer began early in my life.
I truly want to increase my knowledge. I know that if I had never played sports, I would not have the drive nor the self-confidence I have today. It is extremely important to me to receive a good education beyond high school. Soccer was the force that kept me going; it showed me that there is no good lesson learned without any torment, only if you can bear through it and keep moving forward will you realize that you are strong enough prevail over any obstacle.
They are filled with lessons that can be learned from and influence lives for the better. On the subject of playing time, athletes can learn these three critical lessons: hard work, patience, and team effort. Players can learn hard work by pushing themselves to be good enough to get into the coach’s rotation. Players that are handed the opportunity to play without earning it are being set up for failure. Brian Gotta, president of Coach Deck stated that athletes that earn playing time will know and understand what it takes to fight for a job in a certain occupation as well as more readily qualify themselves for the position.
However, when life moves on and leaves sports behind, the lessons it has instilled in athletes never disappears. The play calls may be foggy and the jersey will be too tight, but what was innocently learned in the jersey shines out at an older age. Although life lessons can be learned through everyday activities, lessons such as teamwork, self-confidence, and dealing with failure are only truly learned through sports by young athletes. It is unquestionable that lessons of teamwork are learned through involvement with sports. Sports are all about working as a team to reach a common goal- winning games, meets, or matches.
Along the path to success there will be setbacks and hurdles that challenge your newly adopted beliefs. How you respond to circumstance, enabling adversity as your asset, and growing from the experience, will help your team will become an unstoppable and impenetrable force. “When all members of your organization strive for personal greatness and derive pride from what they contribute to the group, you will unleash powerful forces that will make your unit more effective and, ultimately, more competitive” (Wooden, 2005). Soccer doesn’t build character, a transformational leader’s intentional teaching shapes and molds it. Players will teach and challenge you on a daily basis.
I currently cheer for my school and I have to handle my own grades. My coach always stresses about how our athletes represent the school. People look up to many athletes. For example little girls or others from different teams cheer for us and ask us for hugs and pictures after we perform. Your grades are super important to my coach and not just her but other coaches as well.
Even though athletics have taught me a great deal of leading in the correct manner and how to manage people, I want to widen my experience in leading classroom groups and work groups to benefit me in the future for my career. After reviewing the result from the Leadership Practice Inventory, I am extremely excited to build off of the areas I excel in and to improve in the areas I am inadequate
Self-Reflection Self-reflection is defined as meditation or thought put towards your own goals or motives. To self-reflect, you must be willing to take time for yourself, even if you do not think you have time. Everyone has a lot on their plate, but even if it seems as if the world is crumbling around you, taking time to be selfish every now and again is crucial. Setting a goal for yourself cannot be done unless you have a willingness to understand your own personal nature, essence, and purpose. It may seem hard at times, especially if you are a selfless individual, but it is important to remember your place and what you are trying to achieve.
I work hours upon hours to master whatever part of the game I wanted to improve on. Soccer has taught me to have a great work ethic, and that mentality came when I was cut from the state team the first time I tried out. It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, I was destroyed, and I thought I was not good but I knew I could do better. The next year I worked, I got bigger, stronger, faster, my soccer I.Q. was higher;therefore, overall I was a much better player.
So he goes to went the team trainer and a coach, they have taken him under their care and start to train his mind, which he learns that to be the Best, he has a lot more to learn on and off the field. What he learns from one of the coaches that takes him under his wing, Coach Ken, is to that, a few lessons that he teaches to players so that they can be successful or even be great on and off the field, forever. I have read many development books since I could read, and there is always something in it that you can learn and make you a better person, and this one is no different. Most of the lessons that Martin had learned in the story, Training Camp, are things I have read and learned from other books that I have read, some of its quotes are very similar to books I’ve read, like one from Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life, but because it’s in a qu... ... middle of paper ... ...y inspire in others. One person in pursuit of excellence raises the standards of everyone around them.