At times I would be in a great mood and excited and happy that I was fresh and my knee was new but then in a matter of seconds I would be in tears and fearful that I would not be able to play the sports I wanted to in High School. I also knew that I was young, and any athlete in the same situation had to be treated with a positive and determined attitude in order to get through this because it was mentally and emotionally hard and physically had its ups and downs. Monday when physical therapy came I received the most determined and energetic physical therapist ever! Leanne was ready to set goals and get me healing to improving my range of movement and strength as quickly as possible, wit... ... middle of paper ... ...criticism or comments, that can actually help you. When I can adapt what I know and a positive, determined and caring attitude towards someone and do everything I can to help them, is what I choose to put in my everyday skills.
During my warm up, freshman year, I was lost in the crowd of everyone and was afraid to be myself. The first mile, my sophomore year, I worked out some of my nerves and started to become myself. Junior year, the second mile of my high school race, I worked on myself and really decided on the person I wanted to be. The last year of high school, my third mile, has been one of the best years to date and leaves me hopeful for the future. The “race” that is high school has been one of the most unforgettable races I have ever been apart of and is just a small portion of the race of my
¨Students who participate in sports also tend to have higher grade point averages, better attendance and a higher likelihood of going to college, suggests Dr. David Geier¨ (By Nicole Vulcan Feb 3, 2014)E1 studies has shown that sports are more success in school work. This is correct because, 1 of my best friend plays with me on my team and has all A+, which is also his lowest grade right now and I'm really jealous of him and his grades. He told me that he use to struggle a lot in school work, he said his brain wasn’t functioning and couldn't think of ideas, then he started to play at age 4 and still plays now, And he said to me that I'm way smarter than I use to
At first, I was upset that I was never able to get a good enough time, but then I realized that if I kept practicing, it would make me a better skier. So around the second year, my timing improved as I would average around 50 seconds, which was a huge improvement from last year. Unfortunately, I still was not able to accomplish a medal rank. So, I kept working on my speed by applying wax and developing better turns around the flags I would ski around. When it was the third year I ski raced, I finally accomplished a bronze medal that I had been hoping for since I’ve started.
I was on track to become an honor grad. I was just barely above the required GPA, and I had the perseverance to keep putting all I had to reach my goal. Through my first 3 years of high school, I had above average grades, and put everything I had into becoming an honor grad. But in the middle of my senior year, “senior-itis” started to kick in. My grades had begun to drop, and the perseverance that I had started senior year with had vanished.
My entire Junior year was on the pine. Not because of skills, but because of health. My Junior year was plagued by injury and I had to nurse myself back to good health with rest and physical therapy. We won, but I felt like I contributed nothing to the team. I was just a spectator to my friends, my brotherhood, putting their bodies on the line every week.
All throughout school I have felt determined to get out of the resource center. My parents and I were always very concerned about it because I had done so well in the program. The program allowed me to stay in all the mainstream courses throughout school. Finally, for my senior year I felt confident enough to forego the resource center, I am now performing better than most students and have been on honor roll for the first two quarters of this year. I can honestly say that I am a very dedicated, hard worker.
We all knew that practice was going to be to very tough. We were going to regret not working out all summer. Since wrestling the team camp had been about two months earlier, and that was the last time we had trained. We knew that we were going to pay a huge price for not listing to our coach and staying in shape. The first couple of weeks were tougher than I imagined.
Tom, a friend of mine from high school, together we had a great time maybe because we were seniors. In the past seasons, we didn’t have as much fun, going to practice was like going for a punishment especially during conditioning where we had to run for hours and do all sots of drills. With a little fun we turned this the other way round and had the best senior football season. During practice me and Tom, who were both wide receivers just kept on telling jokes which the coaches didn’t like so much but they let it go because we also competed against each other in the process, like whenever we run plays, we would see who could do it faster and more agile, we also had to catch the ball. Some times we pulled off one handed catches just to gain more points.
We did this for the whole 7th grade and even into Summer. I had been practicing harder than the rest of the kids in 7th grade, but yet they were still so much better than I was. I couldn’t understand what I was doing wrong. I kept thinking that I wasn’t going to make the basketball team again. One day I had enough and just started working hard on building confidence in my shot.