When tryouts started, it was explained to all of us that the coaches would run drills in order to gauge our individual skills, and then place us in specific position groups. After the drills, which I did exceptionally well in, Coach Jones placed me in the receivers group. He told me that I was extremely fast, and that I would make a good receiver. It felt so good, not only making the team, but being singled out by Coach Jones as one of the better players on the squad. Throughout the next couple of weeks, the Mandalay Wolverines held football practice every day after school from 2:45 until 5:00.
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. Jr high football went by really fast. We were not worried about football we were more worried about all of the girls. Football was just something we did after school. Soon after jr high football came along high school football, also came summer weights.
For years now, football has been one of America’s favorite sports. It allows players to show their toughness, and their ability to get back up when knocked down; it has also given parents a way to get their children outside and exercise. In today’s society, many parents think nothing about it and are seemingly oblivious to the risk they are taking every time their children suit up for a game. The risk lies in both the age at which children start playing, and the sheer physicality that comes with playing tackle football; many children starting the sport at an age as young as five years old. Should children be able to play tackle football?
The Last Season of the Last Year My final year was one of the best experiences of my life, full of surprises one of which was me going out for a totally different sport that totally changed my view against obstacles that I face. It was right after the football season when I made a decision to go out for track with a friend of mine who encouraged me and without him I would have had a very different outcome. This is quite similar to the pact because of the same encouragement and competition that Sampson, Rameck and George received from each other. The football season was great despite our record. Tom, a friend of mine from high school, together we had a great time maybe because we were seniors.
We lost 50-27. I remember having dreams the next few weeks where we won that game and I was playing right along side my brother for the last time. Although the ending of this essay implies that it may be a sad, depressing essay. It wasn’t at all. This essay is a very happy one describing my favorite season of football playing with my brother for the first and last time.
It teaches young kids how to get in top condition and play organized football under safe conditions. Youth football uses mostly the same rules and regulations that the National Football League uses. Kids can experience the same thing that pros experience. Youth football programs are good ways for kids to funnel out their energy and stay out of trouble. It gives kids a place to escape from school, family, and everyday life.
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.
Players need more time to attain the knowledge and skills needed to play the complicated game of football. Learning the plays alone can take most of a player’s first season. Beginning this challenge in high school when competition is at an extreme can be very discouraging to new players. The GSL must start up a publicly ran junior high school football team so that it can regain its honor and enter its position as a strong competitor. Improving competitiveness is not the only advantage to beginning a football program two years earlier.
Football Hardships My senior year of football was one to forget. High school sports are supposed to be the best time of our lives. It is a time where you make friends and create a brotherhood with your teammates. Football in particular, the sport that supposedly builds character and family. Of course everyone goes through hardships and has struggles; but overall, it is about building you up and not tearing you down.
Football has provided me with some of my best friends stretching all across the DMV. Football helped teach me many important life lessons. The sport has taught me the importance of teamwork because football is like a machine if one gear or player fails to do their designed job the function of the machine or the play will not be successful. It has taught me the importance of giving all the effort I can every single play. As a right tackle, I have one of the most important jobs on the field my job is to protect the quarterback and created holes for the running back to run through.