One ... ... middle of paper ... ...ender, and even different sexual preferences. I have learned to look over all that stuff and focus on that person. I had teammates that I would never talk to in a million years because of the way they look or the way they act, only to find out that they person wasn’t so bad. I enjoy playing soccer and I hope to continue playing for the rest of my life. It’s a fun sport that requires skill, and mental and physical strength.
The beginning of it all was my freshman year in High School. Like I said, I never saw myself playing soccer. It was February of 2014, my best friend Zeb Farmer had been joking around with me about trying out for the soccer team, I would always joke back saying, "I'd love too.” He thought I was being serious, and tryouts had arrived. I went out with him to our soccer/football field thinking there was no chance for me to make the team. After messing around at a tryouts and making the team I realized I had a thing for the sport and wasn’t too bad at it either for just a beginner.
I emailed back and forth with a couple of coaches, and had them come to my games. I ended up getting recruited onto the Stockton University lacrosse team. Going into highschool I would have never thought I would be joining a college lacrosse team instead of a soccer team. The course of events through my life lead me to reaching a goal of being recruited, and meeting the best friends I could ever
Ultimately I should thank the great game of soccer because it has taught me so many life lessons that most people don’t get to experience until they are older. I have learned how to work as a team, how to overcome obstacles, and how to not quite. I’m a completely different person when I’m on the soccer field. I’ve been called silent, but deadly. Soccer is a long game that takes a lot of energy and hard work.
I met some amazing people playing soccer including my coaches who encouraged me and told me never to give up as well as my teammates who became my friends and were always there for me. Having my dad as my coach was a great factor in my soccer career. Even though he was hard on me, he pushed me to do my best. Without him on the sidelines I wouldn’t have became the soccer player I am today. I found myself spending more time with my dad than I would have if I never played soccer.
I’m pretty sure we have all have had an experience when you’re expecting something but you get the totally different. Well you are not alone this happened to me when I was trying for my high schools JV soccer team during my freshman year. As a child I dreamt of becoming a professional soccer player but let’s face it that wasn’t realistic, every child dreams of either become a police officer or playing a sport professionally or maybe even neither. Now a little background on my soccer history. I started playing at the age of ten, my parents really pushed to play a sport so I chose soccer, which I really liked.
Soccer in high school shaped my identity by making me more social, a leader, and open minded about diversity. Soccer has guided me in many ways to become the person I am. Especially in high school, the sport has showed me how to be much more cooperative and open with others. Before high school, I isolated myself from others and had only a few close friends. Rather than being a sociable, I acted as though I was the only person in the world and had the outlook that as long as I do what is right individually, there is no need for me to work with others.
My big brother was there, my dream of playing division one soccer in college would have come true. My comfort, fimilarness, and family were all at Samford. As hard of a decision that it was, I had to let either coach know by the summer before my senior year. My parents helped me and prayed with me. I finally went up for my last visit to Truett-McConnell before making a final decision.
Personal Narrative- Soccer Injury I went into my junior spring soccer season kind of sad, my past coach, wasn't going to be our team coach this year. I wasn't really depressed though, because I had tons of friends that were playing this year. One of the great things about soccer is that it is not a school-sanctioned sport. To me this said that I was able to play another season of soccer with my friends from Paonia and Hotchkiss without the normal High School rivalry between these schools. Year after year, the schools pulled pranks on each other, sometimes nothing big, but sometimes something big.
That gave me an idea. I played soccer in high school, so I thought I could help her, so I did. My friend Cory and I went down to Spokane Youth Sports Association and volunteered to become soccer coaches. I couldn't believe that I was actually getting to do this. I thought it was going to be great.