Essay PreviewMore ↓
It was the start of summer 2002, and the Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) national tournament was taking place in Andover, Kansas. Along with the rest of the team, I was excited to play some basketball for the first time since the middle school basketball season was over. Our team, Carlon Oil, had been together and played every summer for the last four years. We were a really good team, with an overall record of 65-4 over those four years and were hoping to continue our legacy. Lonnie Lollar, our coach for the summer, was also the coach of our high school basketball team. I had a history of groin injuries, and every summer it seemed that I would have to sit out at least a game on the bench icing my groin. But this summer was different, and I along with everyone in the gym wouldn't have expected my summer to end with a injury such as a broken leg.
We arrived at the Andover High School main gym thirty minutes before the game and started to stretch.
How to Cite this Page
"My Experience with Basketball." 123HelpMe.com. 25 Apr 2019
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- If you were to ask my friends what I love to do, my guess is that the majority of them would come up with this reply, "He loves to play sports". Sports are a big part of my life, and if I had to choose my favorite sport to play it would have to be basketball. I couldn't imagine going a week without being able to touch a basketball, and I thought I would never have to. But on one summer afternoon, that all changed when I broke my leg. It left me on crutches for two months, and not being able to play basketball all that summer.... [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]
1110 words (3.2 pages)
- ... However, keeping a job can be one of the most challenging parts of any teenager’s life, especially while being in school. In the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, I started working as a paid-intern at the Newark Museum. My main duties are to scan papers and library books, post upcoming events on the Newark Museum’s website, give tours throughout the main exhibits of the museum itself, and participate in events held at the Newark Museum, serving nearly 20,000 visitors annually. During the school week, I work four to eight hours a week, in addition to attending weekly meetings.... [tags: memories and experience, college basketball]
903 words (2.6 pages)
- Today’s society aims to keep kids off the streets and to get them into good environments. This goal is easily achievable with a 75 inch, symmetrical, orange globe—a basketball. The Federation of International Basketball Associations, or FIBA, states that over 450 million people in the world, from professionals to amateurs, play the game of basketball. The popularity of basketball is skyrocketing in the 605 with the help of two prosperous colleges in the city: The University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University.... [tags: Basketball, International Basketball Federation]
807 words (2.3 pages)
- Basketball is and always will be my love. The passion I have for this sport is unimaginable. This is the sport that cheers me up when I am distressed or upset. Playing the sport has provided me with my getaway from the worries of life that people need to stay sane throughout the struggles in their journey to success. Every time I pick up a basketball, I instantly enter a whole new world. All the worries, no matter how serious, would just disappear. It would be the thing I would always love to do no matter what the situation, I would go play basketball.... [tags: Basketball, College basketball, 2007 singles]
714 words (2 pages)
- Before I talk about the interview it is necessary to illustrate you with the differences in able body basketball and wheelchair basketball. The rules of wheelchair basketball and stand up basketball are very similar. The quarters are the length of 12 minutes. The shot clock is 24 seconds and once the ball hits the rim it resets. When the ball is in play you have 8 seconds to cross half court. Players can only be in the key for 3 seconds unless if the ball is being shot. When a player is inbounding the ball you have 5 seconds to pass the ball in.... [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, Basketball]
1744 words (5 pages)
- Introduction Decision making is becoming one of the most important factor in succeeding at high level sports performances, basketball is one of them. (Britton & Yerger, 2015) Klein, Calderwood & Clinton-Cirocco, in 1986 argued, “successful performance does not solely rely on proficient movement control, an effective decision on the required motor response is also required.” This research will focus on understanding the role of decision making in high level basketball tournaments, its’ effectiveness on achieving results and methods that improves the athlete’s abilities for decision makings.... [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]
909 words (2.6 pages)
- I love the sport of basketball with all my heart. Basketball literally is my life. My life completely revolves around basketball. Everything about it just makes me feel as if I am at peace. I love every aspect of the sport. I love the discipline needed, the IQ needed, the technique, just how everything coexist in each other. Without any of the things mentioned before basketball wouldn’t be what it is and if it were different I probably wouldn’t feel the same. I’ve been playing basketball for a long time now and I have been learning what is needed to succeed and excel at basketball.... [tags: Basketball, James Naismith]
1937 words (5.5 pages)
- Basketball has played a big role in my life thus far. The game of basketball to me means everything that I want to have for my city and for myself. I have a dream of holding up a state championship trophy for my team and for myself. I have put countless numbers of hours into what it would be like for this dream to become a reality. Next year will be my final year of high school basketball. Texas district realignment moved this super small 4A team to an extremely large 3A school. The chance of winning the state championship in 3A is much better than we could have if we had stayed in 4A.... [tags: Personal Experience ]
1990 words (5.7 pages)
- During my last 3 years of high school I volunteered with a basketball program called the Ottawa Shooting Stars which was the club I played for during my first 3 years playing competitive basketball. The program that the Shooting Stars are running is called Small Ball. It is program for developing skills but mostly for having some fun and introducing young players to the game of basketball. It manly focuses on Fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, footwork and passing at the most basic level.... [tags: High school, Basketball, College]
1011 words (2.9 pages)
- ... 4. When they would reach the Final Four, he would be the youngest coach left. 5. He would face multiple elite coaches in tournament, for example Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski. 6. He would face many challenege as any other coach would going through the NCAA tournament. 7. No one expected for Butler to have the season they did. They only three seniors on the team and a thirty three year old coach. B. The Butler Basketball regular season was a historic season for the college basketball world. 1.... [tags: college basketball championships]
885 words (2.5 pages)
During those two months on crutches my mind changed about the whole situation. At first I was looking forward to being on crutches, having people come up to me and ask me what happened, and sitting on the sidelines letting everyone get a glimpse of me being hurt. But after one game I soon realized that I hated being on crutches. It wasn't fun sitting on the sidelines watching my team have fun while I was stuck on the sidelines just cheering them on. I hated it, even with all the sympathy I received. I dreaded coming to the rest of the games that summer because I couldn't stand watching anymore. Sure, everyone I crutched by asked me what happened and how I was feeling. However, it got really old telling everyone the same things like "I broke my lesser trochanter" or "I'm out for the rest of the season". Every time I told someone what happened it just made me think about how much I missed playing and how much I wanted to get back to playing. I soon adopted the quote that the famous Michael Jordon once said when he was hurt, "My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline".
Being away from the game you love can teach you things that you thought you would never learn. I learned that things happen that you might not always like, and sometimes you can't do anything but accept the fact that it happened. This applies not only to basketball, but also relationships, jobs, and life in general. Things don't always turn out the way you plan them to but that's part of life, and for the most part the things that make you weak make you stronger in the end. Because of what I went through, I'm more prepared for what can happen in the future. Being on crutches and going through the experience of sitting out and watching people play the game that I love made me realize you can't control everything and I can say that I've grown as an individual because of it.