Basketball Is Not My Best Sport

935 Words Sep 5th, 2016 4 Pages
From an early age, I’ve always played sports. I played soccer, basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, and golf. I played all of these sports with friends, or on a travel program. I enjoy being outside, being on a team, and being competitive in sports. I am a very athletic person. When some people think of me, their first thought is, “He 's a great athlete. He must be good at every sport”. However, this wasn 't true for me when it came to middle school basketball.
In 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, I tried out for the school basketball team. I did not make the team any of the 3 years I tried out. Basketball is not my best sport. I wouldn’t consider myself bad at it, but I wouldn’t consider myself to be a highly skilled player. In 6th grade, my math teacher told me about a mentoring program at the school. I was sitting in class right as the bell rang. My teacher asked me to stay after class. I was nervous, and was shaking like a tree branch in the wind. My stomach dropped. When everyone left the classroom, my teacher said, “Please go to Ms. Logsdon’s (our social worker) office for a quick meeting.” When I got to Logsdon’s room, five other kids were already there waiting. We had no idea what was going on. We were very nervous to be there - like person singing for the first time in front of a live audience. Finally, Ms Logsdon said, ”You have been nominated by teachers to be part of a leadership program called TRY.” This was a turning point for me. I was very excited inside, but…
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