Discourse And Narrative Of Sports

1627 WordsSep 29, 20167 Pages
Discourse Community Narrative Imagine you were dangling on the edge of a cliff, and the only thing that was holding you up from falling to your death was a piece of rope with the person or people of your choice. Do you know who you would want on the other side? A lot of coaches now of days use this “Hold the Rope” saying as a motivational speech for their sports team, including my softball coaches. As a softball player you face a lot of adversity in the sport. There are times when you are in a hitting slump and can not hit a ball for 3 straight games, or even times when you make routine mistakes on the field. Through all of this it is difficult not to get down on yourself and it is even harder to erase that self-doubt you create in your head. Softball is a fast-paced sport, therefore it is important to slow the game down. This means to be relaxed and not too anxious for the ball. When a player becomes too anxious for the ball 9 times out of 10 they end up either missing the ball or they fumble the ball. All of these reasons is why teamwork is an important aspect to softball. When I was 8 years old my dad asked me if I wanted to try playing softball on the local recreational league. At the time I was already playing soccer, basketball, and was also taking karate lessons. Since they were all at different times of the season I said yes to trying softball out. When I first started playing I didn’t expect to have such a strong connection for the sport since my main passion
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