Essay on Hoosiers

Decent Essays


As driving into Hickory, Indiana, a tiny town, I see that every house has a basketball hoop on the side of their barn. The little town consists of one main street. It has the local supermarket, barbershop, hardware store and some other small stores. While driving on the main street, I noticed that everyone notices a stranger coming into town. That is how small Hickory is. Driving into the high school parking lot I see that the girls dominate the young men by far. Looking around I also see that everyone is talking about the basketball game that night.
When hearing that Norman Dale was going to coach a high school basketball team, I figured it was worth a shot to see …show more content…

Then Billy interrupted and said that the only way he would play is if Coach Dale stayed. The townspeople agreed to keep Coach Dale and now have Billy playing. The next half of their season they won every game and everyone was happy with what Coach Dale had provided.
The love for the game and the passion for the game are what the young men have. The look in their eyes and the emotion that was shown, tells the fans and coaches that these young men are for real when it comes to playing. When someone has love and passion for something will let you pursue what you need to get done. The young men seem to have this and they want to pursue their journey to a championship.
It wasn’t just the coaching that got the Hoosiers through the season and now into the playoffs. It was the young men on the team that believed in themselves through Coach Dale. Coach Dale loved every one of his players and insisted on them playing the way they could play. He saw the passion in their eyes and had total confidence in their abilities. There was also the big difference of having Billy on the team. In the beginning of the season there wasn’t a leader on the team. With Billy on the team now, there was someone to go to and get the job done. He carried the team and provided what needed to be done on behalf of the team.
Leadership is taking charge of a task that needs to be accomplished or

Get Access