My Weaknesses In Sports

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I was born overseas in Germany where Football (soccer) is one of the more influential pastimes. I grew up playing soccer, I was four years old when I joined my first team. Over the years I have played for many teams including: the Chase City YMCA, Southern Storm, Mecklenburg United, and currently for Danville Soccer Club. In all of my years of playing, my greatest weakness is my confidence in speaking up for what I thought was right. Sports superstars have a great influence on the game, one in particular caught my eye, Pele, a phenomenal superstar from Brazil. The legend Pele grew up in Brazil and he spent his childhood and life by these rules; to always love the game no matter the score or the day and to always show respect to the opponent, your team, and referees. This made him not only a great player but a great ambassador for the world of soccer. I never thought I would ever lose interest until I made the High School soccer team.
My first year on the team went fairly well, I scored two goals and got a fair amount of playing time and the coach was great, when we were winning. We lost to Nottaway in the Quarter-final of the James River District. The coach might have thought we won with the way I acted because I felt like the luckiest person in the world because I got to play the full game. The rest of the team was sad, frustrated, and one or two even cried due to our 3-0 loss to the team we beat 4-0 earlier in the season. Instead of consoling us or saying we tried our
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