Reflection Paper On Tryouts

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Have you ever taken the time to look back and reflect on how you got to where you are now? How did you get there? Odds are that in order to get to that spot, wherever it may be, it took hard work, determination, and sheer will to succeed. I have recently taken the time to do just that; and I am proud of my journey and how hard I worked and am ready to share it with you. The summer before eighth grade I was told that there were going to be volleyball tryouts for the high school teams. When I heard this I got excited for the opportunity to show the coaches what I had. The older players cautioned us on how difficult and physically taxing the three days of tryouts would be. So, in order to prepare, I woke up early in the morning all throughout the summer to go running and do other conditioning exercises to get ready for the tryouts. I would take my volleyball and pass to myself against the side of my family’s barn. Once the day of the tryouts came, I couldn’t have been more excited. I showed up completely ready to showcase my skills. All throughout the first day we did testing and conditioning. I felt like I was doing pretty good. I was beating some of the older kids in some of the skills, and I felt like my chances were pretty good. Day two was more of the same from day one. But then, at the end of day two, the coach pulled another eighth grader and me aside. We knew that she was going to tell us if we had made the team or not. We were realistic and weren’t expecting

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