How Basketball Helped Me Grow Orhan Pamuk once stated, “A man’s sentimental attachment to objects is one of life’s greatest consolations.” Orhan is stating that through life the greatest way a man finds comfort is from an object that has a special meaning to them. Many people look towards specific objects based off their emotions, whether it’s for comfort or a sense of protection. Individuals use certain objects to depend on the reassurance they hope for. Therefore, from my own point of view, I agree with Orhan and have experienced comfort endlessly through basketball. Basketball has become my main consolation considering it helped me learn to overcome my fears, allowed me to obtain the qualities of perseverance, leadership and commitment, and makes up who I am today.
Learning the game of basketball has changed my life for the better. As a little girl, my father believed that I would be an incredible athlete. As soon as I could shoot a basketball, my dad took me to a park to develop my skills. Practicing constantly led me to fall in love with the sport. Basketball became more than just a game, it became a passion. Pursuing this passion has been rewarding, inspiring, and empowering.
Literacy has different meanings other than reading and writing, which also includes the understanding of knowledge. I learned what literacy was when I first understood the sport of Basketball. However, before basketball was my favorite sport, it was soccer. But that ended earlier on when I became injured during a soccer game. After that, I was not really hoping for another sport to come my way. It all began when my big brother started playing basketball, he was quite good during his prime. When I was in jr. High and High School I never expected to be as talented as him. He taught me the proper skills to succeed in basketball when I was younger. When I was a teen it was my teammates and coaches who made me a better player. During my development I was able to encounter success with a good amount of practice and an equal amount of worst moments. At one point of my High School years, I was going to back down because I was not as talented as the others. Therefore, basketball has defined literacy by practice, lack of confidence, and learning style.
It all began on November 3, 2015 during my first middle school basketball tournament. The grey brick walls of the gymnasium looking more like a prison than a school. The school’s “Lincoln Park Elementary School” sign had graffiti and missed a couple letters from the name. The court was terribly
Introduction A. Capture reader’s interest B. Build case through logic C. Topic sentence/thesis statement First main point (strongest) A. Invention of the game 1. The game of basketball was invented by a gym teacher Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Introduction: The Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball is a developmental toy designed by Fisher-Price. Essentially the toy is a basketball hoop as well as corresponding stand that will adjust as the child grows, and is recommended by the website for ages six to thirty-six months. Additionally, the basketball hoop has the numbers one through five on it, as well as automated hands and a face which smiles as it plays one of twelve possible songs. The basketball toy is made out of a hard plastic and it includes every color of the basic rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue) The toy is also equipped with two smaller basketballs (which are not as rigid as their life-sized counterparts) which the child can put through the hoop
One of these skills would be my willingness to learn. No matter how old that you get I think that you can always learn something. I honestly believe in the saying “you learn something new every day”; there is no way that you know everything in the world. I will try to learn as much from each one of my players as I can because they are all unique with different backgrounds, I should be able to take something away from them positive or negative. I think that another unique skill that I have is dependability. All of my players can depend on me to be there for them by having an open door policy if they need to talk about anything that is going on in their life. I understand that they are young men and people before they are basketball players, and emotions and hardships are a part of them growing up to become
Giving children the chance to find their newest hobby or learn something about themselves is what I enjoy doing. For me this is possible with the Lady Savage Basketball Camp that my teammates and I run every year. Myself and others have the chance to become coaches to help little girls find more about themselves. I get to teach them the basics of basketball and show them how powerful this sport can make them. I am able to do this through example with how myself and my teammates carry themselves. We show the girls how strong we can be when we come together, and how smart we are independently. I try to point this out to them so they know that as a girl no one can stop you from being the best at anything. Maybe basketball won’t be something
Organized Sports in Young Children Participation in organized sports can provide an opportunity for young people to increase their physical activity and cognitive social skills. But, when the demands and expectations of organized sports exceed the maturation and readiness of the young athlete, the positive aspects of participation can be negated.
In my journal, the three situations that have occurred that are emotionally significant to me for the week is whether to allow my sixteen year old granddaughter to drive to school; should I let my granddaughter play basketball; and what to do about Taviyana’s birthday. The first situation is whether to
Gordon My parents and I moved to the United States from Cuba when I was just three years old. We lived in a small apartment in Cleveland. It was just a small two bedroom apartment but it did the job. Moved here and my dad taught me how to play basketball. Joined my first team when I was five years old. At age seven, my parents got divorced. Haven’t seen my dad since. I played basketball throughout High School and got offers from many different schools. I am six foot seven so my height helps me with basketball. I wasn’t always the brightest kid, got bad grades, but was good enough at basketball to get a scholarship from Ohio State. Freshman year was the best year of my entire life. I led the team in almost every statistic and was on my way to the NBA. But, that year I tore my ACL in the NCAA championship
Deep practice requires a lot of energy that comes from ignition. Ignition is the motivation that comes from primal cues that players are largely unaware of. These primal cues mostly come from our distinctly human personality trait that gears us toward future belonging. It is our desire to be a part of groups of people who are accomplishing something worthwhile. In order to get ignition from a basketball team they must be inspired to want to be like a certain player or team. Videos should be shown of those teams and players. The challenge should be set forth that in order to be like those teams and players a lot of hard work will be required. This should ignite the players into wanting to belong to that same exclusive group of players or teams.
In an attempt to not only improve my basketball skill but also isolate myself away from the college process, me and my friend, gilly, went to 24 hour fitness gym at around 9:30PM. Because the gym was full, we had to run two’s, two on two, with three middleaged korean men, where they would have one sub. After playing for nearly an hour and a half, one/a notable recurring instance throughout the pickup game was that every time the korean men would miss a shot, screen, or rebound they would detach themselves from the rest of the play, let us walk right by, and score a layup, all the while they were yelling at each other in what Gilly and I could only imagine to be gibberish. In an attempt to cause even more chaos, Gilly and I decided to start
Alright, fantasy basketball fans, it’s time to dive into some waiver wire action! Each week I’m going to give you all some lower owned players who I believe should be on your rosters. From Zach LaVine to Jae Crowder, there is a ton of guys still out there who can make an impact for you squad.
Basketball Hoops for Kids Providing your child the chance to exercise is going to give them good habits for life. Basketball hoops for kids will give them the opportunity to stay active, and you could just be teaching them skills they can use later on. You will find that there are a wide variety of different basketball hoops for kids that will get them off to a great start and at an early age.