Reading The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls was a journey in itself. As I dived deeper into the book everyday, I started feeling like I was apart of the Walls family, going through everything that they were experiencing. Reading about all their crazy experiences from one of the daughter's point
One of the hardest times in my life is when I did not make the final cut in basketball during my sophomore year. At the time basketball was the thing in my life I was most focused on. There was not much else at the time that I enjoyed doing except playing basketball. So, not being on the team anymore was a real and honest struggle.
I was on the little pee wee team called the Panthers. I was only 10 years old when I first started playing for the team. At first when joining the team I was doubtful on whether or not I would be good enough to play. That moment when Coach Smith called my name I knew it was time. During that first game we were playing against the Cubs. I was wearing number 95. Then all of a sudden I found myself at the line of defense; shaking full of nerves. This was my first time on the field with a team; a team that had my back and knew that I had theirs. My family came out to my game to support me. At first that was all I could focus on was them shouting my name. I had to focus, I hit my helmet to get myself in the zone; I had seen the professional football players do that on TV so I took a chance and tried it out. I was bent over, mouth guard in, and saliva dripping out, I even growled to
We had basketball tryouts on october 31st and i was doggin them folks on the court they couldn’t handle me and i was just a little 9th grader and they were all 11th and 12th graders they must have felt bad but i know they didn’t because i used to play against them all the time in practice so they already knew what it was. I was 6’3 and JJ was 6’4 by the time we were 9th graders and we made varsity when we picked our jerseys i picked my dads old number because i always wanted to be different from him but htis year i had to honor him by wearing his number the number is 1. We had our first practice and i kinda started to tear up a little bit because i know my dad would be proud of the man i became and the ball player i became he always said i will be better than he ever was just because of the passion i had for the game and the little smile i had every time a ball was in my hands. Practices kept going on and on and me and JJ earned the starting spots on the team we were getting very popular amongst the student body. The first game came up and as always me and JJ weren’t scared we were ecstatic to play against better competition and show the world what we can really
It was early October in my 5th grade year when Mr. Uptmor came to my school. Mr. Uptmor was a teacher at Oak Grove West and he was the girl’s basketball coach. He came to Oak Grove East to talk to us about trying out for the team. I had been playing since I was little, so immediately I knew I wanted to tryout. He told us all about times, dates, and skills he thought it would be beneficial for us to have. I took a flyer and after school showed it to my mom. She told me that only practicing would help me make the team and that I should talk to my sister and ask her to help me. My sister and I practiced everyday after school up until the point of the tryout.
When I was in 6th grade I tried out for O.V.A. (volleyball) for the first time. From doing it I learned that when you put your heart into something you will accomplish it. Me and my friend walked into the volleyball courts and we all tense. When all
I couldn’t play basketball the entire year and that was pretty disappointing. Sophomore year had it’s ups and downs. The year was pretty boring, but I was always patient.
The scores were now posted, and I made the junior varsity team. I was super upset considering that all of my friends were on varsity. I wanted to quit so bad, but I also made the competition team, and if you quit one then you have to quit both. On the night of the first practice, I did not even want to show up. I was so embarrassed because everyone was on varsity. We practice right next to each other so I thought that they all would be staring at me. I tried my best to have fun that season, but it was a challenge.
Middle school past, and my time on the court was little to nonexistent. But I wanted to be a high school volleyball player. I started doing camps, joined a club team, and at night would pass the ball with my wall for hours, which made my sister
Everyone experiences challenges in their lives, some are easy to overcome, and some are not. When facing a challenge, some people panic, and others try their hardest to overcome it. However, not everyone succeeds. Failure allows us to learn from our mistakes. I have experienced failure
Session 1Writing Assignment What event led me to return to college? It’s more accurate to say “events”. My whole life
Now onto fourth grade when old friends were leaving and new friends were arriving, and our classroom moved to a different hall. Homework gradually became harder, tests and quizzes were given every week, and don’t forget the multiple projects we had to do. One project we had to do was
The first sports I did was football.I was put on the C team and did not really try in football just showed up to practice and goofed around not really putting much effort into the sport. football season was over the next was basketball in the which you had to try out for. just like football I came in to try out goofing around not putting much effort into the sport and just hoping I would make the team . on that Friday the week of tryouts the list was posted so that the players could see who made the team, sadly my name was not up there but every single
Basketball Problems When I was in middle school I tried out for a basketball team at school there I had a challenge of going against the best players in the league. The people that are the best have been playing for many year's before me and they started young on the other side I started when I was in 6th grade. I didn't have that many years of experience but I still persevered through and went on to take on the challenge and then I was on the court playing 5 v 5 and made a couple of shots after practice coach calls me over and tells me that you made first cut I was so proud of making the first cut. After the first tryout the second was coming up in a week so that means I need to practice shooting, handling and defense so I have a better
During my freshman year, one of the hardest experiences for me was not getting any playtime during the volleyball season. Even though I was good enough to get on to the varsity volleyball team, I was still an inexperienced volleyball player due to my lack of knowledge