“Way to go McKenzie!” she replied. Making the OPD (Olympic Development Program) track team means I’m one step closer to reaching my dream. At our first practice, I was told that managers from the Olympics will be watching our track meets and that they will only pick one boy and one girl for each race. I was also told that I would be running against one of the nation’s best runners. When I met my component, Hailey McIntosh, she told me that she has won every race she’s ever been in and that she would most likely get the
There are various reasons why people agree with his decision. David Stern feels that if he puts them through a year of school we can watch them compete at the college level, also it will give them a year to mature as players physically and make that transition from a boy to a man. (Beck, Preserve age limit). Players like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Amare Stoudamire, and Kevin Garnett easily made the jump from prom to the pros because they were physically and mentally ready for it and they are still on top of their game today. Each March Madness creates an Emeka Okafor, Joe Alexander, or Andrew Bogut.
Professional Philosophy and Career Choice Kinesiology is field currently growing larger and more important every day. While the principles of kinesiology have always been vital to everyday life; it has only been in the past few years that society as a whole has realized this fact. While the field has made great strides in the world’s awareness, there is still much we as professionals can do to improve the current situation involving physical education and health. As a future kinesiology instructor, a football coach, I understand how imperative it is to instill traits such as responsibility, determination, ethics, and the importance of exercise science in the future generations to come. As a football coach I believe that one of my main ideals will be the utmost importance placed on success and winning.
Just Wait Jessica Erby Advanced Composition DeVry University Professor Onega Just Wait High school is supposed to be the highlight of a teen’s life before entering adulthood. The time of your life when you’re figuring out who you are and how you want to spend the rest of your life and even for some they find the love of their life in their high school years. It’s the golden years everyone holds so dear to their heart. Well almost everyone. One day a group of high school cheerleaders were taking a road trip to the beach to celebrate their soon to be graduation and as what they thought the beginning of their lives.
But also my talent would enable me to be good at more than one event in track. At the end of my sophomore year, I took the decision to enter a new season with the determination to quit playing basketball and to be the best I could be on the track, so that I could get a scholarship for college. As one of the best coaches, in my eyes, Mr. Washington helped me become one of the fastest 100m through 400m runners in the state of California, by the end of my junior year in high school. I received a scholarship that would pay for all of my tuition and monthly bills while getting a college education. This is something that I wanted to happen in the sport of basketball, but Mr. Washington helped me see otherwise that my talent was meant for
Making the Basketball Team Sabriya Finch 3/1/2010 11:00 a.m. class Dr. Nicolette Rose I was attending Norcross High School in the tenth grade when I decided to join the basketball team. I had been playing basketball ever since I was five. Basketball was my favorite sport, but the only time I played on a team was when I was 8 at the YMCA. When I got older my family and friends would ask me if I planned to play in high school. At the time I was not really sure because I was afraid of not making the team.
COLLEGE Following a very successful high school running career both in Cross Country and Track, I now faced the hardest decision that every high school senior must face; what college am I going to attend? Like many fellow students I was worried about how I was going to be able to afford to go to any college. However, luckily for me, because I had excelled as one of the top runners in the state so I had offers from numerous colleges from around the country, most of which were offering athletic scholarships that would pay for most, if not all of the cost. After months of deciding and waiting, I finally decided that I would be attending Stanford University and run for Ellis McMurphy. As I pulled into the main driveway of the campus on an early July morning, I was on my way towards their track for the first official practice of the cross-country season.
Do you think that athletes deserve the advantages they receive from the university? And so on. These questions were asked to students that ranged from athletes themselves to regular students, When athletes were asked about their opinion the answers, at no surprise, were greatly similar. Garrius Adams, point guard for the University of Miami, claimed that “being a student athlete takes hard work and dedication, which is something many don’t understand.” He went on saying that early practices, long
College football is important to the athletes, the students, and the university, and should not be banned. It allows the athletes the opportunity to get a college education, but more importantly for the athletes who never considered college at all. While striving towards a college degree, the sport also helps the athletes to have a better life, learn responsibility, discipline, and in a team-based environment, aiming for one common goal while playing a game that they love; the game that started the rest of their lives. The team also unifies the
It may cause them to miss classes and even lose focus on their education due to exhaustion. The athletic department tends to forget that education should be a priority in a student’s future. They fail to remember that a college education can provide a lifetime of opportunities such as higher earning potential, job stability, and access to more resources. Although, college athletes devote the majority of their time to their sport, they should also place more of an emphasis on education. Colleges should place more of an emphasis on education due to the fact that, a sport is a huge time commitment.