A whopping eighty-five percent of concussions in sports go undiagnosed, a number that could easily be reduced with proper diagnosis from trainers (Steakley). Especially in competitive leagues, such as high school and collegiate football, the most important players are pressured to play through any circumstances. Coaches and parents pressure kids to play through injuries for scholarships and contracts despite the repercussions of the injuries in the future. Similarly, trainers are pressured by coaches to clear players to come back into the game to better increase their odds of winning. A recent survey of the NCAA’s 101 biggest football team’s trainers, fifty-three said they “had felt pressure from football coaches to return a student to play faster than they thought was in his best interest medically” and forty-two said that “they had felt pressure from football coaches to return an athlete to the field even after he suffered a concussion,” (Belson).
The game that ended all My names larry De La Garza i play football for McCollum high school. i trained all summer doing gassers "which consist of running back and forth until coach gets tired" up-downs "where you hit the floor with your chest then pop back up, Again we won't stop until coach is tired, And bear crawls which consist of crawling on your hands and feet as far as possible for as long as you can, But we just went until coach got tired.After having a summer like that i was ready for the season to start. It was preseason we had two games before the actual season was to start, the first team we were to play were the South San Bobcats. As we were driving up we could see the Spike at the top of the dome. Walking through the doors onto the field was a rush to me there were a lot of people there for this being a preseason game and the Bobcats coach had put up a
During his varsity time he played at safety on defense. During the games, Barry’s dad would sit in the stands and yell, “Play him! Let him run!” ( Gutman, 1993). Barry Sanders Barry loved to run the football, but the coaches didn’t play him much because of small size. Even though he wanted to play running back, everyone said he would be crushed by large linebackers and defensive ends.
This made Grendel bitter and came back with advengince on me, smashing the ball in my back making me fall to the floor. It was down to just Grendel and Hrothgar. Hrothgar served the ball, went back and forth over the net a couple of times and Hrothgar knocks the ball out of bounce giving Grendel the winning point. Hrothgar couldnt leave the game at this and had requested for a rematch tomorrow, same time, same place. Grendel has accepted to this challenge, and the teams all go home to prepare for tomorrows game.
I got replies back from my mom and she could not believe the things I told her. As for my recruiter he only laughed and confirmed that I would be just fine, but I was not happy with him during that time. I only looked to my fellow recruits and my mom for motivation and strength to help me make it until the end. The next few weeks until our graduation my platoon would enter different phases of training, my least favorite was second phase where we had to swim in an Olympic size pool with all of our gear on. I never learned to swim, so I knew I was going to have some problems.
When I finally saw our standing place, I had never felt so excited in my life almost like a cougar knowing that he sees his dinner in the corner of his eye and about to pounce on it! I knew how hard we had worked and what we had to do to come this place and it had finally paid off in the long run. After we had realized that we got into the playoffs, we had 4 byes so we had to wait all day until 7:30 for our first play off game. The wait was so long it was as if I had been waiting my whole life just for one game and I couldn’t handle my excitement and nerves at the same time! AT 6:30 it was finally our time to take the field.
Even though the fans would really like the change, college football says it will change the game and how it has been played. I disagree with that because the game would still be played the same way if it incorporated the playoff system. Everyone outside of the teams that are constantly on the top 5 every year are getting sick of seeing the same teams in the championship year after year. The national champions in the past five years are Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University, Florida, Texas, and University of Southern California. Not to mention the year before that, which was 2003, Louisiana State University won.
We played outside for a bit, came back when the bell rang again and this time it was indeed, time to go home! I was so happy I ran to find my cousin so we could go together. The day ended, but that night I remember crying myself to sleep and the next day, the entire process was repeated for months to come. This day was the highlight of my first school day in America. Looking back, now that I know the language well, I find my reaction silly.
It was the last lacrosse game of the JV season. A game that we were supposed to lose horribly. Our game was against South Burlington, a team that we have lost to two times already when we had all our good players. And to make it worse it was at the South Burlington high school. They had a home field advantage with all the enthusiastic fans that actually watches JV games.
So I asked myself what did I do wrong for me not to get in. The following week during practice I am working hard through drills, through plays, and listening intensely to the coaches, the second game comes along and I am still sidelined through two series of offense. Then my time finally comes all the hard work I put in to get to this point has paid off I ended up scoring two touchdowns and earned player of the game, and a spot in the local newspaper. Through my whole process of my 11th grade season I learned that pain is only temporary and I should never quit, I should only keep doing what I am doing so that I can get a reward out of it. Out of all things in life that keep me calm and mellowed it is poetry and music.