Favorite sport: Soccer When I was in the third grade, I signed up to start playing soccer at my local park in Lakeland, FL. I was excited about this not only because it looked fun,but because all my friends were playing too. During the season, we had a game every Saturday morning or afternoon for about 4 months. I continued playing soccer all thru school and up until I graduated in 2004. Here are a couple of reasons why soccer has become my favorite sport.
Personal/reflective Ever since I was a toddler I loved it. It started off with me just kicking a ball around my back garden at my Dad’s house in Ayr, and playing a roughed-up street kick-about with boys years older than me on the grass opposite my Mum’s old house in Dumfries. Football has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. The happiest moment of my life was, as sad as it may seem, at the end of a football game. There have undoubtedly been many other happy moments I could choose to reflect upon, but the memory of those ninety-two minutes and fifty-six seconds sticks out the most.
Moreover, I will share some of the important moments I have had with the team, and some of our special language which you will not find anywhere but in a soccer community. My very beginning was when I was walking in the hallway at the school, I found some flyers on the wall about soccer training at 5:00 pm that day. I started to ask about the location and if there is a specific color that I have to wear and so on. I went to the training, but I was 2 minutes, even though it's just 2 minutes I had to do a punishment which was taking a full run around the field twice, couple of pushups, and not playing in the first round. I thought that this punishment is for the new members but I found out that even the ones who have been there for a while got the same punishment as me when they came late.
Nuur Soccer and American football Soccer and American football are two of the most loved sport in the world. Soccer is played a lot in many countries around the world, but not that much in North American. In the other hand American football is only played in North America. I played soccer for many years and still do it. First time I played I was 7 years old, and it didn't take a long time for me to fall in love with the sport.
When I was young, there was a professional soccer player named Luu Dinh Tuan and he was 17 years old. He was a well known soccer player who commanded a big paycheck and lots of respect from the people in my country. He had nice cars, fancy clothes and the biggest house in the land. His name was always on the front page of the town newspaper and the sport magazines. I remembered one time Mr. Luu came to my class and spoke to us about how to become a good soccer player.
Collegiate Soccer Coach "You will never be better than the image you have of yourself." (D. Vasic, personal communication, January 22, 2001). These were the words first spoken to me by my new coach, Djuradj Vasic upon my arrival to the 3rd league German soccer club, 1FC Schweinfurt 05. He knew very well of my physical capabilities and all the goals I had scored, however, he wanted to address my mental/psychological state and show me that I had so much more to learn. This great coach brought out so much more in my game than I could have possibly imagined just because he knew how.
“Soccer has a vivid and interesting history in the world of sports. Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport finds occurrence in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. In China, it was during the Han dynasty that people dribbled leather balls by kicking it into a small net. Recorded facts also support the fact that Romans and Greeks used to play ball for fun. Some facts point to Kyoto in Japan where kicking of a ball was a popular sport.” That being said, soccer has been around for almost three thousand years!
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas. It has a clear and interesting history in the world of sports. Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport starts in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC but it was during the Han dynasty that people started dribbling leather balls and kicking it into a small net. There are also Recorded facts that also support the fact that Romans and Greeks used to play ball for fun and frolic. Some facts point to Kyoto in Japan where kicking of ball was a popular sport.
Abraham Pop French 4 12/15/11 Pd. 8 Zinedine Zidane Every since I was a little kid I’ve watched Zidane play. I have always wanted to be a professional soccer player. I looked up to players like Zidane, Ronaldo, and Beckham. I think we can all agree that Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players to have ever played the game.
Soccer is Who I Am. Soccer has been a hobby of mine for many years, which has helped me through the years to become who I am. My team is truly a family we are,“ all for one and one for all,” and put each other before anything else. I wake up every Sunday morning to be a part of that family and be their leader both on and off the field. Soccer has helped me become a better leader as a student, and in my community, where I play a role and try to achieve my best at everything I do.