There have been many hours of hard work, travel and money spent on my training and I’m grateful for the opportunity provided to me as such a little girl with a big dream. Today I’m still playing softball and I’ve come a long way on my journey to becoming a college athlete. I’m only fourteen, but have many years ahead of me to become the athlete I need to be. One day I will play for the University of Arizona or the University of Alabama but until then, I will continue to work hard, play well and just train for the day that my dream will come true. When I younger, I remember playing outside in the sunshine, riding my bike, or jumping on the trampoline but what stands out the most to me was the day my dad took me to sign up for the local little league softball team.
Gehrig has struggled through Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis yet still played baseball until he couldn’t handle it anymore. He has taught me that if you love doing something you don’t have to let anything stop you. Gehrig is a huge inspiration to me, my family and many other Americans. He has so much potential and he is brave and big hearted. I love him so much and look up to him.
The prices of tickets are outrageous. Position 3: Forcing athletes to give back time by doing community service is great. It forces them to portray a positive attitude about being an athlete. My personal interest in the role of an athlete is serious, because a professional athlete wasn’t just given that position, or job, he or she had to earn it through hard work and dedication, and somewhere along the line in their youth another professional athlete inspired them to want to be
Some have mental health issues that prevent them from playing on a team where the stress of winning is too much for them. The Miracle League games are non competitive but fun for all.The teams are separated only by age with there being adult teams and youth teams. They play at a field that is just right for them at the Fields. . These games are so very important to the players and all others involved with their lives .The players each have a buddy to help them with hitting the ball, running the bases or being in the outfield.
Our coach would always tell us we were a “cut from a different bread”, we were not just your average joe high schooler, we were model students as well top athletes. The beautiful part of being in such a tight-knit community is that although your environment might change, your friends and support system do not. Balancing school and athletics was difficult, us athletes did not have the luxury of having ample free time to study or go to tutoring. Instead, we dealt with it the only way we knew how, we helped each other. It was common for players to hold study groups after practice, and usually, I was involved in some way or form.
Most of Derek’s new knowledge came at the plate where he learned techniques from other players, where he was schooled on the art of hitting to all fields. Different pitches in different locations required different swings and the quicker he reacts than the faster he would reach the major leagues with all-stars players. Although Derek Jeter took hitting instructions he was having problems because he would struggle .200 all summer long in his first season and he also let his hitting effect his fielding. (Swiryn) He booted 21 balls in 58 games at stops with the New York’s rookie level team in Tampa and even with the Greensboro Hornets. His minor league manager Gary Denbo assured him this was fundamental stuff and it was easy to fix through repetition.
Before I was even born, sports were in my life. My mom and dad played in a softball league and played before she knew she was pregnant. When she found out she still went to cheer my father on and when she had me she took me to every single game since I was born. My parents gave me every opportunity to do whatever I wanted; I've played and tried almost every sport. I love sports and I love staying active.
One could say I have been a jock ever since I was 5 when I started playing softball but I am proud to say I am and I will continue to be. Some people think of athletes as the cocky know it all’s who just want to show off and be the center of attention, and this is true. We are portrayed to be unintelligent and just into our athletics. I can gladly say that this is the one part of the subculture “jock” that I do not fit into, I am intelligent and always have put school before athletics but that has pushed me to get my work done so I can have fun being around the jocks that I am comfortable with. I also think that that stereotype is dissolving because now a day an athlete has to obtain a certain grade to even participate in his or his specific sport or activity.
Finally baseball and football had been the number one sports in the US since 1934, in is been played in this country for many years they are both very entertaining sports with many fans, and had been watched around the world by millions of people. My dream was to become a professional baseball player, but due to my injury I can’t fulfill that dream, now I have a new dream to become a professional baseball or football coach. If you have a dream fight for you dream, but if you dream fails make a new one, keep dreaming don’t stop dreaming because in this country everything is
There isn’t nothing positive being done with the males in my family. They only thing that we all could do well was play sports but talent unused is talent wasted. I believe that I might not be as bad as them but if I continue in the direction I was going in I would end up in the same situations. I had to start my transformation. This is what motivated me to want to change myself and become a better person before it was too late.