I tried out for the High School basketball team the summer of my sophomore year. Up to then I had never played basketball in my life. As a matter of fact, I didn’t know anything about basketball. I just woke up one day and thought to myself, “I think I want to play basketball”. So I tried out. The team roster was printed out on the boy’s gym door 3 days after tryouts. So, I casually walked up to the list, and skimmed through it, and to my pleasant surprise, my name was on the roster! I was extremely happy, because I didn’t think I would make it. I knew I actually had a chance of being good at it. And I wanted that more than anything else. I started practice with the team that summer. It was no surprise that I had never played before and didn’t know anything about basketball. The whole team and the coach all noticed that they had their work cut out for themselves. But, I was determined to be good at everything I did, and since I played basketball, I wanted to be good at it. I tried and tried, but kept failing at what I wanted to achieve. I just couldn’t seem to get it. Basketball is an extremely hard sport. A lot harder than what I had expected it to be, at first. You have to be in some of the best shape you’ll ever be in your life. There is a TON of running. You have to work hard every day in and out of practice and games, otherwise, you won’t be as good as you want to be, and may or may not get to play. You have to study and practice all your plays and know them. You have to have utmost respect for your coach, teammates, and opponents. Basketball is a sport full of effort, dedication, and character. If all the conditioning and learning the game wasn’t enough, I had to put up with the seniors. They seemed to be some of the biggest jerks. Always telling me what to do, and what I need to work on. Even stuff that had nothing to do with basketball! It made me so mad. I had to just keep my mouth shut and push through it, though. Thank God I did, because I’m actually pretty good friends with them now! And, I actually learned from what they told me! I would’ve never thought at the time that what they were saying would actually help me. I just endured through it, and it paid off in the end! Over time, I slowly started to pick up the game. I started learning my positions and the ins and outs of the game. I worked hard and it starting paying off. I could definitely see results. Everything that we were doing as a team was finally starting to pay off. I slowly got better and better. I finally got to the level where I could compete. That was only a year and a half ago. Now, I’m a junior in High School. I start on the varsity high school basketball team. And if I can say this without sounding too prideful, I’ve gotten pretty good! I mean, after all, I am six-three and can dunk a basketball now. I’m…
The game of basketball was invented in Canada by a man named James Naismith. Naismith was a physical education teacher for Springfield College. He wanted to invent a new game for his gym class, so he made a game called Basketball in 1891 (Bellis, M. (n.d.). Naismith combined American football, hockey, and soccer to create this game. The thing that those three sports didn’t have in common with basketball was that basketball is an indoor sport. In the beginning stages of the game,…
Navigating through Ethics to Find my Morality
Deron M. Medley
As I reflect on what I’ve learned regarding moral theories of ethics, how do I apply it to my everyday life? What I’ve learned about the nature of morality, “as human beings living in the world we have basic duties and obligations” (Thiroux and Krasemann, 2009, p. 1). I come to realize that it is my responsibility to use the freedom I possess carefully and to understand…
Basketball is a sport that was intentionally invented. It is one of the most popular
sports played by millions of people around the world. A man named, James Naismith,
created basketball in 1891, when he was assigned to teach a physical education class for
the Young Man’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Springfield, Massachusetts. He
needed to invent a desirable game everyone could play indoors. Naismith combined
elements of outdoor games like soccer and…
project, I want to increase my 3 point shooting average from 15% to 30%. I chose this project because growing up I always dreamt of getting the opportunity to join the varsity basketball team in high school. And then maybe play college basketball and make it to the NBA®. But before I get ahead of myself, I need to train harder. The topic I was leaning towards was the sports idea category and basketball fit perfect for my final product.
The sources I will use to achieve my goal include websites such…
10 October 2013
To train for basketball there are certain things that I have to do. I have to have a plan for warm-up, weights, conditioning, individual workouts, and personal goals. I will walk through every plan and explain what needs to be done for each.
The first thing that needs to be done when training for basketball is I need to warm-up before every workout. I jog full court and back at least twice to warm up my muscles. Then I do some stretches for my hamstrings, calves…
Term Paper: Research Progress Report
By now, you should be making good progress in doing the research for your paper. This assignment will start you thinking about the structure of your paper. For this assignment, you will turn in a progress report about how your work on the paper is going. It should tell us what you have done up to the time when you print it.
Your progress report must answer the following questions:
1. What will the title of your paper be?
2. What questions to you plan…
My World Through Music
How does music intertwine with your life? Does it give you that extra sense of motivation to propel yourself over the next obstacle life throws at you? Does it act as an escape from reality and introduces a peaceful state of mind? These are just a few essential questions I would like you to consider while continuing to read. The song Up in the Air is an alternative rock song recorded by a band called 30 Seconds to Mars. It tells the story of a heartbroken person who recently…
The Image of Nursing, Through My Eyes
Written By, Misty Frantz – Dick
In many of the articles I read portraying nursing or nurses in a negative light. I often found myself understanding how the mistakes they made being labeled as “negligence” could indeed happen in today’s fast paced world of medicine. Subsequently, I found it very hard to use those as an example. However the two I settled upon I feel give the best contrast. With the 2nd article containing the added twist of social media becoming…
Drugs and Behavior
Within Hollywood’s movies depiction of drug addiction, many have failed to represent all true aspects that come along with such lifestyles. The movie, The Basketball Diaries, is based off a novel Jim Carroll wrote from his own diary entries. As a teenager growing up in the sixties, Carroll reveals his progression of drug abuse which eventually leads him addicted to heroin.Heroin is a white powder derived from morphine found in opium. It is commonly prescribed…