Basketball Essay

984 Words Apr 13th, 2013 4 Pages
In the 9th grade I was new to high school and was kind of scared with the new adjustments to school work, a new atmosphere, and so many distractions ahead of me. During the first quarter I had adjusted to the work load and stayed focus. One day my friends and I were talking about sports and it got me thinking about if I could manage school and sports. One of my friends suggested that I should try out for the junior varsity basketball team. Before high school the last time I played on a basketball team was in 4th grade, but it wasn’t organized.
The tryouts for the basketball team were set for November 15th. For that month before the tryouts I worked out almost every day. I would go outside and run around the backyard so I could get the
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After finishing with a 2.75 GPA my freshmen year my basketball and academic goals increased for my sophomore year in highs school. Tryouts were coming up and this time I knew I would make the team because in the summer our JV team won a championship. Finally all my hard work paid off when I saw my name on the list. My face turned red like an apple as I began to laugh and smile. The season would begin soon and I had to learn how to play organized basketball. The thing that really helped me to learn quickly was my ability to pay attention and adapt quick. My coach always said “The things that you do in the classroom will transfer on to the court”. After hearing him say that I finally realized that education and basketball were exactly the same. After practicing hard and learning the “game of basketball” I got moved up to varsity two games into the season. This was a complete shock to me because a year before I was in the stands watching the games now I was playing them. Things would not get easier though as I thought to myself. This was varsity basketball with seniors and juniors, this was the real deal!! With watching the plays every day in practice, I would do my best to memorize the plays. My drive increased when I would use my free time at home using pennies to learn the plays and imaging me running them over and over again. After picking up on the plays, my knowledge on the varsity level increased

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