Being A High School Athlete Essay

829 Words Dec 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Being a high school athlete is what has driven me to want to become a teacher coach. At the age of twelve, I lost the most important person in my life, the one who I looked up to as a role model that person was my father. After his death the world completely crashed down on me, putting me through a depression. Just as I was at my breaking point my friend encouraged that I try basketball. Coming from a small school where everyone eats and breathes basketball, I didn’t assume I could compete with the other kids or that they wouldn’t accept me considering I didn’t carry the skill. The day I started Jr. high basketball was one of the best decisions of my life. Being a part of the team made me feel cheerful. The whole team tried to help me out in practice and my coach quickly turned into my role model in the absence of my father. I wasn’t the best when I started, but coach always believed in me. He seemed to push me harder than the other players, he would say it was because he knew I had it in me. By the time I hit high school, I knew the game and accomplished a collection of achievements. Some of my best memories since my father passed came from my team. By the end of my senior year I knew I didn’t want to just forget about basketball or leave it as a part of the past. I decided I would pursue my career as basketball coach, so I could create new memories and help children like coach helped me.
Being a coach means so much more to me than just winning, it means I hold the chance…

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