Braden River Soccer Field: A Short Story

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Walking out onto the green grass of the Braden River Soccer Fields, I have butterflies in my stomach. It was a hot, beautiful day with the sun beating down and not a cloud in the sky. I look at the small, red clubhouse building and see four of my teammates sitting down against the wall of it. I hardly knew anyone on my team, except a boy named Noah with blond, curly hair and pale skin. As my team showed up one by one, nobody said anything to each other. Before the game started, our coach, Coach Mark, gave a short, little speech about the importance of teamwork and how we should run hard. However, I was not listening to him as I was more interested in watching the older kids play on the field to the right of us. I stepped onto the field at the …show more content…
Being only seven, I had no idea of how much of an impact this single game would have on my life. The green grass of the Braden River Soccer Fields became like a second home to me, as I have played soccer there for the last eight years of my life. Here I have made some great friends that will forever be part of my life. Some go to the same school, and others I talk to outside of school all the time. I also have made some great memories and I have made some sad ones. These include the joy of winning a tournament and lifting a trophy above my head, and the sadness of losing a game and leaving the fields with my head down. These are memories I will have until I am an old man and not able to play soccer …show more content…
The greatest of these lessons is that it doesn't matter if you win or lose, all that matters is that you try your best. This lesson is not just for sports, but can be played to all things in life. An example of this would be taking a test. If I know I studied hard and put my best foot forward, even if I get a poor grade, I will know that it wasn't due to me being lazy or not trying my best. I also have learned a lot about myself as a person. I have learned that I am happiest with a ball at my feet and I am running towards the goal. This is something I may have never learned if I never played soccer at these fields. Also, going there to practice or play games is always a good way for me to clear my mind and take away any stress I am feeling. All these lessons and things I have learned at these fields hase molded me into who I am

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