Essay on How I Learned Through Sports

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That Moment That moment just before the whistle blows for opening kick-off or just before the referee drops his arm to begin a wrestling match is a moment of clarity. In that instance, I see every hour of practice, every drop of sweat, and every other person I have been fortunate enough to call my teammate. Being a varsity athlete is not a given, and I earned this honor in both football and wrestling; where my teammates voted me to be their captain for each respected season. The lessons I learned through sports are too numerous to name, but I believe that I represented myself in ways that are worthy of these honors.
I have tried many sports. Some I have loved and some I have hated. Those sports that I loved, I wished the season would never end. Those sports that I thought I would like, but actually dreaded, I could not wait for the season to be over. As a young child, I remember begging my parents to let me quit a team. They emphatically replied, “NO!” At first I could not understand why they were torturing me. I hated it. I was miserable. I wanted nothing more than to be done and no matter how loud or obnoxious I was they never gave in. From this early age, my parents began to teach me that playing a sport was more than acquiring wins versus losses. The goals of participating in any team are about making your family proud, being accountable to yourself and coaches for your work ethic, and having a toughness that comes from the heart. Many coaches throughout the years,…

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