How Sport Changed My Life

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Ever since I was young sports have always been a part of my life and they continue to be part of my life today. I am always playing a sport year round and I have played soccer, track, cross country, basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, and ultimate Frisbee. When I was looking for a college I wanted to go to a school where I could play both soccer and track and that is the main reason I picked BC. Physical fitness is the most important to me, but emotional health is also important. When I entered college I know I was in shape and could run, but I realized I needed to make changes when I started track my freshman year. During this year I saw the importance of lifting and core exercises. Before college I rarely lifted, but my freshman year …show more content…
My sports were going well, I hadn’t dealt with injuries, and school was easy for me. This changed my freshman year within the first few weeks at school. I broke my thumb and needed surgery and also school wasn’t going the way I wanted to do. This put me in a place I hadn’t been before and I didn’t know how to handle these misfortunes. Lucky Bridgewater is a place full of friendly and loving people. With my broken thumb the soccer team was extremely supportive and was always checking up on me. This made it comfortable for me to attend practice even though I couldn’t play and also gave me the opportunity to support my team in a different way. The grades situation was a different situation since I don’t like admitting that I failed and need help from someone else. I decided to get a tutor and give it a chance and this is where I saw the benefit of being willing to admit failure and accept the help that is …show more content…
This again put me in a hard spot since everything was going so well. But again the people at Bridgewater were very supportive. The Athletic training staff was very helpful in the rehab of my ankle and giving me the confidence that everything will turn out for the better. Coach Davis was also helpful by still making me feel like part of the team by letting me come to the practices and helping him coach. During that year I learned more than I previously knew about long jump. This year also made one of my dreams to become a coach. My sport years at Bridgewater are coming to close which begs the question; how am I going to stay physically fit? I recently have started to run half marathons and also got a weight bench. I plan to continue to lift and also to run more half marathons while also playing soccer and ultimate Frisbee. I also plan to be a coach eventually and hopefully that gives me the motivation to stay physically fit and be a good role model for my players. To stay emotionally strong I hope to find good friends that are supportive and also to keep the friends that helped my during my freshman and junior years here at

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