Personal Narrative: My Favorite Sport In My Life

Being short was a struggle throughout my whole life due a number of sports that I have played which involved my height. I had started playing sports in my early years at St. Thecla Catholic Middle School. Though playing sports in middle school was obviously different from playing sports in high school and college because everyone was able to play whatever sport(s) that they desire. However, the sport that I desire during middle school was mostly soccer. There were plenty of reasons why soccer was my favorite sport, but the most important reason that I can recall was because my dad had played the sport and I wanted to be just like him, if so even better. Soccer wasn’t the only sport that I had played in middle school. I had also played on the …show more content…
I rarely played any basketball games because I knew that the coach didn’t see any potential in me because of my height. All I ever remember coach asking to do is “Marcus give the starters some water! Now!” Every time that we had a basketball game we would always gather 30 minutes prior to the game and sit on the bleachers waiting for our game to start. Before the game started I would also look at the court and imagine myself with great height playing against others and scoring. But I knew that this was all a dream and that it would never come true. Yet I still relied on soccer being the sport in which I could show others that height didn’t …show more content…
Thecla. My love for soccer grew stronger as years had gone by. At first I started off playing with AYSO teams when I was in 3rd and 4th grade and as years gone by I started to play on club teams such as Michigan Legacy and Vardar East. The training and conditioning from the club teams allowed for me to become a better player overall. It gave me more experience on how to play the sport in a more efficient way. Allowing myself to use my experience of club soccer for my middle school games. My coach enjoyed starting me in every game because he saw the potential and experience that I had and the love for the sport. Though my only challenge left was the potential to play at high school level.
It was during my 8th-grade year, the final grade at middle school when I started to hear some of my teammates on my club team starting to talk about soccer tryouts for their high school that they were going to attend. At this point, I was sort of afraid because what if I don’t make my high school team at De La Salle, what will I do then. I trained effortlessly all summer long getting ready for the tryouts of my high school

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