The Importance Of A Coach In My Life

732 Words 3 Pages
Most of us have that one person in our life that has changed us for the better, that person in my life is my coach Jeanna. I began gymnastics when I was 5 years old and Jeanna was my coach from when I started to when I ended at age 17. During those 12 years she taught me so many things that helped during my gymnastics career and things that will help me in the future. Without my coach I would be nowhere near the person I am today and I am very thankful that I have gotten to spend most of my life with such an inspirational person. Jeanna has changed my life because she taught me to never to give up, have self-confidence, and be determined no matter what. Gymnastics isn’t the easiest sport to do and I often got very frustrated with it but Jeanna …show more content…
I have always been a shy person when it comes to being in big crowds of people or performing in front of people and my coach really helped me overcome those fears. When I was younger I had no self-confidence, I always got sick to my stomach at every meet because I would be so nervous to perform in front of all the people. Jeanna reassured me at every meet that I should be confident in myself and show everyone what I’ve worked so many hours on what I can do. The self-confidence that she helped me gain has been very beneficial to me in not only gymnastics but in real life situations as well. Like going into a job interview, or a speech at school, she helped me change for the better so I can be more confident in my …show more content…
In gymnastics it’s very easy to be discouraged because you face a lot of challenges but with my coach she always made sure I never felt that way. Going to a meet and seeing other athletes who are good can make you feel intimidated and Jeanna always reminded me that I am good enough. Determination is a crucial characteristic to have in gymnastics, but it also is very important to be determined in life overall. What I learned from Jeanna has helped me on homework, tests, and any difficult obstacles that come into my life. Like when I was in 10th grade, I dislocated my elbow and was out for several months. It was very hard coming back into gymnastics and I had to get back all my skills, but with the help of my coach and determination I got to compete that year with all my skills I had before the

Related Documents