Personal Essay: Why I Want To Play Football

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Football is not just a sport to me, growing up that’s all I wanted to do was play football. From the time I could hold a football until now, it has shaped my life in many ways and had huge impact on my values and beliefs. Football started for me at the age of five. That was when my father and I would play catch in the front yard. From that moment on I found my passion for the game. Football has always been crucial to my life skills development. Football increased my confidence and demeanor. With it being my freshman year and sign up to play junior varsity and not knowing what to expect. I worked hard to earn the running back and cornerback positions. I was so excited it felt like trying for the NFL almost. I was also worried at the same time …show more content…
Playing varsity football was tough it has taught me so much. I had to learn what my assignments are on every play and how to block. I’ve learned to think about others first and not just myself, and how important working hard is, being around my friends and working out all the blood and sweat, made us bond as a group of hard-working young men. Unfortunately at times I decided to take a break just to focus on my grades, but I was also scared to get on the field. Because of me worrying about grades, working and playing sports, it was hard trying to balance all 3 at once, so I had to take a break from something I love to do and it was football, and I was okay with …show more content…
Football was a learning ground for me, it strengthen my personality and character for the rest of my live. I think because I realized it was my last year playing. I soaked up every little detail as possible, including losing the ones I love. I’ve learned that Football is a sport that reflects life, and in both you must prepare for success. The rules of the game are defining to the key concept for development in football and these characteristics are: teamwork, leadership, discipline and effort. These same characteristics make you successful in life and hopefully will always resonate within me

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