Personal Narrative: My Basketball Career

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“What is love? Love is playing every game like its your last.” I started my basketball career around the age of five playing in a league at the YMCA, going through camps and practices to learn the foundations of basketball, at this time of my life it was just something fun to do, little did I know it would end up meaning so much to me. I then continued and played in a league called Big Sioux. I spent most of my younger career playing in this league. Our team was made up of different girls from Harrisburg and were coached by one my teammates. We got a lot of cool opportunities like being able to play at the Sioux Falls arena, which at the time was the coolest thing ever, and also a good foundation for our basketball skills. Once I was in fourth …show more content…
Playing these better teams and learning different game situations definitely helped me grow as a player and also grow to be a better teammate and leader. We continued with this traveling team into middle school. My eighth grade year I made the decision to try out for the high school team. I felt like I wasn’t excelling enough in middle school basketball. One of my teammates also tried out her eighth grade year. Knowing someone when going into a gym of high schoolers was definitely a plus especially since she was in the same exact position as me. We both ended up making the high school team. Although it was scary and a really hard year it defiantly pushed me to become a better player and person on and off the court. Playing for the high school my eighth grade year meant I could not play on the traveling team which was a hard thing for me since I had become so close to all my teammates. This is when I started a traveling team for the pentagon. This traveling team really started to give me exposure to college coaches. Throughout the years I played for many different traveling

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