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    At Burnaby Mountain, Secondary School sports are a major part of who we are and give us all a diverse personality. This season there a variety of sports such as, cross country, soccer, field hockey, and volleyball. Field hockey is a new and fun sport for girls all ages. This is a great way to get active and is a prominent place to do so. I had the pleasure of interviewing a member of a past national Canadian team, our very own coach Ms. O’Reilly Q: What is your prior experience with field hockey? A: I played all throughout high school and university. I was trained overseas in Holland. I was on the Canadian National team. I currently play in the premier division. Q: Why do you coach field hockey? A: I wanted to bring it to the school, and since I have experience and knowledge I thought why not take advantage of this. This provides opportunity for kids that don’t play mainstream spots to get involved, also there is a level playing field as everyone is only starting out. Q: What…

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    The bright orange flashes briefly between the forest of legs and sticks. I bend my knees. I know the shot is coming soon. Clack. There. My brain registers in a split second the direction the ball is coming from and I pull back my foot, making contact with the bottom of the sphere, sending it flying through the air. The adrenaline rush dies down as the ball is dribbled down the field by my teammate. I let out a thankful breath. I’ve been looking forward to this all summer: the first game of the…

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    One of the most important mindsets to have before stepping out on the field hockey field, or any field for that matter, is to understand what it is to persevere. To understand what it means to persevere is to understand that you can find the strength to pick yourself up in the last two minutes of the game, put in your best work, and score the winning goal as the buzzer sounds. I always strive to persevere with every minute left in the game and I carry that same mindset off the field.…

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    them understand my struggles. I also work three jobs to pay my college tuition bill, in an attempt to borrow as little money as possible from the government. On a regular day I wake up at 6 am and head to my first job, as a babysitter. Once that is finished, around 9, I go straight to my daytime job. After my shift at the Doctor’s office, I often go straight to school, while other nights I go to my night job, where I often don’t get home until after 11pm. My drive and motivation for success in…

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    other. We were expected to win as our record proved that we were a strong and athletic team. I am ready for the game with my soccer bag packed with my gatorade and training gear. My other teammates begin to fill in the locker room preparing for the game too. I checked the team job list to see if I had to get any supplies ready before we went out to the field. I searched the list and saw that my name was not on it. I go to walk outside and wait for the rest of the team to be ready. As I am…

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    When applying to college, I wanted a strong academic program that also provided me with an opportunity to play field hockey at the collegiate level. The Catholic University of America provided a solid foundation for my future. I was immersed in a challenging nursing program, surrounding myself with students that aspired to be in the same career field. My clinical rotations exposed me to a variety of cultures and illnesses. While playing field hockey, I immediately began to value the…

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    at one of the state schools. However, my sophomore of high school, field hockey entered the picture and everything changed. I started to get good at field hockey and I became hooked. I was spending close to thirty hours a week at field hockey and it started to pay off.…

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    My greatest passion and activity is field hockey. A field hockey sisterhood is like a flock of migrating birds in the deep sky. If you look up, they soar through clouds sticking together in a V-formation similar to the diamond layout on a field hockey field. If you look down at a field hockey field, you will see girls from kindergarten through college ripping, the solid ball. As birds fly south in the winter, they rely on each other for directions like teammates naturally depend on each other…

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    In order to effectively execute a weighted push pass into space in field hockey, skill acquisition is essential. Skill acquisition is defined as the ability of an athlete to experience, learn and refine their motor skills in an effort to perform any physical activity. Skill acquisition varies with every athlete, thus meaning their learning requirements are different and depicted by their stage of learning. For an athlete to successfully perform this discrete skill, it is fundamental the output…

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    When I started high school, I started a new sport: Field Hockey. I was one of four sophomore girls that made the varsity team; I felt honored and tried my hardest to encourage and help the new junior varsity players. At first during scrimmages and practices when I could tell they were frustrated I told them, “You’re doing amazing. I was right where you were a year ago, new and confused. This sport is hard and confusing, but once you understand it more you will come to love it and your…

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