Since the age of four, soccer has been with me the whole way. Soccer is more than a sport, it is a passion. I come from a family that revolves around sports. Soccer is the biggest sport in my life. I have grown up in a family where you eat, sleep, and breathe soccer. I was influenced by this sport ever since I had learned to walk. If I was not playing or watching my dad and brother play soccer games, I was watching games with my dad on T.V. I grew up watching my favorite players that are now legends. Soccer has kept me on my feet in despite of all the trouble I went through as a kid, it has shown me courage, teamwork, honesty, sportsmanship, and it has given me the opportunity to strive for success.“Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen” This is a powerful and excellent quote by Martin Luther. I stand in the world of soccer; I can do no other sport. I need God’s help, but this is what I am meant to do. Soccer is my sport, my passion, my life.
Despite the chaos and high energy that soccer games usually are, simply being on the field gives me the feeling of euphoria. Diving across the goal to save the ball that is flying right beside me is invariably the best feeling ever. Even though there are twenty-one other players aside from me on the soccer field at any given time, during play I feel completely alone. I get the sense that I am needed in order to win the game, I feel important. I am waiting impatiently in my goal for that single second where my action decides our victory. Not making the save does not affect the feeling that my heart gets the moment I lace up my cleats,put on my gloves, and step foot on the place were freedom, integrity, courage and teamwork, come together to fulfill the number one goal; to win the game that I was born to play.
Being in a soccer team means I have to work in a team. As captain of my soccer team, I am the one that has to demonstrate and set the example for the rest of my team. Motivating...
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