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"The eighteen!" Everyone runs except for me; I am but a clueless child struggling to absorb all I could. Coach Buzz shouts another command and yet again I am out of place. How was I supposed to know these soccer terms? It was my first practice and I already was intimidated by the fact of the unknown. That day defined who I am today and gave me a spark of passion to hold on to. This photograph portrays just a little of the heart I have for this sport. It was the most important game of my sophomore career. The whole day I was nervous; I just couldn't think straight in any of my classes. The thought of scoring a goal and being a hero was the only thing on my mind. As I dosed off in 4th block, I managed to gaze up at the clock and notice it was 2:00pm. "I'm almost there," I think to myself, "Only fifteen more minutes." As 2:14pm strikes I think one last thought, "C'mon! One more minute!" I race toward the boy's locker room and quickly dress into my game attire. My heart pounds as I slip my jersey on; the time to shine is near. Providence was our rivals and all we needed to do was win this last game and then we'd be conference champions. It was an ambitious idea for an enormous task; however I'm just one person. The game starts and twenty minutes into the first half I take a touch of the heavens. My friend, Mike Pistols, is the center defender against me trying to steal the ball. He steps forward and I blow past him with ease, but I need to think ahead in order to finish my next obstacle; the goalie. I'm in a one versus one situation with the goalie and it's all up to me. I fade right, then left, and finally shoot the ball into the left hand corner of the goal. I hear the ringing of the goal post and the ball hitting the net. I jump into the air and shout a victorious chant with my team mates. I feel content and confident, but the game isn't over. There's still one more half left and we're only up one-zero. "We have this in the bag!" someone says. But, as always, he spoke too soon and we ended up with a tie. How my defense left their forward un-marked is beyond me. But, on a positive note, that goal secured my lead in goal scoring on the JV team. I went from not having a clue to contributing to an almost win against a tough team. I'm thankful of how my soccer life is playing itself out. I learned that everyone has to start somewhere, especially at the bottom of anything they do. It's just a matter of how much work you put into it, and how passionate you are about improving yourself. Soccer is a challenging sport and not everyone is successful. I believe that high school isn't where the true talent develops; it's during their years after high school. Most importantly, you should have a dream you want to achieve. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
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My First Soccer Experience Impacted My Life Essay

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              "The eighteen! " Everyone runs except for me; I am but a clueless child struggling to absorb all I could. Coach Buzz shouts another command and yet again I am out of place. How was I supposed to know these soccer terms? It was my first practice and I already was intimidated by the fact of the unknown.
             
             
              That day defined who I am today and gave me a spark of passion to hold on to. This photograph portrays just a little of the heart I have for this sport. It was the most important game of my sophomore career. The whole day I was nervous; I just couldn't think straight in any of my classes. The thought of scoring a goal and being a hero was the only thing on my mind. As I dosed off in 4th block, I managed to gaze up at the clock and notice it was 2: 00pm. "I'm almost there," I think to myself, "Only fifteen more minutes. "
             
              As 2: 14pm strikes I think one last thought, "C'mon! One more minute! " I race toward the boy's locker room and quickly dress into my game attire. My heart pounds as I slip my jersey on; the time to shine is near. Providence was our rivals and all we needed to do was win this last game and then we'd be conference champions. It was an ambitious idea for an enormous task; however I'm just one person. The game starts and twenty minutes into the first half I take a touch of the heavens. My friend, Mike Pistols, is the center defender against me trying to steal the ball. He steps forward and I blow past him with ease, but I need to think ahead in order to finish my next obstacle; the goalie.
             
              I'm in a one versus one situation with the goalie and it's all up to me. I fade right, then left, and finally shoot the ball into the left hand corner of the goal. I hear the ringing of the goal post and the ball hitting the net. I jump into the air and shout a victorious chant with my team mates. I feel content and confident, but the game isn't over. There's still one more half left and we're only up one-zero. "We have this in the bag! " someone says.
             
              But, as always, he spoke too soon and we ended up with a tie. How my defense left their forward un-marked is beyond me. But, on a positive note, that goal secured my lead in goal scoring on the JV team. I went from not having a clue to contributing to an almost win against a tough team.
             
              I'm thankful of how my soccer life is playing itself out. I learned that everyone has to start somewhere, especially at the bottom of anything they do. It's just a matter of how much work you put into it, and how passionate you are about improving yourself. Soccer is a challenging sport and not everyone is successful. I believe that high school isn't where the true talent develops; it's during their years after high school. Most importantly, you should have a dream you want to achieve. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
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