|High School||Debbie Rodrigues|
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4 year varsity starter. As a junior 7-5 singles 10-3 doubles. Finished in quarter finals of the Arizona State Championship
Played club volleyball on nation travel teams for 4 years prior to tennis being her primary sport
I am a 3-yr Varsity starter. Last high school season I was 7-5 in singles and 10-3 in doubles. My partner and I finished in the quarterfinals of the Arizona state tournament. I upload a skills video to YouTube so you have something to look at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQboBUjLYUc
My goal is to develop into one of the top juniors in AZ. I see myself as a true power player with a strong serve. My favorite shot is my inside out forehand. I think some my strengths are that I have good court presence with a controlled aggression and quick feet. From age 12 to 15, I played club volleyball on a national travel team. I played both volleyball and tennis until this past year. I realized that tennis was my true passion. I now play tennis full time and am working hard to improve my game to compete at the next level. I plan to play (as time permits) one tournament per month along with my weekly lessons and clinics. Our tennis season for high school begins in the spring and I’m determined to have a strong season! I also played fast pitch softball a couple of years (State Championship!) and I’m a certified scuba diver.
Education is very important to me, so strive to be an excellent student athlete with high GPA. I am active in community service and have a passion for helping others. I also love to sing, play the piano and write my own music. I see myself as a hard worker and self-motivated. I look forward to compete against top level players.
True leaders have vision. But not only vision, they see the issue or goal and are able analyze it and formulate a plan to succeed. I believe that leadership is a journey of discovery of your own potential and seeing the true potential in others and help them achieve their individual potential as well. In this process the leader earns the respect from others. I feel that I am a leader in my community and school because I speak my mind honestly, listen to what others have to say, and most importantly I observe. I believe the items listed above also illustrate my leadership skills.
I believe healthy athletic performance begins with diet, exercise and rest working in harmony. Putting the right foods in your body is paramount to good health and peak performance. I try to eat a balanced diet each day. My family cooks healthy meals each night containing proteins and vegetables. On days with heavy activity complex carbohydrates. I train very hard both in season and off. I try to keep my body in very good shape. I train to enhance muscle memory so that when I'm on the court I only think about strategy. With exercise comes rest. If you do not give your body time to heal it will continue to break down. Getting the proper sleep at night and the proper rest after workouts is extremely important.
I believe that giving is receiving. I enjoy helping others whether that is supporting my teammates, volunteering or teaching tennis to young kids. In my family we believe that with love, hard work and desire you can accomplish anything. The most important things to me are my faith, family, education, tennis, friends and success.
• HOSA President (Health Occupation Student Association)
This is an elected office at my school. Students that join HOSA are people that are interested in entering into the heath/medical fields. Under my leadership we conducted toy drives during the Christmas season for under privileged children in our community.
• Athletic Training Internship
A student in sports medicine class must apply and only a few students are chosen each year to participate in the program. This year I am the head student athletic trainer. I work closely with my school’s certified athletic trainer to diagnose injuries that occur during all the sport activities. I tape ankles and wrist, wrap ice bags on injuries and any other needs of the athletes. I volunteer on average 3 hours per day, especially during football season.
• Freshmen Mentors
Each new school year the incoming freshmen are assigned a mentor to help the transition from middle school to high school. As a mentor we show the freshmen around the campus, where their classes are, answer any questions about classes, teachers, coaches, and provide emotional support. The freshman can call anytime when they need help or feel overwhelmed.
• Tennis Instruction
During the summer I volunteer at a local club to teach tennis to beginner kids. I work with one of the tennis professionals. This is normally several weeks, 3 days a week for 4 hours a day. We show basic techniques, play games to keep the little guys focused and having fun.
• Tennis Team Mentor
I have been a varsity starter on my tennis team since I was a freshman. Last year my coaches decided to have the upper classmen work with the incoming freshmen during the fall (our season is spring) to do drills and work on match play. We play approximately 3 days a week for about 2 months. We would hit for about 2 hours each day we played.
• Sports Instruction
Several of the parents that have seen me play and others that know my parents have asked me to work with their kids for tennis and volleyball (I also played volleyball on a national travel team). I worked with the kids on basic technique and others advanced technique and focus.
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