|Club||Jason Rosenthal||Los Angeles Water Polo Club||Agoura||CA|
|High School||David Gleisberg|
South Coast Aquatics:
Los Angeles Water Polo Club:
Newbury Park High School:
I work hard at everything in and out of the pool. I get along well with others and can lead a team. I am a true center, but I work with other centers or be a driver. I am also working on my center defender ability
Being a leader takes a lot of respect, from others and oneself. I was voted team captain of my club team this last summer. I helped bond all the girls, helped answer questions, helped solve arguments, led warm ups and directed plays during games. I was also elected leader of my young women's youth group at church. I had to set a good example for all the younger girls, organize events, check up on all the girls' lives, and help them grow spiritually.
To me, a healthy athletic performance has to do with being mentally and physically at your best possible state at all times. At your mental best, one has to fair, not have high temper, have not low, but not super high self esteem levels, and being ready to accomplish the task at hand. At ones physically best, they should keep a healthy diet with lots of water, doing everything you can do be in the best shape possible, no drugs, and no alcohol.
I feel it is very important to give back to your club and high school. Over the summer I am a volunteer splashball coach for South Coast. I enjoy helping these young kids develop new talents that make them special. As a kid, i felt it was important to have a uniqueness about oneself. I love watching people improve and to see their happiness that comes from it. At my high school, I help the freshman, or people who are new to the sport, and I teach them fundamentals. I also enjoy coaching teenagers who are very close to my age because it helps create new friendships and I can mentor them through their high school years.