I had played school soccer from 7th through 9th grade and then left the program which is a decision I have contradicting feelings towards. The program in my school was very biased towards who could do the most for the coach and be the favorite, it was very political and I didn't enjoy the sport I had grown up loving so I unfortunately had to do what seemed best and left the team. After I stopped playing it gave me more time to volunteer so I was able to begin coaching my youth team. I found my love for soccer again through coaching and began to play again. I joined a new soccer team which has talented and kind teammates, they have showed me that not every team is biased. I want to be recruited because I have found a new meaning for the sport which makes me more determined to continue playing.
When I played for my school team I was occasionally team captain which is the only proof of team leadership I have. I also have recently joined a club team after being a guest player for them which i hope to become a strong part of. Off of the field I run for an office position of my schools Spanish club. Sophomore year I was historian and junior year i ran for vice president but unfortunately lost but i still remain of the clubs executive committee to help plan meetings.
It is important to nurture both your body and your mind to further yourself as a player. I frequently lift weights at my local gym and play soccer year round to maintain my skills and strength. For my mind I challenge myself in school and my other extracurriculars so I can be well-rounded.
I volunteer through AYSO to coach a U8 girls soccer team. I feel it's been so beneficial to me as it's such a meaningful experience to be able to influence and teach these girls how to develop not only soccer but team work skills as well.
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