BEING AN ATHLETE
Most athletes will tell you that in order to excel in any sport it takes lots of practice, but my own view is not only does it take lots of practice to excel in any sport it takes lots of dedication, and is very time consuming.
For instance, in order to excel at any sport it takes lots of practice. I am a college athlete who is determined to be the best athlete possible, help my team win as many football games as possible, and bring home the trophy at the end of the season. In order to do this I have to practice my drills consistently and learn the routines in my play book ongoing. I know that in order to continue to be good at running the ball and trying to make a touch down requires lots of practice on and off the field, and I am up for the challenge.
Also, to excel at any sport also requires lots of dedication as an athlete. Being an athlete means you are part of a team, or some might even say you are a part of a family. Whatever affects one person on the team also affects the entire team; therefore, you have to be dedicated to your teammates by showing support, showing up for scheduled practices, and ready to play your heart out on game day. Remember, being an athlete means you are not only playing for yourself, but also your team.
Lastly, to excel in any sport is very time consuming. During the football season for instance, everything in my life besides school usually takes a backseat for the duration of the season which in football last on average nine weeks. I am expected to show up for practice Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. rain or shine. Since I am part of a team and my teammates are expecting me to show up and support them, I must not let them down.
In conclusion, most athletes including myself will tell you that “in order to excel in any sport” it takes lots of practice, dedication, and is time consuming, and if being an athlete is what you really want to be you...