“The feeling of being on a team is like being a part of a family” my Dad would always tell me, and knowing that no matter your team wins or loses you and your team all go through it together and learn from it is a great feeling. I experienced this feeling when I played lacrosse for my school last year. It was some of the best times in my life and I’ll never forget them.
I was very nervous for the tryouts, and was expecting the worst. Previous to the tryouts I had not played in about four months. I was expecting to do bad, but not quite as bad as I actually did. All of my passes, dodges, and shots were very off. Thankfully, my friends and a lot of other people had pretty bad tryouts too, so I wasn’t alone. Two days after they announced the teams, and I was on the freshman/sophomore team. I was a little disappointed at how bad I did, but it all worked out for the best.
The first couple practices were a little boring and cold because, at the time, it was still snowing. The worst part about the cold was the wind and how it turned your fingers into popsicles. The lacrosse gloves provided no protection from the frigid weather. However, I think the cold really brought the team together and made us work harder. Our first couple games went pretty badly, but this only made us better and we could really learn from our mistakes. Eventually we started winning games, and I think it was mostly because we became such good friends and we worked well together as a team.
The best part about the games was the bus rides to away games which gave us time to all hangout off the field. We would all have a great time on the way to the game and back regardless of how the games went, and the team mom would sometimes bring food because before the games we didn’t really have time to eat and she always brought amazing food. Before we knew it the season was almost over. The season had been so much fun, and I really wasn’t looking forward to the end of it. We won our...