19 October 2015
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” Quoted by Tommy Lasorda, this quote motivated me for my upcoming challenge. A challenge that made me the sun rose up early shining brightly in a clear blue sky. An unusual smell of cherries in the air. Children yelling, parents frustrated, whistles blowing. The morning dew took over the grass making it moist. A slight breeze blew to cool me down and keep me calm. I came prepared reading the quote over and over again in my head. Little did I know twelve seconds would change my life.
I prepared to meet my teammates as they were running and stretching. I started with a light jog. My feet making a “Thump Thump Thump” pattern. I wore my dark green jersey with number twelve on the back bolded in emphasis. I wore my darker green shorts, a little too short in my opinion. This is what we called our home uniform. After my jog, I came back and joined my teammates as we all stretched together. “Down to the right”, a phrase I heard often as we stretched. As Turner, the captain of our team, counted to one, our team would bark out the number two and so on. Turner is a moderate height boy with brown colored hair. “Stretch as you need” he would tell us afterwards. Next, our coach told us, “Everyone circle up so we can go over the game plan.” All the green players ran over to the coach ready for their name to be called for a position.
“Jakeb I need you and Turner to play in the back.” We both took note of this. He continued talking to each player and telling their positions. After finishing, our coach told our players to continue warming up. I soon saw the referees wearing their yellow and black striped shirts. They wore black pants with a watch on all of their hands. One ref had a whistle over his neck and the other two had two red and black flags in their hands. The refs then commanded us “Tysa green...