4 Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Sports For 14 Years
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4 Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Sports For 14 Years

Because of sports, I am the lady I am today.

4 Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Sports For 14 Years

From the time I was four, I was always involved in some sport. I played it all, softball, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, and even baseball for one year. I met so many amazing people throughout the years, and so many role-models as well. My coaches were always supportive and pushed me to do my absolute best. To them and to all of my teammates, thank you.

1. Discipline

Always having games, practices, team meetings, get-togethers, and even the car-rides taught me discipline. Stepping out on that field, or court, means you are representing not only yourself, but your team and coaches as well. Being a well-mannered individual is expected 100% of the time. Of course there are times to be crazy, however, its not right to be goofing-off 24/7, thankfully all of my experience has instilled discipline in me.

2. Punctuality

Playing sports for 14 years taught be that being punctual is key. Being late to sports means getting punished. Whether it be not getting to play, getting yelled at, or being made to run until you cannot go anymore, you learn that it is not okay to be late.

3. Friendship

The friends you make playing sports are usually life-long friends. The people on your team make amazing friends and are always there to support you and help you succeed. It is always nice to have a shoulder to cry on. Plus, you always have something in common with your teammates.

4. Being A Lady

All of the coaches throughout every team have always pushed my teammates and me to be the best ladies we can be. Having to dress professionally on the way to games is one way to not only look amazing, but to be mature. Sports taught me that being a lady is very important. You cannot just go around acting like a heathen and expect people to take you seriously.

Along with everything else that I have over the 14 years of playing sports, I learned how to be a productive member of society.

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