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This is an open letter to my child’s school athletic coach. A coach can have such an impact on a child whether it is a small child or one who is in High School. The impact can be positive and/or negative. I will speak about the experience my child has had. My daughter first tried out for the sport she would come to love in sixth grade. Her sport is/was Cheerleading. She did not make it her sixth grade year, but tried out again in seventh grade and made the squad. She was so very happy. She would stay on this squad till the end of her freshman year in High School. She had made many good memories over those years. Her coaches during that time period were straight forward. Here are the rules, you break them and there will be consequences. As it should be, this teaches children...
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I was 8 years old. I remember walking into the front door of the enormous building like it was yesterday. The building that I had no idea would change my life forever. As soon as those front doors swung open, I could smell the damp dirt of the indoor ball field. On each of my sides were my parents, encouraging me to keep walking. In front of me was another set of doors and as I peered through the small window I saw the tall chain linked fence glowing under the dim lights. I heard the muffled voices and the sound of leather gloves coming from the other side of the doors. I was so nervous, I was shaking in my worn out pink cleats that had seen many rec league games. But this was different, this was my first travel softball team. When I walked in the door to the field, I felt...
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To the athlete out for injury, It is the worst feeling watching your teammates brave the competition with you sitting on the sidelines. With you having to watch them be in the position that all you can think about is you being in their steps. You see them strap up, put on their jerseys on and go out for warm ups. While you stand in the background watching them, seeing them become more of a team without you. Seeing them becoming better. You can't help but feeling like you are falling behind. That you could be doing more than just being supportive. That each of them that are on the court are getting ahead of you, because you are not getting that experience. You are not practicing. You are not having the same amount of time to get better. You have all the feelings and the drive of wanting...
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Congratulations team contact for winning the league this year. It was a tight and hard fought match for both teams. A match full of adrenaline and speed. We need more of these matches in Penang. It was an amazing game to watch. One if the best I have ever seen in Penang. I would love to say that you all deserve the league tittle but then it will be hardly true and it will send a dangerous message to all the young and up coming players and Floorball clubs in Penang and even Malaysia. You all have just shown to the whole Floorball scene in Malaysia that hard work means nothing and the way to win is to reel in talents from other teams. Floorball like any sport takes determination, commitment and hard work not just in the match but in the preparation for it. The reason why Floorball is still...
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Dear Kobe, So its time.Mamba's out now.The basketball journey has ended. Man,Are we gonna miss you! Well!Where do i start .20 years of greatness.It may sound extremely weird but i always felt this imaginary connection with you. The imagination that i loved to bask upon as to how could i have possible shared birthday's with you ,yes 23rd of August.You were my fav and so you became my childhood hero and it carries on. I loved everything about you .your swag, your attitude ,you confidence ,your attention to details, your demands and expectations from youself ,your team mates and your opponents.Your hardwork and your work ethic .The out of this world ability to push yourself ,your drive ,your dominance . I can go on for days till my fingers bleed.Well to sum it up for the overall "...
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Dear Kobe, So this journey is over it seems for both of us. The basketball journey. You have been a important part of my life. Well you have touched lives of people around the world with simplicity and love just by doing what you love to do, play ball. Well i have always felt this imaginary connection with you maybe because I too love this sport and ya also because i share the same birthday as you 23rd August, we are cusp's well this is just me being unrealistic. But as unrealistic as it sounds i am fixcated with you.Your attitude, your "no gimmick" attitude,your zeal and drive, your ability to push yourself beyond the imaginable, your search for perfection,your expections from yourself, your teammates and your opponents, your hardwork and your out of this world dedication and work...
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To the Saint Francis DeSales Volleyball Program, I am one lucky girl, and being able to attend DeSales is one of the luckiest things I've ever been able to do. My journey at DeSales started way back when I was a little baby. One of my uncles graduated and played football at DeSales. I would sit in those bleachers on Friday nights in the rain, snow, and freezing cold and watch proud parents, relatives, and students fill the bleachers and field in SFD gear. Little did I know, I'm doing the same exact thing now, just twelve years older. My very first time watching DeSales play volleyball, was in the 2014-2015 Regional finals game against Dublin Coffman. I was in eighth grade and had never seen volleyball at that level. It was beautiful seeing so many talented high school girls on one...
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Dear Mr. Quenneville, Back in November, actually November 5th to be exact, it was a Thursday night and I was out on a boys night out, including a steak dinner, beer and hockey. While eating dinner we witnessed Dale Weise score his 8th goal of the season after only 15 games. Albeit the Canadiens were on fire with a record of 12-2-1 and the team was firing on all cylinders. It was right there and then my friend JJ Maislin said "i'll bet you a steak dinner he doesn't hit 18 goals by the end of regular season?" Based on simple mathematics, all Weise had to do was score 10 more in the next 67 more games that's 1 goal every six games seeing he was already averaging one goal every two games this was a simple easy bet. Well needless to say, things went south for the Montreal...
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To my amazing teammates, To the people who know me at my best, my worse and everything in between. To the people that are always there for support no matter what the situation is. It never resists to surprise me how amazing it is that a group of people can change your whole life, no matter how big or small that it is. How much impact that you can have on a single person from the way that they live, to the new experiences that they have and most importantly the attitudes that they have towards different situations. You all are the ones that have changed my life and have never left me no matter the mistakes that I have made. I could write so much about you all, how you have made an impact on me and those that have surrounded you. From the way that you care about me and the...
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Dear Celtic FC Board Season ticket #### Name Vlad #### It is very much with sadness I write to inform you that I will not be renewing my season ticket unless the Club is willing to change current management. I have had this current season ticket since at least 2007 and previous to that I held a season ticket for 4 years. I have absolutely no trust in the current management in terms of: 1. The manager's stubbornness to change a boring style of play. He seems to be a slave to the system and refuses to accept that his system is not entertaining and not working. 2. His European record, speaks for itself. Does The Celtic board see improvement that will lead to Champions League qualification or decent run in Europa? If not, why are we delaying the change in management...
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