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Your Carreer Essay

  • Submitted by: austin512
  • on December 7, 2008
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 690 words

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The reason I am a Kinesiology major is because I want to study the field of coaching and teaching fitness to our youth within the public school system. The reason I choose coaching is because when I was growing up I would get into a lot of trouble as a kid. Coming from a single parent household, I needed to find a positive way out of trouble so I got into sports of all kinds. I played soccer, flag football, basketball, and baseball. The three sports I fell in love with the most was football, baseball, and basketball. My dad played baseball for the New York Yankees back in the 80’s. He stopped playing when he threw his arm out. I decided stay with just playing baseball and basketball because when I got to high school the football coach made a big deal about all the sports I was playing. He wanted me just to do football, so I told him that I wasn’t just going focus on football so I stopped playing.   I had two coaches that really had a positive influence on me. One was my best friend’s dad, Coach Skip Moore. He taught me the art of competition and fairness. We didn’t spend all this money on going on trips and playing we just played in the neighborhood where we were raised. I played with other players such as Curtis Jerells who is the starting point guard for Baylor University. Not only was he a coach but a father figure in the neighborhood and in my life too. He gave me my first job working at a recreation center and allowed me to give back to the community by coaching youth leagues.
I went to a 5-A high school that was in the process of getting a new coach. When I got there, the coach took time to talk to every player on the team and taught us that there was more to life than basketball and that basketball is a game of life. As a sophomore, he brought me up to play Varsity and I took pride in it, while other players and parents of the team disapproved of the situation and the decision that he made. But he took me under his wing and told me that he was doing what...

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