Soccer Madness

Erick - Bedford, New York
Entered on April 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe that everyone should have a chance. I believe that all my hard work and dedication should pay off. Having my family there cheering me on, hearing their loud voices screaming. Is the love I feel inside? The first time I walked on the healthy, smooth grass, felt like the first time I got an A plus. I believe that nature has its own purpose in life. That everyone should make an effort and keep nature as it is.


I believe that hearing a couch’s voice is the thing that triggers your body to give you goosebumps. The second you see him you get butterflies in your stomach that makes you want to walk away. The minute you hear the whistle blow, you know already that you hear the coach screaming at everyone in your team. The fear you see in the players eyes. It’s indescribable. I believe that all of it pays off. As soon as you make that goal, you hear everyone in your team shouting. It’s the signal that you get as soon as you turn around knowing that you will see that grin on your coach’s face. This one time when I was in a soccer game in Spain I knew that the coach’s were really hard there so I knew I had to make a good impression.

I believe that seeing that nice, shiny, golden trophy, is the feeling you get inside that you made an amazing job, and that you gave it everything you had to give it. Seeing the glare jumping off the trophy hitting me in the eyes is the pain you get. But the good kind of pain. I remember two years ago when I was playing for the Mt. Kisco AYSO soccer team, it was a cloudy day, the field was muddy. All I can remember is seeing the day get darker and darker like entering a black hole. You can barely see with the rain flooding up your eyes. Then you hear it. The whistle blew, now you know that you started and you can’t stop, until you hear that final whistle blow and you either see the score tied, lost, or won. First half has passed. The game is not looking bright for us. I believe that loosing a game shouldn’t be the end of the world. You just move on.

I believe that everyone should have a happy ending. That everyone should get the same amount of credit. Hearing from your coach while kneeling down in a circle, (“It’s ok guys hey listen you went out there and you played your best. You had an amazing season and let’s hope we have another great one next time.) After that speech I realized that the speech really got to everyone. Nobody said that it got to them but, you could just see it in their face, seeing their smiles is what makes the coach smile too. I believe that everyone is what they are and come in some sort of way equally. This I believe.