English 7- Period 2
An Unforgettable Day
In the gym, no air conditioning, At least 15 girls running. The coach, “Hustle, Hustle, Hustle!” No stopping 5 minutes straight, Bump, set spike. “Nice foot work”, “Keep going.” Stretching, practicing.
The first day terrified. New school, new coaches, new rotations,blue eagle’s jerseys. Everything new. When starting we work on everything, little things that matter in the game like foot work, bumping, setting, and spiking no matter. I was scared to ask for help like with my serving for example, not that the coaches aren't nice they are wonderful but having the feeling of just not wanting to get help, even when i needed it.
Finally I started to get the hang of it it was becoming easier and easier. Running was getting effortless, bumping, setting, spiking, but i noticed that I still needed help with my serving even though it was getting harder I needed to ask about what I could do to get a better serving arm. The first game was in a couple days my serve is better, after the coach gave me ideas on what to do. I am so thrilled that I know I can depend on my coach and now my serve.
As soon as practice is all done and my game is tomorrow I will never forget bump, set, spike. But I will always know now that it is okay it ask for help even if it is scary. My coach would not of kicked me off the team or not let me play. It was scary and I was terrified but it paid off to ask for the help. I will never forget this valuable lesson.