Essay 1 (1).pdf - Makayla Wesley ENGL-1301 Stayton Coach Doesn't Always Know Best Everyone knows what it feels like to want to be the best at something

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Makayla Wesley 9/15/19 ENGL-1301 Stayton Coach Doesn't Always Know Best Everyone knows what it feels like to want to be the best at something and for me, I strived to become the best on the softball field. When you acquire a spot on a high school team it is expected that everyone will have a fair chance to try out for the position they want. Two years ago, an appalling experience arose during my freshman year with the East View softball coaching staff due to misleading promises, false impressions of playtime, and deceitful acts that would ruin my relationship with the coaches for a lifetime. It started when I first joined the softball period in late December because of my prior commitments to volleyball and basketball. I later came to the realization that I was not viewed as an all-around athlete and those two sports hindered my chances to demonstrate my skills in front of the coaches. In the first few weeks, I rarely got to show off my pitching skills due to being one of three pitchers that only had access to one catcher. This put me at a huge disadvantage because I needed to impress the coaches in order to become the starting pitcher. Later that week, after practice, Coach Volek and Coach Durrell requested that I stay after practice, so we could talk. I was apprehensive, but the coaches proceeded to say that I was doing incredible and if I kept performing that way, I would soon become one of the starting pitchers in the upcoming season.
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