Rating Sports I’ve Been In…

Hey guys! In today’s blog post I’ll be talking about all the sports I’ve played, rating how much I liked them and why I stopped participating in them. I’ll be going in order from best to least enjoyable. 

     The first sport is cheer. I give cheer 1,000,000,000,000,000/10. Cheer is by far the best thing I have ever participated in. It’s the best decision I’ve made in my entire life, and I don’t make too many good decisions, so that says a lot. Cheer is amazing. It requires stamina, flexibility, strength, and agility. While cheering I stunted, tumbled, and jumped in competitions, as well as doing sideline cheer for football, basketball and other sports at my previous high school. Jumps require so much stamina, because we used to do them as one big group, and if one person messed up, we did it repeatedly. Stunting was my favorite because the variations within it are endless. Stunting made me gain confidence, learn to trust the people around me, and it made me incredibly strong. 

      The second “sport” is Mixed martial Arts. I give this 10,000/10. I took a Korean martial art called Han Mu Do. This taught me so much discipline and how to respect Korean culture and the other practitioners of the art around me. It taught me how to control my anger and that I shouldn’t use this art to hurt people unless necessary. Martial Arts wasn’t as popular within children my age, especially African American children. So, I wasn’t surrounded by too many people that looked like me but there were some. It made me feel special and made me appreciate the art so much more. 

     The third sport is basketball. I give this sport a 2,000/10. I loved basketball, but it had so many negative entities surrounding it. The huge crowds made me nervous. That was weird, because I loved seeing huge crowds when publicly speaking and cheering, but basketball was a whole different story. I was an average player if I’m being honest so that may be why crowds made me nervous. I was so used to being the best at everything that I did so my faults in basketball consumed me at times. But that’s neither here nor there. Basketball was fun. I gained a new family that supported me even when I failed. The guy that I was talking to at the time played basketball as well, so that made it fun as well, but he was really good, so I hated being compared to him. 

     I’ve participated in so many sports and extracurricular activities that I’ll have to make a list. I think this is interesting so I may make this a series and do three different ones each week. Until next time guys. Byeee! 

Author: Aleria Holmes

Aleria Holmes I'm a Senior Literary Student at MSA with a passion for writing much stronger than a hobby. After high school I plan to attend Columbia University to major in Creative Writing (screenwriting specifically) and minor in Psychology. I love what I do and I hope to make a career out of it someday.

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