Let me first start out with, I am going back to swimming..... Basketball isn't my sport.... Let me tell you why....
This is how it started..... First, I am hyper as can be in the locker room getting prepared for basketball practice! Putting my new basketball shoes on and getting pumped up for my first practice. I go in the gym. I felt confident.
Then, we did some drills. I grabbed a basketball feeling a rush of nervousness and sacredness. I got in line for the drills. The drills were to dribble the ball down the court to the other end of the gym... Well, I was doing the drills incorrectly the whole time. I was so pissed at myself. I was saying to myself "come on! Do it right this time! Basketball is still fun, right?" Then I tried again, and did not succeed.
After the drills, we played half court games. I was so confused on what to do. So, Mr. C asked me if I wanted to go in and play yet. I said not yet because I am still confused on what to do. After about 10 min. he told me to join in. I was so discombobulated. It was as if I was the only one who spoke English. When people were talking in basketball language, I asked Dani “What are they saying?” She relied “I have no idea. Just watch everyone else!” I did so and I still didn’t get what to do. So, in the game someone on my team passed me the ball and I had no idea what to do. My mind went blank. Mr. C was yelling "pass the ball over here," while he was pointing to a free person on my team. I passed it and I was terrified for the next ball to be passed to me.....
I am so disappointed. I was very excited and eager to play this sport. This whole day I was so hyper and excited to play basketball. I was bugging Jen all day, saying “I can’t wait for basketball.” Her reply was “I am so confused? One second you hate basketball and now you love it? I don’t think you are going to like it as much as swimming” Jen, if you are reading this, you are SO right. Swimming is more my thing than basketball. I have made my mind. Basketball does not run in my blood.
Swimming I think is the best alternative sport. I don’t want to spend another second playing basketball. Basketball felt like 5 hours long.
I guess I was always meant to swim!
Have you ever had an incident like this one?