I can't believe how many sport problems I have had this year! It’s like an ongoing cycle of unsure feelings about what sport is right for me. If you have been reading my blog I wrote about how I have joined the swim team as a winter sport..... That no longer is true! I have joined the basketball team!
I wanted to stop swimming because (although I still love to swim) I wanted to play something new. In the summer when I am bored, I always play basketball with my parents or siblings. So today I faced my fears and switched.
Basketball terrifies me but, at this moment I am excited to play! Today, my mom and I after school went to go and get basketball shoes. During that whole time I was screaming with joy and was so excited to be playing such a great sport.
There is a problem. People in my family aren’t so good at playing Basketball to put it nicely. My sister when she played basketball at my school she was the worst player on the team. She kept the benches nice and warm (which I am planning on doing). The coach I am going to be having, coached my sister. When Ange (my sister) was in a basketball game she had the ball and she was waiting for someone to get open so she could pass it on to someone else. She waited and waited. Then all of a sudden a girl on the other team was jumping in Ange's face. She was trying to stop Ange from passing it. So the girl was having a nervous breakdown because Ange didn’t pass it to someone, so Ange gave her the ball. After, I was so mad at her and I said "WHY DID YOU DO THAT?!?!?"(Especially because that girl got a point by Ange passing the ball to her) She replied "if she wanted it so badly, she can have it." So basketball isn't exactly the best sport in my family.
At the moment my basketball excitements is lacuna. I am so nervous! So I have decided to make a pros and cons list:
Pros (I thought of starting on the positive side first):
Get good exercise
Getting to know how to play basketball
Getting to be with all my friends
Just getting an overall experience of the game
Cons (I hope when you read this, you won't think that I am being ridiculous because these are true reasons why I don't want to play):
Getting hit in the face with the ball (meaning: getting a face injury like a broken nose or something like that)
Sweating (I am sorry. I don't like the sweat. Especially if I could be in a pool instead)
Running (I hate to constantly run)
Just embarrassing myself in general
Making my team lose
At the end of reading my Cons list you probably think I am crazy......... please don't reply to that thought.........
I am excited and nervous for basketball. I hope I do well. Wish me luck!!
What do you think about basketball? Have you ever played and did you like it?