LACROSSE: FROM ONE
POSITION TO ANOTHER
Before: Fitting in is acceptable, right?
Changing lacrosse positions, or changing personal positions?
I am who I am.
“Be who you are and say what you
feel, because those who mind don’t
matter and those who matter don’t
~ Dr. Suess
JUST FIT IN
I used to be so self conscious that I would do anything to fit in.
I just sat back and stayed quiet.
I never spoke my mind, aka people pleaser.
is my motivation
Being on a team helped me gain perspective.
The game itself paved a way for my success.
I still didn’t feel comfortable enough to speak up or even suggest
anything. I only went along with everything to avoid being humiliated
W hy didn’t I voice my opinion?
I would think the older girls would get the idea that I thought I
was better than them.
I was too nervous to be wrong and impress people.
I let my coach switch my position..
My coach wanted to test me at a different position during an
I knew it was in my best interest to no question the idea.
No one ever liked being on that end of the field.
Why would my coach want me down there, was I not talented
Little did I know how big of a difference I made in one game.
What wins championships?!
My coaches were so encouraging throughout it all.
Because of their knowledge, we worked together.
They saw the potential in me to lead a strong defensive end.
After all, defense wins championships.
How I beg an to g row:
After I saw how well I played at defense, I had a new found sense
I began to realize how important my position was.
The more I was encouraged, the more I stood out.
I ended that season as defensive player of the year…
Confidence led me to understand that it’s okay to try new things.
Slowly but surely I became a role model to the girls on my team.
I learned to use constructive criticism to benefit my team.
Suddenly I wasn’t just a listener, I was the one they listened to.
I am who I am
Through lacrosse, I learned that who I am is more important than what I want
others to THINK I am.
My coaches gave me that extra boost to challenge myself.
From now on:
Now I am more me than I thought was possible.
I am flat out blunt with people.
My confidence has a way of showing people that I’m not afraid of
I think I anyone can be as easy going as a heifer, but as dominant
as a bull.
I know that no matter what I do, I do it as me.
Dr. Suess. Quote. (1904-1991).
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