The Life Of An Athlete


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Jayton Jimererson, Hour 2

Could you imagine yourself being an athlete? Maybe you thought about it and told yourself you would never do sports or you may have chosen sports and took the opportunity to understand everything behind just the term “sports”. You may watch sports for fun, or you take sports very seriously and end up choosing basketball, football, tennis, soccer, baseball and the list goes on. No matter what sport you pick there are multiple responsibilities you have to dedicate yourself to in order to stay in the position you want to strive for. First I want to talk about what it’s like being an athlete and what they go through on a daily basis. You may ask why this is important but what this does is allows us to learn the set of habits and attitudes that form the pattern of how athletes go about their daily lives. 

Emotions About Sports 

 My friend Ayden Osowski, who is an athlete for our high school basketball team at SPASH, has a few statements about how he feels about being an athlete.“If I cannot play basketball I’m often sad. So it’s nice to ease my mind sometimes with basketball.” As you can see Ayden loves the sport he is participating in and he feels sports is a way to escape when he feels emotions and he needs them to be relieved. Athletes may relate to this especially after dedicating most of their time into that activity, 

Positive Benefits From Sports

In addition this leads me to believe that participation in sports overtime can help build character, and teach players the different values of sports. These are some significant life skills that you gain and will eventually apply to yourself on and off the field/court. My friend Landen Maaz, a SPASH Football player, says this is his favorite benefit from playing sports.“Most important thing is to always be a leader. You also have to enjoy the position you are put in. You can’t be a leader without loving what you do and the qualities of what make you that leader. Also having teamwork is another essential to being an amazing leader.” Sports for athletes can increase moods, sleep habits, confidence and overall better life skills for your future.

Negative Components From Sports 

Many people see sports for its positive benefits. But there are also negative components as well. Athletes can experience injuries which are really scary for a sports player. They tend to use more of their time practicing and traveling to matches or competitions or trying to perfect their craft which takes them away from family and friends. Mr.Drohner the softball coach relates to this and says “I have suffered 5+ concussions, snapped my tibia in half, and broken my ankle. The rehab to get back from injuries can be very tough, not only physically, but mentally.” Injuries can ruin a players potential and leave a negative effect on many athletes’ lives. 


Consistency is a benefit you will get from sports and this is something you should have applied outside of sports as well. I asked my teacher Mr.Drohner, the baseball coach, how he felt about this statement. “The people who are consistent are the ones who, as a coach, I want on the field because I know exactly what I am going to get from them everyday.”  When athletes or people in general have consistency with what they are doing, they tend to improve at more skills and also the sport they are playing. Landen agrees “ One thing sports has taught me is the importance of consistency. Having this helps me not only with getting better with sports but it also helps me improve in the real world. ” 


Considering all this, sports in a way are a great source of knowledge of what life is. We develop skills like Leadership, Teamwork, Patience, Competitiveness and Determination of Success. These are some of the good and must qualities that a person must have in his/her own life. Sports are generally played for fitness, passion and success. You don’t need to be in sports to be successful but what it does is allows people to learn and experience these physical activities.