I felt like I was making big sacrifices for a sport that I couldn’t see myself playing beyond high school. What’s all of this time and energy for?
They had us constantly working: testing us on the playbook, running hour long agility drills and even quintupling our protein powder intake.
My dad was a wide receiver in high school. My older brother was MVP. And when I joined the team my freshman year, my teammates and coaches had high expectations. But my play was not MVP material.
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Contact is why I play the game. If I can’t practice it, how am I going to get better? And if I can’t get better, how am I going to be safe?
Growing up, the NFL was a key part of my life. Now I can’t even bring myself to watch on opening week.
Despite practicing for at least 12 hours a week, nine months a year for the last four years, my sport…
Despite practicing for at least 12 hours a week, nine months a year for the last four years, I have no varsity jacket. And despite all my aching muscles, oozing blisters and cramping and bleeding toes, my sport – ballet – is only considered a hobby by many people.