A special event that I remember is my first day on the football team. I chose this event because it’s my favorite sport. When I signed up I started later than the other kids. I didn’t know anyone and was pretty shy. Then I met the coaches; they introduced me to the team. The next day of practice everyone got their pads except me. After four days of watching them do hit and run plays I finally got my pads and was able to hit with them.
After a week of hitting we started learning the plays and the holds on the offensive line. It took me awhile to understand what the coach was talking about. Soon we put anybody in different positions and just ran the plays. We spent about two weeks doing drills, hitting and running plays. The coach was ready to tell us what positions we would play. I remember that I played first string, left tackle then switched sometimes to left guard. Also on defense I started on first string nose guard then moved to first string defensive tackle. After we got everything settled we ran plays. Then we started our games.
In conclusion, this event has been one of my favorite memories because I met new friends, learned football, and had fun!!
By E.S., a middle school student