For the past four years, I have had the opportunity to serve my school community in many different ways. I volunteered for various churches and school projects, as well as helping with other athletic functions. In particular, I have had the privilege to lead my school youth basketball program. While leading the youth basketball program, I have worked with students in grade 3-6. I have coached them in both an individual and team setting, encouraging them and always promoted a positive atmosphere that the younger athletes want to be part of. I have taught them to work hard, haw to overcome adversity, and how to work well with others.
I always emphasized on a lesson that I learned through my spiritual father and my parents on a “Commitment to serve others”. As a basketball player, I’ve learned that people tend to watch how you carry yourself. My experience as playing on multiple teams, I’ve developed the characteristics of being a leader not only on the court but off the court as well. My goal is to become an athletic trainer with the intention of pursuing for a degree in Sports Medicine that will enable me to treat all levels of athletes from professional to youth. I will use these leadership skills to help set example for teens that have difficulties facing the same challenges that I have encountered and conquered.
Athletes need someone who is concerned with the athlete, not with wins and loses only. My goal as an athletic trainer will be to look at the big picture and whether what they are doing is going to be in their best interest or create more problems later on. I will be there for them to benefit from my efforts as an Athletic Trainer.