Soccer’s way of educating

Scholarship Entrant: Edvin from Rockville, Maryland
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Edvin: 76

Becoming a professional soccer player is every little boy’s dream who has the passion for the sport. It definitely was mine, however growing up I’ve realized the opportunity quickly fades away with so much talent in the world. The next best thing to playing soccer is coaching it. Nonetheless it’s no walk in the park; Coaching is no easy job as I have learned in the past few months. Training a team requires the proper education to teach a group of individuals the rules of the game and how to play effectively as team. And that’s just the beginning of it, aside from having the proper knowledge, a coach must deal with egos on the team. For example, there’s always that kid who thinks he’s too good to be here and decides to act up or not pay attention. The way I would justify the importance of soccer is not only does it keep kids active and healthy, but it provides discipline and a thirst for more. Discipline kids may be very difficult, but as a coach you must be straight forward and have the team respect you at all times. This becomes very beneficial when they interact not only to officials, but to their elders. Loving the sport adds motivation whether it be at school or doing household chores. I believe that soccer offers the youth with a learning environment to want knowledge and have success of course with education in school too. My team for example knows that if they don’t have a 2.5 gpa or higher than they cannot participate in my practices or games. To this day I have an eligible 18 man squad.

Vote for Edvin: 76

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