Have you ever done something and have come to the realization that this is something you are meant to do your whole life? This is what I felt when I first picked a volleyball up my sophomore year of high school. As a kid growing up I did not have the privilege to play on sports teams because they required some sort of entry fee. Looking back now I would have loved to play on a volleyball team as a young child and possibly play in college. I started playing volleyball a bit too late for that but after I graduated from high school, I began to coach. This is where my love for the game grew even more. If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would choose playing volleyball at a professional level. The way I would achieve this is train extremely hard and start playing at a junior college. Afterwards, I would work my way up and hopefully become a professional.
The term “children are our future” might be over used and cliché, but it holds a lot of truth. Many kids have no sense of direction and fall into drugs or gang life as they get older. If I played professional volleyball I would take my money and sponsors and help create affordable, if not free, volleyball clubs and gyms. Every child should be exposed to sports in order to learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline.