Living the Dream

Scholarship Entrant: Lauren from Cabot, AR
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 Lauren: 1

It is said that high school coaches affect more lives each year than the average person does in a lifetime. Growing up my passion was always playing basketball and being the best teammate and person that I could be. Now two years after playing high school basketball, I realize that the relationships that I built mean far more to me than the games my team won. My dream job would be to coach teenagers and instill valuable information to them both on and off the court. There are many things that can be taught on the basketball court, but what really has an impact on players are the life lessons learned off the court. A player learns the value of hard work from the tiring and long practices after a game results in a victory. The principle of teamwork is established that will be essential in the work field later on in the player’s life. A player often develops leadership along with determination and resiliency. A coach teaches responsibility and encourages the players to do the best in everything that they do. Not only do coaches challenge their players on the court, they also challenge them in the classroom. A good coach is always there to listen and give advice to their players. The main job of a coach is to mold their players into outstanding young adults who are prepared to take on the world. These reasons above are why I want to become a coach.

Vote for Lauren: 1

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