Football has been the only physical activity and sport that I having been performing and playing since childhood. Under the training of Mr. Anwer Hans as the main coach in our Fountainhead School, from childhood, this sport has given me a lot of insightful knowledge and has extensively helped me in enhancing my physic and physical strength.
This sport is a team sport that most importantly requires communication, critical thinking, and the ability of teamwork more than having football skills. From starting, our coach has always taught us that discipline is the most important component and skill that a person should have while playing and learning this sport. Throughout the years, through this sport, I have enhanced many of my skills such as communication skills, critical thinking skills, stamina, and overall body strength. This has helped me evolve into a better person overall.
This CAS experience had covered many Learning Outcomes which are-:
LO-1, LO-2, LO-4, LO-5.
LO 1: Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
Throughout the years, I am able to see myself as individual with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others due to the years of training. Under the coaching of Anwar sir, I was able to find many weak points in myself which were ultimately restricting myself to get better in the sport and as a person also. Some weaknesses that were stopping myself initially were first, my physical strength. As I a little skinny, I was a little less strong than other players which were a disadvantage at my side. Further, I see myself as a slow learner in this sport because of which I haven’t been able to become the best. But, with all this also, over time I have played many matches and competitions where my gameplay has been appreciated by many people. Whereas talking about strengths, I usually play at the center defense position which is considered to be the main team player defending their own side. Despite the weaknesses, I defense above average and don’t leave the ball until it is outside our side.
LO 2: Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
While learning this sport, I have undertaken many challenges which has ultimately helped my gameplay to improve and myself to grow as well. Challenges like, learning new skills in the football which improves our strength and game. Skills like trapping, chest trap, long pass, shooting, etc. With that, the challenge of always passing correctly to our teammate has improved. Communication and better teamwork to develop was a challenge that took years to overcome. With this game, a critical and fast thinking is required so that smart easy game can be played on the field.
LO 4: Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
Over the years, I have shown an honest determination, commitment, and perseverance towards the sport to develop myself into what I am today. Rigorous training in the PS slots, hours of stay back in school for football sport, doing external classes for some time, and many other mornings running and cycling to enhance my stamina have all helped me to grow much physics extensively making me comparatively very good at this game and also faster than many other students in our and other schools. All the hard work that I have done for this sport gave a result when I started playing inter-school competitions and state competition. But, I wouldn’t deny about not been committed to the sport always. As I have grown, my priorities, my studies have grown which has slightly shifted me from this sport. Football has always been my inetrest my never my passion or further career due to which I lack 100 percent commitment. The amount of effort and time and hard work that I have put in this sport has has always been maximum to my satisfaction and therefore it has also very nicely paid off.
LO 5: Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
As told before, football is a team sport which most importantly requires coordination and a great sense of communication between the players. This type of coordination and communication took a lot of time for us to build as firstly, in school we played like 3 to 4 times a week only for 1 hour each which was comparatively very less to learn all this very fast. But, with the determination, we as a team have developed a really strong communications and coordination which helps us to make very less error / mistakes while the game therefore increasing our chances for winning. This coordinations helps to have a smooth fast game to establish which results in our team winning. The example can be, our team reaching to the semi-finals of the state competition. We as team worked very hard to build up a strong coordination in the game which is very hard to break.