When I was in 5th grade, I had to overcome my first obstacle in sports. It was after a baseball tournament and I was very upset that I didn't get the opportunity to pitch. I hated being stuck in the outfield. Since I'm not a talkative person, I didn't say anything to my coach. I did go home and talk with my parents about how I was feeling. My parents told me that I can't except to get what I want and I needed to work for it. I accepted their feedback and decided to work hard for what I wanted. Eventually I was given the opportunity to pitch and did very well. Coaches and parents acknowledged my ability which lead to me pitching more. From that day forward, I became the go to starter for the team.
With each year of experience, I have become calmer and more focused through tough situations. As a result, I have been able to improve my overall pitching strategy. Controlling the pace and energy of the game is what I love most about pitching.