To My Next Coach,
I began playing soccer when I was very young partly because my father played on a German soccer team for a few years and wanted me to play as well. I loved it but grew less passionate for the game as I entered high school primarily because I developed late and while my soccer peers advanced in their strength and ability, I sat the bench for my freshman year. I was about to start my sophomore year when our new football kicking coach called me to try kicking a field goal one day right before the season started. I made 22 of 25 from the 20 yard line without ever having done it before. I was EXHILARATED! I had never been more excited in my life about a sport. I told my new coach that I would like to be on the team and he accepted. I was second string kicker and didn't think I would play since I only started with the team the week before the first game but our kicker was also our halfback and he was injured a few times scoring allowing me to kick a few PATs during my sophomore year. I never missed. I LOVED it. I KNEW that I could do this AND I was good at it. I jumped at every opportunity to get experience and training. I beat out our halfback for the starting job this year. I feel that I am still getting bigger and stronger every day; and, I know what I need to do to get better: practice, practice, practice. My body is STILL growing which means I will continue to advance my ability and skills even as I enter your college. I will be kicking in college. I just don't know where you are yet.