To whom it may concern:
Most things come natural to me, but hockey is a different story. I first picked up a hockey stick when I was two years old thanks to all of the kids in my cul-de-sac playing street hockey; two years later I was skating on the ice. I have played metro league hockey my entire career. My family and I decided not to play travel because it would be too hard on me and my academic progress, seeing as how I want to become a doctor and I am small. I am 5'6" but feel my speed on the ice and my skills more than make up for my size. I do get beat around sometimes but I have learned not to lose my cool. I stay focused on my game and use my speed and skating skills to avoid most unwanted contact.
Metro league is less rough than travel but just as competitive. Through the years I have learned to be a leader, and most importantly, a team player. I have won several championships and have also lost a few but I never let that stop me from pushing myself to do my best. I am looking for a program that allows me to both play hockey and pursue an education in the medical field. I strive to give 100% in all that I do and never give up when facing a challenge, so this along with my talents and skills, I feel I would be a great fit for your team.