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Field Hockey

"I Didn't Make the Team"

"I Didn't Make the Team"

In 7th grade, I tried out for the field hockey team. I didn't even know how to play, but it looked like fun and a lot of my friends were trying out.  Up until then, I played little league softball (not well), dabbled in gymnastics (wasn't very good) and was on the swim team (better).  I didn't make the field hockey team.  I was disappointed, but not crushed.  I hadn't really put in any real effort but the rejection prompted me to enroll in field hockey camp.  I'm not sure if it was because I really wanted to play or just wanted to prove to myself that I could learn.  Either way, I picked up some skills, tried out again...