The sky was blue and the weather was nice. We were off to a very competitive soccer tournament in Ohio. It was called the Beaver Creek Classic.
I was so excited because I was playing with a group of boys who were all a year older than me. To me this meant I was the best player ever. Much to my dismay that weekend was an eye opener for my teammates and me.
In West Virginia, we had a great team, but in Ohio it was a different story. Everyone was beating us and it was not by a little, but a lot. This was a great bonding experience for not only my family, but my team.
We made a bad situation into a good one by setting realistic goals for ourselves in this tournament. The first goal we set was to never give up no matter how bad you are getting beaten. The second goal was to play with respect for not only our team, but also the other team.
The third goal was to just get a goal before the tournament ended. We were able to complete all of our goals in one short weekend. This was a great eyeopener for me and taught me that what a goal really was and I can still be a winner and not win!
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