The Importance Of Women's Sports

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Ever since the first time I stepped on the soccer field at the age of five, I knew this beautiful games hold on me would never diminish. While being able to play for thirteen amazing years was life changing, it also had numerous ups and downs that came into play. All were experiences that transformed my soul to become a resilient and determined woman. As I made my way through my athletic career I realized that I would not be able to play forever, but could not imagine a time in my life where soccer was not a part of it. Consequently, in my sophomore year of high school, I realized I wanted to coach once my career ended. This dream came sooner than expected as during my senior year I suffered a career ending injury. Fortunately, I was able to prolong my time in the sport in order to finish my senior season due to the incredible work of physical therapists in my area. This experience inspired the drive to become a physical therapist myself, as I have witnessed that there is nothing more rewarding than guiding an individual through recovery in order to allow them to continue doing what they love. Given this drive, I…show more content…
Although this may true for most, women’s soccer is one sport that is closer to the men’s rules as it provides a competitive environment where girls can be physical in their play. I realized a long time ago that women can be strong, powerful individuals who can handle anything that life can throw at them whether it is on the field or in the workplace. Furthermore, I have found that being a competitive athlete instills the values of hard work, drive, and teamwork through every practice, game, and tournament. All of these traits are critical to becoming a successful professional in today’s world. Moreover, this combination allows women to acquire the tools to climb the ladder to the top of our profession with a resilience that cannot be

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