In Season 3, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Softball team. Since it was the first time I had been a part of the Softball team, there were many new skills that I could develop and prior skills that I could consolidate.
My only past experiences with Softball were the times I used to play during Physical Education classes and during Season 1 where I used to do it as a recreational activity. I really enjoyed playing this sport as I got to challenge myself as well as have an enjoyable time. This was one of the main reasons as to why I decided to try my hand at taking it to the next level by representing the school for Softball.
As soon as I stepped in for the tryouts, I understood that my preferred position on the field is the in-field as ground fielding and reflexes are pivotal in order to have an effect on the match while fielding in that position and I believed that I had the required skillset in order to be in the in-field. I was over the moon when I had been given the shortstop fielding position as one would have to have a constant awareness about the game as well as being a good fielder in order to field at that position.
One thing that I wanted to develop during the course of the season was my batting. I had the basic skillset regarding hitting it in the gaps and running, but now I wanted to hit the ball long as that would result in home runs which would be beneficial for the team. That was one thing which I focused on specifically during the training sessions and my hard work paid off as I was able to hit a home run in our third game of the season against UWCSEA Dover.
Being a part of the team of a particular sport for the first time was not easy and it required a lot of communication between my team mates. Since Softball has the reputation of being a team sport, it was important for me to make my points crystal clear as well as listening to what my other team members put forth as that will enhance my involvement in the team as well. It was easy in order to collaborate with my peers as they were willing to put their points forth as well as listen to what was being put forth as well. In order to become a better team player in the future, it is important to look at the interests of the entire team before personal interests.