March 2, 2012
My name is Bryan Antwi and when I was nine years old, I joined the Oval Community Youth Program. I am now fourteen years old and I remember not being dedicated to anything when I first started participating in the Oval Community Youth Program, I noticed how much I wasn't helping myself in playing video games all day and watching television all night. I was not as physically fit as I am now. When I started off playing for this program, I played for the Football team and then a few months later, when I started playing Baseball, I learned that I love the sport much more than anything else. Coach Chino taught me everything that I need to know about Baseball. He taught me about hard work, commitment and dedication to my team. Getting to practice on time every practice was important because it shows my dedication. I eventually became the captain of the 14/15 under division. The title of a captain comes with great responsibility, President, Zoila Pena was able to guide me to be more responsible, by reminding me to remind the players about practice and games. We have gone to a lot of tournaments over the years, outside of New York even. Coach Chino just knows the sport inside and out, which makes me push to gain that same knowledge and experience. President, Zoila Pena made sure that each of us are going to school and getting good grades. She would make sure our homework was done, before practice even begins. If one of us were struggling, she would have another teammate who isn't struggling help or tutor us. This organization has become an important aspect of my life. I am the Short Stop, but with the hard work and dedication that I have learned during my years in this program, I can transition between pitcher, second base, third base catcher and outfield. My team mates are my good friends and have become almost like brothers to me. I love this program and will love to continue to grow with the Oval Community Youth Program for years to come. Practice makes perfect and hard work pays off like coach Chino always says.
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