Soccer has taught me a lot about teamwork over the years that I played it. There's no way you're going to get the ball down to the opponent's goal and score by yourself so you have to rely on your teammates to make the right decisions to help you. I did just this when I played my sophomore and junior year or high school. Although our overall record wasn't very good, I felt like I had bonded with my team a lot and was able to effectively communicate my ideas with my teammates.
One of my most beneficial opportunities that I had taken in high school was to join track my senior year. I joined because I wanted to have a form of exercise everyday and I wanted to try something new. I was fully aware that I wasn't going to be very good but I did it anyways. After I realized how bad I was compared to the other senior track members I knew I would have to work much harder to improve. I started by always keeping up with our best runners in practice and by waking up at 5 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for morning workouts. As the track season went on I continued to try my best and even set personal records for myself up until the very end of the season. I didn't set any school records in track but I did learn that excellence does require going the extra mile.