This year I started something very new. I tried out for the middle school soccer team; and to my surprise, I made it!  Once, in first grade, I joined a little league soccer team; but during games, I would sit on the field and pick flowers. Each practice I improve my skills. I usually play center forward. I got to play in the first and second games. For the third game, I actually was in the starting lineup. I have gotten much better at playing soccer throughout the season, and I am still working on a variety of skills. One of the biggest improvements I have made is being more aggressive. I may not be as skilled as the eighth graders, but I’m only in sixth grade. I am very proud of myself for trying something new and working at it to see a better result. All of my teammates are very supportive, and I’ve gotten to know a lot of people that I didn’t know very well. Soccer has been an amazing experience so far!