January 16th, 2016 | Uncategorized
On Wednesday night we had our first ehoops session of the new year, it was a blast. We went to a place called We Are Vertigo, there were all different trampolines and different activities with flips and jumps even dodgeball and basketball on trampolines.
It was awesome to see the Short Strand group having fun and bouncing around, everyone was all smiles. I learned something pretty valuable last Wednesday night though. I learned that sometimes we can place limitations on ourselves due to fear of failure. Something as simple as jumping on a trampoline brought out fear in myself and some of the ehoopers.
There was a section with a trampoline and a box that was twice the height of most of the girls in our ehoops program. At first they couldn’t clear it because they had the fear of failing and falling but after some encouraging words from peers and a little faith they were able to jump on top of the box. It was beautiful to see, even though it was small thing, they achieved something that they didn’t believe was possible.
I myself was scared to dunk on the basketball section, I had failed a few times and fell on my butt. After a few inspiring words from the ehoopers, my teamattes and a little faith I jammed one and after that I couldn’t stop.
We were able to inspire each other and we showed ourselves that faith can overcome fear. That’s just it folks…. sometimes you just have to get out of your own way and let go of the fear and believe! Thanks for reading.
Victory Scholar: James Zuccaro
Present University: Ulster University
US League: Skyline Conference
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: College of Mount Saint Vincent
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland