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Quiz the Coach :: Foul Ball Fears

Question by B.J. Nobody


Hey I am in 8th grade and in gym class, I always change into my uniform, boxer briefs, and an athletic cup. But this year I know I will be made fun of. What can I do? Should I change somewhere else? Should I not take off my underwear and not wear boxer briefs?


Life is full of problems and one of the greatest feelings is to learn how to overcome big challenges. This is one of those big problems that take a lot of courage, but if you deal with it, you can overcome it and you’ll feel great about yourself.


Facing your Fears

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The answer is simple… you have to continue your life the way you normally live it. That may seem very scary, but believe me you will have to deal with teasing sooner or later, but you might not even get teased so you should never hide. You should never hide from the bullies or they win. Your fear is what they feed on but if you show no fear... they will stop.


If you choose to hide from this problem, you run the risk of losing opportunities. If you hide from changing in front of other kids, you might choose to hide from other embarrassing situations like talking to new kids, trying new things, expressing yourself... you'll miss out on life!


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By continuing to change into your normal sports uniform and equipment, you will feel proud of accepting the challenge of being teased or not. Your confidence will grow and eventually it won’t bother you.


Beat the Bully

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If the bullies choose to tease you, there are many steps you can take to learn how to make them stop. Here is a quicklist of bully-breaking techniques:


  • Acting calm and confident
  • Leave with and be positive. Say, “See you later!” or “Have a nice day!”
  • NEVER tease back
  • Show confidence elsewhere (In PE Class, try to be included in all activities like volunteer to go first)
  • Stay close to friends
  • If problems get rough, go to a teacher
  • Use physical defense as a last resort
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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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