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Quiz the Coach - Am I The Next Iverson Or The Next Manning?

Quiz the Coach - Am I The Next Iverson Or The Next Manning? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Kidzworld's Quiz the Coach has sports advice, help and tips on camps, skateboarding and skateboard tricks, basketball rules, fouls, cheerleading tryouts and practice, making the team plus tons of other stuff! - Page 16

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not ? The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1Hey Coach,
I'm 14 and an unbelievable swimmer who swims for two different teams (summer and winter). And I'm also an extremely explosive and talented b-baller with an amazing crossover - which is so good that my friends have nicknamed me "Iverson". But there's a problem... I just graduated from middle school and my parents are sending me to a boarding school. I really want to play b-ball on a team again, but over the summer I've discovered my right arm is like a cannon and I know I would make the perfect QB for their football team. The only problem is I really loathe football. But if I don't use this talent I feel I'm wasting a God-given gift, which I don't want to do. Furthermore, I think that if I do go out for football, its schedule will interrupt the one for b-ball. So do I do keep on being "Iverson" or become a great quaterback?
Iversoon

Hey Iversoon,
It must be nice to have the choice of being a future NBA star, an NFL quarterback or an Olympic swimmer - and you've only just finished middle school. When you have to make decisions like this at your age, I think it's best to follow your heart and do what you're passionate about and really love. For example, I'm really good at scooping up dog crap from my Mom's back yard - but I hate doing it. So, I'm not going to find a full-time job as a pooper scooper, just because I'm good at it.

If you loathe the sport of football, it's unlikely you'll become a great player, just because you've got a "cannon for an arm". Being a great quarterback takes more than a strong arm, it also takes speed, brains, passion and enthusiasm for the game of football. If you're playing a game you hate, that's going to show when it's time to step on the field. Don't feel you're wasting a "God-given" gift, when you're really passionate about something else. Stick with basketball, make your crossover even more amazing and become the next Iverson.

Do you have a question on sports like hockey, football or skateboarding? Do you need some advice on fitness, P.E. class or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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    Coolest Part of Iverson's Image?

    • Tattoos.
    • Braided hair.
    • Earings.
    • That white thing he wears on his arm.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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