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

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Quiz the Coach - Am I The Next Iverson Or The Next Manning? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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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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