Basketball has become the Nation’s favorite team sport. Many Filipinos found it very interesting and challenging. It has become the trademark of the country aside form boxing due to its influence and its appeal to Filipinos. Every barangay even has its own basketball court. If it had not been sepak takraw, basketball would become the national sport of the country.
As a Filipino, I found basketball a very interesting. In fact, I am very glad that basketball is part of the education curriculum. I was expecting to have fun the first time we had our class. I was looking forward to improve my skills at basketball when I attended the class. Before, I have a low self-esteem when playing basketball. It is not because of my ability to play it but because of my height. My height is not ideal for playing basketball. Due to that reason, I only play basketball occasionally.
But, fortunately, I have the chance to prove myself wrong through attending the basketball class. In this class, I learned that playing basketball is not only about height, skills, etc.. but it is also about TEAM. Our instructor always emphasizes the importance of teamwork. That moment I realize that my disadvantages are covered through as long as we work a team. It is like a single twig, it will surely break when bended, but when a bundle of twigs are bended, it will not break.
Thanks to the basketball class, not only I improved my skills but also my esteem. Now, I am confident to join future basketball game and venture another stage in learning more about basketball. I will surely miss this class since next year, there will be no more PE. But gladly, this class has given me so much memory worthy of keeping!
by : Isaiah John Fancubit