what sports did you play when you were still in school??

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
July 4, 2007 12:38am CST
when I was in high school, I used to play softball. I played a little of badminton too. when I went to college, I tried playing basketball & volleyball but both weren't really my thing so I just sticked into playing softball. ^__^ I love that sports. but I wish I tried tennis (lawn tennis), I think I would have loved that. ^__^ what were your sports back in school? what sports do you wish you have tried???
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• Switzerland
1 Aug 07
Used to part of the volleyball team. We placed second; I am so proud!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
yeah! its really good to win! ilve experienced that too when I was in school. we were so proud of ourselves. we were having the time of our lives. ^__^
2 Aug 07
Used to play volleyball, too. Was part of the patintero team. Patintero's a game native to the Philippines.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
oh yes i know patintenro! im from the philippines too! i love playing that when i was a kid. and i got the chance to play it when i was in college. ^__^
@SweetTrix (1073)
• United States
24 Jul 07
When I was in Middle school, I was active in volleyball, basketball, track and wrestling. In high school I was in volleyball and wrestling. I didn't join basketball in high school again because I didn't like a lot of the girls on the team, or they didn't like me. Track, well I didn't like the coaches they were very creepy. I was in volleyball for sophmore year and then decided I didn't want to play with a bunch of girls who claim the ball was theirs when I hit it and when I left it open to them it was my ball eventhough they called it, and some of the girls from the basketball team ended up in volleyball. So basically i stuck with wrestling, no stupid girls fighting over the dumbest stuff and defintly less drama. Plus it was fun beating buys and then watching their team mates make fun of them, those were fun times. I didn't make it to Junior year, at practice I tore my acl and mcl ... that was fun, lol. I think the sport I wish I had tried would have been tennis, but I don't know how well I would have done.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
things like that happen in sports. we just have to patient and just enjoy the game to make it enjoyable. ^__^ you did wrestling??? and beat up the boys?? wow. you're one amazing girl. ^__^
• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
i will tell you since i was still in elemantary school. That time i played badminton and,softball,volleyball,athleytic and also chess. in fact i took part in the badminton and chess tournament but didn't win. In junior high i still played volleyball plus basketball and also gym. But i was really really bad at gym.it was such a nightmare for me if i have to follow a gym class. In senior high i still played volleyball and again....gym! also basketball and athletic plus swimming
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
you did gymnastics?? wow. thats another sports i would like to try. ^__^ you must be brilliant. people who plays chess are brilliant.
• United States
4 Jul 07
I participated in four organized sports growing up. I played football and soccer in high school. I played soccer with the city league throughout my youth. I also played hockey on a city youth team. I am also a brown belt in Judo which I took up while in college. Unfortunately I moved and haven't pursued that any further. ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
wow jumpinjack. you're pretty sporty. ^__^ hmm.. i forgot to mention i've also tried soccer too. i couldnt last for the second half! LOL maybe because i was a beginner and i had no training but i was pretty sure then that it wasnt the sports for me. ^__^;; you're a brown belt in judo??? wow. is that the stage before the black belt?? i wanted to try any martial arts before but i didnt had the time and none of my friends wont join me. i couldnt go and try it alone! ^__^;; too bad you didnt pursue it. judo is a good sports.
@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
a friend of mine who was a soccer player was also a black belt (what's a dan?) said that he used his judo training to enhance his soccer, he's playing goalie...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
training in judo to get better at soccer? how's that?
@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I played a lot of games in school. I played soccer, track and field, volleyball and basketball in elementary. In highschool, I still played the same sports but minus soccer since we didn't have a football field plus no one else was interested in that sports (i think). I also learned that I can swim and play pingpong. In college I was not really interested in joining any since I intended to focus on my studies, but then I loved soccer and missed it terribly so I joined. I also wished I could play lawn tennis though...I don't reallt know how to play but I know the rules and terms used in it...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
a kaya pala lagi kang kasali sa soccer nun. ^__^;; good thing you joined in sports sem, otherwise, you could've have a geek! LOL i wanted to try tennis too. why didnt we??? now i really crave for tennis. lets go and play some tennis sem! ^__^ and lets watch the games in wimbledon! upod ta si marsyel. si marsyel kahampang tennis right??? *sigh* buti pa sya. T.T
@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
I did try playing tennis when I was younger. Our soccer coach made me squish tenis balls to improve my grip in soccer (I play goalkeeper) so I spent some time in the tennis court. There was that time when I tried to play with our tennis player (thinking that I know how to play table tennis, tennis would be a piece of cake)...my hands turned numb after hitting a couple of times...I kinda embarassed myself then, and after that I didn't have the interest in learning tennis anymore. I contented myself at the sidelines watching the action, and...errr, watching my pretty classmate play...quite a chik, really... :-)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
that is all why you played tennis? but to grip a small ball is rather different from gripping a large ball of soccer right? women who plays tennis are really amazing. just think how strong they are and also their stamina! you have to have a good stamina to last for 6 games! (or 3?)
• Sweden
6 Jul 07
I used to figure skate. It was fun, but I stopped in 7th grade. The main reason was because it ate a lot of my free time (adding my clarinet lessons, I only had one free day every week). Besides, the other skaters my age were already in competitions. I've relised now that if there had been a team skating group in my club, I probably would've join that... but then I wouldn't have joined the amateur theater club and met my best friends, so I'm not sad. Nowadays I mostly watch figure skating, ice dance and team skating when they send it :) Sometimes I wish I could skate again without worrying about competitions or being good... or, in the case of doing it in public, accidentally crash into someone ;P
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
kakkoi!!! i have a friend too who's into figure skating. and she joins competitions. why dont you like skating in public? you like doing it alone?
• Sweden
9 Jul 07
It's more that I'm used to skate without a helmet, but it's required when the skating rink closest to me is open to the public. I fully understand why - I might know how to fall without hitting my head, but others don't. It's also safer in case you collide with someone. I still rather skate without one though, I guess I'm a bit vain like that ;)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
skating with a helmet??? i thought you skate without a helmet? i thought you only have to wear a helmet when you're playing ice hockey?
@shinjiao (1465)
• China
1 Aug 07
The popular sport in China now! - I like it!
I'm very glad to enter into my university.Because each student in my university can choose one subject from the sports list.There are more than 20 items we can choose:softball,baseball,basketball,football,swimming,volleyball,pingpong,tennis,fencing,dancing,tachi,yoga,boating,shaping and so on. The first semeter,I participated in tachi and second semester I chosed volleball.The third and fourth semester I chosed dancing.In my spare time,I play pingpong and snocker with my friends.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
wow! you had so many choices??! back at our university I think we only have... less than 10 choices. I think it doesn't even reaches 8. hmmm... we have swimming, table tennis, lawn tennis, ballroom dancing, basketball... I can only remember 5... I remember I envied students from our sister university because there are more choices there and I just couldn't understand why our schools differ on that. yay! you also took dancing? wht kind of dance? I took ballroom dancing.
@shinjiao (1465)
• China
2 Aug 07
I participated in hip-hop dancing.Actually,there are two choices of dancing:hip-hop dancing and Latin dancing.Indeed,these two dancings are a little bit different from Hip-hop and Latin.What we learned in class emphasized shaping. In my high school,we had selected lessons for ballroom dancing.It was popular so I was not lucky to join in it.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
I love hiphop! and I would've been interested to do some latin dance. ^__^ eventhough we don't have hip hop in our choices I still got a lot of dose of it. I love dancing so I always join groups in our college who are either going to do some intermission number in a program or going to join a contest within the university. I loved my dancing days then and im missing it. ^__^ this is why I'm always spearheading creating a dance group here in our office everytime there's a program and we have to present something as an intermission number. ^__^
@alnilam (969)
• United States
24 Jul 07
i mostly plaid "sleep on the sofa" our gym teacher did not really care much if we exercise or not, so most of the time we were napping on sofas or gossiped (with the teacher) on benches... but in my free time i played volleyball
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
hahaha! i hate teacher who doesnt care about his/her students. the school would be wasting their money on them. ^__^ we loved to gossip to during our free times. LOL
@alnilam (969)
• United States
26 Jul 07
yeah and because of that we always knew what was going on in the faculty and which teacher was with whom and stuff.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
hahaha! we too had a lot to talk about our faculties. they certainly were weird individuals who dress up like real people. LOL
• India
20 Jul 07
I used to play cricket and football but i loved to play football the most and my favorite position in it is a midfielder ..because tat is where i see most of the ball in the ground...but my dream is to play football for a club in england probably Manchester United so that u can become world wide famous in a very short time and EPL is the right place to show your talents
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
wow. goodluck to your dreams. i hope someday we'll be able to watch you in tv playing football. ^__^ and hey, you're the only one here who said something about his favorite position. i didnt even write here mine! well, my favotire position in softball is the first base coz that's where the most outs that could take place. ^__^ i love "outing" lots of opponents. LOL
• India
24 Jul 07
Do u hav any dreams of playing for anything like college team or district or state team????????
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
well, i played softball with our high school and college team. but that was team per college department, not really the varsity. coz varsity is like the whole school's team right? and i wasnt able to be part of it. and i did dream to be part of it. but i wasnt that good enough. ^__^
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
when i was in highschool, i play basketball, kickball and soccer, now in college, im only engage with badminton. :)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
is kickball and soccer the same? or are they different? 0_o what is kickball? ^__^
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
they're different. kickball is a playground game but the mechanics are same from baseball, here, you have to do some kicking.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
oh i see. so there are 4 bases too? i think i know that game! its a popular game for the kids! i've played that when i was a kid! like there is a person in the main base of the opponent who would toss the ball to the other side and someone would kick it and after he kicked it, he would run to the first base while avoiding to be it. right??? i know that... its sipa ball here. means the same thing since sipa is kick. ^__^
• India
11 Jul 07
only cricket.........do u hear about it???
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
i have heard cricket but i dont know how to play it nor have i watched that sports. i think there's no cricket here in our country. if ever there is, its not popular.
• India
11 Jul 07
you don't know about cricket?????.o my god....it is popularing game.it is playing over over the world now...australia in now champions.....do u want to know about that beautifull game???
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
i've heard about cricket. but i havent seen someone or groups of people play it. its not popular here in our ccountry.
@aissha (2036)
• India
6 Jul 07
i don't know whether u know or not but iused to play kabaddi in my school time.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
how do you play kabaddi?
@aissha (2036)
• India
6 Jul 07
hey it is played in asian games,2 teams are divided and 7-8 players are in each team one by one each other team's court try to touch any one at the same time the other team 's player try to retain the visiting player in their court only ,it is upto the visiting player to manage to go back to his court while saying kabaddi and u can't breathe ,so its one breathe,grabbing any player and then coming back to court ,whiever team outnumber the player of the other team will win ,and even a single palyer has a capacity to recaLL his whole team back by managing touching palyers of the team and coming back to court his/her court ,so it is power,strength,flexibility and breathe game and i don't know why it is not poular ,in my view it is better than soccer ,u don't need any equipment for it.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
it is played in asian games??? wow. that must be an exciting game. its kinda similar to a native game here in our country called "moro-moro". i dont know how it is called in some parts of our country coz it has different names. ^__^
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I played volleyball only, never tried any sport when i was in high school. When I started working i learned how to play badminton and i do practice aikido. If there was a sport that i wish i tried maybe it would be basketball or table tennis =D
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
aikido! astig! ^__^ i had a friend too who practice aikido. and she's a gal too! you are both cool women. ^__^ i tried table tennis when i was in college, it was nice but i wasnt good at it. :p
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Thanks for the compliment! Aikido is really cool for self defense =D
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
your welcome. i really wish i had learn some martial arts. i wanna be astig too! ^__^;;
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
30 Jul 07
i started out playing softball and soccer at young ages, i actually stopped soccer to focus on softball. in high school the first yr. i did only play soccer and softball, but it ended when i couldn't make grades! i wish i could find a good adult softball league here where i live!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
oh goodie! another softball lover! why didnt we grow up together? we could have formed a team with the others and play softball till our last bit of energy! ^__^;;
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
31 Jul 07
yeah, i know, i love softball, i just wish i could find a league out here!
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@ayseteyze (214)
• Turkey
15 Aug 07
i have played basketball for about 5 years in highschool. it was really fun. i think everyone should experience being a part of a sports team in his/her early ages. because it provides you many social skills like having responsibility, being part of a union, building last long friendships and improving your discipline. you learn to manage your time, you get used to having such busy days which you have to share your attention to both your school and ypur social life.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
nicely said! sports isnt really just for fun. we develop our social skills like what you said. we learn how to deal with others, we learn how to work with others, we learn to accept defeat, we learn the essence of not giving up! we learn to value people and friends. we learn respect. come to think of it, sports really does have a lot benefits. maybe that's why we enjoy it so much. ^__^
• Singapore
15 Aug 07
I'm in for badminton and running. a little of softball and a little of volleyball.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
ha! another softball player! ^__^ i dont care if its only little, im still glad another one answered softball. LOL
@clocks123 (1229)
• United States
15 Aug 07
it was required that we play basketball and volleyball in gym when i was in high school also we played softball in gym the sports i wish i had tried none just not much of a sports person per se
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
oh i see. oh well, i guess there are people who are not into sports. ^__^ you sure you didnt enjoy any of it? ^__^ *peace* LOL
@Odlanor (141)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Yes, I wish I have tried to have some sports, because I am not interested when I'm still young due to health problems, now that my health have improved It's already late to learn and experience it.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
its not late for someone to try sports. especially if he or she is in great shape! you could try lighter sports at first and then choose whatever you want to focus on. practice and exercise is everything in a sports. doesnt really require talent to enjoy a sports. so im advising you to try one. ^__^
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
5 Aug 07
When I was in high school, I was on the track team. I also played baseball in a summer league as well. Those were my main sports in high school. I wish that I had tried basketball or high school baseball as well but did not. After high school, I played volleyball and softball while in college.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
nice. another softball player! eventhough you're a guy... ^__^;; but its still nice to know people with same interests isnt it? ^__^ i tried basketball once and did enjoy it but it was sooo tiring! and i got so many fouls! LOL how could that be? i was just preventing the oponent to advance and trying to steal the ball from her...
@truartiss (386)
• United States
5 Aug 07
In high school I played volleyball and was put on the varsity team within a month. It was a good experience playing on a team with all girls. Of course, it was high school and everyone gossiped but it was still okay. Sports I wish I would have tried?? I guess basketball and track. I have always played basketball just for fun with some of my friends on the weekends. In fact, me and my best friend still try to get together every weekend and play. I guess I had never thought about being on the team at school. As for track/running, I have always wanted to be a runner. But sadly I'm lose breath very quickly. lol. I guess that makes me a good sprinter. I would run every day at recess in grade school. But when the mile run test came around, I would be one of the last to finish.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
i think you'll do good in so-and-so meter dash like the 100m dash and not with long kilometer runs. we're the same in this thing. i also lose breath quickly. but maybe if we had the right training we'd be able to last for long runs and maybe win it. ^__^ i tried marathon relay when i was in high school and was disappointed because i didnt try when i was still a freshman. ^__^;; i should've.