Late my junior year of high school I was asked to try out for this team I had never heard of, they were called Boston field hockey club. Before this, I never knew about the world of club sports. I did sessions, clinics, and played during regular season, but that was about the extent of my experience with sports. This all changed the moment I came to indoor tryouts.
My indoor team became a family, and Boston was named my second home. The coaching staff was all so close, and the girls on the team were already fast friends. The bond that was shared between everyone was so strong you could practically see it, and all these people welcomed me in so easily. Little did I know, this team was in its first year of being an established club. The bond that consumed this club tricked me into thinking that they had been running for years. The dynamic between these people seemed impossible to create in such little time. To my surprise, these girls and these coaches had been together just a couple of months. I was in awe at the power of Boston.
That year at National Indoor Qualifiers, it was the first time we competed as a team. And after my first game, parents whom I’ve never seen, or spoke to, before congratulated me on the great game I had just played. I didn’t even know most of these people, but their kindness made me smile more than the game we had just won! It truly warmed my heart to be a part of this group. It was at this moment that I knew I chose the right club team. It was at this moment that I realized I was very fortunate to be able to play with such a great group of girls. And it was at this moment that I knew I would never have found a better coaching staff than where I was that day.
I continue to play with Boston, and it has brought me nothing but great memories. It has developed me not only as a player, but as a person. I am forever thankful for all the work they have done to keep me playing, and I am amazed by how far they have come in a year. I look forward to seeing what Boston will accomplish in the future. Even though I am a senior soon to be leaving for college, I will always be a part of Boston field hockey.