Who else enjoys playing sports and watching them? A cite shows that teenagers enjoy playing the most sports because they have tons of energy. Here at Samueli Academy we have an amazing soccer team for both female and male teams. Our basketball teams have gotten CIF so we can play for championships and our volleyball teams are great. There’s just one thing that affects all these sports. Our home games are being held at other schools for each sport. Our soccer team's home field is at Santa Ana College. We scatter around the city for our games and it makes it difficult for our families and staff to come to our games.
People would love to play in front of their parents and their teachers but some schools we play at are too far for them to go. Mr. Sheppard, the sports administrator at our school, said, “We will need a lot of money to do this. The school comes in phases and the gymnasium is phase three. The building you’re in was the first phase.”
“The second phase is the performing arts center and a community office,” said Mr. Sheppard. “If one person wants to donate $10,000,000 than great but if ten people want to donate $100,000 each than that’ll be great too.” These buildings should be done around 2020. We will be getting rid of the bungalows which are the buildings on the outer campus. Since they will be knocked down than all that extra space is going to be our own soccer field. The gymnasium will hold the two common sports that need the courts such as basketball and volleyball. Since these sports are different seasons, they won’t be competing with each other for the courts.
With the school expanding every year with more freshmen coming in of course they are going to want to try out for the sports teams. On September 12, 2017 we had basketball tryouts and there was a lot more freshmen trying out than any other grade. Same thing for soccer, there were many of freshmen trying out for the team. Head of School, Anthony Saba, said that “Santa Ana College might revoke our home games from being there.” We won’t have any more home games if that happens and we will have to call another school that will let us play soccer there.
“My daughter is currently on the volleyball team and it is very difficult to go see her play because I am to busy or can’t go because it is during school or too far,” said Mr. Saba. With that being said it will be a lot better to have a home court at school because it will give us a chance to go see the games here and the teachers could go support the students.
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