The heart is the strongest muscle
The heart is the strongest muscle
My name is A-jay. I'm Polynesian and I'm from the aloha state called Hawaii. I grew up with 4 sisters that were bigger, faster, and stronger than me and would never let me win in any sport and we played every sport. Working hard was a must growing up and still is today. I spent most of my years in Hawaii, but moved to Utah the middle of my freshman year to the middle of my junior year. I moved back my senior year to Hawaii, and actually went to the rival school of my freshman year high...
My name is A-jay. I'm Polynesian and I'm from the aloha state called Hawaii. I grew up with 4 sisters that were bigger, faster, and stronger than me and would never let me win in any sport and we played every sport. Working hard was a must growing up and still is today. I spent most of my years in Hawaii, but moved to Utah the middle of my freshman year to the middle of my junior year. I moved back my senior year to Hawaii, and actually went to the rival school of my freshman year high school. But I learned something important from one of my high school coaches and it was, "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect!"
I love helping others improve their game no matter what sport it is. I enjoy doing that just as much as helping someone learn the sport for the first time. I was a youth basketball assistant coach to my uncle right before my mission. (ages 11-13) The best experience I have is when I taught a friend how to surf. She was older than me and I was surprised that she had never tried it. It took her almost 2 hours before she caught her first and only wave. She thought she wasted my time, but I had a blast! She almost caught 10 waves but didn't believe me. Positive reinforcement is something I provide extremely well in my tutoring. If it involves any sport, its a good day!
I learned how to play all sports as a kid which helped me become an all around athlete. I chose to play football, basketball and track during high school. During my time at Timpview High School, I trained for football year round, while other sports were to be done on the side. When I moved back to Hawaii for the remainder of my junior year and all of senior year, I focused more on basketball and track. Leading a 4 year win-less team (Football) to a multiple win season was extremely tough. I became most valuable player on the football team and track team. After only being recruited by a small hand full of teams, (Utah state, Pacific, Dixie St.) I worked to save money for my lds mission.
During my time at Timpview, I've played with/ against numerous division 1 athletes, junior college athletes and even some NFL players. I practiced against the best, and that helped me improve a lot! By being on the practice squad, I man handled our first team defense on a daily basis. They had there victories against me too, but not very many.
Basketball was definitely more of a hobby for me. I played in middle school and one year in high school. In 8th grade, we somehow won the tournament with a 7 man roster. We were bottom seed and had to play 4 games that day. Our jerseys were soaked. Thankfully we had 2 jerseys. My senior year, I came off the bench as 6th man. Now at 6'4 in Hawaii, you're automatically a center. Some schools had guards my height, but nobody on the island was past 6'6. I was athletic enough to even guard point guards in our league, and I averaged almost 3 steals a game. My main role was to play defense, and get rebounds. We barely missed the playoffs. I play almost everyday and always say, "If I played like this in high school, things would've been different." Oh well!
My junior year was my first year doing track. We had 1 senior on the team and he was basically worthless. I was just starting and had a tough time getting out of the blocks. I did sprints only, and long jump and high jump on non-important meets. My best race was the 100 meter. My first year I started off at 11.6 seconds. By the end of my first year I was hitting an 11.3 seconds.We always came in second at all the meets. My senior year, I clocked in at 10.9 seconds. My personal best! I was named team captain, and voted most valuable on the team.
Long story short is I know how to win. I know how it feels to not be the best at the sport you love. But I also know the feeling you get when you work as hard as you can in the off-season and become great! The road is not easy, but it'll pay off if you put the work in and grind- that I can promise.
Feel free to contact me for a workout if you're wanting to improve your game, or even if you're just a beginner.