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The Journey of Julius Welschof

My name is Julius Welschof, I am 20 years old and I grew up in Bavaria. I already loved
doing sports as a kid. I started skiing on a racing team when I was 5 years old. We
prepared in summer to get in shape with a one to two hour workout three times a week.
Besides that, I also played soccer until I turned 11. There were practices two times a
week and games over the weekend. When I turned 12 I started playing tennis instead
of soccer. There, we had practice twice a week for one and half hours and games over
the weekend. I also practiced with a better skiing team for two years. The team was a
group consisting of six to eight kids. These were the best ones in the area where I lived.
It was harder and in the winter we practiced six times a week.

Right after school, our moms drove us to the mountain where we had practice while we
were eating and changing clothes in the car. We practiced from 2-6 PM. After that, I did
my homework. My parents made me get up by myself every weekend at 6 AM since I
turned 6. I had to get my equipment and food for practice in the car so they just had to
wake up and get in the car and bring me to practice. This taught me very early on how
to organize myself and take responsibility for myself.

After high school I went to Jacksonville, FL for six weeks. I lived with a host family. My
host father was a tennis coach so he did a lot of sports with me which I really enjoyed.
Once he threw me some footballs in the yard. That was the first time I ever caught a
football. We started doing more stuff (routes, sprints, etc.) and I had no problems at all
catching the ball and running routes. Some days later I went to a high school to watch
a football game. I really liked it so the next week we went to an NFL preseason game
(the only NFL game I have ever seen). The atmosphere and everything really got me.
I started loving this sport so I figured out where I was able to play in Germany. I found
a team close to the company where I had started as an apprentice. After work, I took the
30 minutes walk to the football field and waited for an hour until practice started. Once
it was done I took the train back home for a one and half hour ride. When I went back
to school the practice facilities were too far away, and I decided to stay at a hostel so I
could go to school and still make practice.

After three months playing football, my coach told me to go to the tryout for the Bavarian
All-Star team. He said I should go as a DE. After the tryout, they invited me to a camp
which lasted a full week. At this camp, I was learning more than I did in the three
months with my team. The coaches of the Bavarian All-Star team were some of the best
and they taught me the right techniques. Once the camp was over they told me I had
made the team, so I played at the tournament where the states of Germany play against
each other. Bavaria came in second.

When I turned 18, I started playing football for the Munich Cowboys. This was also a
three hour ride to get to practice when I had school. The Munich Cowboys was a better
team than the one where I started so I faced better competition.

Football means a lot to me. I, personally, think you can’t compare it with any other sport.
You can’t say after the third quarter it’s over like in other sports. It’s all about the
mindset of every team member. If everybody is ready to win no matter what the score
is, you can. If you’re in the weight room and you don’t think you can take one more rep
but your teammates push you hard enough, you can do it. That’s what makes football
so special to me. That’s the reason why my dream is to go to college. Everybody there
has this attitude. With this attitude, I can become a better player and reach a higher
level.

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The Journey of Julius Welschof

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My name is Julius Welschof, I am 20 years old and I grew up in Bavaria. I already loved
doing sports as a kid. I started skiing on a racing team when I was 5 years old. We
prepared in summer to get in shape with a one to two hour workout three times a week.
Besides that, I also played soccer until I turned 11. There were practices two times a
week and games over the weekend. When I turned 12 I started playing tennis instead
of soccer. There, we had practice twice a week for one and half hours and games over
the weekend. I also practiced with a better skiing team for two years. The team was a
group consisting of six to eight kids. These were the best ones in the area where I lived.
It was harder and in the winter we practiced six times a week.

Right after school, our moms drove us to the mountain where we had practice while we
were eating and changing clothes in the car. We practiced from 2-6 PM. After that, I did
my homework. My parents made me get up by myself every weekend at 6 AM since I
turned 6. I had to get my equipment and food for practice in the car so they just had to
wake up and get in the car and bring me to practice. This taught me very early on how
to organize myself and take responsibility for myself.

After high school I went to Jacksonville, FL for six weeks. I lived with a host family. My
host father was a tennis coach so he did a lot of sports with me which I really enjoyed.
Once he threw me some footballs in the yard. That was the first time I ever caught a
football. We started doing more stuff (routes, sprints, etc.) and I had no problems at all
catching the ball and running routes. Some days later I went to a high school to watch
a football game. I really liked it so the next week we went to an NFL preseason game
(the only NFL game I have ever seen). The atmosphere and everything really got me.
I started loving this sport so I figured out where I was able to play in Germany. I found
a team close to the company where I had started as an apprentice. After work, I took the
30 minutes walk to the football field and waited for an hour until practice started. Once
it was done I took the train back home for a one and half hour ride. When I went back
to school the practice facilities were too far away, and I decided to stay at a hostel so I
could go to school and still make practice.

After three months playing football, my coach told me to go to the tryout for the Bavarian
All-Star team. He said I should go as a DE. After the tryout, they invited me to a camp
which lasted a full week. At this camp, I was learning more than I did in the three
months with my team. The coaches of the Bavarian All-Star team were some of the best
and they taught me the right techniques. Once the camp was over they told me I had
made the team, so I played at the tournament where the states of Germany play against
each other. Bavaria came in second.

When I turned 18, I started playing football for the Munich Cowboys. This was also a
three hour ride to get to practice when I had school. The Munich Cowboys was a better
team than the one where I started so I faced better competition.

Football means a lot to me. I, personally, think you can’t compare it with any other sport.
You can’t say after the third quarter it’s over like in other sports. It’s all about the
mindset of every team member. If everybody is ready to win no matter what the score
is, you can. If you’re in the weight room and you don’t think you can take one more rep
but your teammates push you hard enough, you can do it. That’s what makes football
so special to me. That’s the reason why my dream is to go to college. Everybody there
has this attitude. With this attitude, I can become a better player and reach a higher
level.

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The Journey of Julius Welschof

My name is Julius Welschof, I am 20 years old and I grew up in Bavaria. I already loved
doing sports as a kid. I started skiing on a racing team when I was 5 years old. We
prepared in summer to get in shape with a one to two hour workout three times a week.
Besides that, I also played soccer until I turned 11. There were practices two times a
week and games over the weekend. When I turned 12 I started playing tennis instead
of soccer. There, we had practice twice a week for one and half hours and games over
the weekend. I also practiced with a better skiing team for two years. The team was a
group consisting of six to eight kids. These were the best ones in the area where I lived.
It was harder and in the winter we practiced six times a week.

Right after school, our moms drove us to the mountain where we had practice while we
were eating and changing clothes in the car. We practiced from 2-6 PM. After that, I did
my homework. My parents made me get up by myself every weekend at 6 AM since I
turned 6. I had to get my equipment and food for practice in the car so they just had to
wake up and get in the car and bring me to practice. This taught me very early on how
to organize myself and take responsibility for myself.

After high school I went to Jacksonville, FL for six weeks. I lived with a host family. My
host father was a tennis coach so he did a lot of sports with me which I really enjoyed.
Once he threw me some footballs in the yard. That was the first time I ever caught a
football. We started doing more stuff (routes, sprints, etc.) and I had no problems at all
catching the ball and running routes. Some days later I went to a high school to watch
a football game. I really liked it so the next week we went to an NFL preseason game
(the only NFL game I have ever seen). The atmosphere and everything really got me.
I started loving this sport so I figured out where I was able to play in Germany. I found
a team close to the company where I had started as an apprentice. After work, I took the
30 minutes walk to the football field and waited for an hour until practice started. Once
it was done I took the train back home for a one and half hour ride. When I went back
to school the practice facilities were too far away, and I decided to stay at a hostel so I
could go to school and still make practice.

After three months playing football, my coach told me to go to the tryout for the Bavarian
All-Star team. He said I should go as a DE. After the tryout, they invited me to a camp
which lasted a full week. At this camp, I was learning more than I did in the three
months with my team. The coaches of the Bavarian All-Star team were some of the best
and they taught me the right techniques. Once the camp was over they told me I had
made the team, so I played at the tournament where the states of Germany play against
each other. Bavaria came in second.

When I turned 18, I started playing football for the Munich Cowboys. This was also a
three hour ride to get to practice when I had school. The Munich Cowboys was a better
team than the one where I started so I faced better competition.

Football means a lot to me. I, personally, think you can’t compare it with any other sport.
You can’t say after the third quarter it’s over like in other sports. It’s all about the
mindset of every team member. If everybody is ready to win no matter what the score
is, you can. If you’re in the weight room and you don’t think you can take one more rep
but your teammates push you hard enough, you can do it. That’s what makes football
so special to me. That’s the reason why my dream is to go to college. Everybody there
has this attitude. With this attitude, I can become a better player and reach a higher
level.

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