If we have learned anything, it is Sport helps unite families. There are many who practice the disciplines and practice physical activity as a unifying focus. There are instances where the brothers practice different sports, they are even rarer as both are of a high standard To the point of representing his country selectively.
This is the situation Daniel and Evelyn Kayrouse, baseball and basketball players, respectively. They both live in Laredo, Texas, where they study and play in corporate teams. They both talked to Millennium Hobby About their entry into sport and the flair that they represent for their country in two different fields.
“I started playing basketball for my family I barely had a chance to represent Mexico in the FIFA U-16 World Cup in Chile. Currently I’m on the shortlist for the U-18 in another tournament. “That’s almost how I started to represent Mexico,” said Evelyn, 17, who wants to study law. “When I was younger, I also went to El Salvador and represented Mexico with the U-13 team.”
“I have been playing baseball since I was eight years old to my fatherAlthough he was very old in the sport. I was in my league in Monterey, Daniel, a 19-year-old who is currently starting an engineering program at Texas A&M, says first into electrical engineering and from there to biomedicine. “Previously When my parents came to Laredo, Texas, I came to study. “
Although they were born in El Paso, They have spent almost their entire lives in Mexico. The truth is, we only came to the United States three years ago. FifthEphimus In Chihuahua and then in Monterey. Later we came to Laredo recentlyEvelyn explained, with a family originally from Chihuahua.
It was the approach of the sport that brought them together. Although they are different, both were born out of the family’s fruits, To become his passion and two different, yet equally effective, ways to shine and represent Mexico beyond our borders.
“Really love basketball because of the competition and the fact that it is fastWhich requires me to be in constant motion. The teenager said, “It is a sport that has been in my family, since my parents came to play and I like to follow in their footsteps.”
“I love that The mental game between the archer and the hitter in a one-on-one match. There are those who do not see it or not understand it very much, but baseball is a very mental game, that competition is what I love … the community and coexistence that exist between the teams and the fact that my father played baseball and took me to their games to see it, ”Daniel added.
During this pandemic, they came to train together to keep them in shape. I said to my sister, ‘Hey, now that the season is on, how are we going to do? ” And therefore We trained together. Already when it all started to re-open, we parted a little, because she was about to train basketball. But there was a time when we were practicing together. “
It opened the doors to choice and education
Taste of baseball and basketball lThe doors are opened to access selectivity. In Monterrey, coach Mike Rodriguez helped Evelyn with sports from a young age. “Since we were little kids he’s been responsible for traveling to tournaments, going to national and international championshipsWe traveled all over Mexico and there we made ourselves known so that they would call me later for selectionCommented.
Daniel for his part, Capitalize on his free time in Monterrey and experience in tournaments at the county, provincial, state and national levels He was allowed to compete and be known in The king of sports At the youth level. “I went to the World Cup three times, and my teammates who went with me or with others only went twice, but this is the same garbage.”
Sports also allowed them to study in the United States. It is an attitude that they appreciate so much, as it prepares them both physically and mentally. “I really love this life as a student-athlete, because it opens so many doors for you. When I was younger, I didn’t measure it, but now I realize how amazing it is. HI Grateful to my father for always instilling in us sport ‘.
Of course, he also built character, perseverance, and discipline. “What schools do is that they complement sports and school a lot. It doesn’t look like that, but they demand. In order to be in a team, they require you to have certain criteria, to pass many classes, to get certain grades, to cover certain credits … in fact, If there have been instances where my classmates failed in a class or did not meet the criteria for play; my parents also instilled in us that it is not only a sport, but it is satisfying in school as well.