I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old and continue to do so. I have a strong passion for soccer, I love how the sport is played, and I appreciate the skill level it requires. I have played many other sports but soccer is what I love most. When I was younger, I would play with my friends on the street all day every day, whether it was on pavement or on the grass. If I were away from them, I would have my ball with me at stores, restaurants, and pretty much anywhere you could think of. The times I could not play soccer, I was watching videos on my favorite players or learning new skills. I am not only determined to get better then, but still to this day. I have a personal trainer I work with every week, I also train by myself on my own time every day. I think one of the most important aspects of soccer, if not the most important aspect, is the mental side. Many players feel that the technical side of it is the most and only important thing, but that’s only half of it. I feel that many players don’t focus on it and it really shows. Bad attitudes or the wrong attitude can affect teams and players strongly. When I am on the field I try to encourage and keep a positive attitude towards my team and coach. In my opinion, it separates the good from great, that’s why I take classes to better my mental strength. If it’s the field side of it or off the field side, I am always trying to get that edge to help better me each and every day. On the field I try to work with many personal trainers to help improve my skills. Some of my favorite experiences include: Joner 1on1 football training, training sessions with former LA galaxy Pro Baggio Husidic, and I am currently working with Former English professional Harry Forrester. I feel that these tools and mentors will benefit me to be able to go and play at the collegiate level in the near future. I am feasible to all options that are presented to me even if it may not fit my specific desires.