My name is Kyle Miller. I am currently 18 years old and I am from Huntington Beach, California. I am in my senior year at Marina High School, where I have been the starting varsity goalkeeper since my sophomore year. It has always been my goal to play at the collegiate level, and eventually get a professional opportunity. I started playing soccer when I was three years old through a camp ran by the city, and I have been playing ever since. I started playing club soccer when I was 8 years old, which is also when I began playing goalkeeper full time. I had played goalkeeper in AYSO, and that's when I fell in love with the position.
Since then I have worked with private trainers through my clubs, and privately on my own weekly. Also, I have always been a captain of all of my club teams, and believe that my leadership skills would be very useful at the collegiate level. On my current club team every Wednesday I set up a practice in addition to our regular training where we do fitness, work on our ball control, and build chemistry. Something that I do that makes me different from other recruits is that I coach a class with another player from my team where we teach kids from ages 3-7 technique, understanding of the game, we make sure they do things properly, and play games with them that make them have passion for the game from a young age. Another thing that I think makes me a good candidate for any college soccer program is my focus, and level of commitment for what I do. In an average week for me I have high school practice everyday, club practice four days a week, private keeper training once to twice a week, I go to the gym everyday, I have one to two games on the weekend, and then I also coach the class for the kids every Tuesday. On top of my soccer schedule, I always make sure that I get my school work done and keep my grades up.
Another thing that I have done that I think makes me different from other recruits is I have competed internationally. Last summer I got the opportunity to play in a tournament in France, where I got to play on a team with kids from England and France, and gain more knowledge of the game. This upcoming summer of 2019 I have been given the opportunity to go play in an academy in Spain for two weeks, and then go straight from Spain to Greece, where I will be playing against teams like the Olympiacos academy. Playing internationally has given me the skill to fit into any team quickly, and adjust to new styles of play. I believe that all of the things I do have prepared me to compete at the collegiate level, and fit in to the atmosphere of any team comfortably. My goal is to play division one soccer, and earn a spot as a starting goalkeeper. In college I would also like to study sports medicine.