- Update through 18 Nov 2019: My club team just finished our season in the National League Piedmont Conference. We went 10-1 and won the conference. We are currently ranked in the top 5 U18 teams in Georgia. We will be attending the Disney Showcase after Christmas. I also went to the South Region ODP trials in Tuscaloosa during the summer with the Georgia ODP team. It was a great experience playing with kids from several other states. I was selected with 5 other players from Georgia to the South Region ODP player pool.
- My club team just finished our season and we finished undefeated in Classic I in Georgia and will be moving up to the Piedmont Conference in the National League(formerly Southeastern Regional Premier League). I have really enjoyed the challenge of better competition as our team has continued to move up the ladder of divisions over the last few years. Our success and my ability to compete at this level has given me the confidence that I can play at the next level. I have always played sports, but I have only played organized soccer for 4 years. I started to focus on soccer when I was looking for something different and saw how much my older brother enjoyed travelling and playing with his club team. My first year playing, our club had 3 teams in my age group. I made the middle team and was asked to guest play on the highest team at tournaments. I made the top team in my second year and also tried out for ODP and made it. I just finished my second season with the Georgia ODP team and was selected to the South Region Player Pool for 2019/20. I also made my varsity team as a Freshman and have started the last 3 years. I realize I still have a lot to learn having started on the late side but I am an eager to continue learning. I have personally worked hard at being able to play with both feet and I am confident on either foot and make crosses, shots, and take free kicks using the foot that lends itself to the ball I am wanting to play.
I truly love the sport and it actually helps me focus on school. I realize if I want to continue to play in college I have to keep my academics up. The fact that in order to be good at one I have to perform at the other helps push me along and gives me a goal to shoot for. I am looking for a program that will push me and a coach that will help me learn the finer parts of the game in order to help me reach my potential as fast as possible. Since I am relatively new to the sport I am not set in my ways and open to instruction and learning. I spent a lot of time practicing on my own trying to get to a level that would allow me to make a competitive team. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get on a team and break into a roster of boys who had been playing together for several years. I feel my rapid rise to a competitive level of club soccer shows I have a lot of potential and the ability to play at the college level. I look forward to having a positive impact on your team.