My first season of club soccer was when I knew I loved the game-I loved the footwork and the strategies, and it definitely felt great when I scored a goal! In those first few seasons I mostly had positive experiences, and I moved up to playing on the A-team each season.
I had a major growth spurt in middle school where I grew multiple inches in a short amount of time. It happened to be during club season, and I was playing pretty badly because I was in so much pain from growing. The next summer, when try-outs came around, I got put on the B-team. I wanted to quit so badly because it was hard to think about playing a level down. But, I love playing and, after talking to the coach and realizing that I could step up and be a leader on the team, I decided to be on the team. Plus, I wanted the chance to prove the coaches wrong!
Throughout the season I got so much better-probably more than if I had been on the A-team, and I proved a lot of people wrong-by the end of the season I often was asked to play up. I always remember that season because it showed me how much I love playing soccer, and it taught me that if I work hard enough, I can achieve my goals. My primary goal is to become the best soccer player I can be.
I am dedicated in a way that I believe sets me apart from many soccer players--I am always doing more training outside of soccer practice , whether in the weight room, at skills classes, or by running or working on my fitness in other ways. Plus, I am very competitive and I play with passion. I think I have it in me to be a good leader.