I just want to play soccer!
For me soccer has always been natural. From playing on a soccer team to playing with my friends in the streets of our Apt complex everyday after school until dark. For me soccer has always been my happy place, through thick and thin, If I have a ball at my feet, and a couple feet of space I could be happy for the rest of my life. Now however, Im facing the challenge of expanding my soccer knowledge and I want to see where this sport can take me. My goal is to play soccer in college, then try to play semi-pro or professional and work my way up. I've never had life without soccer. I can honestly say that I haven't even went a whole 2 days without touching a soccer ball. How can I not, its like a world of possibilities at your feet. For me this is when I knew I need to play soccer, but I have realized that in order to become an elite athlete I need to be committed, determined and very dedicated. I think that I am a very well rounded player, I don't focus on trying to beat defender every-time or make the goal stopping tackle but I think I am consistent at my skills around soccer. I have an eye for intercepting passes down field, I know when to pressure and when you step in, I can pass and get out of pressure. Ive played 2 years up last year on the B99 RLC 2 team, also playing a year up at EFC this year. I made varsity freshman year as a starter. My junior year I scored 5 goals in 2 games in playoffs to get me Player of the Week 35. and now am captain for the next years team. On top of my club training I host pre- season training for my Varsity School team, to prepare them for the season ahead. As well as help those who cannot afford a team on the off season. Ive trained and made the PSPl Surf Academy Traveling squad. I always strive for the most competition, this has forced me to change clubs many times. My personality really helps, Im very focused, have a good work ethic and very coachable. Being an outside back is all about transitioning. Knowing when to move up the field, when to stay back. When to pressure their winger and when to drop of to their striker. Soccer for me has helped me in all areas of my life. It has gotten me through so much, its broken me through barriers, making me more confident and more willing to reach for the leadership position. I really enjoy being part of team, who is all about getting to work. Taking trainings serious and with high rigor, so that when game day comes, its easier then the training you had the night before. Every time I step on the field, I make sure that my teammates and my coaches appreciate the effort I put in. Really, at the end of the day, I know that my behavior, attitude, and work ethic reflect my team, my school, and myself.