I started playing soccer about 7 years ago in the 7th grade because i used to enjoy it during PE, (Or recess in elementary school). Ever since then, I fell in love with it. In the 9th grade, it became the only sport i played, and I wanted to play as much as I could. Around junior year, I took it to the next level, I would watch youtubers like @BecomeElite, and it would motivate me to work hard, and it helped me see that this dream is attainable. I started training and working out every day.
My senior year, I honestly got into other avenues in life, and lost some passion for soccer. I almost quit. I would always get this nagging urge to pick it back up seriously though, and in just months, the passion hit me harder than ever, I knew I wanted to do this for as long as I could. I planned to play in a local amateur summer league, create a highlight video from it, and find an opportunity from there. Then with perfect timing, USSoccerTalent.com posted on Instagram about a semi professional team having tryouts in a city near mine. I wasn’t 100% sure about the level I was at, but after attending tryouts with a lot of talent, and performing well there, I realized I could reach my goal and that my hard work over the years had finally paid off.
I’m extremely grateful for USSoccerTalent.com for showing me this opportunity so I could capitalize. Now, I’m back in the game, dedicated, and climbing the ladder. Keep working hard and search for opportunities, you will find them!