My most memorable moments in my life have been because of club soccer. I started club soccer when I was around 10 years old and have loved every minute of it ever since then. I was opened up to a world of opportunities when one club coach put in a little bit of faith into me becoming a more skillful player and with the support of my loving father I was given the chance to make something of myself. I've worked hard both on and off the field to be where I am today.
Over many years I have been taught various things by different coaches. I always questioned as to why I had to get a new coach every year but I finally figured out that every coach has a different view on how the wonderful sport of fútbol should be played. I agreed with some and disagreed with some but nevertheless I always learned something new from every coach that I played for. They not only helped me become a better soccer player but a better individual by inspiring me to always push myself to the next level to do better.
My teammates even had a helping hand with me pushing myself to become the best I could be. With all the interaction between training and games you begin to create great friendships between one another. All my best buddies that I have I met through club soccer and I am so thankful to have the friends that I have. They have always been there for me, through both good and rough times.
One of the most important things competitive soccer has taught me is how to both win and lose. I have learned that you can not win every game. Even though you would like to, it just will not happen. You win some you lose some; that is how it goes. In order to win, you first must learn how to lose. When you lose, you always ask yourself “What did I do wrong?” then you learn how to fix the mistakes that you made so that way you do not make the same mistakes the following game. With that same mentality, I applied it to my life and it worked.
Playing competitive soccer has greatly influenced my life in a positive way. I am very thankful for all the support that I have had from all the families, coaches, and friends to help me succeed in playing for such a wonderful club like Idaho Rush.