I wasn’t the best there but the energy in the facility made me want to compete and learn more. I’ll never forget the dribbling drill that we practiced everyday. Although I was fast I wasn’t sure how to dribble and change direction. The X drill started to develop my game and took me to the next level.
Fast forward to u14 I made the Tier 1 team and traveled to Alberta for Club nationals. I would repeat this for 4 years in a row traveling to Nationals each year. This brought me the opportunity to try out for the Canada Games team. Unfortunately I did not make the team so it was back to the drawing board.
After rebuilding my confidence I landed a tryout with the Campeche Pirates in Campeche Mexico and landing a spot on the team. I graduated high school earlier and spent my summer in Mexico playing soccer. When I returned to Halifax I played varsity soccer with Dalhousie University and landed various athletic scholarships to help me pay for school.
FSA taught me how to focus, how to stay calm in high pressured situation and how to let things go when something doesn’t go as planned. You learn emotional intelligence along with learning the beautiful game. FSA really impacted my life in a powerful way and it played a pivotal role in my life and soccer career. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn the beautiful game.