This weekend went pretty well! We played three 40-minute games, coming out with a 0-0 tie, a 2-0 loss, and a 6-0 win. We made progress throughout the three games and it was an encouraging weekend. You definitely couldn’t beat the scenery! We played in Grenoble, France surrounded by the French Alps, which were nothing short of breathtaking. See the pics!..
It’s a new week here in Yzeure!! I had keeper training tonight at the stadium next to my apartment complex (Stade de Bellecombe). After training, I took a little jog around the two cities, Yzeure and Moulins, and watched the sun set by the Moulins Cathedral.. It was a pleasant evening!
I’m doing well and feeling great.. Just missing my guitar! But plan to solve that problem as soon as I find a music store!!
Team training tomorrow evening. Keeper training Wednesday. Looking forward to continuing a great week here in France!
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I signed my contract this morning and am excited to say that I am officially a professional soccer player! I want to take the time to say thank you for reading my blog, supporting me, and just being excited for me and this experience. It’s a great feeling to know that I have so many people in my corner.
Today off. Tomorrow training. Saturday off. And a friendly in the French Alps on Sunday. My coach says, “It’s beautiful!”.. I look forward to it!
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Well, my coach informed me last night that they want me to stay and be a part of the team!!! I’m very excited and relieved to have done well these past 11 days! Today, I’ve been working on getting the paperwork in order with the club president. It’s not official until I sign on the dotted line, but this is a great accomplishment and I feel tremendously excited to have the opportunity to play with FF Yzeure for the upcoming season!
In the last few days I have continued my goalkeeper and team training. We did not fair so well this weekend and took a bad loss on Sunday, but we’ve gone back to work this week. I met my goalkeeper coach on Monday, and have been training hard with him. He’ll be a great coach for me and I’m excited to learn new ways to improve my game.
I feel as if I’ve been away at French soccer camp for the last week and a half, where everything’s new and I’m asking myself, “Should I quit living out of my suitcase and just put my clothes on the shelf already?” A different wave of emotion came over me last night as my coach spoke with me. I was bursting with emotions on the inside, but kept up a calm demeanor. When I got a moment to myself a wave of relief and sense of belonging came over me. I felt as if everything was right and it was time to unpack that suitcase…
Training tonight! I will post again soon!
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P.S. – Go WKU Soccer!!! 🙂
I have been thinking about creating a blog for a while now and my cousin, Stephanie, pointed me in the direction of wordpress. I am starting this blog in order to more easily keep my family and friends updated on my career activities. I am currently in Yzeure, France chasing my dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, and I will use this as a way to tell about my experiences and adventures while in Europe! I hope to post every other day and throw in a few pics here and there. Thanks for reading!