By Eric Huynh
There’s no better feeling than excelling at what you do.
No one would’ve known that a 14-year-old student would be a part of something much bigger and be known around the nation.
After being coached by several top players in the world and learning from their success, I set out for my own success.
After three years of practice, training, and playing, I tried out for the second time for one of the top youth club teams in the Northwest. Looking at my coaches, I saw something similar between us. They were playing on top teams in the world and have won many tournaments.
After I played on my club team, Fryz, in some top youth tournaments, the team became the top in the nation. In both the girls division and open (boys) division, we were ranked number one in the nation and still hold that position. The team practices every Sunday and we have become closer, not just as a team, but as a family. Knowing each other so well, we play with incredible skill and spirit to become a successful group of kids who are known all around for their abilities.
There is still so much more to accomplish for me, but I keep working at my goals each day. I’m so thankful for the coaches and for their support in everything I have done to become the player I am now. After going through the Summer Youth Leadership Program, I have figured out what I want to be, a coach for the youth, and to be able to share my experiences to inspire others to keep working hard and having fun with what they’re doing. ♦
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