Oakland Unity High School
My passion is Soccer.
I honestly didn't like it at first. No one would pass me the ball and I couldn't do all the fancy moves that other players could. I started gaining a passion when my uncle took over the team I had been playing for. He had an impact on me because all I'd try to do was make him proud by becoming the best that I could be. As I got older I started seeing that the only future I saw myself having was soccer.
I would like to gain some experience with professional trainers and I have seen how Nike camps help players improve and gain lots of experience in being professional. I would want to learn that because if I get scouted by a college I know it will be very different from what I do now. My teacher Ms. Batlle has helped me a lot on trying to understand the concepts. My coach, Edward Stephen, has helped me with how soccer colleges will be. Going to the camp would boost my chances of playing soccer professionally. It's all I ever strive for in life.
"As a 15-year-old boy very much aware that the time to be identified to play for a college team is imminent, Javier has been doing his best to contact university coaches and apply for different camps and training programs. This self-advocacy and confidence that I have seen from Javi over the last few months is very unique for a young man in his community. Therefore, I believe the Nike Soccer Camp is an incredible growth and exposure opportunity for Javi.
In the two years that I have known this young man, soccer has been a major contributor to his academics and his character. When we discuss his future, we are always emphasizing the importance of being a student-athlete. From what I know about the Nike Soccer Camp, the players and the coaches also revere the value of both sports and academics. What is even more attractive, is that the camps are located on university campuses. The exposure to a university soccer program would allow Javi to witness for himself how his love for soccer can also drive academic success and vice-versa."
Thank you all who funded me. I had such an amazing time at camp. I met new people who were from different countries, made new friends, and learned a lot from my peers. The coaches and trainers would tell us how to improve and encouraged us to ask coaches questions about what they look for in a player. I'm so thankful for the donations and the opportunity you gave me. I made sure I didn't waste it. Thank you so much!!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who donated. I achieved my goal and now am going to be able to attend Nike Camp. I can't express how happy I am. Thank you to my amazing teacher and advisor Ms. Batlle for advocating for me and telling me about this program. I will not take this chance for granted and waste it. Thank you all.
Thank you so much again for donating. We've reached our goal. Thank you so much, I just can't stop thanking you for all the support.
Thank you for donating, we've reached our goal! Anything helps, thank you for your contribution.
Thank you to the people who've donated so much. I am excited to see your support and I can't explain how happy I am. I honestly can not ask for any more than you have donated because that would be ungrateful. I know that you didn't have to donate any money at all and seeing that you took time out of your day and the hard earned money you work for, and decided to help my campaign, thank you so much.
You're gonna go far kid!
Good luck at camp, Javier! So happy to hear how big soccer has been for you - it is truly the best sport and taught me so so much over the years! Excited to get updates from Ms. Batlle!
Can't wait to see you playing in the pros! Good luck Javier!
Good Luck Javier!!
Anything for one of Ms. Batlle' kids. Especially since she's such a tremendous athlete.
Good luck, Javier! From the Batlle's
Hey Javier!! It brings me great joy to help you out! I know soccer is a passion and you might remember we both love the sport! I miss you and everyone in the sophomore class so much! Keep those soccer games going in Advisory! Let me know when your games will be! That's one way for me to know how I've supported you in the process. Good luck! Love, Ms. Sharief
good luck, Javier!