Hello my name is Skyler Wells and my dream is to become a professional soccer player. I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on September, 3rd, 2000. My mom is Thai and my dad is American. I also have a sister who is 5 years younger than me. As a kid, I would go outside and play soccer with my dad everyday. I always had a ball with me everywhere I went. As I grew older, I played in youth soccer leagues in North Carolina.
In 2011, my family made a decision to move to Thailand. Living in Thailand, I quickly realized the culture was revolved around soccer (in Thailand it was called football). Going to school I would think about soccer all day and I could never wait to get out of class to go play soccer with my friends. I would go home from school and practice in the driveway everyday. I always did well in school. I had a 4.0 GPA. I then asked my parents if I could join club teams and compete, because I came to the conclusion that soccer is my life, it was what I wanted to do for a living. My family agreed on my life choice and fully supported me to the best of their ability. I left school at 9th grade and transferred to homeschooling. This let me focus more on soccer. I would wake up everyday at 4 A.M and go train with my club team. After team training, I would come back and my dad would take me to the nearest university field to train even more. I was training all day in the hot and humid weather of Thailand. I would even go and work out in the gym to improve my strength. Nothing was going to stop me from pursing my dream.
As I aged, I got to train with top professional teams in Thailand and gained lots of experience. However, they never let me play that much due to some inner politics. I didn't care and continued training even harder everyday. I never lost my spirit and passion for soccer.
We then made a plan to come back to the U.S and trial for professional soccer teams. It was costly and has been a financial challenge. I recently had to turn down an opportunity to trial with a big club on the west coast because my family didn't have the funds for me to go over there. For the first time I have the opportunity to trial for professional teams in the U.S. My goal for next year is to be on a professional team and to play in the U-20 World Cup representing the U.S.
The donations support: travel, stay, trials, nutrition, soccer equipment, training.
Any donation will be supporting a big dream and will be greatly appreciated.