By Ward Pankowski
Soccer season may be a few months away, but junior Jackson Reis, who goes by Jack, is already planning to get an early start on his training. Jack told me about his soccer playing career, and talked about the goals he wants to attain in the coming season. Jack, who has been playing since he was just four years old, has been a part of the Premier team and stays in shape throughout the year by practicing his skills in pickup games and personal exercise.
Jack has studied soccer players before as well as tactics used by some teams. "My favorite team is Chelsea," Jack said, and he expressed his desire to be as good as some of the greats that Jack has followed in the last decade. Jack plans to play soccer in the fall, using his talents and training to perform as well as he can, and also plans to play in college, and while he doesn't know where he's going yet, it is certain that Jack will be a valuable addition to that school's soccer program.
Above: Jack examines strategies on a whiteboard in the athletics department.