College University (USA)
After spending six months with FC Metz International Football Academy, I can say with certainty that I have improved not only as a player, but also as an individual. Meeting various players from all over the world has indeed allowed me to discover new styles of play and different cultures. I quickly joined the U19 group, which was a big step forward in my development. All aspects of my game were carefully considered and I quickly realized my strengths and weaknesses. It made me even more relevant about what I needed to work on to reach a new level. I was fortunate to be able to occasionally train with players who regularly rub shoulders with professional football, which gave me a glimpse of what European top level is. The organization of MIFA, with frequent training matches in which I had the opportunity to participate, allowed me to prove myself on the pitch. Personally, I grew a lot during my stay at FC Metz. It was the first time I approached my sport professionally, day in and day out, which completely changed my approach to training. Every day was a new opportunity to improve myself and show the coaches that I deserved a place on the team for the next game. It forces you to become mentally strong, accept setbacks and learn from them. The competitive environment has shown me who I really am and how mentally strong you have to be to perform at the highest level. I have also made friendships that will last a lifetime, for which I will always be grateful. Today, I play football at Williams College, the best university in the arts, social sciences and humanities in the United States. I can definitely say that my experience at FC Metz more than prepared me for what life would be like at university. So I am convinced that joining FC Metz International Football Academy not only makes you grow as a player, but also as an individual, ready to take the next step in football and in life.