Jacob Kaye has graduated from IMG Academy after two years of attending school and playing soccerâ¦I remember his first day, 96 degrees humid Florida sun and there was Jacob with the most sun tan lotion on a boy I have ever seenâ¦plus his dad sweating buckets. Born and raised in Essex/London England it was always going to be a challenging move to change continents and attend IMG Academy for two years. The goal was to get him to college, continue his soccer and his education. As his dad quoted to me the whole time through his admissions (and the following 2 years)â¦âJacob scores goals!â
Jacob, or in his first year âJake' had to adapt to the America private school system at IMG Academy. School in America is very different, first off compared to England his first class was at 7.05amâ¦so we had to battle getting him up in the mornings and preparing for school. Also there are no free classes, just straight through 3 college prep classes and then into study hall to get his homework done.
Soccer wise Jacob's play was very good and his ability to âscore goalsâ was very evident. The objective of our coaching staff was to improve his ability with and without the ball. Make him dangerous without the ball and improve his performance in speed, general running and core strength. General running is another story for Jacob, as his style is very deceptive. He can look slow and lazy, however he is anything but. In this first year he scored goals for fun, often finishing off the opposition in style.
Getting Jacob through IMG has been a true story of development, hard work and fun. Jacob has a great personality with a wonderful sense of humor that can be contagious when he lets it out to play. He has truly changed and improved his life for the better in graduating from IMG and all the staff look forward to seeing him again in the near future and hoping he continues to work hard. Best of luck for the futureâ¦â¦.