My name is Dylan Kelly and I play Forward for the Real Salt Lake – Arizona U18 soccer academy. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana but I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I have played soccer my whole life and I am proud to be a part of the Real Salt Lake – Arizona Academy team. This is my second year in the academy and it has opened so many doors for me. If it weren’t for my team and the coaching staff, my future would not look as bright as it does right now. Because of this team I am able to continue my soccer career at the college level.
My experience at resident life at Grande Sports Academy was like no other! I got the chance to have all the access to soccer that anyone could possibly wish for. I could go out to the fields whenever I wanted (if I wasn’t at school or already practicing). I was provided with a nice cozy room with a roommate. Living on my own was a relief from all the stress back at home. I was also provided with good food in the lounge that never seemed to disappoint. The lounge was also equipped with two TVs and a ping pong table to use when I wanted to relax. All in all, living as a resident was good and a fun experience for me that I will never forget.
As a result from the program, the Real Salt Lake – Academy, my life and future have been changed for the better.