I have known Roger and Laurie for a few years now, when my oldest daughter Stephanie started playing rec soccer 4 years ago. She was chosen to play in the all-star team and had the opportunity to meet and train with Roger and Laurie. After those trainings, she knew she wanted to play travel soccer with them. Unfortunately for her, I didn’t understand the importance of developing the skills at a younger age and didn’t realized she was so determined to play to the next level. I learned my lesson the hard way. My second daughter, Emily, has been lucky enough to start playing soccer at a younger age. Right now she is 9 years old. She has been training with Roger for 2 years, and I am amazed on how she has changed on and off the field. The quiet and shy girl is now energetic and confident in all that she does. Emily has developed a passion for soccer that I thought a person of her age could never experience. The love for this sport comes thanks to the great environment she feels around Roger and all his staff. The way they train shows me their professionalism and the love the coaches have in what they do. And that love is reflected in Emily when there is not one day she wouldn’t want to train. You really feel part of a big family. I am fortunate that Emily is part of this academy. There is no better place for her to play soccer. Roger has made a positive impact in OUR lives. My daughter would do anything for him, not only because he is so nice with her, but because he shows his love for everyone by making them better soccer players and better human beings.