“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something…hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication” – Roger Staubach

Over the next two weeks, we’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a couple of our own. These boys have started their football journey with the Carol Stream Youth Football Association. Committing themselves to hours of “constant work and dedication” their football careers are taking them to the next level. They are PANTHERS.

DANIEL BERRY first played with the CSYFA in the 6th grade. During the 8th grade, his coaches recommended him to the USA Football’s regional camp which took place last year. Daniel not only worked with the elite high school coaches, he also worked with college coaches on technique and fundamentals. Because of his performance at the regional camp, he was invited to play offensive line at USA Football’s developmental games in Canton, OH. The camp took place over 5 days, and included players from all over the country. Based on his performance there, coaches then invited Daniel to the USA Football’s U14 National Team. Daniel was able to play as part of the USA Football’s International Bowl which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The pace and intensity of the practices and games were at college level. The opportunity to play against the Japan Team has been a highlight of Daniel;s football career thus far. His Mom, Linda Berry, believes that CSYFA has provided Daniel with confidence, skills, and qualities that led to his selection to the USA Football’s Team.

Up next week……JOE VAZQUEZ.

If you have a Panther player you’d like for us to highlight please send us their story. It gives kids an opportunity to read about players like themselves, and to show that hard work really does pay off. Also note as the website is a little tricky I am still working to get pictures of these players posted, please be patient.

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