Brett Miles: Easy Going And Going Strong
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Soccer is a sport symbolized by kicking and cheering, but it needs players who are calm and collected. Despite being a freshman in high school, one of the most stressful school years, Brett Miles’ ability to balance his sport and his work makes him a valuable asset to his team and to Brashier.
“He doesn’t say much, but he is a good kid and a strong athlete,” says Soccer Coach Mike Diener.
Before the season started, the soccer players had to prepare for their season with conditioning.
“We had to come to practices in December and January, working on technique and endurance,” says Miles.
All sports take dedication and work, and soccer is not an exception.
“We have three or four days of practice each week, depending on if we have a scrimmage or not. We always get Wednesdays off, though,” says Miles.
With all of this practicing before the season began or tryouts happened, it is not surprising that there is a camaraderie within the team.
“Everyone in the team helps each other out, we work together on both soccer and things for school if any of us are struggling,” says Miles.
Brett Miles is only one of three freshmen on Brashier’s 2016 Boys Soccer Team, which is quite a feat considering the number of upperclassmen who tried out.
“It’s exciting to be a freshman on the team, but I’m able to balance my work and school easily,” says Miles.
All of Brett’s time isn’t spent on soccer, though, and he does have time to squeeze in the important things.
“In my free time, I mostly study and watch TV; I just try and relax,” says Miles.
Being athletic, soccer isn’t Brett’s only sport in life, he wants to play another one of America’s favorite pastimes.
“If I didn’t play soccer, or had more time, I would be a football player. I don’t really want a team here at Brashier, though. I would much rather try out for Woodmont’s team,” says Miles.
To have achieved a spot on one of the school’s coveted teams, and to seem to have everything perfectly balanced, there must be some secret or trick that Brett does.
“I just practice and try my best. There isn’t much else to it than that. Anyone can do it, if they try as it is not much to do,” says Miles.