Juan Morillon is a rising soccer star. For Juan, it’s not only talent but also hard work that is bringing him success. Although he is young, this player knows the meaning of discipline and determination!
How old are you?
How long have you been playing?
Since age 4.
What position do you play?
How many games do you play per week?
It depends. During the season about 3 and when the high school season is over 1-2 times.
What do you do to train?
I work on my skill with the ball, my finishing, anything that helps me in the game. I do it until I think I’m satisfied with it.
What are your goals in soccer?
Be a professional.
Who would you want to play for?
Real Salt Lake or Seattle Sounders.
Who do you look up to?
She’s a hard working women that fights for what she wants.
What do you like to eat?
Pasta, pizza, salads.
Do you have a specific training diet?
When I’m in my season, yes. I eat only salad and things that don’t have a lot of fat or sugar.
Is Wright Training the only cross training program you do?
No, I’ve gone to Golf and Sports training center, Bell fitness
What are the demands of your sport?
You have to be skilled, have a lot of endurance, balance, know the game, have good vision, fast reactions.
Which parts of your body have to be the strongest?
legs, abs, ankles, hips.
Can you do a back flip on flat ground?
No I can not.
Do you have a signature move?
Yes I do, I copied it from a French legend named Zidane.
Watch Zidane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7mXGMcpA0g
What is the most challenging part of the game?
Knowing how to do so much in a little amount of time. There is always pressure on you during the game.
Do you play other sports, or are you focused 100%?
I play football, basketball. But I’m only strictly focused in soccer.
Have you had any injuries? If so, what did you do (or what are you doing) to get through them?
The big one is my knee surgery. I was out for 6 months without playing at an elite level or training. I had to get the muscles around it strong before I could play.
How do you feel when you are on the field?
I feel like I’m free. No problems no nothing. It’s like yoga for me! I love it!
Do you have any pre-game routines or superstitions?
Yes. I listen to music and pray. I visualize on what I need to do and think of my mom.
How do you deal with losing?
I try not to lose! I’m a very competitive player. I do whatever it takes so that my team doesn’t lose. I hate losing.
Do you have any advice for younger kids starting out in soccer?
Yes I do. Hard work and dedication is a big part in success! Work when other aren’t and train harder and longer than your opponents. When training, make sure you are satisfied with what you have done!