Kyle Hix | Goalkeeper | 6'1
Kyle Hix is heading to play soccer in Valencia, Spain. One of the newest IDA athletes to come onboard, Kyle sat down with our team to discuss his decision making progress, personal goals and path moving forward.
How did you hear about IDA?
I heard about IDA and soccer opportunities through Gil Barkey. IDA was recommended as a possible pathway provider.
Who did you speak with while making the decision to join the academy (your club coach, friends, family)? Can you tell us more about this decision making process?
My decision making process was not an easy one. I talked with friends, family, and teachers. When it came down to the decision I realized that every person has a different path and I felt my path started with IDA.
What does your family think about this decision?
My family is supportive. We all agree that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I know I will look back on this cultural experience and be pleased with deciding to attend IDA, Valencia.
What are your expectations about the level of football in Europe?
I have high expectations for the level of play in Europe. I am going into it expecting to work hard competing and that level of daily competition will make me a better player and person.
What are your football (soccer) goals?
After IDA, I’d like to either sign with a European team, or continue my career in the states playing college soccer.
Favorite professional player and team?
My favorite player is Petr Čech and my favorite team Is Chelsea FC, Go Blues!
Keep up with Kyle and his soccer journey by following his Instagram account!