Liam Morris | Goalkeeper | 6'2
Liam Morris, now 16 years old, started playing soccer at the age of 5 and has played for a few clubs during his youth, primarily for Oceanside Breakers, before joining IDA.
After competing in the Volkswagen tournament, Liam was scouted by several clubs and made the move to USDA at the age of 12 with Strikers FC.
How did you hear about IDA?
I have done an immense amount of research of overseas academies that would enhance my choice, goals, and provide a great foundation for learning and experiencing the life of soccer. I found that IDA was the best fit for me based on their reviews and location.
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?
I spoke with my Mother and Father numerous times about my decision in wanting to play overseas and expand my career. I received a large amount of support from not only my parents but also the rest of my family, aunts, grandparents, and also many family friends. There were also many of my former and current coaches, classmates, and teammates. Everyone has been so very kind, excited and praising in this decision.
This decision was made based off my love of the game, my dedication to expand my career to its fullest potential and to fulfill my dreams.
What are your football (soccer) goals?
My primary goal is to seek a professional career in (hopefully) the Prem, to then reach the peak of being a well-established keeper throughout the world. It is my desire to reach this goal so I can earn the chance to inspire and encourage all youth around the world to pursue their dreams.
What are your expectations about the level of football in Europe?
I expect a very high level of play and the ability to expand my knowledge of the game, which in my opinion, will make me a better overall player.
What does your family think about this decision?
My mother and father have always been supportive and loving in the way of soccer. They have encouraged me through each step of this process and are as equally as excited as I am to play in the UK and through IDA.
Favorite professional player and team?
My favorite professional team is Manchester City and my favorite player Goalkeeper-wise is Jordan Pickford. I think he has a great play style, tactical expression, and overall ability as a goalkeeper is outstanding.
Keep up with Liam and his soccer journey by following his Instagram account!