Houston, TX – Heath Flathau of Hattiesburg, Mississippi recently moved to Houston, Texas to join the Houston Texans Developmental Academy. Heath is an outstanding talent and had been playing his soccer in Jackson for the Rush. Even so he has worked consistently with us here at Southern States Soccer as a training player and as a secondary player when available. He has also used our center here at The Oakes working on improving his skills and fitness. “I would often see Heath alone at the facility working hard,” explained Director of Player Development Carl Reynolds, “he also trained with our ’01 team regularly and was a delight to coach. He fully deserves this opportunity. His attitude and dedication combined with his undoubted quality are a recipe for success, both on and off the field. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him continue climbing the levels in the future. We wish him all the very best and thank him for what he added to our organization”.
Heath and his parents Heather and Jeff had this to say.
To Carl and the Southern States Soccer Family.
“I would like to thank all coaches, managers, staff, and players involved with the club for helping to create a professional environment for training and helping me grow as a person and soccer player. Without everyone’s help, I would not be where I am today. I enjoyed every training session and game that I was able to play with you and I would not trade it for anything. I wish I was 5 -10 years younger and able to fully experience such a fantastic club and its offerings. It will be fun to watch the success of the program. I wish the best to Southern States Academy as the future looks very bright.
Carl, Nigel, staff and players at Southern States Academy,
“Heath has loved and greatly benefited from training and playing with you for the past 3 years. The Academy’s vision is unfolding and it has been amazing to watch. Carl – you have been instrumental in Heath’s development and we can’t say enough good things about you and the program (I remember Heath taking lessons from you when he was 6). The well thought out curriculum and how it translates into the different age groups is fascinating to watch. Southern States is helping so many kids learn, love and develop through the game of soccer using life skills that reach well beyond the pitch. We see a BRIGHT future for Southern States and the benefits it brings, and will continue to bring to the local community.”
Thanks and God Bless
Heather and Jeff Flathau