Showing talent and teamwork from the moment he arrived to York’s soccer team, one of York’s rising stars is Jason Khan ‘22, who has also been playing on the El Camino Futbol Club soccer team – the current defending champion for the Cal North State Cup for the 3 years running. Also a part of the State ODP (Olympic Development Program) team, Jason travels to states all over the United States to play other teams from different states.
Jason believes that in addition to the technical components of soccer, teamwork, leadership, and team chemistry are key aspects and crucial to a successful team. He feels that playing on school, club, and state teams has helped him develop these skills as each team has afforded him opportunities to utilize all these values.
“What it really is when you get down to the basics, is the level of trust in your team. With these three aspects, no matter the sport, no matter the skill, no matter the score, the team will play better as a team than the opponent. This is what makes sports so fun and such an important part of my life. It’s not just a game, it’s a passion. Out there on the field, the ball isn’t just passed around to people on the field. When teamwork, leadership, and team chemistry are all doing their jobs on the field, magic is made.”