Jack has played sports ever since he could walk. He has played all kinds of sports, but mainly focuses on soccer and baseball now that he’s older. His dad is incredibly influential on his ongoing athletic success. But, because Jack’s dad is a marine, he has not always been there to be able to help Jack develop as an athlete.
“[My dad] would leave for six months at a time, and it was different not having him around, but you just have to get used to it.”
Not only was his dad not there to coach him or support him at sporting events, but his family also relocated a lot. These transitions often had an effect on Jack’s sports life. Jack would have to try to prove that he was worthy of certain positions.
“I like meeting new people and seeing new places, but transitioning into sports teams was always hard,” he remarks.
Jack encourages other military children to put the past behind them, jump into wherever they move next, and make the best of it.