Jaedyn Shaw - Rising Star (Highlights)
Jaedyn Shaw is such a talented soccer player that she's been on the fast track to stardom since she began playing soccer at the young age of 4. When we think of Jaedyn Shaw, only one word comes to mind: SPECIAL! How special is Jaedyn? Well, at age 12, Jaedyn made an appearance with the FC Dallas Womens team.
At the young age of 13, Jaedyn accepted a scholarship offer from college powerhouse North Carolina. Having been invited to train with multiple professional clubs and teams, at age 14, Jaedyn traveled to Europe to attend training sessions with the prestigious French club Paris Saint-German (PSG).
Jaedyn also received the distinguished Golden Ball Award, for her spectacular performance in helping the US win the 2018 Concacaf U15 Championship.
She’s a big-time player, yet she’s also only 16, with so much more on the horizon. Let's chat with Jaedyn to learn more:
FUT411: When did you begin playing soccer?
JAEDYN: "...around age 4"
FUT411: Why do you love soccer?
JAEDYN: "...because it's fun, and is always challenging me mentally and physically to be better. That is something that I will always appreciate about this game. You are never done working."
FUT411: What is your favorite professional soccer team?
JAEDYN: "Female: Olympique Lyonnaise, Male: Manchester United and FC Bayern Munich"
FUT411: Is there a coach or athlete that you look up to as a role model and why?
JAEDYN: "Neymar and Ronaldinho have always been my idols even since I was little. I just admired not only their technical ability but their love and culture of the game. They always just bring so much joy and excitement when I watch them."
FUT411: Which strengths do you believe you have that make you a soccer player?
JAEDYN: "I think my technical ability and IQ of the game is very advanced for my age. [Those] can help me get very far in this sport."
FUT411: What do you believe to be one of your weaknesses and what are you doing to improve it?
JAEDYN: "This is not really a weakness, but something that I can improve on are my leadership skills. [Like] I would always just rely on how I play to show my leadership. Now I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone and be more vocal to my teammates especially playing in the midfield. It is essential for me to be a leader in that way. I am improving it by creating the habit in training with my team."
FUT411: Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of soccer?
JAEDYN: "Outside of soccer, I mostly just spend time with my family and friends."
FUT411: What advice would you give other soccer players your age, to help them achieve their goals?
JAEDYN: "Always outwork your opponents. Never give anyone a reason to doubt you and your ability."
FUT411: What do you see yourself accomplishing in five to ten years?
JAEDYN: "I see myself becoming a professional soccer player in Europe, signing an endorsement contract, and playing on the full woman's national team."
FUT411: Are there any short-term goals you'd like to accomplish in the next few months to a couple years?
JAEDYN: "...of course winning another national championship, [and] training with several professional clubs in Europe."
There you have it folks. You can follow her on instagram for updates on her journey.