The focus is not only to help the athletes achieve their individual goals on the field, but to guide the athletes on the right path to A successful education. We stick to our mission and we make sure we prepare the athletes for the next level. Whether is an athlete's goal is to make it to a local club team, to their high school team or to a college Program, We will fight through the process together.


michael reyes (USSF D License) - Student Athlete Developer

 Born and raised in Miami, by Chilean descent, Mike Reyes played on an array of club teams including Miami Springs, Strike Force and Davie United. Aside from playing on the Universidad Catolica Miami adult team at the young (and possibly ineligible) age of 15 from 1999 to 2002, he committed himself to the Varsity team at his high school, Miami Coral Park Senior High under Manny Rodriguez, starting his freshman year. Mike started to really blossom in his junior year when he netted 25 goals which garnered First-Team All-Dade honors. His hard work paid off his senior year when he was bestowed the position of captain and finished his high school career in 2002 with a 60-25-11 record.  After high school, Mike traveled back to his motherland, Chile, being invited to join Club Deportivo de La Serena. After an intense preseason with the professional team, Mike decided to put his professional career aside to pursue an education. Mike accepted a full athletic scholarship to the third standing soccer program in the NJCAA, East Central College, in 2004 where he led his team as the top scorer as they became Region XVI Champions. As the newly dubbed captain, Mike led ECC to become Midwest Community College Athletic Conference Champions in 2005. In December 2005, Mike graduated with his Associate’s Degree along with awards of First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-Region as a center back.  Another full athletic scholarship allowed Reyes to join the NCAA Division 1 soccer program at Oakland University. Two years at OU resulted in a Bachelor’s Degree among many soccer awards. In 2007, the OU Golden Grizzlies finished as The Summit League Regular Season Champions and the Summit League Tournament Champs. Mike's leadership and high-scoring influence earned him Summit League First-Team All-Tournament honors and the Summit League Tournament MVP. He finished his college career against Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With a Bachelor’s in hand, Mike pursued his professional soccer career at Club Deportivo River Plate Ponce within the Puerto Rico Soccer League in 2008. In his first year, Mike led the team to the finals as the leading goal scorer with 13 goals. During his offseason, he volunteered his time as assistant coach for his Alma Mater, Oakland University. As an assistant coach, Mike realized the effect he could have on future soccer players and began experimenting with recruitment. By 2010, he had facilitated the enrollment of seven student-athletes in college programs, all sharing the same hometown of Miami.  Combining his lifetime passion of soccer and his yearning to give back to the community where he grew up, Mike realized he could fulfill both motivations by starting his own personal training program to advance individuals’ level of soccer while opening up opportunities for their future education. This was the start of College Dreamers, a technical and developmental program that improves not only the athlete, but also the community.

Born and raised in Miami, by Chilean descent, Mike Reyes played on an array of club teams including Miami Springs, Strike Force and Davie United. Aside from playing on the Universidad Catolica Miami adult team at the young (and possibly ineligible) age of 15 from 1999 to 2002, he committed himself to the Varsity team at his high school, Miami Coral Park Senior High under Manny Rodriguez, starting his freshman year. Mike started to really blossom in his junior year when he netted 25 goals which garnered First-Team All-Dade honors. His hard work paid off his senior year when he was bestowed the position of captain and finished his high school career in 2002 with a 60-25-11 record.

After high school, Mike traveled back to his motherland, Chile, being invited to join Club Deportivo de La Serena. After an intense preseason with the professional team, Mike decided to put his professional career aside to pursue an education. Mike accepted a full athletic scholarship to the third standing soccer program in the NJCAA, East Central College, in 2004 where he led his team as the top scorer as they became Region XVI Champions. As the newly dubbed captain, Mike led ECC to become Midwest Community College Athletic Conference Champions in 2005. In December 2005, Mike graduated with his Associate’s Degree along with awards of First-Team All-Conference and First-Team All-Region as a center back.

Another full athletic scholarship allowed Reyes to join the NCAA Division 1 soccer program at Oakland University. Two years at OU resulted in a Bachelor’s Degree among many soccer awards. In 2007, the OU Golden Grizzlies finished as The Summit League Regular Season Champions and the Summit League Tournament Champs. Mike's leadership and high-scoring influence earned him Summit League First-Team All-Tournament honors and the Summit League Tournament MVP. He finished his college career against Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With a Bachelor’s in hand, Mike pursued his professional soccer career at Club Deportivo River Plate Ponce within the Puerto Rico Soccer League in 2008. In his first year, Mike led the team to the finals as the leading goal scorer with 13 goals. During his offseason, he volunteered his time as assistant coach for his Alma Mater, Oakland University. As an assistant coach, Mike realized the effect he could have on future soccer players and began experimenting with recruitment. By 2010, he had facilitated the enrollment of seven student-athletes in college programs, all sharing the same hometown of Miami.

Combining his lifetime passion of soccer and his yearning to give back to the community where he grew up, Mike realized he could fulfill both motivations by starting his own personal training program to advance individuals’ level of soccer while opening up opportunities for their future education. This was the start of College Dreamers, a technical and developmental program that improves not only the athlete, but also the community.

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jEAN PIERRE JIMENEZ (USSF D License) - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

 Jean Pierre Jimenez was born in Miami, FL but was raised in Cali, Colombia until the age of 12. Jean Pierre started in the youth divisions of Deportivo Cali until 2000 when his mother decided to move back to Miami.  As a low-income single mother of two, it was hard for Jean Pierre's mother to pay for extracurricular activities. In pursue of the Jean Pierre's dream of playing soccer in the United States, his mother invested and paid for his traveling club team where he won many tournaments, including Florida State Cup along with other prestigious tournaments defending the crest of the former West Kendall Optimist Club, which today, is named Kendall Soccer Coalition. Jean Pierre did this while playing Varsity at Miami Kilian Senior High School where he graduated in 2006 and was named First-Team All-Dade. Between club and high school soccer, he also represented the state of Florida and Region III teams with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2004 to 2006.  Although it was a long and bumpy road, Jean Pierre was being exposed at different tournaments to college scouts, where he built up relationships and ended up scheduling various college visits. Finally, committed and signed to a full athletic scholarship to University of Missouri Kansas City (NCAA – Division 1) in the summer of 2006. Jean Pierre finished two semesters at UMKC and then transferred to another full athletic scholarship to Warner University (NAIA), a small program in Lake Wales, FL - he's the second-most all-time goal scorer in the program. In 2009, under his captaincy, Warner won its first Sun Conference soccer title in school history.  After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, Jean Pierre went to Berlin, Germany to play for Reinickendorfer Fuechse which competed in the Berlin Liga. After many struggles but with a professional career and bright future ahead of him, Jean Pierre decided in 2011 to move back to the U.S., where he immediately started an internship at Major League Soccer headquarters in New York, NY.  From then on, he has been involved in the soccer industry, enriching his network and developing new business opportunities for various prestigious organizations in the region. Combining his lifetime passion of soccer and his desire to give back to the community, Jean Pierre is in search of identifying resources and opportunities for players and families who can benefit from the College Dreamers experience and knowledge. College Dreamers is a technical and developmental program committed to positioning dreamers in the right path to a successful education, not only preparing and developing athletes, but professionals that enrich our community.

Jean Pierre Jimenez was born in Miami, FL but was raised in Cali, Colombia until the age of 12. Jean Pierre started in the youth divisions of Deportivo Cali until 2000 when his mother decided to move back to Miami.

As a low-income single mother of two, it was hard for Jean Pierre's mother to pay for extracurricular activities. In pursue of the Jean Pierre's dream of playing soccer in the United States, his mother invested and paid for his traveling club team where he won many tournaments, including Florida State Cup along with other prestigious tournaments defending the crest of the former West Kendall Optimist Club, which today, is named Kendall Soccer Coalition. Jean Pierre did this while playing Varsity at Miami Kilian Senior High School where he graduated in 2006 and was named First-Team All-Dade. Between club and high school soccer, he also represented the state of Florida and Region III teams with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2004 to 2006.

Although it was a long and bumpy road, Jean Pierre was being exposed at different tournaments to college scouts, where he built up relationships and ended up scheduling various college visits. Finally, committed and signed to a full athletic scholarship to University of Missouri Kansas City (NCAA – Division 1) in the summer of 2006. Jean Pierre finished two semesters at UMKC and then transferred to another full athletic scholarship to Warner University (NAIA), a small program in Lake Wales, FL - he's the second-most all-time goal scorer in the program. In 2009, under his captaincy, Warner won its first Sun Conference soccer title in school history.

After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, Jean Pierre went to Berlin, Germany to play for Reinickendorfer Fuechse which competed in the Berlin Liga. After many struggles but with a professional career and bright future ahead of him, Jean Pierre decided in 2011 to move back to the U.S., where he immediately started an internship at Major League Soccer headquarters in New York, NY.

From then on, he has been involved in the soccer industry, enriching his network and developing new business opportunities for various prestigious organizations in the region. Combining his lifetime passion of soccer and his desire to give back to the community, Jean Pierre is in search of identifying resources and opportunities for players and families who can benefit from the College Dreamers experience and knowledge. College Dreamers is a technical and developmental program committed to positioning dreamers in the right path to a successful education, not only preparing and developing athletes, but professionals that enrich our community.


Pedro reis arruda - Student Athlete DIRECTOR

   
  
   
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    Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, Pedro Arruda moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2000 at the age of 13. While at Tappan Middle school, Pedro began his U.S. soccer career playing for a variety of clubs around town. After his arrival at Pioneer High School, Pedro changed his focus to become part of the football team. After a couple of serious injuries as a freshman, including a broken collarbone and a severe concussion, Pedro had a successful sophomore and senior season as the starting quarterback of the high school. Although he had a few offers to play at Division 2 schools around the state, he decided to attend Michigan State University because of the school’s prestigious Agricultural Business Program.  While at Michigan State, Pedro attempted to walk on the school’s football team, but was not able to, which built the hunger to focus back on his soccer origin. During his first two years in college, the strategy to become a high-caliber soccer player was put into action through daily practices. The lack of a coach was made up by intense focus by doing research and coming up with his own training program, which focused not only on touch, but stamina, speed and agility. As Pedro became faster and stronger, he discovered an opportunity to show his abilities on the field with a real team when he studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.  During his time in Madrid, Pedro played for a variety of teams, starting with the varsity team at Saint Louis Madrid. Toward the end of that season, Pedro joined the second team at Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón SAD, based in Alcorcón, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Although there was a strong desire to become an official player on the club, the importance of finishing school was made clear by Pedro’s family, so he left Spain.  After graduating from Michigan State, Pedro continued to pursue his dream by traveling to Brasil and trying out for a Division 2 program in the state of Sao Paulo called Ole Brasil FC. The club’s main goal was to develop players for the next level of professional soccer in Brasil. After three months of the famous “peneira” (the Portuguese word for sieve, where players from all over the country came for an intense tryout where they are slowly cut, one by one), Pedro’s place on the roster for the start of the Campionato Paulista was cut short, ending his soccer career.  After the cut, Pedro began his professional career in finance with his first job at an American Hedge Fund which invested in agricultural assets in Brasil. In early 2013, Pedro moved back to Michigan to be closer to his family and to further prosper in the financial industry.  Combining his lifetime passion of athletics and his desire to give back to the community, Pedro recognized the importance of having a coach, not only on the field, but in life. He joined forces with coach Michael Reyes in this training program to advance the level of soccer in individual players while opening opportunities for their future education. This was the start of College Dreamers, a technical and developmental program that improves not only the athlete, but also the community.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, Pedro Arruda moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2000 at the age of 13. While at Tappan Middle school, Pedro began his U.S. soccer career playing for a variety of clubs around town. After his arrival at Pioneer High School, Pedro changed his focus to become part of the football team. After a couple of serious injuries as a freshman, including a broken collarbone and a severe concussion, Pedro had a successful sophomore and senior season as the starting quarterback of the high school. Although he had a few offers to play at Division 2 schools around the state, he decided to attend Michigan State University because of the school’s prestigious Agricultural Business Program.

While at Michigan State, Pedro attempted to walk on the school’s football team, but was not able to, which built the hunger to focus back on his soccer origin. During his first two years in college, the strategy to become a high-caliber soccer player was put into action through daily practices. The lack of a coach was made up by intense focus by doing research and coming up with his own training program, which focused not only on touch, but stamina, speed and agility. As Pedro became faster and stronger, he discovered an opportunity to show his abilities on the field with a real team when he studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.

During his time in Madrid, Pedro played for a variety of teams, starting with the varsity team at Saint Louis Madrid. Toward the end of that season, Pedro joined the second team at Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón SAD, based in Alcorcón, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Although there was a strong desire to become an official player on the club, the importance of finishing school was made clear by Pedro’s family, so he left Spain.

After graduating from Michigan State, Pedro continued to pursue his dream by traveling to Brasil and trying out for a Division 2 program in the state of Sao Paulo called Ole Brasil FC. The club’s main goal was to develop players for the next level of professional soccer in Brasil. After three months of the famous “peneira” (the Portuguese word for sieve, where players from all over the country came for an intense tryout where they are slowly cut, one by one), Pedro’s place on the roster for the start of the Campionato Paulista was cut short, ending his soccer career.

After the cut, Pedro began his professional career in finance with his first job at an American Hedge Fund which invested in agricultural assets in Brasil. In early 2013, Pedro moved back to Michigan to be closer to his family and to further prosper in the financial industry.

Combining his lifetime passion of athletics and his desire to give back to the community, Pedro recognized the importance of having a coach, not only on the field, but in life. He joined forces with coach Michael Reyes in this training program to advance the level of soccer in individual players while opening opportunities for their future education. This was the start of College Dreamers, a technical and developmental program that improves not only the athlete, but also the community.