Inventor: John James Karellas
The Soccer Pass & Kick Machine

A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he completed his studies with a B.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Karellas is currently employed with (BP) British Petroleum he has also worked for several other major corporations; including Keebler, Verizon, Motorola and Navistar International. Held positions ranging from Management, Sales, Telecommunications to IT Technical Services. He has also worked within the financial sector involved in money management and life insurance sales.

An avid sports enthusiast, he played college football at NEIU and also participated in youth league athletics from baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.


How the inventor came up with the idea

Many people enjoy sports, weather watching them or participating in them. For participants, there is only one way to become better in your sports, that is a great deal of practice. Tennis players, for example, have automated machines that serve the tennis ball to the player, which increases acumen. One sport that does not have such a practice aid is soccer. Soccer players are in need of something they can use to receive the ball at various heights, angles and different time intervals so they can practice kicking, striking, trapping and heading the ball. Inventor John Karellas has filled this need with The Soccer Pass & Kick Machine.

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