Becoming a Professional Footballer
Obviously there is no sure-fire “how to” guide to becoming a professional footballer. It is a very competitive job market, and only a select few from an entire amateur club will have a chance at becoming professional over the years. Even if one player per club was picked to become a professional at their nearest pro club there would be a massive overload of players. To become a professional footballer you need to be the best of the best, and here are some tips on how to do so, as far as marketing yourself to professional footballers are concerned.
Passion: You need to be passionate about the sport or you may as well give up right now. If you like football but prefer to play Rugby then why would you even want to become a professional footballer? To be passionate you must always have a goal, you need to set targets for yourself, and surpass them. This does not mean set your goals low however, try to keep your goals set to the best of your known ability. In addition to targets, you need to be able to know everything there is about the sport on and off the field. When you’re not training and experiencing it first hand, you can read up on football theory or tactics from books or online, you can also learn a lot from watching others play matches.
Commit: The next step on your path to glory is to be committed. Ideally you will have begun playing football from an early age and will have practiced almost every day, if you haven’t there’s still time if you begin right now. Secondly you need to train in a number of different places. It’s great that you have been committed to a local amateur team for so many years, but if this has not given you any opportunities via scouts or other contacts then you must broaden your horizons. One way that you may be able to do this is to join football academy can fully assess your skills and judge whether you are ready to go pro, unlike your Local club which will not fully criticize or praise you for your talents or lack thereof. A Football academy will also allow you to improve your skills indefinitely by training like a professional player, in a similar environment with similar drills and exercises. They may also be your best bet at setting up a trial match in which you could be scouted for a professional club.
Contact Your Local Agent For Help: The third factor to consider in your attempt to become a professional is to get a Football Agent. An agent will be able to negotiate with various clubs, scouts and other sporting professionals with the hopes to “get your foot in the door” with regards to the world of professional football. This option may be a little more costly than you’d expect with similar results to an academy, and of course does not include training aspects.