Football is a popular sport that has billions of fans from many different cultures and has more than 240 million registered sportsmen.
The world cup is the most watched and the most popular sports event all around the world.
Follow the strategies that are given below, if you want to become a professional football player and make a career in a sport that reaches millions.
Always set a goal. First of all, you should have a goal as mentioned before. The passion you will have will be a power drive to become a professional football player. You are not expected to make someone else’s dream, you are expected to do it because you love it. If football is your passion, in hard times, it will help you to stand up and try again.
Learn as much as you can about this sport. You can read books, watch training, matches and join matches or discuss the tactics of the best players. Try to understand how the best and famous players got so successful.
Choose a national club or a school club that you can join on a regular basis. The best one is that it prepares young players to professionalism. Every city or region has their own team and they have their own progress. Although it is not possible to estimate the time, there are some things that you can do. Start to play football as younger as possible. There are young teams for the age groups of 5 and 14. Play as much as you can with your friends, adults or your family. Try to play with players who are older than you, so that you can progress more. Get training on a regular basis. Try to join young tournaments in your city. Join to training camps as early as possible. Get benefits from your club if they make summer camps or training camps. Therefore, you can learn a lot of things in a short time and benefit from other players’ competitiveness. Research about the progress programmes. Request some advice from your coach about what you can do. Soon or late, you will join university teams and become a player of a professional level team instead of amateur teams. You will climb slowly since you will have to go through a lot of steps.
Remember that you have to work hard and be patient. Becoming a professional player is a long process and you should develop technical skills, continue to learn football and most importantly, create your network. If you want to become the best, you should allocate time to practice at least 5 or 6 times a week. You should continue practicing without thinking about weather conditions. The daily practices will help you to improve your talents.
As we have mentioned before, practice independently. Although you are not a member of a team, you should practice with your family or friends. Aim that you should improve your technical skills. Work with balls until you are comfortable and good at making the movements. Progress in your weakest skills until you nail them. Remember you are strong as your weakest chain. If you have a child who wants to become a football player, the level of generosity should be high. You will need to do a lot of things such as bringing your child to a match (international or in another city), purchasing football equipment, membership fees, becoming an assistant of a coach and increase your child’s morale.
The fitness level is highly important in football. Be healthy, by doing sport on a regular basis and eating healthy as well as not consuming alcoholic beverages. Get enough sleep every night. Try to not get hurt, and learn how you can play without getting hurt. Do stretching and practices to not get hurt and do not have muscle problems.
Football is a team play and it is highly important to build good relations. Getting along well with your team players helps you play effectively. A player who plays alone and not open to communication cannot be successful. Try to communicate with your team members by expressing yourself good, avoiding aggressive behavior.
Despite the fact that football is a good sport, professional players’ life is not certain and unsteady. It is a life of short contracts, getting old and risks of getting injured. These uncertainties cause getting exhausted and feeling of distrust. The skills of dealing with uncertainty and completion may be the key factors of success. Moreover, being in the center of attention of the public is also hard. If you do not prepare yourself, becoming on top can be though and it may cause depression and many other health issues as well.
Learn what your club can make for you. Nowadays, clubs have a tendency to network. Learn which communities and networks your club are in to take attraction for you. Most important thing is that participate in every practice. Do not expect to be successful every time, join as much as possible in order to talk about details. Learn what do your club to find talent seekers.
Although you perform a really good performance, you need to know what talent seekers are looking for. Therefore, they can come at any time to check the team. Talent seekers are not just interested in how you play, but also they look for your general attitudes. It means, they also look for your character as well. Show your team spirit. A good player should be helpful to his team and should be a trusty player. Show your efforts. Be a competitor without being the arrogant or bad intention. Show how you keep calm and how you act under pressure. Play your best version every single time.
Get ready to move and move. You may have to change a lot of things in your lifestyle if the club is not in your region. Clubs may request you to move as soon as possible. At this point, you need to decide if this is your life path.
Are you going to play full-time?
Can you talk the local language?
Is the price enough?
Does the club have a good reputation?
What kind of medical standard does the club have in terms of injury?
Be realistic. Football is a competitive sport like being a presenter, many people want to be but so fewer people can reach the top. Research made about the path of being a professional football player showed that it is very inconsistent and a long path.
You should think about how you will continue your life with your football career. You should balance your academic studies with your football career. Therefore, if things do not the way you want, you can reshape your life again.
Show your ultimate potential yet you cannot know when the talent seekers watch you. Give all your attention to the game and spend the game time by thinking only about the game. You will have time to think about other things before or after the game. Try to progress your both feet to be better. If you play with your left foot, this will be an advantage since most of the players use their right feet. There are online sections that you can join and can take the attention of talent seekers. It is important to share your expectations and hopes with your family and friends in order to support you. If you are still young, talent seekers may want to meet your family as well to estimate the level of your family’s support. Always have fun when you play. Be fearful. Do not allow your fears or thoughts get in your way. Always focus and stay in the game. Continue to push the limits and do not let mistakes stop you. Even at home, always find space to practice. There is no guarantee that you will become a professional player. Remember that you should do the best of your capacity.
The injury is a reality for a professional sport. Do what you can do to not get injured but do not forget the possibility. Do not quit your job until you become a professional player. Although you are a professional, most of the contracts are short term. Therefore, learn to invest at the very beginning.