How to Become a Football Player : 5 Steps

Step 1 :Motivation

It is this love for the game that will drive you to become a professional soccer player. Passion will motivate you through the negative and challenging moments. Professional soccer must be something that you want to do. Don’t do it because it’s expected of you, or because it’s someone else’s dream.

To become a professional soccer player for the money or fame, then stick to playing for fun. You need to have the sort of drive and passion

If you want to be a professional player in today’s market, you have to be fully committed. Every inch of your being needs to be determined to play. If you are hedging your bets, you won’t be as good of a player as you can be.


Step 2 : Train Hard and Smart

train hard and smart

Train every day, make time to train, time to play the beautiful game, because at the end of the day you only get one shot. You can improve your dribble skills and reflex by seeing yourself as the only hope on a play ground and making up a player to dribble through your imagination; then make use of your favorite moves in dribbling your imagination.

Training smart is as equally important, if not more important than training hard. In team training, you follow what the coach wants the team to do, but not what you need to train as an individual player. Each player has their own unique set of skills, which is why it’s extremely important to train on your own or with small groups, so you can improve your specific weaknesses and make your strengths, second nature


Step 3 : Don’t Give Up

Coaches saying you’re not good enough, making mistakes and players yelling and screaming at you. This is an everyday occurrence in professional football and you must have a deep belief to get you through all the negativity you’ll encounter. That belief has to come from somewhere. Always remember believe in yourself


Step 4 : Make a Promo video

A promo video of yourself these days in the modern age of high-speed internet and YouTube is essential to getting as much interest as possible. If you have a good video that makes it easy for people to assess your skills, it’s easier to get opportunities with teams. As the agent who discovered Messi, Josep Maria Minguella said: “I only discovered Leo Messi through video” .


Step 5 : Scout , Agent and Club

Clubs might hold trials or talent days. They also tend to rely on the network they have in place to spot the best players and refer outstanding players onward.Involve yourself in all important tryouts. Make the most of these opportunities by meeting as many people as possible, exchanging details, and following up on leads. Ask about how or whether your club encourages talent scouts to visit your club

Scout might appear at any time to check out your team. A scout will watch your entire attitude, not just your ball play. You’ll be watched for character as much as talent ,Show your team spirit by helping your teammates. Show your ambition and competitiveness, but don’t be mean.

You should also show that you can be calm and focused under pressure. Remember to play your best at all times. You never know who’s in the crowd.

Clubs and agents will expect you to move quickly to meet their wants, without caring much about your personal life or the long-term prospects for your career. Be fully prepared for this and continue to focus on your soccer skills.

Before you move, consider: how often you’ll be playing, if you speak the language of where you’ll be moved, if the pay is adequate, if the club is challenging and has a good reputation, and if there is good medical treatment if you would become injured.

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10 thoughts on “How to Become a Football Player : 5 Steps

  1. Fantastic tips on how to become a professional football player! Good for you to suggest the need for a promo video to show off your talent. Sometimes it’s all in the sales pitch and I’m sure that more and more scouts are using online methods to sift through all the prospects.

    Great tips on what to look for if you are offered a contract. Would you also ask if they provide accommodations or cover expenses for the move? 

    Excellent post, keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Paul and i’m glad you liked my article , for sure player must ask for everything in his contract , accommodation , move expenses also injury expenses and really everything 

  2. Great info about how to get a football player from scratch.

    I think this kind of information should be shared more often because so many young people dream of becoming a professional player but don’t have the instructions or the knowledge of how to take things into their hands.

    It’s one thing to have talent and being hard working on it but the business part of things must also be taken care of. Just waiting to be discovered by someone can take too long or might never happen. Thanks 🙂

    1. Totally agree Stefan , there is a lot of talents out there just don’t know where to start and i wish my article will help players to be found by scouts and clubs , also agents is really a main factor now in sports industry and can change the game for any player.

  3. There’s some good advice in this post it a few things I am not sure about and that Is how does a player who wants to try out for the pro game get an agent or find out about trials? 

    A person required all attributes to come together to even have a chance in the football world but you also need a lot of luck at the right time. I’m sure there has been plenty of Ronaldo’s and Beckhams that have fallen through the net as they beverage had the desire or that little bit extra to make it.

    Useful article with done good advice.

    1. As i always say luck only gives who work hard , so if the player work hard on improving his/her skills . almost all club open for trials and once you get in there you will be able to be seen by scouts and could find a good agent 

  4. This simple to understand post on how to become a football player by following 5 steps as laid out is a great guide for the aspiring young athlete who wants to become a professional player. It can be confusing these days on just what to do so you get the attention on your play and your opportunity.

    Gone are the days (pretty much anyway) when you could walk on to the trials that clubs offer and expect to get a position with them. It just doesn’t happen that much anymore from my own experience. You have to put in the work to get the skills, plus you have to have someone managing the PR side of things, to include videos etc.

    Scouts are still out there, and you are right that it is more than skills. It is the overall disposition and attitude of the potential professional player that they look for. How the player will fit into the team, how they will get along with the community, and how they will present themselves as representatives of the club are all important factors.

    This article will help many young players or parents wanting to support their children’s dream, get an actionable plan in place. There is much to be said for not pushing the would-be young stars too much, but also if you are going to support them, do it in a way that brings a higher chance of success. Good post!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment and i’m glad you like my article , well trials still available but to go pro scout and agent will me the main key for that 

  5. I might not be becoming a soccer player any day soon but their is lessons in the training that goes on with real experience  Never giving up, being motivated , and always ready to learn new tricks of the game, will make a player to be the top his game. That goes to us all we can take lessons are real life training, for us to move on and be the best at what we do .

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