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how do i become a professional soccer player.


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Simeon’s Answer

Aside from the obvious need to practice and be excellent at the actual soccer skills themselves, you'll want to seek out teams and coaches that will take your soccer development seriously. It usually isn't enough to get this kind of assistance being a part of the school team. You'd need to be on private clubs and teams that will give you the chance to experience intense competition, even during the off-season. To be even more hard-core about improving, you could have someone take video of you playing competitive soccer. Make sure not to have it zoom in on you too hard; you'll want to have an idea of how the players around you are positioning. Review the video with someone who knows soccer and ask for honest feedback. Being good at soccer is more than just shooting and ball control. You'll have to understand how to read the flow of players on the field and see weaknesses in both teams in time to deal with them. Resist the urge to blame your mistakes on others. Lastly, don't forget to analyze your decisions when the ball is nowhere near you.

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Andrew’s Answer

I am not a professional soccer player but I do have a few friends who are professional athletes. To become a professional you need to find a good coach or youth academy. You need to push yourself. If you are playing against lousy competition you will not improve. Try and play on a team in an older age category. It is also important to stay in shape and live a healthy life style. That being said, still make time for fun with friends. You do not want to burn out before you reach your peak.

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Join a youth academy or school team
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Push yourself to be the best on that team and then look for other club opportunities
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Produce on the field. Make it so people take note of your talent.
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Connor’s Answer

I would recommend working hard, stepping up, and pursuing higher caliber teams.


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