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.
Andrew recommends the following next steps:
- Join a youth academy or school team
- Push yourself to be the best on that team and then look for other club opportunities
- Produce on the field. Make it so people take note of your talent.