Becoming a sports player may seem simple, which is, when you follow a few simple steps.
Be a "go-getter". The first step to be a go-getter: Have faith in yourself! A go-getter is a person who can get things done and achieve desired goals, no matter how bad the situation is or how limited the resources are
Contribute. Don't just sign up just to be on the team. It doesn't matter about your skill, but your effort and willingness to contribute is more important. Just go out there every practice and game and work at it. If you strike out a couple times, remember the saying "How will you ever know your on top if you've never been on the bottom looking up?".
Always respect the game. When pros cheat by using performance-enhancing drugs to boost muscle mass, they're only cheating themselves and tarnishing their sport. Most importantly, they're messing with the minds of fans nationwide. They are giving the wrong impression that it is okay to use drugs to make themselves better but, in fact, it is not okay to do such things. Every time they inject drugs into their system, their bodies are satisfactory in the short term (the large muscle mass) but they lose years of their life in the long run.
Always respect your opponents. Your opponents may be considered "enemies" on the field or court (whichever one you decide to play on), but they are still human. To lighten the impact of defeat, a simple high five, handshake, etc. and a nice "Good game" will be sufficient. It may not completely make your opponent feel better but at least you did your part. Even in rivalries, all that is supposed to be a fun competition and the game is supposed to be kept on the field/court.
I suggest you keep a thought to below before choosing the sport:
- Find a sport that interests you. If you pick a boring sport that doesn't interest you, you'll become bored and tired of it and want to quit. - See if you like individual or team sports better. There are many pros and cons to each kind, so really think about which one you'd be most compatible with. Team sports include, but are not limited to, football, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. Some well-known individual sports are tennis and golf.
- Become a student of the game - Learn more and more about the sport you are in (by looking up certain things on the internet, going to the library, etc.), and learn new strategies from a coach or a person who knows about that sport.
- Practice - work on your skills, take some constructive criticism, listen to a good mentor, and become stronger. You can't expect to decide one day to be a pro tennis player and wake up the next morning and be able to serve a tennis ball flawlessly. Learn your strengths and weaknesses and build upon this information
- Exercise - order to be built for a certain sport, you need to exercise. While learning about the sport, you should learn about what muscles you need to tone to benefit your game. All different sports require strength in all different areas.
- Eat healthier - A great workout routine should always be paired with a great diet. Don't go on any crazy diet plans, don't order food from television commercials, just do your research and eat all of the food groups every day in reasonable amounts to achieve and maintain a healthy diet.
- Understand that there is absolutely no secret to becoming an amazing athlete - The steps are simple: do your research, practice, exercise, eat healthy. The only challenge is sticking to your original plan and toughing it out. You will really like the results
- Join a team or a league - Ask your local recreation center or school if there are any teams for your sport, and when tryout dates are. Put your new-found skills to use
- Mix sports up, try something new or different - Many people fail to become athletic as they get bored with the sport or workout program. Keep an open mind and try new things.
Most of all once you identify where you are good at NEVER GIVE UP>