As an amateur footballer, the chances are that you’re always looking for new opportunities and ways to prove yourself and boost your career chances. The truth is that it’s competitive out there, and so unless you have the right skills, experience, and contacts, luck probably won’t be on your side. Below, we’ve put together some tips to help you look your best and increase your chances of being scouted by a pro club or a talent scout recruiting…
Make sure you’re online
In today’s digital-first world, it’s vital that you have a strong online presence as a footballer and ensure that scouts and potential talent can see you on Twitter and YouTube. It’s even better if you can build up your name and follower count, as scouts will be more likely to see you as a serious contender, and it’s well-known that some clubs will prioritise players with large followings to boost interest in the club. Take pictures and videos and show the world you’re serious about football – in time, you’ll likely be scouted via Direct Message.
Attend training sessions
Another way to keep your name out there is to attend training sessions, camps, experiences and academies like the Alicante football academy. Getting training from ex-Premier League players is something you can’t put a price on, and it can help you learn from the pros, which will boost your chances of a successful season. What’s more, academies like these are designed to prepare you for the world of football and give you the skills, confidence, and contacts you need to stand out from the competition. It’s a worthwhile investment, any day.
Make sure you’re ready
Something else to consider is whether you’re actually ready to become a professional player. The truth is that scouts and clubs have so much interest from budding players who have the willingness and passion to learn and adapt. If you’re out of practice after having had a few months off of training, the chances are that they’re going to favour someone who’s still been on the pitch every day improving their technique. Every day is a chance to better yourself, so don’t skip the gym and attend as many football matches and games as you possibly can.
Do you have any tips for those considering a career in football? Leave them in the comments and check back soon for more tips and tricks – right here on the blog.