Frequently Asked Questions
This page is a list of questions we hear often from up and coming soccer players wondering how to become a soccer player:
I’m just starting out playing soccer. What soccer skills do I need to know?
A new soccer player should focus on the fundamentals of soccer. Without a strong grasp of the fundamentals it will be very difficult to become a soccer player. The fundamentals include:
I want to become a soccer player but I’m not good enough.
Wrong. You’re not good enough now. Work hard, train hard, listen, and practice often. If you do those things, you’re already ahead of the game. It all comes down to desire – how badly do you want to become a soccer player? If want it that much, you’ll do all you can to improve. You should also check out our list of soccer resources which contain some great information.
I’m too small
Wrong. Many young soccer players don’t fully develop until late teens, and even if you’re not a six footer, just look at Lionel Messi and Robinho, they’re hardly giants are they? Yet they are soccer superstars in their own right. If you’re smaller than other players use it to your advantage – where they may be big, you can be quick. Soccer is not necessarily all about power and physicality, but also how we think on the soccer field. A good soccer brain is an asset to any team.
I don’t have the best gear
You don’t need the best gear to be a soccer player, contrary to what the commercials tell you. Working hard at improving your game, not shiny new cleats, is what makes you better. Just because someone has a shiny new pair of F50s doesn’t make them a better player than you.