PREPARING FOR A FOOTBALL TRIAL
It is extremely important that players are prepared and ready for the day they show up to a professional soccer showcase event. Premier Football UK is in the business of preparing for a football trial for players aged 13-21. And although we arrange trials that can provide a showcase for your talents and additional training opportunities, it is up to you to get yourself prepared when the time comes.
There are a variety of things players can do to get themselves prepared for a football trial, both mentally and physically. Here are some key areas to focus on.
Get in Great Physical Shape
Prior to attending a trial, you should ramp up the intensity of your physical workouts. Make sure you are at peak physical strength and endurance when you arrive. This will show both coaches and scouts that you have the physical skills and endurance that they are looking for.
Work on your Skills
Make sure that you take the time to work on the key football skills and start
preparing for a football trial. No matter how good you think you may be, there is always room to get better. Work on individual skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting as well as controlling the and manipulating the soccer ball. Doing so could make you stand out from the crowd.
Have a Great Attitude
This area of preparation really needs no skill. But it is important. Coaches and scouts will look closely at how you approach the game. You need to be a team player, be very positive and show strong mental preparation. Make sure you listen closely and be attentive at all times. Follow directions and drills to the letter and if needed, go the extra mile to show your willingness to learn. Do this and you’re sure to get the attention you need.
Overall Mental Preparation
Having a good attitude is essential, but preparing yourself mentally is another thing. You want a clear head and be able to think the game through before you take the field. Remove any negative thoughts from your head and stay positive. Don’t get down if something doesn’t go your way. Instead, stay mentally positive and do better the next time.
Research Current Professionals
Do some homework on players who have achieved professional success. See what you can learn by watching games whenever you can, focusing on players who play your particular position. What do they do when they don’t have the ball? What position are they in that puts them in the best position to make the next play? Make a mental note of what you learned and try to translate that to your game.
Premier Football UK can offer opportunities for players between the ages of 13-21 to be showcased at one of our trials. We have a commitment to helping players achieve their potential and further their careers.
So make sure you’re ready when the time comes.