How to Become an American Professional Soccer Player
There are many barriers to professional soccer in the U.S., and the biggest of these is the American youth soccer system. In spite of the nearly 5 BILLION dollars that parents spend every year on youth soccer player development, the truth is that very, very few of America’s youth soccer coaches are qualified to TEACH the game.
Even fewer can teach you how to become a pro.
The overwhelming majority of youth soccer coaches know very little about athlete motivation and how to get the most from an athlete, and almost NONE of them have any background in child psychology, game theory, or even education.
On top of that, the system of youth soccer development in the U.S. stifles creativity and destroys player confidence, which is why over 50% of America’s measly 600 professional MLS soccer players come from outside our American borders.
America has 3 million youth soccer players, but can only produce 300 pros good enough to play in the MLS. With that statistic, how does any American become a professional soccer player?
It’s actually rather easy.
It’s a fact that, while every able bodied person can be taught the skills necessary to become a very good athlete, every top level professional shares one trait that sets them apart from their peers, and makes them stand out above every other good athlete.