Want to be a Better Football Player? Here’s How

Whether you have dreams of one day becoming a starting quarterback for an NFL outfit, teaching college football or simply want to become a better football player, there are many things which you can do to improve your footling abilities. Being a great football player is not just about natural ability and there are many people like my buddy Mack Prioleau, who were not blessed with outstanding natural ability but worked tirelessly on their skills to go on to achieve great things. If you want to put the work in and improve your footballing abilities, for whatever reason, then here are some tips to help you do exactly that.

Find Your Position

When you first start out playing football you end up being something of a jack of all trades and playing a number of different positions, that is great in the beginning but if you want to improve your game, you’re going to need to pick a position. The position you choose should suit your playing style, your natural ability and your body shape and once you have an idea of which position it is that you are going to play, you need to work hard on perfecting it. In order to become the best in your position, you should be studying those who play your position on the field and watch how they do it, how they move and how they fit within the game.

Get in Shape

In order to improve your footballing abilities you need to make sure that you are in peak physical condition. Without working hard on your physical abilities you cannot expect to be able to implement all of the changes and improvements which are required to get better as a football player. You should be constantly conscious of what you are eating and how you are exercising, ensuring that you are always doing right by your body.

Game Time

Practice is vitally important in your process to become a better football player but nothing can replace what real game time can give you. You need to ensure that you are getting as much game time as possible to improve not only your playing abilities but also your mental strength, a key component to any great footballer. You may have to take risks if you feel that you are not getting enough game time and if you need to change teams then you have to do so. If you are willing to stay where you are then make a case to you coach as to why you should play, work hard on your weaknesses and take the opportunity with both hands when you do finally get a chance to play in a game.

The key to improving on your footballing ability is hard work, if you are smart with the skills that you work on and committed in terms of your approach then you will see your game improve greatly in a short space of time.