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Get Noticed By A Soccer Scout: The Right And Wrong Way To Get Discovered
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It is an exaggeration to say that everyone who is playing soccer or any other sport for that matter is keeping their fingers crossed that they will get noticed by a soccer scout the very next time they trot down the field. However, there are enough players at various levels of play that are just hoping for that very thing: they want to get noticed by a soccer scout so that they can move to semi-professional or professional level soccer or so that they can get a scholarship to play soccer at the college level. No matter what the ultimate goal is, the player has to get noticed by a soccer scout before they can do anything at all.

While some players are recruited to a team by tryouts or by word of mouth of their skills, many will get to the next level of play by being seen by the right person at the right time. To get noticed by a soccer scout then, the player has to be at their very best for every game, not just the ones that they know will be attended by the scouts.

After all, sometimes the scouts or their assistants like to go to a game incognito so that they can get a preliminary feel for the player’s skills and their dedication not only to those skills but to their team and teammates as well as to the game of soccer as well. Most scouts are looking for a full and well rounded individual instead of just a show off that can make a few dramatic goals. A good two way player is far more valuable than a player who is only good in one half of the field.

For some players, the work and effort it takes to get noticed by a soccer scout is secondary to the dedication that it takes to be good at the game and to have the high skill level that they set for themselves.

There are some positions on the soccer field that are easier to play and get noticed by a soccer scout while in other positions, the player may seem to blend in and never stand out from the pack. A coach or team owner may send a scout out to look for one particular position but another may end up being more noticeable instead. It is important to play the game the right way and in your own style even when you are trying to get noticed by a soccer scout.

The wrong way to get noticed by a soccer scout is simple: be bad at the game, be bad at being a team member and be bad at being yourself. If you are obviously doing things that are not you and are obviously going to put your team at risk for losing, then you are not the person the scout is going to be interested in at all.


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I loved this passage. It really gave me an idea for how to make it to a higher division which may lead to playing professional soccer! I have always dreamed of being just like Mia Hamm and going to UNC and playing for their signature team..... Tarheels! I always want to get on the national soccer team and play in the world cup,and Olympics. Also try out for a premier team called Tidalwave. Thank you for giving me information to try to make these dreams come true!

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