QFTSoccer4Life wrote: This is old (as you stated), but since you've thought out a reply, I'll give my feedback as well.
I agree with you. Probably no one on this forum will ever be pro, with an exception of maybe 1 or 2 players, tops. For a long while now I've been trying to explain the very same thing as you: professionals are superior genetically and through intense and planned training. But people always tell me I'm wrong and that's their opinion, but I laugh because I know they're not going to make it. People tell me I'm the best player my age. It doesn't matter to me, I don't know if I have the physical superiority to even be looked at. I've accepted that and I work on it as much as I can, but I don't kid myself, I look at things realistically. If you're 14, 15, 16 and you're asking help about dribbling, or instep drive problems, then you'll never go pro. You need to be developed and skilled way before then unless you're a genetic God. Skills themselves aren't important. You should have all your basic skills down by age 10 and some more complex ones by 12-13. Not saying that it isn't an ongoing process, but you shouldn't be learning whole new concepts after then. You need to spend your teenage years developing yourself in GAMES, and applying skills that you've familiarized yourself with over a span of YEARS not months.
I'm sure that someone will rebut this by saying well [insert pros name here] got picked up/didn't start until/actually played this sport, etc. Let me just say to anyone who was thinking of replying along those lines: can you really compare yourself to that person? Do you honestly think you're even close to them or ever will be?
That's all I have to say.
I agree with what you're saying and i was pretty much gonna post exactly what you've just said. I think some people this forum need to take alook at themselfs before they post alot of the stuff that they do, no names just in general. I mean ofcourse i havent seen anyone here play but to become a professional sportsman even at a low level, I.E football league 2, you have to be OUTSTANDING, mentally strong, dedicated and VERY lucky. when i ay outstanding i mean every game you plal yuo play well.
I dont want to sound rude or mean with what i'm saying here i just feel its ridiculas how so many people here think that they are the next henry or messi.
Just ty to make yourself as good as you can and see what happens, do it for yourself and your love of the game