dream_on_go_pro wrote:Ok so heres the deal: I had talked to one of my moms italian friends about playing for her brother who is a coach of a pretty good team in Italy. I didnt hear from her for a month or so but i got a call today that he is going to be in Miami and said he would let me come down there and basically try out for his team. I am getting his information and info all about the club sometime soon hopefully tonight.This is just for the stage of getting to a tryout in Italy if he thinks I am worth it. He is going to be down there this spring and i really need to crunch down. He has never seen me play so when i go down there i want to be in top form. Do you guys have any suggestions on how to impress this coach in the short time that i will have with him? I know this is just like any other tryout but it is so unnerving since this could be my shot at accomplishing my dreams.
Dude, sorry but to be honest the post i've read from you I think you have a lot of work to do.... This is, like you said your big break, opportunities like these don't come to often..
In spring? So is that like in March - April? Whenever it is, you shouldn't be practicing less than 3 hours a day on a normal basis, with sundays off..
Look around and make a strength/speed/stamina/power routine, physical aspects of the game....
Also, you NEED to have mad control in order to be SOMEONE in Italy, i've played there, I have a friend that starts pro here in Panama, and got rejected from atalanta, he is ridiculously good and got turned down..
Basically, determine your weaknesses, your style of play, your strength and search the website, and do 4-5 drills per skill a day....
Have a week where you specialize in shot, have a week which is all for dribbling, have a week which is all for control etc...
Example, if your an attacking player, and your style is to beat a man, and shoot:
Physical Work accordingly.. (which I suck at)
Dribbling 1 hour 6-8 drills 3 x 15 (I.E) - that will take you like an hour..
Then mantain all your other skills doing general drills like cones and shot, wall-control-shot, etc...
Physical work accordingly
Dribbling 6-8 drills
Then general drills to mantain or youre skills..
repeat each other day..
Physical work accordingly
Shooting drills 6-8 drills
Then general drills to mantain all your skills
Repeat each day....
If you are central defender, or anyother position then obviosly create a routine that matches your style of play, and strengthens your weakness, and keep your strengths strong
... In this case, you would be practicing more long balls, more headers, more counterattacks.
Do's and Dont's
Do Join as many teams as you can..
Do play with friends, anytime you can..
Do watch a lot of football..
Do train as hard as you can everyday till you colapse.
Do take your ipod..
Do keep your motivation at the highest, remember the kids you'll play against are gonna be slacking.
Don't be lazy
Don't be weak
Don't give up
Don't miss 1 SINGLE session
Never take a day off, Don't take breaks, break records
Its a jungle out there, its your time to become a man, and earn that respect, earn that spot in the team... Or do you wanna stay in the mediocreness all yourlife?
Now or never, just do it, balls to the wall, this is your one shot