Anyone you ask considers what it takes to be a professional athlete, surely they associate the idea of being a footballer with one of these words: quality, sacrifice, money, training, luck, but these do not only affect the athlete, they also affect their family and environment, but there are many factors independent of the athlete that can have and in fact have a fundamental role in facilitating development and thus achieving success, these factors can be different depending on the person or the environment, among others, but they share very common characteristics.
The sacrifices of a professional athlete are many, but both his family and his close circle are also affected. Some of these sacrifices are the large investments of money by the family, as well as the effort to take him to training sessions and games, leaving aside other things, on the part of the athlete it means making an effort to earn a position, putting aside outings with friends and many other things, they must also learn to overcome rejection, in many situations they can be rejected for physical or even personal reasons, but to get ahead they cannot give up at the first change.
As for the luck factor, although it can influence, it is not decisive, and it is for this reason that athlete representation agencies exist, these agencies have the purpose of helping and contributing to these athletes being able to achieve their aspirations and even aspire to overcome them through the use of contacts or development plans for the athlete among many other methods with the aim of allowing the player access to clubs and contracts that if it were not for him it would have been much more difficult to achieve since having contacts and experience knows the world of professional football and the corresponding needs of the players.
In conclusion, it is true that becoming a professional requires a great physical, economic or even moral sacrifice, but it is not just a matter of the athlete himself, but both family, environment and even the representative must work as a team to help him burn stages and reaching goals, each one has a different role but with the same purpose since, for example, the family and environment will have a key role in personal characteristics as well as character and behavior (fundamental for a professional) while the representative will have more influence on the sporting aspect of the player.
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