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3 Tips to Start Your Sports Careers Right

3 Tips to Start Your Sports Careers Right
If you’re looking to start a career in sports, there’s a bright future ahead. For now, it’s important to work on making a good first impression.

Start off with a realistic goal and a reasonable intensity. That way, if your first few days end with delusion, you won’t have a really hard time motivating yourself. You can always up your game later on. A career is a marathon, not a 100 meters sprint that needs a single burst of energy.
Here are some critical tips to ensure you start off on the right foot:
 
1. Broaden your skills
The competitive market will require that you learn as much as you can. You need to grasp a variety of topics and develop expertise in more than one area. That would make you a more valuable candidate, and the Coach will notice.

During the early years, people so narrowly focus on the role they see themselves in that one neglects developing a wide range of skills. In team sports, selectors would want candidates with demonstrated abilities in leadership, teamwork, communication and problem-solving.

Learning new skills doesn’t necessarily mean go back to school for another sports grade or certificate programs. Just focus on acquiring knowledge, and you’ll have everything you need to succeed in your career.

2. Utilize your School/College’s Services
Don’t be too excited about ‘growing up’ and leaving your school behind for good.

The Career Services department in your school is a critical resource you’ll miss later. What you don’t see is that the school is a great catchment area for mentors and advice. Connect with the alumni association. They can always provide assistance with professional advice and networking opportunities.

Most Colleges have career services offices too. Work with the career counselor there to plan your career development. The tuition fees you shell out pays for all these services, so take advantage of everything you’re offered there.

3. Choose the Correct Equipment
The most vital component of any sport is equipment. They constitute the base for your performance. Your equipment and gear must fit you perfect. For sports activities it’s always advisable to wear so-called functional clothes. During the winter, this will allow you to work out without going hypothermic.

While buying shoes, choose half a size bigger than usual to prevent your big toe from pressing against the front seam of the shoe when rolling over. This will help avoid blue toe nails.
 
Lastly, a career strategy is critical to the success of any athlete. This helps you manage the direction you want your career to take, the skills and knowledge you’ll need, and how you can learn them. Developing these new skills would take time as you won’t get immediately proficient at something you’ve never tried before. Just draw on your past experiences to bring confidence into your future potential, and you’ll be well on your way to a bright future in sports.

- Team Khiladi Connect