If you dream of one day playing as starting quarterback for the New England Patriots or Superbowl ring-wearing linebacker for the Colts then you are going to need to ensure that you are playing football to the highest of your capabilities as well as getting a little luck along the way. The luck, you cannot control but the responsibility to play to the highest of your capability, that falls squarely on your shoulders. If you are like my buddy Mack Prioleau and this is something that you dream of then you need to do everything in your power to ahead and achieve it, starting with your ability and here is how to improve it.
Get in Great Shape
Your natural ability will only take you so far and if you truly dream of reaching the top then you will need to ensure that you have the body which will allow you to do so. You must ensure that you are eating the right things and working out in the right way for your body type. There are no days off for you and if you really want to make your dream a reality then your body is the place to start.
Study the Game
Many think that just playing the game that they love is the best way to improve your skills, whilst this is obviously important, so too is gaining a deep understanding for the game which you love. In order to better understand the game you should be studying game films, watching how the strategies take place, the tactics that are used and how professionals go about their business during game time.
Perfect Your Position
Whichever position you decide to take on, you need to make it your own and decide quickly which position you are going to play. This will often be pre-determined for you based on your body shape and your natural abilities and once you have your position assigned, work hard on perfecting it. The best way to do this is to imitate the very best professionals who play your position, watch their movement, their judgement and how they carry themselves during games.
Nobody in the history of football made it to the pro-leagues on natural talent alone and you will need to work day and night in order to get what you are after. There are any success stories about those who did not have the best natural ability but put in blood, sweat and tears to become the player that they are. Whether you have strong natural ability or not, you need to make sure that your dedication to the game is on point if you hope to improve your game.
In order to improve your game you need to understand what your weaknesses are, the only way to do this is through watching video of your performances and asking for feedback from those around you. Asking for feedback is the easy part but to truly improve, you must act upon it.