- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- ambition and a desire to succeed
- persistence and determination
- excellent verbal communication skills
- physical fitness and endurance
- leadership skills
- knowledge of human resources and employment law
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- practising training drills like passing, shooting, ball control and free kicks
- analysing areas for skills improvement with playing coaches
- working on your strength and conditioning in the gym
- watching videos of opponents' matches
- discussing team tactics for the next game with the coaches and manager
- playing competitive matches
- working with physiotherapists to treat any injuries
- taking part in promotional and media activities for your club
You may need to wear a team strip.
You could work on a sports field or at a sports arena.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers, physically demanding and you may spend nights away from home.
You could progress by transferring to a club higher up in the football leagues.
You could move into related careers like coaching, fitness instruction, refereeing, management, sports development, physiotherapy or journalism.