Being a professional footballer means he has to go through a lot of phases and divisions. The phases the footballer goes through might not always be a phase where every touch of the ball either is a block, assist or a goal depending on the position of the player . A professional football player develops into one after getting good , bad and ugly experience year after year. Be it Messi , Ronaldo they also are who they after hitting the good and bad experiences. So let’s look up the way the players in India climb up the ranks. If a players wants to be a football player , at what age do you feel they will start playing football? 12?. Nah,that’s too late . A player starts his professional career when he is 6. They start the career as early as possible as they can develop themselves into a top player at the right age. Also,with respect to the body it is better to start early. The body supports more when you start early.So they start playing at the age of 6 . They start off with

Being a professional footballer means he has to go through a lot of phases and divisions. The phases the footballer goes through might not always be a phase where every touch of the ball either is a block, assist or a goal depending on the position of the player . A professional football player develops into one after getting good , bad and ugly experience year after year. Be it Messi , Ronaldo they also are who they after hitting the good and bad experiences. So let’s look up the way the players in India climb up the ranks. If a players wants to be a football player , at what age do you feel they will start playing football? 12?. Nah,that’s too late . A player starts his professional career when he is 6. They start the career as early as possible as they can develop themselves into a top player at the right age. Also,with respect to the body it is better to start early. The body supports more when you start early.So they start playing at the age of 6 . They start off with

Under 8

They start off playing with playing for the Under 8 team . People might wonder how do coaches gauge the play of a player less than 8 years. The things focus and gauge a player who is an 8 year old . How much is he/she wiling to give for the team.The control of the 8 year old . They don’t expect to have complete control , they expect to have a reasonable control. A guy who plays in the playground with his friends for recreation who is of age 20 can be done by a player who is 8 year old who attends club training. Clubs focus a lot on youth development to continue the team winning over years to come. This is under 8 year old’s are trained.

Under 13 year old’s C Division

So, the focus on the 13 year old’s would be to try to enter BDFA C Division .This is the league which happens in Bangalore Similarly they would hope to enter their respective state C division and try to enter the state team . BDFA stands for Bangalore Division Football Association. They try to play for clubs who are playing C division. They try to get enough game to put right foot in the gas with respect to their career. The clubs playing C division is being told below with a link.

https://www.gcsstars.com/2019/04/fixture-bdfa-c-division-league-2018-19.html

Under 15 year old’s – B Division

These kids try to focus on making their mark in B division. They need to shape their career in a very short span of time , hence they don’t stay in the same division for long time they Start pushing themselves and reaching the heights as early as possible.

Teams which played B division in 2018.

https://www.faisports.com/tourn-details/2018-bdfa-b-division-league

A Division

They play the A division by the time they are 17. This is when they start thinking seriously of a football career. This is when they start believing in themselves. Coaches start expecting serious result from the team and individuals . Players control diet and focus on stamina and other factors at this division. They do well they have set the path of a professional football player. Few of the clubs of A division are these in 2018/19 season.

http://www.bangaloredreamunited.com/bdfa_bangalore_football_a_division_league_2018_2019.html

Super Division

This is a league which is one year below the highest league of Indian Football. The Players who do well are considered to either I League or ISL. Super Division players only will be thinking of getting into ISL/I League. These are the people who play the main team of state team as it is the highest league for state level . Also , it should be noted that if a player is extremely good and has the right contacts he can directly play ISL/I League without playing Super Division. It is all about finding the right people at the right time. It is not necessary to play all the divisions. The player should have it within him to reach the highest level of Indian football. Let’s look at various teams in Super Division.

http://www.bangaloredreamunited.com/bdfa_bangalore_football_super_division_league_2018_2019.html

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ISL/I League

This is the highest division played in the country. These players have come a long way to reach to this level. The sad part is all of the effort might fade away with just one bad season. They will get dropped out of the team . With one good season they have a chance to represent their country. When a player is first picked in ISL he will be in B team and later on with improved performances . He is got into the main team . It is a long way to be a football player . The road might be long but if belief is strong . He will reach the goals , he admired as a kid.

This is how a player becomes a star. It is hard but it definitely is worth it. Start your practice today to be a future star. Country awaits to roar your name out loud .

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