How to Play Pro Soccer in America! ~ Online Soccer Academy

How to Play Pro Soccer in America! ~ Online Soccer Academy


What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. Today we are talking about how to go pro in
america. This soccer video is geared towards american male and female players who’s “it”
is to play professional soccer in America. One day I will do another video about how
to play professional soccer outside of America. Before I go any farther I want you to understand
that just because you play soccer sports DOES NOT mean you have to making it pro in soccer
or want to go pro. Soccer players can play the game, improve, soccer video, and love
it just as much as any pro does not matter how old you are and no matter what level you
play at. I DO NOT encourage every OSA player to try to go pro, that is not the point of
the OSA. The point of the OSA is make better soccer players and to help you reach your
personal “it”. I get asked about how to go pro a lot so I
thought I’d make an OSA video about it. The top pro league in America for men is MLS and
there are other lower level leagues below that. For women the top pro league is the
NWSL and there are other lower level leagues below that. Most of the tips in this video
are applicable to male and female players. Do you like my Believe in it® shirt? Are
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alerted when we launch! Back to how to be a pro. Think of a ladder.
If you want to get to the top of a ladder do you jump to the top? No, you would fall
off and hurt yourself. But if you take it step by step you will continue to climb slow
and steady to the top. Pro soccer is the top of the ladder and it’s a steep, hard climb.
Youth soccer is at the bottom of the ladder. Now lets talk about the steps you need to
take to climb the pro soccer ladder. There are different routes to being a pro,
these are just a few key points. Key Points: How to Play Pro Soccer
1. First you get on a club/travel team and do really well. The best travel team you can
be on is the one you want to be on. If your local club team is good but the one that is
two hours away is great and they go to a lot of big college showcase tournaments then I
recommend you try to get on the great team. Yes, I know two hours is a long way to drive
for training. I use to drive 2.5 hours to play for a great team when I was in high school
so I feel your pain. DO NOT do this type of extreme commitment until you are high school
age and fully committed to taking your game to the next level. If you can get on an MLS Academy youth team
that is a phenomenal opportunity because you don’t pay to play and you have pro coaches
around you a lot. Soccer world. The whole point of an MLS Academy team is to groom players
to be a pro. Not all players will sign pro, most won’t but if you are 16 and doing well
on an MLS Academy team there is a good chance you will get to train with the 1st team, play
in a reserve game and if you do really, really well against pros… they will want to sign
you as a pro even though you are a teenager. Other top youth leagues in America are the
US Soccer Development Academy and the ECNL which stands for Elite Clubs National League.
Play on a club team that is in either of those two leagues are you are where you want to
be at the youth level. What about high school soccer? Good question.
High School soccer is great, it’s fun but typically in the American soccer system most
players are recruited to play college soccer or pro soccer from their club teams, not their
high school teams. Just the way it is. 2. Try out for ODP. Football soccer. ODP stands
for olympic development program. It is US Soccer’s way of finding out who the best of
the best are. ODP has a state level, regional level and a national team level. The idea
is that you make the state team, then try out for the regional team and make that, then
try out for the National team and make that. Easier said then done of course and only a
very small amount of people make the national team but if you do, that is great! By making ODP teams it shows college and pro
coaches you are, on paper at least, better then players that don’t make the team. If you don’t do well in ODP it doesn’t mean
you can’t make it pro. I didn’t make my state ODP team one year. I’ve got friends that are
pros that didn’t make ODP. I also know players that were youth national team soccer player
and they couldn’t cut it as a pro because they were to mentally weak from being babied
their whole youth career. 3. Play college soccer! College soccer is
a big step in the ladder for making the jump to pro soccer football. Typically pro coaches
scout the best college players on the best college teams. So if you can you want to go
to high level D1 programs. Pro soccer is the best of the best, not the best of the average.
If you play for D1 team Indiana and you are one of the top players that will increase
your odds of going pro. If you play for D3 team Rhodes college and are one of the best,
your odds aren’t as good as the best player on the Indiana team. Yes, you can go pro if you play a lower level
then D1, I played D2, but typically it will be easier to get scouted at the D1 level versus
a D2 or D3 level. Lots of young players in America message me
saying I’m 15 and no pro scouts are looking at me. That is the wrong mind set. You want
college coaches recruiting you in your teenager years, not pro scouts scouting you. Yes, if
you are the elite of the elite youth player some pro scouts will be looking at you but
for most of you, the next step to going pro is playing college soccer. For tips on how to get recruited click here
to read our free College Recruiting Handbook from our other company CollegeRecruitingWebsite.com.
That will teach you all about how to get recruited. 4. Attend a paid pro try out or combine. How
to soccer. If you don’t get scouted and signed after college in the MLS draft to play pro
soccer then you still have options. Yes, it’s best to get drafted and signed from day one
but lots of great pros in MLS didn’t get drafted. Most pro teams, MLS, NWSL and lower leagues,
offer a paid try out you can attend. Go on a team’s website and search for when their
try outs are and sign up for them. Do 2 or 3 of them. If you do great at their try out,
they will be interested. Think of yourself like the diamond in the rough they want to
discover! Click here to check out the InfoSport Combine.
Not anyone can attend this, I believe it’s invite only, but this combine is one you want
to attend. It’s meant for high level players that didn’t attend the main MLS combine. Lots
of pro coaches attend this combine and it’s a good one. This combine is for male players. 5. Accept the odds are against you. Only 1%
of players play pro. There is a reason for that, the best of the best play pro. You need
to understand this and be realistic about this. If you are not in the top three players
on your team and you don’t train a lot on your own that is okay but you probably are
not good enough and committed enogh to be pro. If you are one of the better players on your
team, you are constantly improving and you are working hard to achieve your “it” then
good news… you have a 1% chance of making it. Odds I’d take any day! Click here and you can watch an OSA video
on my personal story of how I went pro. 6. Put yourself in the right situations to
get lucky. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if the right people aren’t seeing you
then you won’t get recruited to play college soccer or scouted to play pro soccer. Do the
best you can with what you have around to get on the best travel team, play in the biggest
showcase tournaments, go to a great soccer college, etc. If money is an issue for you ask your neighbors
if you can do chores for them for money. I use to cut lawns and wash and wax cars to
make money to help pay for some of my soccer bills. Do what you have to do but keep it
legal of course! Don’t forget your education through all of
this! When you make a lot of money as a pro you want to be smart about what you do with
your money so having a good education will help! DO NOT forget about school, make good
grades and be successful off the field, not just on it. Have no regrets! It’s better to give it everything
you have and not make it then have a dream, not go for it and 20 years later you lay in
bed at night wondering what if. Be confident! A lot of people will doubt that
you can achieve your “it”. They doubted me, they laughed at me, that’s just the way it
is. Be confident, work hard and Believe in it®. DO NOT let negative people bring you
down. All pros are talented, the difference is little
things. How hard they train, how confident they are, how much they improve, how quick
they think, etc. I know lots of talented players that couldn’t cut it as a pro and I know lots
of players that are having great pro careers because they do all the little things right. If your “it” is to go pro then good luck.
I hope this OSA video will help shed some light on how to get there. Remember small
improvements daily equal big improvements over time. Keep climbing the ladder. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
training video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and don’t forget to Subscribe
on YouTube or become a member and create your profile for free at OnlineSoccerAcademy.com.
Players all over the world use it and you can do game reviews and track your progress!
Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked for you? My name is Jared
Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything
in life is possible! Believe in it®!

Antonio Breitenberg

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99 thoughts on “How to Play Pro Soccer in America! ~ Online Soccer Academy

  1. Karina Rasaily says:

    Hey i am from Nepal. And i am in jv and, i am freshman at high school i do hardwork too. Do u think i can make pro ?

  2. Soccer Dude says:

    I'm 13 is it too late for me to join a soccer team? I used to play in elementary soccer team.

  3. TJ Sherpa says:

    Dude you give real good advice. I'm going to watch this again when I go to North America next year. Thanks a ton!

  4. Aymen Azeez says:

    Answer me Please. Im 14 years old about to turn 15 and am Planning to join High School soccer team when I go to high school. Because I think im the best and my friend and a lot of people told me that im good and I can play people that are older than me. And want to go pro What should I Do? And is it too late?

  5. yoriboy says:

    Hey jared am 15 and I live Dallas tx and I play forward position 6"2" I currently play for a small team and I am the best one out of the team (not trying to show off) but I really want to go pro but I don't know we're to start please answer and thanks

  6. kevin alonso says:

    Can you get scouted if you play In a local Sunday leauge? Please reply

  7. Brylos says:

    I've never played soccer seriously, im 18 and out of high school. is it too late for me to become pro somehow? I feel like I have natural talent, and I wanna do what ever it takes to become pro.

  8. jang sam says:

    I use to play really good when i was in 6th grade 12 years old and in 7th grade 13 years old i really cant play that good i really dont know why do u think its because im growing or something like that?

  9. Rainfred Romero says:

    I'm 14 and currently im in vietnam playing U19 school football team but im deciding to go to Temecula, California to find academies. Do u think this us a good ideas and any academy suggestion?

  10. Brendan Hendrickson says:

    Hello OSA I really enjoyed this video, and I hope that I could make pro in MLS but I am playing on a team that just turned into a club I hope that it will become a bigger team as the years come by. I am one of the best players on the team and our coach is really good when it comes to teaching but I don't know if it will get me noticed at all. I am 13 and I really hope that I can some people's attention. I like my team because we play all types of soccer indoor,outdoor, and futsal do u think this can give me a chance of the MLS just by playing on this team. I kinda want to move to FC Dallas academy and play there but I just don't know.

  11. NJ EUROS says:

    I'm 13 and want to go pro. I am in the process of being on an academy team. Should I tryout for odp if my parents can't afford it. I have heard of people trying out just to get out there.

  12. tluang hnem says:

    hi montz i know this is a late comment but i have a serious question
    im 13 years old and im about to be in high school  but the bad thing is that here in dallas tx they dont have a soccer club/team so can i become a pro and become famouse by taking a soccer at high school  and do verry well and get picked or sometihing thanks if you are reading and reply 😀 ?

  13. Ltagames says:

    I am 13 and I live in Canada what should i do

  14. Amer Kovavic says:

    Thank you this video really helped me! 🙂

  15. Ali Ritchie says:

    we have to pay for tryouts???

  16. Keyro Bottros says:

    I have a question, my cousin is a great soccer player, he has moved recently to the States and couldn't play for his college team because he is 24y/o. His dream is to play professional soccer, how can he make this happen?

  17. Talib Patrick says:

    What if you are an American soccer player who wishes to go pro abroad like somewhere in Europe?

  18. Clash with Khalidd says:

    My name is fathi and I'm 13 how can I start it please answer as soon as possible

  19. Iamthedoctor10 says:

    How do you try out for ODP?

  20. MeAlEl Play Minecraft&Games says:

    How about Mexico, there are pro teams like Club America, Chivas etc…….

  21. iszy j says:

    How can you go pro out of high school

  22. Andrew Thomson says:

    How would someone coming from abroad do something like this?

  23. DJ Panras oldSchoolDJmaster says:

    increase your experience

  24. Martin Landeros says:

    Im 14 i play in a park league but i want to go pro should i live this team also i can sign up for la galaxy try out when im 17 but i dont how it will work i need advice

  25. jolo sales joseph says:

    Coach jerry can you please tell me how to get a sport scholarship in american, because I started when I was in my country call the Philippines. In 12grade I move to us and im very happy I cried with joy because it is my first time playing soccer it my dream to become one. I have the feeling I want to give up and it my change to play the beautiful game. Never I spent my miserable life in philippine school, I have play two game in my senior high school but at least I played still happy. Anyway is there a chance to play College soccer if I don't have a sport scholarship and again how to get a sport scholarship. Thank you anyway hope you see me play in MLS because that my dream.

  26. Edwin Molina says:

    So im in my local soccer team,There pretty goood. Im a center back and my coaches all ways say im the best defender in the team. We go to a place callef metropolitan ave were we have tournements every saturday in New York. My friend recently got chosen from New york city FC soccer academy. Im always trying to play the best i can because you never know when a scout can come and pick you up just like my friend.

  27. Bilal Mohamad says:

    Soccer

  28. Bilal Mohamad says:

    There is a mls academy team in the city I live but it costs like 1000 dollars a season and is an hour away. All I have is my high school team which is quite competitive and I am trying out for it this school year . Btw I am 13

  29. CheekyEntertainment 05 says:

    Have you ever played for the USA national team Jared? Sincerely, Joshua.C

  30. CheekyEntertainment 05 says:

    +OnlineSoccerAcademy Two things: To get scouted or become a professional soccer player do I have to be good a juggling the ball? I only do 2-4 juggles.
    Do I have to tryout for the ODP to be in the USA national team?

  31. PixelFreak86Gaming says:

    What was your injury I was watching a video and I was wondering I looked you up and you had two surgeries and it made you retire so it must have been a bad injury

  32. PixelFreak86Gaming says:

    What do you mean by babied in their youth career?

  33. Max Medrano says:

    Can I play university soccer?? plz reply

  34. Kwame Danquah says:

    So u can't get scout grime a high school even do your good

  35. CheekyEntertainment 05 says:

    Do I really have to do ODP

  36. Lezli Sanchez says:

    Really helped thank god and thank you

  37. Tyler Langfield says:

    what about Oregon state university

  38. Tyler Langfield says:

    I may be in 7th grade but I play for classics travel team

  39. Jason Mai says:

    Great video⚽️👏🏼 loved it

  40. NerdTutorials says:

    Could you please make a video on how to get scouted in the US and how to find the right club?thanks

  41. Leebeast99 says:

    so my highschool career just ended but I really want to go pro! how do I start man? please help

  42. lex seferina says:

    hello my name is lex and i play in curacao
    in the the willemstad and im 12 years of age and i am loking for a plase to start out side of curacao do you have som tips

  43. Professor shake says:

    if I play naia would that be good or bad

  44. Crinova says:

    Hey i play ayso extra whoch you have to try out for and i want to know if scouts go to these types of things

  45. Bonkky says:

    Im 14, you should make a video in the eyes of a sophmore, who plays highschool soccer and wants to go pro.

  46. TreadUpon Stars says:

    I'm 14 I've been playing for a year I've improved so much and I'm starting to get noticed is it true I needed to play since 4 to go pro?

  47. Tyler Wilt says:

    Hi OSA I am 23 years old I have just finish my college career. I am debating on trying out for a pro indoor team or outdoor but I have read that the indoor team are not very successful. also team bankrupt or some other kind of problems.any info would helpthank you

  48. Sneakyrious says:

    I watched this video 2 years ago. Now I am close to being a pro because I believe in it

  49. Alex Dixon says:

    Jerry this was truly informative, inspiring and just down right great. My son, 18, really wants to go pro and lives eat and breathe soccer. Thought he would have got a scholarship to a D1 school but got some disappointments. Got a scholarship for a local college, will play for a year and go at it again for next year. Thnx !

  50. cole East says:

    Jared i am young and best in my academy i want to go pro but can i do it

  51. Laxus says:

    Can anyone help me out plz. I got tryouts for Michigan bucks which is a pdl team and was wondering how much does it cost to join a pdl team because all they said is it cost $50 for tryouts. Thx

  52. T2 Tekkers says:

    Hi, I'm really losing my confidense about playing, what would be some suggestions for me

  53. Carlos GJ says:

    hey I'm playing college soccer. played on an academy mls team in the states before going to college in mexico. I've been told by other guys to look for an agent or look for open tryouts for pros. I'm 22 and starting to feel old. any suggestions? i have dual citizenship if that means anything.

  54. Abush Senshaw says:

    What if you're 22??

  55. hairyass says:

    no one wants to play football in america.. -_-

  56. Raheem Duncan says:

    I feel more confident now😁 thank u!

  57. Salim Salan says:

    i played u10 philadelphia union Academy they later dropped me after 24 matches 13 goals and 2 assists i tryed out for u12 2 years later and ive been there since then and im 13 last season my first one i scored 15 goals and 4 assist i train every other day and i can juggle 38 on a basis i make very little mistakes although i might not have improved much in 2 years but guess what i started to train every other day once i joined the union and this season is yet to come to a close with me having 13 goals 3 assists i play Cdm,St, And Right attaking midfielder

  58. lol lol says:

    what if I cant play for odp

  59. Jaziel Ayala says:

    i need help to get scouted

  60. Brandon says:

    Do we have to play on a youth academy team to become a pro (USSDA Team)

  61. Yush Ramani says:

    Hi, I have played rec soccer all my lie and never took it seriosly but then I felt a love for soccer and I worked so hard that I made my A team for travel within 1 year also I want to go pro I'm one of the best soccer players I can run very fast and do 1000 juggles without dropping the ball I am 14 years old but my parents can not drive me far away to a better soccer club nor do I have my own car please advise what I should do to become a pro, thanks

  62. Tech-Talk-Toe Mac says:

    So let's say I play d3 soccer and I was the best on the team. If I was on a d1 team but I was the worst would I be better

  63. Durie Fuz says:

    what if you dont have money to even join a club… my sister was the best player in high school and even got the MVP award, she had her high school soccer coach get in touch with one of her teammates club and they actually just wanted her to play goalie but that was not her position, so she stayed for a few months because they were paying for her uniform and feed.But then after she left the team. Anyways shes a senior now and loves playing she is trying to make it pro. but with all the money these clubs are asking for is too much and they can be missing out on a good player.. what should she do? (she practices on her own everyday, she tought herself how to play)

  64. BlueVacktor says:

    Thank You very much!! My GOAL is to get in the LA Galaxy academy and im only 12

  65. Alberto Lopez says:

    Thanks for inspiring me!!

  66. FlamingoTube21 Law says:

    can't effort traveling soccer

  67. Desirous says:

    I aspiure to be in the mls but i dont get played enough for my coach, im 14 and im pretty chubby but I am good, I have okay speed and my touch is great, I was trained by an ex pro brazlian dude so Im pretty good but coaches look at my weight and instantly dongt think im good.

  68. Oh Ghalixy says:

    The ODP team near me sucks

  69. Daniel Gonzalez says:

    what if I have no money

  70. Ovid Naso says:

    So I've not played soccer in years but I'm still in high school, can I still go pro even without that large chunk of years? I played CB if that helps.

  71. Moses Ehis says:

    I really want to play in mls but i dont have my papers .is it still possible for me to achieve my goal

  72. vtomesv says:

    I'm in varsity and this is my freshman year I wanna go pro at least by 22 and I'm 14 wish me luck and pray for me – Tomi Ariyo #11

  73. Kevin Ornelas says:

    OK look. I'm 15 and I play futsal/indoor soccer with adults age's 20 plus. I was recently asked to play on one of the adult teams because of how I play. I'll admit I'm not the best but in vary good. the first game I played with the team. I scored 6 goals. and we won 10-6. all you could hear is people asking in the stands "how old is he because he's good". then I yelled that I was 15. they were amused. well my dream is to make it pro one day because it's my life goal. wish me luck. my name is Kevin Ornelas. bye

  74. daliso feint says:

    I'm going to become a professional soccer player, I don't care.

  75. Brycen995 Djan says:

    I want to go pro so baddddd THANK U

  76. Jefferson B says:

    I'm in 8th grade and I'm one of the best players on the school soccer team I wanna finish high school and be in the high school soccer team if I could rate myself I would say I'm a 7 or 8 out of 10

  77. Jonathan Leary says:

    Can I do EDP (eastern development program) instead of ODP

  78. jesus elizalde says:

    im poor
    so i cant get into club/travel team but im 1 of the best in school what do i do?

  79. angel dankha says:

    What if u don't want to go to college

  80. C-Leyva says:

    So you can't get scouted to any college division schools. From D1 and D2 etc schools if you play high school soccer. Because my brother is about to play high school soccer for his freshman year.

  81. JP3 Fifa says:

    this is the rich kid guide to being a pro 😑

  82. Jose Luis Escalona says:

    what if your college does not have sports

  83. SteinerTV says:

    Your a saint

  84. Vlog "N" Prank says:

    I'm 14 and English, I class myself as quite good playing for the likes of Bradford city, Huddersfield town, and Bradford park avenue {Currently), but I feel like people like me are getting pushed aside for foreign signing. American "soccer" sounds like you really look after young players, and was thinking about moving to America for college, my question is, being foreign how could I make it in American football/mls

  85. SteinerTV says:

    What do you mean club teams?

  86. Albara Mutleq says:

    thank you so much your words helped me a lot because i never knew you can go pro from playing college and i am currently a player on the u17 Colorado rapids squad and watching this video motivated me to work hard this season.

  87. Kert White says:

    75% percent of these comments are saying they are the best… if you were the best we would be seeing you in the olympics of something like that.

  88. Terry Linwe says:

    my goal for now is to make my varsity soccer team and I am a junior.

  89. Lawm Sanga says:

    I wanna go

  90. ImDeluxe says:

    Sooooo I wanna become a pro soccer player and play for MLS. I play indoor and outdoor in a league near me. Im 13 yr old goal keeper/LW and I am actually pretty good at both but I lean more so to goal keeper. I believe that I'll make it to pro one day. My name is Alexander Davis Jr. I wish everyone who wants to make it to pro a good luck

  91. Edwin Meza says:

    I mean the MLS is trash so u wanna pull a cristian pulisic

  92. TheMilanFan HD says:

    This is a guide for rich kids, my family doesn’t have enough money to pay for a club/travel team.

  93. josh Vargas says:

    I want to become a professional soccer player I need this to happen this is my dream i am going to make this happen!

  94. DE VOX says:

    My dream is to become a pro at soccer i have play the sport since i was 6 years old im good at goalkeeper striker defender and im very good at knuckleball

  95. Anthony Manzione says:

    #1 be rich and that’s it

  96. Bruno C says:

    Need money in USA "soccer". Its a rich mans sport here. If you look at the best "footballers" in the world they come from nothing. Best players in the US are not noticed and lost in the population because they dont have $$$$$$

  97. Ian Lama says:

    ODP is not the best way

  98. Natourious Kurd says:

    Tip one: don’t be born in America

  99. Timmyblackknight 32 says:

    My parents won't let me join a club/travel team so my only option is to play in highschool and do good and get into a college team but I believe that I can still become a pro

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