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Soccer Player

Career description:

Soccer players play soccer for a living. Each player has their own experience in the league, so a full description can not be provided.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Attend scheduled practice or training sessions
  • Participate in athletic events or competitive sports, according to established rules and regulations
  • Exercise or practice under the direction of athletic trainers or professional coaches to develop skills, improve physical condition, or prepare for competitions
  • Maintain equipment used in a particular sport
  • Maintain optimum physical fitness levels by training regularly, following nutrition plans, or consulting with health professionals
  • Assess performance following athletic competition, identifying strengths and weaknesses and making adjustments to improve future performance
  • Receive instructions from coaches and other sports staff prior to events, and discuss their performance afterwards
  • Represent teams or professional sports clubs, performing such activities as meeting with members of the media, making speeches, or participating in charity events
  • Lead teams by serving as captain

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