Everyone perceives football as the beautiful game but to make a career requires determination, perseverance and strong mentality. How To Make It Pro series by FourFourTwo focuses on professional footballers, freestylers and coaches making a living in this competitive industry, maintaining balance between fame and family along with giving advice to upcoming young talents.

In part 1, we will focus on coaches, freestylers and regular players revealing secrets to succeed in trials.

How to impress scouts at a football trial | Gus Poyet Pro Tips

Gus Poyet on how to catch the eye of a scout and earn a contract

Cohen Bramall’s amazing story | Non-league to Premier League

The latest gem to emerge from the non-league opens up on his journey

Romelu Lukaku | How to become a professional footballer

Focus on your job and keep it simple – The Lukaku way

The F2 Freestylers on life in a Premier League academy

TheF2 Freestylers on their experiences in Premier League

Joe Hart | How to impress at a trial | Pro level goalkeeping tips

The best chance to shine in a trial is to give 100%

What it takes to be an academy player | Pro soccer tips

What does it take to cut the mustard at a pro level talent factory?