Kick Like a Professional

All you need to know on your way to the Bundesliga. The best tips and tricks from top coaches.

Original Title: Kicken wie die Profis

original edition

Paperback, 288 pages, 12.5 x 18.7 cm, 4.9 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-60554-1
€ 10.99 [D] | € 11.30 [A] | CHF 16.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: March 8, 2021
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Kai  Psotta - Kick Like a Professional


How to become a professional footballer: a book for young players, parents and coaches

What young footballer doesn’t dream of a professional career – to play in the Bundesliga against the best, and become the new Messi or Ronaldo? The path to glory, however, requires not only proper discipline, a strong mind and a lot of talent, but also the ability to deal with failure and withstand the constant pressure. And how do you balance school and sports?

Alongside the sports journalist and football consultant Kai Psotta, six experts explain what really awaits young players on their way to a professional career, how things work in the youth programmes of the Bundesliga clubs, and the training methods used by the best coaches. The experts are Manuel Baum (coach of Germany’s U21 team), Danny Galm (U17 coach at Hoffenheim), Martin Heck (U21 coach in Cologne), Levent Sürme (U15 coach at RB Leipzig), Gürkan Karahan (head scout in Augsburg) and Holger Seitz (youth sports director at FC Bayern).

• Useful and motivational – for everyone who wants to play the beautiful game for a living!

•A glance into the dressing room: youth coaches and talent scouts explain step by step what being a professional player is really like, how the Bundesliga youth programmes work, and how top coaches get the best out of their players

"Provides valuable insights for young players who want to become professional footballers – and for everyone else, a sobering portrait of the state of youth football."

WAZ Online


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