How to become an athlete in Nigeria

How to become an athlete in Nigeria

How to become an athlete in Nigeria

This article exposes you on how to become a professional athlete in Nigeria.

it employs the right knowledge and work you need to know in becoming the most successful athlete.

In driving through as an athlete, there are some lay down rules you need to put on personally if you want to become the most outstanding of all athletes in Nigeria today.

Majorly alot of persons are into that journey of becoming an athlete, also alot of male and female out there wants to pick the profession as an athlete the competition is quite alarming.

Stay tuned! As we drive through the successful tip you need to apply to become outstanding.

Steps Required to Become a successful Olympian Athlete in Nigeria.

Select a Sport

Engage in the Sport on Time

Age Consideration

Assess your Medical and Physical Condition

Get a Training Place

Become a Member of a Professional Sport Association

Get a Personal Coach

Be Consistent in your Training

Be Positive

Get Listed

Other Things to Know in Becoming  a Successful Athlete in Nigeria Today.

Select a Sport

Carefully select a Sport that would match your physical strength. When talking about matching your physical strength, it simply means the capacity your strength can carry you while involving in the sport you choose.

For an athlete there are various types of race we have the (relay-race hundred metres race and others). You have to choose which of the race you are best at, is it the hundred metres or the long distance? Figure it out and start working.

Engage in the Sport on Time

You have to engage in the sport at young age. Through these you get to know more on time, at your young age your journey has began as an athlete. At this stage you get to practice and be a master of your body. It also helps in increasing your physical strength/energy.

At your young age perhaps if your are still in high School you get into the school sport team were you have open chances to participate in school sport competition, be among the athlete representing your school team. doing these at this stage, you also get the advantage to know some rules and regulations.

Age Consideration

Talking about age consideration, consider your age in other to choose carefully what sport you belong to. For example a man at 40 is not expected to match the accurate strength to a man of 25.

If you are up to the age of relaxation which is range from 40 upward and you would love to go into any sport, it is advisable you go into sport that are less strenuous like table tennis, golf etc this are one of the most less strenuous sport that eventually you would become successful in. you would not have to pant and breathe like that of running in a track.

Assess your Medical and Physical Condition

It is important you know your medical status before involving in any sport in general, a person who is ill is not expected to participate in a race, for example for an asthmatic patient it’s difficult to participate in a race, cause while running your asthma attack can come in place and it can make you loose the race.

Not only that, there are other health factor that you have to consider before becoming an athlete.

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Get a Training Place

It very easy to locate a training place so can  you keep practicing. You can go into an open field and practice there, or a stadium within your goegraphical location, so you can become a master of the sport your into. Training with local sport team for a start also help you have an idea before venturing into a professional body.

Become a Member of a Professional Sport Association

After knowing well what sport you are good at, become a member of a professional sport association. In our country today we have the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), these is one of the most recognised sport agency in Nigeria, responsible for professional athlete that would represent the nation on any international sport grand including the Olympic competition.

We also have other affiliate organization in Nigeria who also at the top of sport board in Nigeria.

This organization helps to breed you up when it’s time, you get to practice with other professional athlete like you, who are also involved in the sport you choose. For example a runner who belongs to professional sport organization he is expected to meet other runners who are up for the same occupation.

Get a Personal Coach

One of the best ways to grow quickly is having a personal coach, that would make you put in more effort in what ever sport you choose, the personal coach steer you up, make you work harder so you can become outstanding and you get to practice differently. Aside from just the normal practice you had with other team mates.

Your personal coach helps you to develop more skill in your sport also get to introduce you to new tactics.

Be Consistent in your Training

In talking of consistency you can never be outstanding in what you do except you consistent, what is consistency? A harmonious uniformity or agreement of things. When you come in agreement to become exceptional, all you need is consistent training in your field as an athlete. You can’t compare an athlete who don’t keep fit all the time to become the best in his sport. Consistency actually breed success if you’re consistent enough in your field definitely you we become successful.

Be Positive

One of the greatest criteria for success is positivity. When you’re been positive picture your self becoming the best of the best in the track.

Always have in mind that you have others who would love to encourage you and those who would discourage you also from archiving your goal, when ever the discouragement comes always be positive and aim high.

Get Listed

In getting listed you’re expected to be the best in your team, so you can get selected and represent your team and country on local and International league.

Other things to know in Becoming  a Successful Athlete in Nigeria Today.

  1. Devote 2-3 hours most days in a week

Focus on getting better at specific skill

Take 10-5 minutes break in between repetition

Make sure that 65 percent of calories burn are from carbohydrates

Avoid unhealthy fats and greasy foods

Drink 64 fluid ounces (1,900 mL) of water every day to stay hydrated.

Get adequate rest after practicing.

In summary of how to become an athlete, you need to put to work all this principles to you to become the best.
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