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Q: I have been released and have no club: how do I get back onto the footballing ladder?
A: Firstly, you must not panic. Although the previous club may not have appreciated your talents, it is highly likely that another will. You need to get your name out there so clubs recognise you and your ability. As well as this, you need to observe the guidance posted on `Iam above the age of 16 and want to become a professional footballer, what do I need to do?` at the top of this question and answer page.
Submitting your Football CV with My First Agent opens you up to a world of opportunity. If you are successful in finding a Football Agent that is the right fit for you, they will endeavour to find you the best opportunities to enable you to make your way up the career ladder. Football trials are a huge part of the profession, and your agent will be there to secure your place in any they believe will be a great fit for your abilities.
Most players are selected for trials through scouts watching amateur games, but it is notoriously difficult to know when or where this will happen. You may well have been monitored by a scout already, unaware and not on top form. With a Football Agent it is easier to skip this process and deal with a club directly, as they often have connections within professional clubs and their opinions are highly valued (and as such their belief in you as a player).
As you are probably aware, if you are put on trial with a professional club and prove yourself as a valuable player, it is very likely you will earn a place in their squad and begin your career in the football profession. It may take you a few times at different trial matches before you are accepted so do not get disheartened, the more clubs you trial with, the higher your chances of becoming a professional.
Remember My First Agent are here to help you achieve your goals