Being an athlete today cannot just be regarded as a hobby or sport, but it can also be a great source of income when you become a professional athlete. However, when they become a “pro”, they should realize that is a lucrative profession, but very few have it that far because of the many duties you will have to perform, not like when you are just playing your sport for fun or as a hobby. Why is this so? The reason is playing “pro” now involves a lot of money and making people enjoy what they see in your sports – as when you become a professional basketball, football, tennis player or whatever sports it can be.
Athlete Job Duties
- Play in front of an audience and get paid for it.
- Participate with professional competitiveness in events you are hired for
- Perform well in each game and avoid losing as much as possible
- Maintain the best shape and fitness possible by working out regularly
- Practice often more than 40 hours a week
- Be able to perform their job and play at the highest level and in the best games at all times
- Perform other duties like going to the meeting or press conferences, watching films or videos about the opposition
- Move from place to place depending on where the team is or where the games are
- Follow company rules and restriction, especially those spelled out in your contract (like curfew hours, diet maintenance, work out schedules)
- In case the company decides to trade for another athlete, you have to follow and may not have too many options
- Face constant threat of injuries that could mean the end of the most loved career.