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Finding Your Own Path And Giving It Everything To Become A Pro Footballer with Former Pro Footballer Jay DeMerit


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Finding Your Own Path and Giving It Everything To Become A Pro Footballer with Former Pro Footballer Jay DeMerit

January 20, 2021 by Tola

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The dream of every young athlete is to go professional in their sports. That’s the pinnacle for all the years of hard work and dedication. You see your name in bright lights and everything that comes with it.

Ofcourse you believe you have what it takes to become a pro athlete.

In that pursuit we’ve always heard the conventional path to pursuing sports dreams and how when you don’t follow that path, your chances of succeeding are next to none.

In football, you’ll usually hear, if you haven’t made it by this age, your chances of making it are next to nothing.

Then you have my guest on the podcast today. You see like many boys he wanted to play professional sports. It won’t be until his teens that he’ll decide to focus on Football (Soccer).

Going by the conventional path, his chances of making it as a Footballer was supposed to be next to nothing because when he was done in College he was in his 20s. Guess what? He didn’t believe that shit and he created his own path.

He pursued his dreams as relentlessly as anyone I’ve ever seen.

Jay DeMerit is one of the most intellectual people I’ve ever met.

Jay is former Professional Footballer Player. He played for Watford FC in England and also represented his home country, the United States Of America at the highest level.

His journey to the top of the Football pyramid is a joy to listen to and Jay isn’t afraid to share.

To show you how inspirational Jay’s story is, a documentary, Rise and Shine was created about his career. Jay now guides the next generation of young athletes through his Leadership and Mentorship Programme, Captain’s Camps.

This episode will show you why its important to believe in your dreams but most importantly why you must give everything to make it happen. Dreams backed up with action.

Whether you’re a footballer or not, this episode will blow your mind.

If you loved this episode shoot me an email tola@athletemaestro.com and let me know what you learnt so I can forward your message to Jay.

If you have any questions about something we didn’t talk about, you can ask as well.

Don’t forget to share this episode with your fellow athletes and don’t forget to follow Jay on social media, he’s @d6Merit on both Instagram and twitter.

Remember, knowing is not enough you must apply, willing is not enough you must do.

Athlete Maestro is a podcast for you to help you break your mental and physical limitations so you can achieve high performance in your sports.


  • How to be coachable as an athlete.
  • How to encourage yourself to keep chasing your dreams.
  • Why you must be an adaptable athlete.
  • How to deal with down moments during your career.
  • The proper way to prepare for trials in sports
  • Mental struggles you’ll face as a young athlete
  • and much much more

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Athlete MaestroTOLA OGUNLEWE

Tola Ogunlewe is a Sports Performance Coach, Sports Lawyer, Father and the creator of Athlete Maestro.

He is a real world mentor to young athletes.

If you’re ready to learn how to make the most of your talent, become the athlete you were meant to be, achieve self mastery, deliberate practice and create you own path to success in sports, join us and he’ll show you how.

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