1. Find your nearest team; they will be able to offer you help and guidance.
2. Don't rush out and buy loads of kit. Your team should be able to lend it until you know what you need or want.3. Try and get your friends to come along to training. If they like it you will have people to play with between training sessions.4. Keep thinking about the things you've learnt. If you forget about them you'll need to learn them again.5. American Football is a team sport. When your team mates do well, congratulate them. If they make mistakes, give them encouragement.6. Find a beginners guide on the internet or in a book and learn from it. Don't get carried away with the more complicated stuff that's out there, you don't need it yet!
7. Try and keep fit between training sessions with at least half an hour of exercise a day.8. Eat sensibly. At least 5 fruit and veg a day, and cut down on the junk!9. Drink plenty of water - you'll need it, especially in summer.10. A good night's sleep before training or games will improve your performance a lot.Tips and advice on how to be come a professional American Football player supplied by Sam Holder-Mark General Manager of the Plymouth Admirals.www.plymouthadmirals.co.uk