These figures are artificially low since they only include players that go pro in the United States. But, in any case, the possibilities are quite slim. Only 0.6 percent of high school players play professionally in baseball, compared to 11.6 percent of college players. Football: 1.7 percent of collegiate players and 0.08 percent of high school players play professionally.
The chances of being drafted into the NFL and making the team as a rookie are extremely small. Only about one in three thousand high school athletes and one in ten thousand college athletes will ever play in the league. The chances of winning the Super Bowl are even smaller - about one in 50 million for the average player.
Professional sports teams usually have many more opportunities to win games than just one chance. This is why experts say it's impossible for anyone to go from high school to the pros. No high school athlete has ever done it and there are very few college players who do so either.
Let's get back to football. There are 1,093,234 high school football players in the United States, with 6.5 percent (or 71,060) going on to play in college. The drop-off from college to pro is even more dramatic: just 1.2 percent of collegiate players are drafted into the NFL. That means if you were to draft every player who ever played high school football, you would only be likely to pick one NFL player every year.
The odds of an average high school football player making it in the NFL are about 1 in 100,000. This means that there is a 99% chance that someone who plays high school football will never make it as a professional footballer.
It takes a special kind of person to become an athlete. They need to be confident in themselves, but also understand their limitations. Some people can be born with great physical abilities, like famous athletes such as Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein. But most people have talents that must be learned through hard work and practice. It is this combination of natural ability and hard work that makes some athletes stand out from others. To have the best chance of success, athletes need to believe in themselves and know what they're capable of achieving.
Becoming an athlete requires hard work and dedication. You must be willing to put in the time and energy required to learn how to handle different sports' specific skills and techniques.
That's only about 150 players per year.
The chances of an average high school player making it in the NFL are about one in 10,000. The chances of a typical rookie coming out of college being selected will be around 1 in 80.
There are about 250 players on NFL teams right now. Out of those, about 20 will be picked in the first round of the draft. Only two or three of them will go on to have successful professional careers. The odds are therefore extremely unfavorable that you will make it as a professional athlete.
In conclusion, the chances of making it as a professional footballer are very low.
In addition, only around 1.5 percent of all high school players go on to play at the NCAA level. When compared to other sports, that's a rather good likelihood of making it to the pro level. That means that just one out of every 520 high school players will go pro.
There are several factors that go into deciding how likely it is that you'll make it as a professional athlete. Your age, of course, is important because the younger you are when you start playing sports, the more opportunities you have to do so. Also crucial is your talent: The better you are, the greater your chances are of reaching the pros. There are also some other factors involved. For example, if you injure yourself, this could affect your chances of making it as a pro.
If you're like most young people, there's a good chance you might want to pursue a career in sports. There are many ways to go about doing this, but before you can even think about trying to make it as a pro player, you first need to decide what kind of sport you want to play. This will help determine where you should train and what kind of education you need.
The best place to look for information about the future of sports and entertainment industry jobs is at college campuses. Many schools have sports management programs that can help guide you through the process of becoming a pro coach or manager.
We may all fantasize, but reality reveals a different story. According to http://www.ncaa.org, there are a few million high school players and over 460,000 NCAA student-athletes, with less than 2% going pro in respective sports. The prospect of competing after high school is scary. If you can't cut it in college, where will they send you? But the odds are greatly in your favor of making it big time if you just focus on what's important.
The number of high school boys' basketball players who go on to play professionally is about 1 in 100. There are about 1,637 boys' basketball players in the NBA, MLL (Major League Lacrosse), NBL (National Basketball League), and NWBA (Native American Boarding School Association) games only. That means that about 9% of high school boys' basketball players go on to play in the NBA or another professional league.
In comparison, there are about 1 in 50,000 high school football players who go on to play in the NFL. There are about 1,126 boys' football players in the NFL, not including those who play other positions such as tight end or running back. That means that about 0.9% of high school boys' football players go on to play in the NFL.
Only 0.02 to 0.03 percent of high school athletes make it to the NBA or WNBA, according to estimates. Consider that number. That means that just two or three high school athletes out of every 10,000 will ever get the opportunity to play professional basketball! Injuries DO occur. Some players may have physical limitations that prevent them from playing at the college or professional level.
The chances of an average high school athlete making it to the pros is so low that experts say it is difficult if not impossible to calculate them accurately. The best estimate comes from looking at the numbers over many years. Since 1979, there have been only 86 high school players who have gone on to play in the NBA.
That's less than one in 10,000. You're more likely to be killed by lightning during a storm than you are to become an NBA player.
The odds speak for themselves: It's very unlikely you'll become an NBA player. However, as we know, things do happen. So if you really want to give it a try, then by all means, go for it!
Even if you do everything right and get a coveted full-ride scholarship to college, just 1.7 percent of collegiate soccer players go on to play professionally in the United States. (In addition, just 0.08 percent of high school players get to the professional ranks.) Those are some awful, awful odds.
The best chance at making it as a professional player is probably with one of the big European clubs. They can usually be identified by the fact that they play in a special stadium called "the Bernabeu" or "the Nou Camp". These are the home stadiums of Real Madrid and Barcelona, two of the most successful teams in Europe.
There have been many great players born in other countries who played for these two clubs, so don't write off your favorite foreign star just yet. There have also been several African Americans who have played for these clubs, so race isn't a factor either.
In terms of probability, here's how likely it is that you'll become a professional soccer player: 3 out of 10,000 is the exact odds.