20 to 24 years
Becoming a professional sports coach takes years of learning. Most start off as a graduate assistant with their college athletics programs.
No. If you want to be in sports during your college years you are certainly not required to turn professional. In fact less than 1% of all student athletes make it to the professional level.
That's the thing, you just can't become a pro soccer player quickly. It takes a while and alot, alot, alot of hard work, sacrifice and dedication. You have to train regularly and you'll probably want to be on some kind of well organized and fairly competetive team as well. Another thing, if you want to get noticed you may want to play for a good college and hope that you get noticed and selected in the MLS Super Draft. All you have to do is work at it. If you believe you can do it, then you will do it. That might sound kinda cheesy but having confidence and faith in yourself really matters. One more thing you might try is find out if any MLS teams are holding tryouts near your city and go walk on and try out. If there are no teams coming to you, then go to them and show them that you want to play and the you mean business.
probably because they forsee more money in a professional job instead of going to college and being a "normal" person. This is not always true, there are some great jobs you can have if you go to college as well.