BitLife‘s Bit League sports update has added the new professional athlete career choice! Players can now train and become professional athletes and be paid to play the sports they love. The dream of becoming a highly trained athlete is finally a reality thanks to BitLife!

However, much like real life, the path to becoming a professional athlete is a long and arduous road, so you’ll need to be prepared. In our BitLife tips and tricks guide on how to become a professional athlete, we’ll show you all the steps needed in order to become a pro athlete.

Start Training Young

First off, make sure you start your character in the United States. Most of the professional sports teams in the BitLife League are based in the US, so for the easiest time just start in the US. You can always emigrate later too if you start somewhere else.

To become a professional athlete, you need to start conditioning your body early on in your life. Age up until you hit 8 years old, at which point you can start taking martial arts classes and go for walks.

Choose one martial art and then repeatedly take the classes over and over again until you stop moving up in belt colors. Go for a walk and make sure you set it to the fastest pace for the longest time.

At age 12, you can start hitting up the gym. You should take advantage of this because normally the gym costs a membership fee – when you’re young the fee is waived.

Do all of these activities once every year for the best chance at giving your character a high athleticism stat, which is hidden until you try out for a team.

Making the Cut

By the time you reach high school you should have a pretty high athleticism stat. When the game prompts you to join a club/team, it’ll finally reveal your athleticism stat. It should be at least halfway full, but even if it’s not you should still try to make a team.

Try to join a team as soon as you start your first year in high school, as this will give you the most time to grow. In our experience, the game is pretty unforgiving when it comes to making the cut, as you need to have almost full athleticism to make it or just get very lucky.

Do note that while there are many different sports teams you can join, only a handful of them have professional teams that you can join and become famous. These include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

With this in mind, you’ll want to choose a team that is on this list so that it can help you make the professional teams later on.

If you make the team on your first year of high school, you should be good to go. Make sure to keep working on your body and also go into your Education menu and go to your activities to find your sport. Tap on it and make sure that you select “practice harder,” as this will make your performance increase.

You will be promoted to team captain if your performance is high, which looks really good on your professional athlete resume.

Joining a Professional Team

Once you graduate high school, you have two choices: you can either directly apply a professional sports team (which almost always end in failure) or you can hope that you get drafted, which is more likely to happen.

If you want to try to get drafted, enroll in university and make sure to join the sports team that matches the team you joined in high school. Just like before, make sure to manually practice harder to increase your sports performance. You’ll be promoted to captain as you performance goes up.

The higher team position you were in by the time you graduate from college, the better your chance of getting drafted. If you did well, hopefully you were drafted at the end of your college career.

You can still try to apply manually to a professional team if you weren’t drafted. Go into the jobs section and you can check from the list of official teams. You may have a better chance now that you have college sports experience.

When you finally make the team, you will unlock the fame section of your stats as if you became famous through any other means. You can earn some extra cash like this and keep your fame levels up.

Just because you made it doesn’t mean you have to let up! Make sure that you’re still constantly practicing and staying in shape. This means you’ll need to go on walks, hit the gym, go on a diet, and all that healthy good stuff.

If you’re not performing well you risk getting kicked off the team, and you definitely don’t want to happen considering how tough it is to even make it this far.

Try, Try Again

Don’t sweat it if things don’t go your way the first time you try to become a professional athlete. Trust us – it took us about ten different lives before we were able to even have a shot at becoming an athlete.

It mostly depends on how well you do during your early years and how lucky you get. You can only pump your athleticism up so much – the rest is natural talent, and sometimes you just get unlucky with low athleticism.

If you don’t make the team in high school, you’ll have a really difficult time making any sports team in university, which pretty much means you won’t get drafted. Don’t even think about applying to professional teams at that point, as that is almost a guaranteed rejection.

We recommend restarting with a new life if you get through high school without making a sports team, as it will just make the rest of your life really hard.

That’s our guide on becoming a professional athlete in BitLife. If you have any other tips or tricks that are helpful for the journey, let us know in the comments below!

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