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Creating a CV Form, or Curriculum Vitae Form, when attempting to get a tryout for a football team is very important. The CV Form is a way for you to emphasize to your prospective team any skills that you have that might set you above the other applicants for the team. The CV Form is your first step in getting an opportunity to interview and display your skills to your prospective football team in the hopes of signing with them and having a chance to join the team.
Fill in the top section of your CV Form, just like you would for any other job that you are applying for. This will include all of your contact information, including an email address for a prospective employer to contact you about setting up an interview.
Continue filling out your CV Form just as you would for all other positions for your education section of the form. Include the educational institutions you attended most recently at the top, and then work backwards in time from there.
Emphasize your football experience in your employment section. List the teams that you have played for and the years that you played for each team. In the duties and responsibilities, include information on the positions you played and any leadership positions you held on the team.
List any camps, All-Star teams or other specialized teams you have played on in the section for other skills and additional information. If you have received any awards such as being the most valuable player on your team, making an All-Star Team, or being recognized as the most valuable player in your league, this information should be included in this section.
Describe any hobbies that you have that would make the football team consider you to be an asset. This could include other sports that you play, hobbies such as hiking or marathon running and social groups you are involved with.
Use former teammates and coaches as references that your prospective new football team can use to contact for more information about your skills and interest in joining the team.
Highlight your accomplishments in your personal profile section of your CV. Make sure you sell yourself to your prospective new football team in this section of your CV. Point out stats that emphasize your value to the new team and any leadership qualities that you have.
Including a video of you playing football and demonstrating your skills is a good addition to send when you submit a CV Form to a football team you would like to play for.
Be careful not to emphasize team accomplishments over your individual ones when filling out your CV Form. Remember, your entire team isn't applying for the position with the football team; it's your application.
- Shawn M. Tomlinson