This question is not easy to answer and, apart from becoming a darts professional in the USA to make a living from it, is extremely difficult. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Where there is a will, there’s away. But, as long as you are still at school or even in training, you shouldn’t focus too much on becoming a darts professional. You must finish your training first because there is no guarantee of a successful career in darts.
To come back to the initial question: First of all, you need to have the right passion for darts as well as interest and fun. A good dose of talent should also be available. You should try to practice for several hours a day and that regularly, this requires a lot of self-motivation. But not only that, but a professional must also have the right mental attitude, without which you won’t be successful.
On the report of the Dart Goals, if you are serious, you should join a darts club at the beginning. In a club, you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded people, to join a team, or to form your own. Also, you should choose the right Dart Board for better performance. Information about the right Dart Board can be found at https://dartgoals.com/best-dart-board-reviews/
If you belong to a team, you will also regularly participate in league games and thereby gain initial competitive experience. In league games, you will also learn to play under pressure, a quality that professionals must have without exception. It is of no use to you if you are the best in training and does everything, but when it comes down to it, or something is important, you suddenly do not hit anything anymore.
Clubs usually organize tournaments. You can and should participate in these local and regional events. In such darts tournaments, a specific stressful situation or nervousness often occurs. But that’s not a bad thing; on the contrary, you have the opportunity to learn from it. With time or the more often you take part in such tournaments, you get routine and know-how to deal with this stressful situation/nervousness. This is another property that you must have as a professional. Therefore, try to participate in as many tournaments as possible.
How much money do the professionals earn?
That is different in the Country base. Professionals earn much less or more. You can get a rough overview of the amount of the prize money under PDC World Championship 2019.
Who is the best dart player in the world?
By far, the best darts player in the world and also record world champion is Phil Taylor from England. The most spectacular event of his career was at the 2010 Premier League Darts. On May 24, 2010, Phil Taylor LIVE threw two 9-darters in front of running TV cameras against his compatriot James Wade. An incredible achievement with which he wrote darts and TV history.
You can find more about him on the DVD Phil Taylor – Portrait in Darts. Here would be an interesting interview in German, which he gave some time ago.
Finally, you should qualify for the PDC tournaments. Information about the tournaments and qualifications can be found at https://www.pdc.tv/
What is the risk of injury when playing darts?
One should not ignore this question. Now and then, one reads in the media of injuries from playing darts. One of the causes of injuries is impatience. The following player does not allow enough time to pull the arrows out of the dartboard. This can result in hands and wrists, or the worst case the face, being injured by darts thrown too early.
With e-darts where the tips are made of plastic, the risk of injury is significantly lower than with classic darts where the tips are made of steel. The plastic tips of soft darts bend or simply break off, mostly through bouncers. The steel tips of Steel darts, on the other hand, are much more stable and sharper, which also makes them a greater danger. For this reason alone, please always remember to pick up fallen steel darts only after you have pulled all other arrows out of the dartboard. This will prevent a loose arrow from falling on your neck or head.
Dropping a poorly attached dartboard can also cause injury. Therefore, you should pay close attention and make sure before starting the game that the dartboard is hung correctly.
As you can see, there are certain risks of injury when playing darts. However, these can be minimized by proper preparation and caution towards other players and yourself.
There are definitely one or two questions that were not considered here. However, we hope to have helped you with this guide, and I hope you enjoy playing with your dartboard.