Agreed that match fitness is difficult to obtain. However giving 110% at practice EVERY SINGLE PLAY does help. Doing extra conditioning (as all teams back up players do when their teams are on the road and also at home if they didn't play) as if you're preparing to play can go a long way if the work they put in is relentless. Ditto with the off season conditioning. There are so few spots open for women to play professionally (unless they're willing to just go to Europe/Australia/Iceland etc and play for pennies with the lower leagues-but even then the ones I know that have done that still had significant playing time as an underclassmen) that truly if your child isn't able to get playing time as a freshman or sophomore they probably are not going to play at the next level. As far as building confidence, this is something that is your daughter's responsibility. Again, I'd venture to say that players who go to the next level don't lack confidence even when they have a bad game. There is a different mentality that being a pro (or even being a really successful collegiate athlete requires). I don't disagree that as the girls age and have success on the field, their confidence grows but those players generally come in with such a "fight" to them that lack of confidence generally isn't an issue. For the 2016 NWSL draft of 40 players (out of all of the NCAA senior women who put their names in the draft) only 30 made a roster spot. It's a very small number of women who play after their college eligibility is completed. It's difficult to get a visa to play in Europe for longer than 3 months. We know a few who graduated and played over there (kind of used it like a semester abroad) then came back to the US and got a "real" job. Some had jobs and just deferred their staring dates until the Fall and played for one season.