Trying Out for A Competitive Team

Trying out for a competitive sports team can be a stressful experience. At the same time if you take the time to prepare for the tryout it can be a very rewarding experience. At a tryout, it is your responsibility to not only demonstrate your abilities but to also give the coach a positive feeling about having you as a member of their team.

 

Before you attend a tryout, you should have already practiced what it is you want to accomplish at the tryout.  You should have a clear idea of what level you are capable of performing your skills and be mentally prepared to deal with pressure and distractions.

As with anything having a plan and rehearsing will give you the best possible opportunity to have a positive outcome.

 

Worksheet

Action Plan:

Below list 3 ways in which you can physically prepare for their competitive team try-out:

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Now that you have a list of things that can be done to help you prepare physically, now do the same with things that you can do to mentally prepare:

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Now that you have a plan of action indicate how & when you will practice these key components:

 

 

 

Now all your preparation has taken place and it is time to attend the tryout.  What are some things you can do to help ensure you have the best possible showing?

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With a basic plan and your effort to practice and prepare you give yourself the best possible opportunity to show the coaches your skills and attitude.

Best of luck!