Making the Team: How to Score For Any Sports Tryouts

            As a former varsity athlete, I know the pressure one can feel when trying out for sports. Depending on the sport, it’s so easy to get into your feels on whether or not you’ll make the team or get that position you want. Sports can be competitive in this dog-eat-dog world. With the tips I am about to share, you’ll be ready to rock that tryout.

1.       Prepare:

Find out exactly when tryouts are. This may sound like common sense but knowing when tryouts are will help you determine how much time you have to train. During this prep time make sure you get all of your necessary equipment. For example, when I played soccer I bought all my gear such as cleats, shin guards, socks, and a new ball.

2.       Practice:

Practice makes perfect. There is always room for improvement. Go out with your friends and scrimmage. Work on your dribbling, your throwing, your endurance, or whatever skill you need for that particular sport. Getting in the habit of perfecting your skills will make you a more likely candidate for getting on the team.

3.       Exercise:

       The worst feeling that you can have while playing a sport is being out of shape.  Though some sports have a conditioning process, others do not. For the sports teams that don’t have a group conditioning period, that means you are on your own to get fit. Make sure you are doing appropriate exercises for your sport. If your sport requires a lot of high speed running then try doing sprints. If you need a lot of arm strength then try lifting weights. Adapt and exercise according to your particular sport.

4.       Change Your Diet:

     Food is the fuel to energize your activities. If you are eating unhealthily everything that else that you’re doing will be counterproductive. So avoid processed foods that are loaded in sugar, sodium, and nasty chemicals. Fill up your plates with balanced meals and natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.  This way you will have long lasting energy and a better overall well being.

5.       Rest:

    Sleep is so important for the rejuvenation process. If you overwork yourself you are only harming yourself. In order to succeed not only in sports but in everything else you need to give yourself time to recover. When sports season comes around you may be sleeping later from late night games. That’s why it is critical to take advantage of the pre-season resting. Rest also means to take a break from practicing all the time. Don’t think that practicing non-stop will get you in. You will eventually crash and burn by doing that. Find balance in everything you do.

 

    

As a former varsity athlete, I know the pressure one can feel when trying out for sports. Depending on the sport, it’s so easy to get into your feels on whether or not you’ll make the team or get that position you want. Sports can be competitive in this dog-eat-dog world. With the tips I am about to share, you’ll be ready to rock that tryout.
1. Prepare:
Find out exactly when tryouts are. This may sound like common sense but knowing when tryouts are will help you determine how much time you have to train. During this prep time make sure you get all of your necessary equipment. For example, when I played soccer I bought all my gear such as cleats, shin guards, socks, and a new ball.
2. Practice:
Practice makes perfect. There is always room for improvement. Go out with your friends and scrimmage. Work on your dribbling, your throwing, your endurance, or whatever skill you need for that particular sport. Getting in the habit of perfecting your skills will make you a more likely candidate for getting on the team.
3. Exercise:
The worst feeling that you can have while playing a sport is being out of shape. Though some sports have a conditioning process, others do not. For the sports teams that don’t have a group conditioning period, that means you are on your own to get fit. Make sure you are doing appropriate exercises for your sport. If your sport requires a lot of high speed running then try doing sprints. If you need a lot of arm strength then try lifting weights. Adapt and exercise according to your particular sport.
4. Change Your Diet:
Food is the fuel to energize your activities. If you are eating unhealthily everything that else that you’re doing will be counterproductive. So avoid processed foods that are loaded in sugar, sodium, and nasty chemicals. Fill up your plates with balanced meals and natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. This way you will have long lasting energy and a better overall well being.
5. Rest:
Sleep is so important for the rejuvenation process. If you overwork yourself you are only harming yourself. In order to succeed not only in sports but in everything else you need to give yourself time to recover. When sports season comes around you may be sleeping later from late night games. That’s why it is critical to take advantage of the pre-season resting. Rest also means to take a break from practicing all the time. Don’t think that practicing non-stop will get you in. You will eventually crash and burn by doing that. Find balance in everything you do.

I wish you all the best of luck during your tryouts. Feel free to comment what sports you will be trying out for this year.

I wish you all the best of luck during your tryouts. Feel free to comment what sports you will be trying out for this year.