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Summer Select Team Tryout Advice from Coach B

Posted by Barry Marenberg on October 20, 2010

Summer select team tryouts start this weekend.  For those of you trying out, the following is a few pieces of advice I can offer from my past experiences attending these tryouts with my son:

  1. You have 2 hours (or whatever the tryout is) to make the best impression possible.  It is not a long time so give it your ALL.  100% effort from start to finish.
  2. If you get beat, fall down, make a mistake – get right back up and right back into whatever you are doing.  Do not dwell on the mistake.  Recover and move on.
  3. Show your skills but be a team player as well.  If you knock a guy down, help him up and pat him on the back.
  4. There will be many coaches at these tryouts and they are all watching you (even when you think they are not).
    1. If you are waiting online for your turn in a drill, don’t be talking or laughing it up about anything.  Cheer on the other players.
  5. Don’t dwell on which team or league is “better” than the other – at this point in time you should just be focusing on playing and improving yourself as a lacrosse player.
  6. Don’t be nervous.  Its lacrosse.  Most of you have been playing it for years now.  Its nothing new.  Have fun.  If you are having fun you will do your best.

If any parent or player has any questions or wants to talk with me prior to tryouts I invite you to call or e-mail me.  I wish you all the best of luck!

– Coach B


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