Most High Schools are starting their tryouts soon which means the quality of your team will be decided by the quality of your tryout system.
You might already have a system that works well for you, or you might still be struggling with finding the right one. Either way check out whether you’ve got the 4 essentials covered for holding a great tryout:
- Manage Your Time:
- Know how much total time you’ll have for your tryouts (a few hours, day, a weekend?).
- Give your borderline players more time to help your decision.
- Who To Pick:
- Picking an even number helps makes drills easier
- Limit the number of project players you pick
- If no JV or younger aged team then pick some younger players
- How to Pick:
- Try to make decision objective using points and forms
- Decide what skills matter, and which ones matter most
- Avoid emotional attachments unless player is a plus to team
- How to Announce:
- Decide how you’ll tell everyone who made the team
- Keep records in case you need them
- Be kind – they’re all doing their best!
For more details on tryouts including player evaluation sheets, tryouts schedules, sample tryouts and more – check out our eClinic 009: Everything You Need to Know About Holding a Great Tryout. And remember, all of our eClinics, ePractices, eDrills and eSkills can be found in our Vault Classic™ (best value!).