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high school tryouts 4 essential quality players

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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!).

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