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Tips for Basketball Tryouts: Make an Impression!
As you know, competition has become pretty fierce just to make the team these days. These tips for basketball tryouts may just give you the edge that you need to make the cut.
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CONFIDENCEConfidence is something that a coach can sense. They know that if you have confidence then it will contribute to your success on the court.
Likewise, they know if you lack confidence it's because you haven't been working on your game and have no reason to be confident.
So, the first of the tips for basketball tryouts is to be CONFIDENT, but not cocky! All good players have a "swagger."
The way to build up your confidence is to practice and then practice some more. Also be knowledgeable about the game, so you'll want to explore the rest of the tips available at basketball-tips-and-training.com.
A side note:
Play to Your Strengths
If you're a great spot-up shooter, then show the coach that you're money when spot-up shooting. If you're a great passer, then show off your passing abilities and rack up the assists in tryouts.
You still want to show that you have a complete game, but try to play down your weaknesses as well. If you're not a great 3-point shooter, then you shouldn't be chucking up 3's in tryouts every time you touch the ball. However, don't show that you don't have confidence in your shot, just be smart about your decisions. Take the shot when you're wide open, but limit them.
The same goes for any aspect of the game, such as dribbling: be confident but limit your weaknesses. Better yet: Have no weaknesses! Continue to improve all aspects of your game.
LISTENThe third of the basketball tryout tips seems so simple, but for some reason many players just don't do it. I suppose it's because if they're not going to listen on the court then why would they listen to other people's advice?
This is more of a "what not to do" basketball tryout tip. Coaches hate, I repeat HATE it when one of their players doesn't listen.
As I said earlier, you have to be confident, but not cocky. If your coach is trying to give you advice on how to improve your game, then listen to him/her!
This doesn't only apply to coaches, though. Your teammates may give you advice as well and will be communicating what's happening around you on the court. Listen to what they have to say!
Remember, listening is part of communicating, which brings me to the next of the tips for basketball tryouts:
COMMUNICATENot only should you be listening, but you should be trying to help out your teammates as well. Coaches love it when a player makes the players around them better.
This is usually more of an "in-game" communication in which you would tell your teammate that you notice a weakness of his/her man, or that if he/she sets a screen then the roll to the basket has been open.
Perhaps more important, though, is being vocal on the court. You want to be calling out screens or cutters when on the defensive end to warn your teammates.
Not as importantly, you'll want to be vocal on offense as well. Holler "wolf" if a defensive player is sneaking up behind your teammate handling the ball. You can also let your teammates know when you or another teammate is open or has a mismatch.
The Players that Coaches Love to Give Playing TimeI'm not sure if this could be considered one of the tips for basketball tryouts, other than to work on these aspects:
The best SHOOTER
The best BALL HANDLER
The best DEFENSIVE Player
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The best REBOUNDER
The best PASSER
Coaches will play those who are going to make their team better. Check out some of the basketball passing tips here.
The last of the tips for basketball tryouts, then, would be to become one of these players: Even better, become the "complete" player. Of course "complete" players are those with a combination of these skills, and will be even more favored.
Work on all of these aspects of your game and you'll have nothing to worry about during tryouts.
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