Hockey Hut How To: Be Ready For Tryouts

Stop trying to be the player that you’re not and start preparing to be the player that makes you who you are! In this video, Ron teaches you about the different ways that can help you stand out and make the team you’re trying out for.

Tryouts are an exciting time! Here are 3 tips to help you make the team you are trying out for!

  1. Be the player you are. If you are a goal scorer, score goals. If you are a defensive zone player, don’t let them score. Trying to be a player that you aren’t will get you noticed, but not in a good way.
  2. Character. Coaches aren’t always looking for the best skaters but for the players who have character and will do the little things right. Work hard away from the puck. Backchecking, being in the right position, and body language will help you stand out in the coach’s eyes. It’s important to know that mistakes are going to happen. It’s how you carry yourself after the mistake that will make or break you.
  3. Enthusiasm. You’re at a tryout to play for a good team, act like it! Coach’s want to know if you’re a good teammate and if you love the game. Give praise to your teammate when they make a good play or score a goal. It’s a team sport and you need to be able to give credit where credit is due. It shouldn’t be hard to work when you love the game!

Thanks for tuning into another Hockey Hut How to video! We wish you the best of luck in tryouts and hope that these tips help!