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8 Tips to Streamline Your Club Volleyball Tryouts

Youth volleyball tryouts can be an exhausting process for directors and organizers, but proper planning can help eliminate some of the stress. Planning ahead to determine the agenda and scoring criteria in advance, and pre-training all staff members and volunteers … Read More

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Top Hockey Drills For Tryouts

When it comes to forming the right hockey team, you might have the ideal roster worked out in your head. It likely includes players with speed and agility, players who can shoot and score, goaltenders who have lightning-fast reflexes, and … Read More

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How to Run a Successful Youth Hockey Tryout

“Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.” – Wayne Gretzky Per Gretzky’s point, forming a hockey team is about more … Read More

Removing Bias from Youth Soccer Tryouts

5 Tips for Removing Biases from Youth Soccer Tryouts

One of the top things organizations can act in removing bias from youth soccer tryouts is to bring in outside evaluators. In an ideal world, when youth soccer tryouts are held the athletes all perform to the best of their … Read More

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3 Tips for Communicating with Soccer Parents During Tryouts

When assigning tasks for youth soccer tryouts it’s easy to focus on the obvious to-dos, like registration, running drills and evaluating players. But is anyone assigned to communicating with soccer parents? While the focus of tryouts should be on the … Read More

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How to Communicate Youth Soccer Tryouts Results

Revealing team rosters in a personal manner tends to work better with young athletes The soccer tryouts are done, the players have gone home after trying to showcase their best skills, the coaches have watched all of their prospective players, … Read More

How to Prepare Evaluators for Youth Sports Tryouts

Having prepared youth sports coaches can make tryouts much smoother The success of the youth tryouts process often comes down to one group of people – the evaluators. Even though coaches and directors ultimately assemble team rosters, the scores and … Read More

How to prepare kids for tryouts

How to help kids prepare for tryouts

  Cleats? Check. Mouth guard? Check. Calm state of mind? Umm … When helping youth athletes prepare for tryouts, parents and coaches typically focus on the basics – bring the right equipment, warm up, stretch, execute the drill – and … Read More

Tips for helping kids cope with not making a sports team

Ask any youth athletics coach what’s the worst day of the season, and you’ll likely get a unanimous answer – cut day. No matter what the skill level or the age group, cutting an athlete is a difficult task. Tryouts … Read More

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How to Ensure Youth Sports Tryouts are Fair

“You were better than her.” “You clearly should have made it over him.” “The coach played favorites.” Those are just some comments coaches and directors might hear from grumbling parents and players after youth sports tryouts results are announced. Cutting … Read More