7 tips for tryouts
1. Stick to your strengths as a player (what are you best at). Identify what you are good at and try to put yourself in a position to make YOUR plays.
2. Take a deep breath and remember that this game is fun and that you love to play the game.
3. Play with pace. Be aggressive on loose pucks and plays disrupting opposing teams offense. Attack that open ice on offense and close the gap on defense.
4. Let’s get into the offensive action. It can be shots from the point or shots inside the house. Don’t just toss up a beach ball if you have open ice (attack open ice and get that shot as tight to the net as you can). 5. Attacking the net (attack open ice) is a great sign you are a hungry player. Hungry players get rewarded. Make sure you leave it all out there each game.
6. BODY! Take body early. Get physical (age appropriate) right away and let everyone know you’re going to run the show (a little confidence never hurts). 7. Slow the game down for yourself with good shoulder checks and peripheral vision. You should know where you are in relation to the opposing teams players at all times.
Aggressive, Accelerate, Attack, but be mindful to your surroundings. It’s your teams ice and your puck.
Ryan Neilson-Webb (picture)
Good luck in your BCHL tryout. You have put the work in. Remember that.
Good luck to everyone trying out this weekend.